Arizona Is Right Behind California

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Editor:

This is one major reason California is on the brink of bankruptcy. And Arizona is right behind them.

Here is an example of why hiring illegal aliens is not economically productive for California. You have two families ... “Joe Legal” and “Jose Illegal.” Both families have two parents, two children and live in California.

“Joe Legal” works in construction, has a Social Security number, and makes $25 per hour with payroll taxes deducted. “Jose Illegal” also works in construction, has no Social Security number, and gets paid $15 cash “under the table.”

Joe Legal’s $25 per hour x 40 hours = $1,000 per week — $52,000 per year. Now take 30 percent away for state and federal tax. Joe Legal now has $31,231.

Jose Illegal’s $15 per hour x 40 hours = $600 per week — $31,200 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.

Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage at a cost of $1,000 per month — $12,000 per year. Joe Legal now has $19,231.

Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.

Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays for food $1,000 per month — $12,000 per year. Joe Legal now has $ 7,231.

Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps and welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.

Joe Legal pays rent of $1,000 per month — $12,000 per year. Joe Legal is now in the hole, minus $4,769.

Jose Illegal receives a $500 per month federal rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays rent $500 per month — $6,000 per year. Jose Illegal still has $25,200.

Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part-time job after work to break even.

Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.

Joe Legal’s and Jose Illegal’s children both attend the same school. Joe Legal pays for his children’s lunches while Jose Illegal’s children get a government-sponsored lunch. Jose Illegal’s children have an after-school ESL program. Joe Legal’s children go home.

Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services. Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.

Why would you support any politician that supports illegal aliens? It’s past time to take a stand for America and Americans and vote these people out regardless of their party affiliation!

These people are not illegal aliens they are criminals.

Today California ran out of money they are in the hole $26 billion. A recent estimate was that illegals are costing California $50 billion a year.

Jim Hinton

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