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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:02 PM
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Chris Gibson Says 'Illegal' Not Paying Taxes, Town Hall Attendee Asks: 'You Mean Like GE?'
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For the record, undocumented immigrants do actually pay a lot of taxes. As Wonk Room guest blogger Mike Elk notes, a new study by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy shows that undocumented immigrants paid $8.4 billion in sales taxes, $1.6 billion in property taxes, and $1.2 billion in personal income taxes last year. Additionally, a study by the National Council of La Raza last year found that undocumented immigrants in the United States will pay, on average, approximately $80,000 more in taxes per capita than they use in government services. Meanwhile, some of the nations biggest corporations like Boeing and Bank of America are paying nothing in federal corporate income taxes. (h/t: blindbuck YouTube account)
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mimitabby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:28 PM
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1. yeah!!! you TELL HIM!!
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rainy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:57 PM
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2. If illegals are not paying taxes it's because the employer
is paying under the table and that person makes no purchases in the USA with those under the table dollars. If the illegal has a real looking id and is being paid as if he is a citizen than taxes are being taken out of his paycheck. And, if he or she is being paid under the table they are still paying taxes if they buy anything here in the good ol USA.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:28 PM
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3. FACTS on "illegals"
I literally spent MINUTES reading and collecting this information.

Of undocumented/illegals--> 60-75% entered illegally. The other 25-40% entered legally and overstayed their visas or otherwise violated the terms of their admission.
-Of those 57% are Mexican, 23% are from other Latin American countries, 10% are Asian, 5% are European or Canadian, and 5% are from everywhere else.

Of the Foreign Born Population (~ 35 Million) in the US 25% are illegal/undocumented-- 30% are Legal, 30% Naturalized, 8% Refugees, 5% Temporary legal.

40% of illegals are women. 54% live in married families or other families. Fewer then half are single men and unattached.

According to the US Social Security Administration 75% pay payroll taxes and will contribute $6-7 BILLION in Social Security funds that they will never claim.

Okay here is where it gets fuzzy.

90-96% are employed (I saw both numbers)

AND NOW the big question

Do they drain social service resources MORE than they contribute?

The CATO Institute (yes them) says:

Myth number four: Immigrants impose a financial burden on taxpayers. Immigrants do make somewhat heavier use of means-tested welfare programs than natives. There have been especially flagrant abuses by immigrants of particular welfare programs, such as Supplemental Security Income. But because immigrants tend to come to the United States during the start of their working years --between the ages of 18 and 35 -- they make very large net contributions to the two largest income transfer programs: Social Security and Medicare. When the payroll tax contributions of immigrants are taken into account, the Urban Institute found that the foreign born constitute a net fiscal windfall to the public sector of some $20 billion a year. To the extent that welfare use by immigrants is a problem, this can be addressed by restricting the welfare eligibility of immigrants, not by keeping immigrants out.

PBS (yes THEM) says

Immigrants pay more in taxes than they receive in public services in their lifetime?

REALITY: Welfare use among non-refugee immigrants is lower than among U.S. native-born citizens in the same age group (15-64). The 1990 census reported that 20.4 percent of immigrants were on welfare, compared with 26.2 percent of U.S. native-born citizens. In 1997, immigrants paid an estimated $133 billion in federal, state and local taxes. A typical immigrant and his or her offspring pay an estimated $80,000 more in taxes than they will receive in federal, state and local benefits over the course of their lifetimes. ...
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