Let’s start with some brutal honesty…the on-going invasion at our southern border coupled with the fact that the border is still not sealed let alone indefinitely closed does indeed present both serious national security and public safety threats…including health threats…to our country. And sadly those who think otherwise are but paramount to fools.
So as the Democrats continue spewing out lies that we on the right are insensitive sorts who are totally against all immigration, let me set the record straight by saying that the only immigration we are against is illegal immigration but that we are totally in favor of legal immigration…as in follow our laws in coming here and you will be welcomed with open and outstretched arms.
And herein lies the difference between we on the right and the Democrats, for we true Republican and conservative patriots want a country’s best knocking on America’s door…those truly wanting to become American citizens and wanting to be part of the fabric of this our American society…we do not want to become the world’s dumping ground for those with their hands out and whose palms the Democrats “grease” in exchange for their votes. That’s not immigration…that’s a payoff…I cannot say it any more directly than that.
And only when those playing the political immigration game see that as truth will any true headway be made in stopping the many wolves now at America’s southern door.
But if truth be told…as it always must be…we on the right freely admit that we are totally disgusted with how much these invaders…for that’s what these illegals are…cost we taxpayers…with that cost increasing every year. And when you add in how much more it would cost if this newest round of illegals…as in those who are part of what’s called the “caravans”…were let into our country…disgust at those numbers turns into bold-faced anger for a majority of us and very rightfully so.
And let’s look at some of those numbers…Judicial Watch reports that an in-depth study done by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) shows that illegal immigration…using a low-ball figure of 12.5 million illegals currently living here…costs we American taxpayers nearly $135 billion every year, with state and local taxpayers now footing $116 billion of that amount. Breaking it down even further you discover that every single illegal living in America today costs each of we taxpayers about $8,075 per year. And for those who claim illegals contribute to our economy by paying taxes, the latest government figures show that they only paid $19 billion of the total $135 billion number…a very small amount indeed.
And if the current approximated 3.25 million young people who are still being protected from deportation by the Obama-initiated infamous DACA program were added into that numbers mix, we taxpayers would face paying an additional $25.9 billion over the next 10 years if those who are called “Dreamers” were ever to be granted amnesty or citizenship.
And all of the above quoted hard earned taxpayer dollars are being spent on those who have absolutely no legal right to be here while America’s homeless veterans still remain homeless and too many American citizens go to bed hungry each night. Something is so wrong here folks and it must stop and stop right now.
Now let’s break those above stated numbers down a bit further especially in one key area where we taxpayers are truly getting raped…the medical care aspect relating to these illegals. Fact: right now taxpayer-funded Medicaid benefits are being given to illegals no matter that certain Medicaid requirements actually disqualifies them from receiving such benefits, and it currently costs we taxpayers an estimated $18.5 billion a year…up from $11.22 billion in 2016…to subsidize the care of those having no legal right to be here let alone receive medical care.
And as the number of illegals keeps increasing so do the dollars we pay out for their care. And know it’s our federal taxes that both directly and indirectly fund health care for illegals via Community Health Centers, tax exemptions for non-profit hospitals and other health facilities, employer tax exclusion, as well as through Medicaid and Medicare subsidies.
In fact, The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) recently released findings stating that the combined percentage of both illegals and legals on Medicaid together grew from six percent in 2007 to 17 percent in 2017 (the 2018 numbers are not in yet)…an increase of 11 percentage points while the percentage of American citizens on Medicaid increased during that same time period by just nine percent. In other words, non-American citizens…illegals…are being better taken care of than we American citizens are medically wise that is, and if that doesn’t get you angry I don’t know what will.
And know that those coming to our country legally but who are not yet citizens are eligible for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace (and they may also be eligible for lower costs on monthly premiums and lower out-of-pocket costs based on income), and also through Medicaid and through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) if they meet their state’s income and residency rules. However, while federal law generally disallows illegals from being covered by Medicaid, a little-known part of each states federal health insurance program for the poor does allow illegals coverage, and that coverage pays out well over $2 billion a year for said illegals ‘supposed’ emergency treatment if administered in an emergency room.
Deemed “Emergency Medicaid” by the federal government…the folks flooding into emergency rooms…folks who really do not have true emergencies…are according to participating hospitals mostly illegals…illegals who know that said hospitals cannot and will not turn them away.
And whose fault is this…in a word…Congress…as it was Congress who approved this “Emergency Medicaid” insurance program after lawmakers required hospitals to screen and stabilize all emergency room patients regardless of their insurance or citizenship status…in other words hospitals cannot ask patients whether they’re here legally or not. And with federal law mandating that state Medicaid programs make what’s called “Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments” to hospitals that care for large numbers of Medicaid and uninsured folks, these hospitals are then not restricted from using their uncompensated care funds on illegals as the DSH Medicare and Medicaid payments they receive indirectly fund cumulative uncompensated care losses they incur from treated said illegals.
You should be, for those dollars spent on illegals would once again be so much better spent on our veterans and wounded warriors…especially on taking care of those forced to navigate a broken V.A. health care system for their medical needs while illegals move to the head of the line.
Also, know that while illegals are technically not eligible for direct welfare assistance they do circumnavigate that issue as well for while U.S. immigration law states that persons likely to become a “public charge”…in other words those deemed likely to be dependent on public assistance forever…are ineligible for an immigrant visa, however, there is a major caveat in that law. And said caveat is that those deemed refugees, asylum seekers, or amnestied-in illegals are exempt from the “public charge” requirement.
And so the “free stuff” via our taxpayer dollars continues to flow into their greedy hands. And flow it does with 63 percent of “non-citizens”…both legal and illegal…comprising 4.6 million households…being on some form of welfare, with that number growing to 70 percent for those living here 10 years or more. So much for “public charge.” And these figures are courtesy of the last U.S. census.
Amazing isn’t it, but what is even more amazing is that Congress alone decided who is to be deemed what. And Congress also decided that it’s “We the People” who will be serving as the illegals sponsors, and thus allow them to keep their hands in our collective taxpayer pockets.
Never mind angry, you should be borderline if not outright fuming by now.
But even if we remove the monetary drain from the illegal mix ask yourself this…what does America have to gain by letting in the uneducated unskilled leeches known as illegals…not a damn thing I would say. The truth is we only gain by keeping them out and making it easier for those coming to our country legally to do so…people who have something of value to contribute to American society (not those forcing us to “press one for English”) and who honor and respect our laws.
And the only way to do that is to build the wall, lock it down, and say “no more.” And with that, now let’s add into this mix none other than Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi who most likely will become the new Speaker of the House…as in the House that controls our nation’s purse strings.
So as the Senate is working on the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill…a bill that includes the border wall funding…a bill in which Republican senators are proposing to fully fund the wall by taking monies away from illegals that they currently get from welfare and such…Ms. Pelosi emphatically stated “NO!” when asked this question by a Fox News reporter, “Would you be willing to support some degree of wall funding if you got a permanent bona fide solution on DACA?”
And so with that the infamous Nancy Pelosi promised that come January when the Democrats take back control of the House, the House will vote to give amnesty to millions of illegals…especially those garnering DACA status…currently living within our borders. And the rape of our taxpayer dollars by those illegals will continue on as their hands push even deeper into our taxpayer pockets…pockets held open by vile Democrat sorts who are selling America out for votes. And even if President Trump uses the power of the veto…which I’m sure he will…the damage will have been done for the wall will remain in limbo and even more will cross the border illegally and run to the open-arm safety of both sanctuary cites and states.
Get ready my friends as you know what I’ve said is true…are you finally angry if not finally fuming…God I surely hope so for those moving in next door to you could soon be illegals of the very worst kind…and they’ll be able to do so courtesy of the Democrats and your taxpayer dime.
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