Paying for the WALL

Discussion in 'Politics' started by g8orbill, May 16, 2019.

  1. g8orbill

    g8orbill OldGator
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    • ThreatMatrix

      ThreatMatrix In shambles
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      Please stop making sense

      "If a wall stopped just 200,000 of those future crossings, Camarota says, it would pay for itself in fiscal savings from welfare, public education, refundable tax credits and other benefits currently given to low-income, illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America.

      If a wall stopped 50 percent of those expected crossings, he says, it would save American taxpayers a whopping $64 billion — almost four times the wall’s cost — to say nothing of the additional billions in federal savings from reduced federal drug interdiction and border-security enforcement.

      Camarota explains that illegal border-crossers from Mexico and Central America — who account for more than 75 percent of the illegal immigrant population in the US — are overwhelmingly poor, uneducated and lack English language and other skills. In fact, the average Latino illegal immigrant has less than a 10th-grade education. That means if they work, they tend to make low wages; and as a result pay relatively little in taxes while using public services. And if they have children while in the US, they more often than not receive welfare benefits on behalf of those US-born children, who have the same welfare eligibility as any other citizen.

      “A large share of the welfare used by immigrant households is received on behalf of their US-born children,” Camarota said. “This is especially true of households headed by illegal immigrants.”"
      • Politigator

        Politigator L-boy's Cousin

        Oct 5, 2018
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        Why stop at a wall? We should build a big giant clear bulletproof bubble over the entire country.

        Obviously we will need some well protected air holes and holes for planes to fly in and out of.
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