from an email I received today:
Joe Legal vs. Joe Illegal
Hey…. This is REAL!!!!!! Alive and growing in every state…. Especially CALIFORNIA.
Here is an example of why hiring illegal aliens is not
economically productive for the State of California …
You have 2 families…”Joe Legal” and “Jose Illegal”.
Both families have 2 parents, 2 children and live in
“Joe Legal” works in construction, has a Social Security Number, and makes $25.00 per hour with payroll taxes
“Jose Illegal” also works in construction, has “NO” Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash “under the table”.
Joe Legal…$25.00 per hour x 40 hours $1000.00 per week, $52,000 per year. Now take 30% away for state federal tax Joe Legal now has $31,231.00
Jose Illegal…$15.00 per hour x 40 hours $600.00 per week, $31,200.00 per year.
Jose Illegal pays no taxes… Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00
Joe Legal pays Medical and Dental Insurance with limited coverage for his family…… $1000.00 per month $12,000.00 per year, Joe Legal now has $19,231.00
Jose Illegal has full Medical and Dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00
Joe Legal makes too much money is not eligible for Food Stamps or welfare
Joe Legal pays for food $1,000.00 per month $12,000.00 per year
Joe Legal now has $ 7,231.00
Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for Food Stamps and Welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00
Joe Legal pays rent of $1,000.00 per month, $12,000.00 per year.
Joe Legal is now in the hole minus (-) $4,769.00
Jose Illegal receives a $500 per month Federal rent subsidy
Jose Illegal pays rent $500.00 per month $6,000.00 per year
Jose Illegal still has $25,200.00
Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work.
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, but
Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.
Now, how’s your blood pressure?