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Re: “Maybe They Could Put the Inmates at Henry Coe State Park

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected next month to gear-up immediately for major cuts in state services, which includes a plan to take back $1.4 billion budgeted for education this year and a proposal to slash the prison population by releasing tens of thousands of low- risk inmates.

The two strategies are among a wide spectrum of spending reductions The governor will propose an outline to address a projected $14.5-billion state budget gap. On Friday, the Republican announced that he would declare a fiscal emergency Jan. 10, when he unveils his next budget.

In hosting this nations largest population of illegal immigrants, California masses huge cost to provide basic human services for this fast growing, low-income, poorly educated segment of the state. A new study from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) investigated the costs of education, health care and imprisonment of illegal aliens, and concludes that the costs to Californians is $10.5 billion per year. and rising. Among the key finding of the report are that California is already struggling K-12 education system. It spends approximately $7.7 billion a year to educate the children of illegal aliens who now constitute 15 percent of the student body. Another $1.4 billion of the taxpayers' money goes toward providing health care to illegal aliens and their families, the same amount that is spent incarcerating illegal aliens criminals. Taxpayers have to supplement thousands of rogue businesses who pay low wages and offer no healthcare or any other benefits. Hense taxpayers are forced by Federal and state law to support the California population of foreign nationals with their large families, who need subsidised shelter, healthcare and other government handouts they never paid into.

Taxpayers must realize their taxes are corporate welfare, because the contractor or company owner gets the profit from hiring illegal workers and walks away quite happily without any further obligations. When injured a illegal foreign national is more than likely to be dropped-off on the steps of a hospital emergency, where you the citizen pay the huge expense for surgery or any other longtime hospitalization?

"The Golden state's addiction to 'cheap' illegal slave labor is bankrupting the state coffers and posing enormous pressure on the state's shrinking middle class tax base," stated Dan Stein, President of FAIR. "Most Californians, who have seen their taxes increase while public services deteriorate, already know the impact that mass illegal immigration is having on their communities, but even they may be shocked when they learn just how much of a drain illegal immigration has become."

Educating illegal immigrant children cost the state more than $7 million a year, and special needs for these children and their families include school food programs (and I get that they spend money that also generates tax revenue, BUT not at the rate at which they drain it).

The annual cost to taxpayers is about $22 billion a year according to Center for Immigration Studies and the tax burden will grow -- because 15 million more immigrants are set to arrive by year 2017 according to their latest research.

More than 10 million immigrants have arrived since year 2000; it is estimated that nearly 6 million are illegal. All told, the group of immigrants now account for 38 million at the moment according to the White House's own census bureau.

Remember this when you vote on super Tuesday? It's your tax dollars officials are spending and allowing California to become a magnet to millions of free-loaders, while citizens suffering the consequences of a "Sanctuary State" mentality.
For the unsuppressed news that impacts the wilting economy of California, go to,, and Then you decide on Super Tuesday?

Posted by Dave on 01/19/2008 at 10:21 AM

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