In the long run, the cost of Obama’s unilateral, unlawful, unconstitutional amnesty will be incalculable, considering the multigenerational drain it will inflict on the welfare and criminal justice systems, as well as the economy in general. But an actual number has been put on what it will cost over the next 50 years. This number too vast for the human mind to properly comprehend. The Daily Caller tries to put it into terms we can get our heads around:
President Barack Obama’s amnesty for four million illegal immigrants will cost Americans about $2 trillion, or roughly $40 billion a year for the next five decades.
Good thing it’s down to 4 million. A week ago it was 5 million. The actual number may be as high as 40 million. But let’s go with 4 million for now.
The cost of Obama’s generosity is equivalent to 30 cents extra for every gallon of gas bought by Americans.
Or a $10 monthly fee added to every cellphone.
Or a $22,000 tax on every American graduate’s four-year college degree.
Here’s one of the reasons it will cost so much:
The $2 trillion cost is driven by the federal government’s support for all poor people, says Robert Rector, a budget analyst at the Heritage Foundation. Rector explained that, on average, the illegal immigrants benefiting from the amnesty have a 10th grade education.
That low education ensures they can’t earn enough money, or pay enough taxes, to pay for the many benefits they’ll get if they progress from temporary residents to legal residents and then to citizens, Rector said.
These various benefits add up to roughly $50,000 a year for each household, but those households can and do pay only about $13,000 a year in federal taxes, leaving a gap of roughly $40,000 between payments and benefits, Rector said.
It isn’t hard to understand why the Third World is taking up Obama on his loudly proclaimed invitation to colonize America.
If you take heart medication, pop a pill or two before reading further.
Currently, government spends roughly $50 billion a year supporting the children and families of illegal immigrants. Much of that costs consists of free schooling and medical care for the U.S.-born kids of illegals.
Obama’s plan will expand the spending, for example, by providing tax benefits, including Earned Income Tax Credit.
When hard-working Americans file our taxes, we have to pay — through the nose. But when the Third Worlders imported to displace us from our own country file, they get paid. For them, April 15 is a holiday.
Two parents with three or more children would receive up to $6,143 in 2014 if they earn less than $46,997, according to the Internal Revenue Service’s EITC calculator.
That’s not all.
Those benefits will gradually expand to include healthcare and retirement benefits, Rector said.
ObamaCare was likely to break the bank anyway. Soon it will be provided to every Third World moocher who can make it across the virtually undefended border. Everyone knows we can’t afford it. The Cloward–Piven strategy for imposing communism by collapsing our current quasi-capitalist system through unsustainable government spending has never been applied more brazenly.
More difficult to calculate is the cost of depressed wages and higher unemployment for Americans who belong here.
Yet we do not rebel against this blatant treason.
The thanks we will get as they bleed our country dry.
On tips from Bill T, Ramrodd, Ben S, and Petterssonp.