by user Jaxhawk
The Heritage foundation studies on the causes of the 13% percent of Americans who live below the established poverty line in the United States is among other things caused by immigration.
"The conservative Heritage Foundation speculates that immigration increases job competition among low wage earners, both native and foreign born. Additionally many first generation immigrants, namely those without a high school diploma, are also living in poverty themselves. Unfavorable economic conditions Mental illness and disability Lack of educational attainment and skill Substance abuse Birth of a child Domestic abuse Natural or other disasters Crime The preceding is a quote from Wikapedia research: Their research also revealed the following facts:
The federal poverty line also excludes income other than cash income, especially welfare benefits. Thus, if food stamps and public housing were successfully raising the standard of living for poverty stricken individuals, then the poverty line figures would not shift since they do not consider the income equivalents of such entitlements A 1993 study of low income single mothers titled Making Ends Meet, by Kathryn Edin, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania, showed that the mothers spent more than their reported incomes. According to Edin, they made up the difference through contributions from family members, absent boyfriends, off-the-book jobs, and church charity.
According to Edin: "No one avoided the unnecessary expenditures, such as the occasional trip to the Dairy Queen, or a pair of stylish new sneakers for the son who might otherwise sell drugs to get them, or the Cable TV subscription for the kids home alone and you are afraid they will be out on the street if they are not watching TV."
You may suspect the last statements as having some bias in the reporting, and it could be considered anticdotatal. But the one thing you cannot ignore or push out of an educated mind, is that the American taxpayer, the middle class person who is already the ignored taxpayer who does all the work and receives the least rewards from our government. Will be confiscated more of his earned income to pay the massive welfare bill that the 12-20 million illegals(aka under documented Americans per Sen. Reid) will get in benefits from the Federal government.
The list of most of the benefits that the new Citizens will get are as follows: *Social Security and supplemental income benefit *Medicaid and free prescription drugs including viagra *Unearned income or sash assistance from the working taxpayers *Housing supplements and public housing where available * Food stamps
The Century foundation studies back in 2001 found that 116,ooo legal immigrants were eligible for public (taxpayer) assistance. It is impossible to estimate the millions of non-English speaking illegals who will become citizens that are unemployable at anything but menial jobs, who have families, will become eligible. Bu