Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Joe Legal vs. Jose Illegal

As discussed on today's show:

Joe Legal vs. Jose Illegal

Here is an example of why hiring illegal alien is not economically productive for the State of Oregon...OR ANY OTHER STATE.

You have 2 families..."Joe Legal" and "Jose Illegal". Both families have 2 parents, 2 children and live in Oregon. (Same applies to any State)

"Joe Legal" works in construction, has a Social Security Number, and makes $25.00 per hour with payroll taxes deducted....

"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

$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

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.


3 comments:

The Blunt Matt said...

I agree with you completely on the harm that undocumented workers cause our system. But, as a conservative, I kind of like Jose Illegal's avoidance of taxes...

The Blunt Matt said...

We should also consider that it is not Jose's fault that the system works this way. Big business and small business thrive on the work of low-paid, often illegal, workers. Let's not forget that Republicans clamor constantly for less government involvement in our lives and even less regulation in business. So, are you asking the government to step in and start checking EVERY business for undocumented workers?

Juvenal said...

Wow! YOu know the truth!! ( whatever ).

Jose does pay taxes my friend. Do a little of research. The government has figured out a way to collect from him. How? with a fake S.S.number.that PEDRO makes up.

The IRS gives ITIN numbers to try and match the money reported by many employers. Why does the government gives those ITINs? (The government is not stupid)

Under the table you say. Sorry, JOe can do that too. But where you are wrong is when you assume "EVery illegal gets money under the table".Not true.

More taxes paid by ilegals is when they spend their money here. Many have their family here. You see them buying cars, buying electronics, buying food, buying gasoline everyday and even houses, and I 'll tell you more... ""

Businesses don't have a freaking problem selling to ilegals they want their money too""". EVery business that has a profit. Pays taxes. PEDRO, JOSE, MARIA, EVEN jOE helped the government get the money they suposedly need. You know that!.

I also wished you could ask the SSA How much money is piled up because the numbers don't match. It's a huuuuuge number.

Illegals won't get SS.
They don't get unemployment.
The don't get none of the stimulus money everybody is so happy about.