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Where is our money REALLY going?

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you probably have some idea about the current state of our economy. Without sugar coating anything, it’s in the toilet, perhaps waiting on a few more flushes with the way we’re continuing to spend, spend, spend. But do you have any idea where most of our money is going/has been going?

The war in Iraq is what comes to most people’s minds first when this question is posed, which is why I felt that posting this particular information was so important. Read on. You may be surprised. I know I was.

1. Between $11 and $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.

2. Each year, $2.2 billion is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC and free school lunches for illegal aliens.

3. $2.5 billion per year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

4. $12 billion a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally, most of whom cannot speak English.

5. $17 billion per year is spent on education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, also known as anchor babies.

6. $3 million per day is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.

7. Thirty percent of all federal prison inmates are illegal aliens.

8. $90 billion a year is spent on illegal aliens for welfare and social services. Who’s paying for this? American taxpayers. Who else?

9. $200 billion a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.

10. Illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that’s two and a half times that of white, non-illegal aliens.

11. In 2005, there were between four and 10 million illegal aliens to cross the border from Mexico into the United States. And this isn’t including the millions of pounds of drugs that crossed the border as well in that time.

12. The National Policy Institute estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion, or an average of $41 and $46 billion annually.

13. In 2006, illegal aliens sent home $45 billion in remittances to their countries of origin.

14. One of the dark sides of illegal immigration: nearly one million sex crimes have been committed by illegal immigrants in the U.S.

And the grand total: A whopping $338.3 billion per year.

Makes you think.

Brittany @ August 3, 2009

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