Illegal Aliens Are Draining Our Economy

Think the illegal alien problem is no big deal? Think it’s not affecting us? Consider these facts…

1. $11 billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments. Verify at: http://tinyurl.com/zob77

2. $2.2 billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. Verify at: http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html

3. $2.5 billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens. Verify at: http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html

4. $17 billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies. Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

5. $3 million dollars a day is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

6. 30% percent of all federal prison inmates are illegal aliens. Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

7. $90 billion dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.
Verify at: http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.html

8. $200 billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens. Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

9. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that’s two and a half times that of non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, could make a huge additional crime problem in the US. Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/12/ldt.01.html

10. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 million illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border, and as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from terrorist countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana crossed into the U.S. from the Southern border. Verify at Homeland Security Report: http://tinyurl.com/t9sht

11. The National Policy Institute “estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.” Verify at: http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.org/pdf/deportation.pdf

12. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 billion in remittances back to their countries of origin. Verify at: http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm

13. Nearly one million sex crimes committed by illegal immigrants in the United States. Verify at: http://www.drdsk.com/articles.html

The total cost is a whopping $338.3 billion dollars a year. And the thanks for all this money goes to you, the taxpayers. So on behalf of thousands of illegal aliens everywhere, thank you.

Did You Know?

Question: What is America’s first line of missile interceptor defense that protects the entire United States ?

Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard
Question: What is the ONLY National Guard unit on permanent active duty?

Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard


Question:
Who is the Commander in Chief of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard?

Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska
Question: What U.S. governor is routinely briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counter terrorism?

Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska

So next time you want to argue the “experience” factor about Gov Palin, just remember that she does have experience in terrorism prevention.

Woman Beaten, Maimed, and Carved with a “B” for Supporting McCain—UPDATE

The McCain volunteer Ashley Todd, 20, of College Station, Texas, was robbed at an ATM then had the letter “B” carved on her face by her Obama-supporting robber.

McCain has called Ashley’s family. Ashley said the mugger was screaming about McCain when he beat her.

For a picture of Ashley’s face, visit here.

UPDATE

As most everyone knows now, Ashley Todd was in fact faking her attack. After failing a polygraph test, she came out and admitted the whole thing was made up.

What is my response? Of course I’m upset with her. I don’t think any McCain supporter isn’t. This kind of distraction is exactly what we don’t need with less than 2 weeks left until voting day. Why she did it, I have no idea. But if she truly wanted to help the McCain/Palin campaign, she would have continued to make phone calls and encourage others to vote.

Also, to those of you who took the time to remind me to update this post, thank you for your reminders. I had not forgotten or neglected to do it but was actually traveling when the news broke and did not have an internet connection to update this story. I have been traveling for over 20 hours now and only have 5 hours sleep within the past 72 hours. So my lack of immediate update was not purposeful, but due to lack of ability to update. Thank you again.

Meet Steve

After that last post, it could be discouraging to think of the future of America. But not to fear, there are still good young people left in this land. And one of those people is Steve Dogiakos.

I first ran into Steve on Twitter and began following his move toward Montana House District 93. Steve and I really began to talk when the Dodgers (my team) were playing the Cubs (his team) in the NLDS playoffs this year. After those competitive yet friendly exchanges, I took time to really sit down and read his website. I liked what I saw and decided to contact him about an interview. Long story short, he agreed and so here we are. Now I’d like to introduce to you Steve Dogiakos.

Steve lives in Missoula, Montana, and attends the University of Montana, focusing his studies on business management. His favorite music is punk, specifically Irish punk, and he claims his grandmother’s kitchen as his favorite place to eat. In his words, “Best Greek food this side of the Atlantic!”

While Steve is working toward a long-term goal in entrepreneurship, his bid for the Montana House is in direct relation to his belief that not enough young people are involved in politics. In his words, “We need people involved in the government that understand the relevancy of the issues involving the internet, higher education and the economy in the 21st century where America may no longer be the dominant player.”

Steve has a good grasp on what is needed for the people of Montana and has focused his campaign on those issues. The three goals of his efforts are affordable higher education, keeping educated Montanans in Montana, and revitalizing the Montana economy. His focus truly is on the people of Montana.

Steve’s first real action in the area of politics and public service can be traced back to March 2003, when he organized a support the troops rally in the midst of adament war protests. It has been this love for country that has driven him to run for office. Although Steve says politics is not a career for him, he says his one true goal is to serve the people of Montana and be a public servant.

One final thought, when I asked Steve if he could have one job for a week, which one he would want and why, this was his answer: “If I could have any job for a week I’d be a janitor in a mall, simply so I could be a fly on the wall and people watch.” Admittedly, when I asked the question, I was thinking of answers such as the President, Governor of Montana, or such. But Steve’s answer really made me stop and think. Most people would want the power to be in command and push their ideas, but Steve showed that holding public office truly is about the people. Our forefathers established this nation on the belief that the power would lie with the governed, not with the government. And in keeping with that, the people elected public servants to represent them in Washington DC. So many politicians today have lost that ideal. But I’m happy to say at least one hasn’t: Steve Dogiakos.

Steve said it best when he said: “Politically I have no further goal than to serve the people, a true public servant. Politics is not a career for me, just something that I saw as an opportunity/necessity because my generation has no representation in government.”

(You can find Steve on his website, over on Twitter, or you can shoot him an email. I’m sure he’d love to hear from you.)

We’ve Lost the Youth

Whether you’re voting for McCain or Obama, this video has to scare you. As a part of the up and coming generation, I am sad to say my generation is dropping the ball as far as national leadership. Not only do we not care about politics, but we don’t know about politics. Take a look for yourself:

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Nice Try, Senator