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Reuters: Amnesty Will Boost State Tax Revenues

First we have this from a deeply concerned Politico:

Obama’s immigration strategy in limbo


Shortly after the Senate passed an immigration bill late last month, President Barack Obama quizzed House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during separate telephone calls: What could he do to help the House pass a bill?

The answer still isn’t entirely clear — not even to the White House.

Er, why was Mr. Boehner discussing how to pass amnesty with Mr. Obama? Especially, given that the two of them almost never talk.

Obama stayed out of the Senate debate because the bipartisan Gang of Eight did the work for him.

Though we now know, thanks to Ryan Lizza at the New Yorker, that Obama was pulling the Gang Of Eight’s strings all the time.

Now, his top domestic priority rests with his perpetual nemesis — a fractured and inefficient House Republican Conference, which will hold a critical meeting Wednesday on immigration strategy. And his options for swaying the conservative House majority remain limited, at best.

An overtly partisan campaign would spark a backlash, uniting Republicans against the White House and the president’s vision of reform. Obama also can’t engage openly and directly with House Republicans because they don’t want to be seen working with him.

Obama’s quandary here is that he has to pretend that he wants the House Republicans to pass amnesty. So he can’t be too nasty about them — yet. He has to wait for them to vote amnesty down. But the problem is the House Republicans might drag things out so long that it cuts into his midterm campaign of demonizing them.

Still, we somehow suspect Obama will find a way to demonize them even while he is pretending to be trying to cajole them.

At the very least, he will step up his public role by arguing that the economy would benefit from a reform bill and the Republican Party needs it politically…

How many more times are we going to hear these two big lies repeated as if they were gospel?

But even today we have this laugher, from the always eager to help Reuters:

Immigration overhaul could boost U.S. states’ revenue: report

By Kim Dixon | July 10, 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Granting citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States could boost state and local government coffers by about $2 billion annually, said a liberal-leaning think tank study released on Wednesday…

And we believe this, too. Even though these amnestied people would be eligible for state and local welfare benefits, we are supposed to believe the states are going to make a fortune off of them. 

The new state-by-state analysis from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy is based on tallies of increased income, sales, excise and property taxes that undocumented immigrants would pay if they gained legal status. They already pay $10.6 billion annually in taxes to state and local governments.

How do we know this, if they are living in the shadows? (Hint: We don’t. The number was made up.)

The analysis assumes newly legalized immigrants would earn higher wages. The biggest tax revenue bump would come from increased income taxes that new citizens would pay, according to the report, which used data from the Pew Hispanic Center to estimate state immigrant populations and family sizes.

What BS. Most of these low-skill illegals will not be paying any income tax. But instead will be getting money back in Earned Income Credit and other redistributionist scams.

The benefits to states would vary greatly. For example, in 2010, undocumented immigrants paid less than $2 million in taxes to Montana and more than $2.2 billion to California…

Which is why California is so flush with money right now. All of those tax revenues from ‘undocumented immigrants.’

Illegal immigrant families pay about 6.4 percent on average of their income in state and local taxes, a figure that would increase to 7 percent if they won citizenship.


The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has reported that enactment of the Senate-passed bill would reduce deficits and curb the flow of illegal immigrants into the country

And we believe them, too. After all, when have they ever been wrong before? Except on absolutely everything.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Reuters: Amnesty Will Boost State Tax Revenues”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    1. More tax revenue to save bankrupt entitlement programs
    2. More and cheaper labor for US Chamber of Commerce members
    3. Permanent Palestinian underclass to herd Republicans in circles

    Al Sharpton, Jesse (the rev) Jackson … the SCLC and so many others rose to become the entitled, paid and official grievance administrators, and they’ve had a fabulously well paying run. And blacks were and remain a minority.

    Keep a sharp eye out for those 3 or 4 ‘voice’ who rise to the same prominence, to remind all us White Imperialist Slaveowners we are the monstres of the world. Unless we pay the 3 or 4 ‘voices’ who rise to claim their Right to speak for all Hispanics (and newly minted American-Not-Americans)

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