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Aug. 15, 2005 05:57 PM
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano declared an emergency Monday in four border counties because of problems related to lax border enforcement and moved to provide local governments in those counties with up to $1.5 million in state funding.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Arizona is going broke, like every other state in the union, but it's not fair to say Arizona is going broke because of the immigration.
Partly because of, not entirely because of.
Education, Health Care, Incarceration Costs are Increasing Rapidly
(June 3, 2004—Washington, DC) Illegal immigration now costs Arizona taxpayers about $1.3 billion annually, finds a new report, "The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Arizonans," published by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). The report shows a nearly nine-fold increase in the costs of illegal immigration during the past decade, and that the burden on the state's taxpayers continues to grow rapidly. The average native-born-headed household in Arizona now bears more than $700 a year in additional costs due to mass illegal immigration to the state, finds the report.
Money is to the state what energy is to the body. The more stages energy goes through before your body receives it, the more that energy is reduced. Every layer of inefficient government detracts from the efficacy of tax dollars and other assorted sources of state revenue.
Every wellfare parasite I've ever known has been 100% homegrown American. I've known a handful of immigrants from a variety of countries, from PR to Mexico, Africa to Australia, and none of them are social parasites.
Place the blame where the blame belongs, in the people and their idiotically elected, shockingly ineffective government.