According to the Center for Immigration studies, up to 75 percent of illegal aliens pay Social Security and Medicare payments from their paychecks even though they are not legally entitled to a Social Security Account.
In other words, they all don't hang out at gas stations, Home Depot, etc. looking for a cash paying job on a daily basis. They make up, steal, reproduce SS numbers and work in chicken plants, rug plants, rendering plants, where ever a manufacturer is willing to not ask too many questions about that Social Security card for William Smith they present. So, the illegals get the SS and medicare assessments taken off their check and they claim 8 or 9 dependents on their W-4 and have virtually NO federal or state taxes withheld.
The Social Security Administration has been quietly ignoring this because the payments into their system are a benefit with no heretofore outlays for them. This will change when/if they are legalized. If anyone believes that the SSA does not know exactly how many fraudulent SS numbers are in use and how many are duplicates, they believe in the Easter Bunny, too. They KNOW EXACTLY! It is too simple of a programming task not to. In fact, there are likely multiple tracking accounts for duplicated numbers so that the SSA doesn't have to pay out a maximum retirement payment for the poor sucker whose number was stolen. They are COMPLICIT and CORRUPT.
Alas, this will change when Obama gets his voters. The 12 million suddenly becomes 50 million, and they are all new projected SSA benefit recipients! Add to that the millions of sponsored influx of parents, uncles, aunts and cousins, and you have complete financial disaster....
But Obama won't care - he wants that, in addition to those new Democrat voters.
Most Illegal Immigrant Families Collect Welfare
Census Bureau data reveals that most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies. Even before the recession, immigrant households with children used welfare programs at consistently higher rates than natives, according to the extensive census data collected and analyzed by a nonpartisan Washington D.C. group dedicated to researching legal and illegal immigration in the U.S...The majority of households across the country benefitting from publicly-funded welfare programs are headed by immigrants, both legal and illegal. States where immigrant households with children have the highest welfare use rates are Arizona (62%), Texas, California and New York with 61% each and Pennsylvania (59%).
The study focused on eight major welfare programs that cost the government $517 billion the year they were examined. They include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the disabled, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), a nutritional program known as Women, Infants and Children (WIC), food stamps, free/reduced school lunch, public housing and health insurance for the poor (Medicaid).
Food assistance and Medicaid are the programs most commonly used by illegal immigrants, mainly on behalf of their American-born children who get automatic citizenship. On the other hand, legal immigrant households take advantage of every available welfare program, according to the study, which attributes it to low education level and resulting low income.
The highest rate of welfare recipients come from the Dominican Republic (82 %), Mexico and Guatemala (75%) and Ecuador (70%), according to the report, which says welfare use tends to be high for both new arrivals and established residents.
good times. and we wonder why we’re broke.