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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Welfare for Refugees Cost Americans $123 Billion in 10 Years

Americans spent almost $100 billion to support 606,000 poor refugees in the 10 years up to 2014, according to a State Department report.

The $96.6 billion cost rises to $126 billion when officials count the extra cost of paying for the refugees’ spouses and children, including U.S.-born children.

The $126 billion bill is just for programs managed by the Department of Health and Human Services. It excludes additional taxpayers’ spending via state programs, as well as federal spending on Social Security, education, and housing programs, plus tax credits, says the State Department’s annual report to Congress on the refugee program.

The one-agency, $126-billion firehose of cash, however, was a huge taxpayer subsidy to the refugee groups which delivered the refugee to cities and towns. It is also a huge subsidy to the low-wage employers who hired the refugees in place of higher-wage Americans, and to the grocery stores and apartments who sold food and rented apartments to the new arrivals.

The huge cost adds up to $670 per working American, not counting the hard-to-assess costs of crowded schoolrooms, flooded labor markets, civic diversity, and shifts in political power away from Americans.

The massive spending will continue...



Anonymous said...

Yet my VA claims totally vanished last year for disability received from overseas deployment. Thanks to ALL you liberal, socialist, Democratic POS

Anonymous said...

Just think if that money was put back into Social Security that the Gov. stole.

Anonymous said...

Actual American citizens who legitimately need taxpayer's help are being cheated and denied services they need because billions of dollars are wasted on illegals who believe they are entitled to free help. Well. free for them because the American taxpayer is burdened with the cost.

Anonymous said...

That's nothing.

According to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report published in October 2007, the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could cost taxpayers a total of $2.4 trillion by 2017 when counting the huge interest costs because combat is being financed with borrowed money.

FYI 1,000 billion = 1 trillion.

Anonymous said...

For a while we were spending 1 BILLION a day overseas (irag, iran, afgahanistan, Pakistan, insert hated country). The cost continues too - regardless of political party.

What do we really have to so for it? No really what have we truly gained? Better security..ok, give that too you. But what about the rest??

- opioid crisis here on the eastern shore
- massive student debt
- whiner movement(S)
- pro athletes thinking they have a voice for change
- Chicago a third world country
- Baltimore not far behind
- school challenges continue
- Julie won't go away
- etc., etc., etc.