Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Joe Legal

I received the following email from my aunt.  She clearly doesn't know me at. all.

You have two families: "Joe Legal" and "Jose llegal".

Both families have two parents, two children, and live in Arizona.

Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.

Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash "under the table".

Ready? Now pay attention...

Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Joe Legal now has $31,231.00.

Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.00 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has$31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $24,031.00.

Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.

Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps and welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $9,631.00.

Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $ 31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00.

Jose Illegal says, "We don't need no stinkin' insurance!" and still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.

Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month.

Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work.

Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.

Joe Legal's and Jose Illegal's children both attend the same school. Joe Legal pays for his children's lunches while Jose Illegal's children get a government sponsored lunch.

Jose Illegal's children have an after school ESL program. Joe Legal's children go home.

Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but

Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.

Do you get it, now?

If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal aliens.......You are part of the problem !

It's way PAST time to take a stand for America and Americans!

And here was my response:

What about when our friend Jose Ilegal doesn't get paid "under the table"? He still pays the same taxes as Joe Legal and now he too makes too much money for any welfare, just like Joe. If we are going to talk about people being paid "under the table" and abusing the welfare system, then we cannot just limit it to illegal immigrants. I would bet that more of the people who are abusing the system are citizens. Illegal immigrants are coming to this country to work and make money. They are not coming here to just suck off of our system.

Furthermore, the problem with the Arizona law isn't just that the cops are stopping illegal immigrants and asking for their papers, they are allowed to stop anyone. You and me included. You and me, tax paying citizens. They can stop anyone and ask for proof they are here legally. What if you were a legal Mexican immigrant? Would you not be afraid to be stopped by the police every single time you left your home??


Ignorance makes me so angry.


  1. She's your family so I'll try to be nice, but.. uh.. WTF? What about all the legal citizens that do illegal shit all the time?

  2. I have many friends who send me the same crap.

  3. Well said! I know too many people who cheat the system and are totally legal citizens.

  4. You are brilliant. I love that. Did she write back?


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