California spends $6,245,000,000 annually on illegal aliens that don’t put one dime towards this support. The support comes in the form of health care, education, incarceration, and welfare. Hey! I know how California can save six billion dollars! Stop supporting illegal immigration! Hell, that alone would solve most of California’s budget problems. That and you could cut taxes for corporations and small businesses which would provide jobs. Cut some of the government bureaucracy, say 10% per annum for the next four years, and I think we’d have a winning budget. I would also cut the education boondoggle by 10% per annum as well. They are overpaid for the services that they provide. In fact, if you cut the education bureaucracy by that amount each year, you might actually get somewhere with educating children in this state. Education before administration. TM That should be the motto.
At least one county is starting on the right track:
Struggling with a $55 million budget deficit, a northern California county became the state’s first to eliminate free non-urgent health care for illegal immigrants and a civil rights group was quick to label the move unconstitutional.
Like many counties throughout California, Sacramento’s public clinics offer illegal aliens free medical care at an annual cost of millions of dollars. Sacramento County had five such clinics but two were closed as a result of the budget crunch and the remaining three will check for the immigration status of all patients.
The move, approved 3-2 by the Board of Supervisors, is expected to save the ailing county about $2.4 million dollars. With a population of around 1.4 million, Sacramento County is California’s prime agricultural region which for years has benefited from the cheap labor of illegal immigrants and lax enforcement of immigration laws.