02-27-2017, 06:34 PM
Only the CATO fellow actually had sources, that was telling. Also, what was interesting to me were the three things Carlson brought up as "proof" that illegal immigrants are a net drain on national resources. He mentioned:
Of those three, really only the healthcare argument has any legs to stand on. But that is also true for anyone who is poor and lives on subsidized health insurance or ER visits. There are many, many more poor citizens than there are illegal immigrants.
Roads - unless illegal immigrants are buying gas illegally and not paying gasoline tax, they are paying for the roads they use when they buy the gas their vehicles run off of.
Schools - unless illegal immigrants are living rent free they are paying rent to landlords who pay property tax which funds the schools they use.