Tuesday, May 10, 2005

OBLIVIOUS: FEDS TO PAY FOR ILLEGAL ALIEN HEALTH CARE

Proving more and more that the federal government and our representatives have no interest in what the people REALLY want... We have now set asided $1 BILLION for illegal alien healthcare.
The Bush administration said yesterday that it would start paying hospitals and doctors for providing emergency care to illegal immigrants.

Well, while we're at it, why don't we just put a huge neon sign out on the border which says FREE HEALTH CARE IF YOU CAN MAKE IT ACROSS! I mean, how does this help the situation? Yes, this does help the states, like California, who already pay huge sums of money every year to pay for these services anyway. But, this is like trying to keep a leaky bucket full by just adding more water. You do nothing to prevent the real problem... the leak! By adding more funds into the system, we encourage more illegals to come here because they know we'll pay for their healthcare. I'm to the point on this where I have completely given up on Republicans to fix this problem. The Republicans in power WANT the illegals for cheap labor. What they don't realize is that, although the labor costs of these aliens are low, the social costs are extremely high. And, although the companies and businesses who employ them don't see these costs, us taxpayers do.

James over at Outside the Beltway links to Steven Taylor who thinks the illegal alien problem should be solved from the DEMAND side... My question? How the hell long will that take!

The Immigration Blog thinks this money will only cover PART of the cost of these illegals. Part? How about almost none. The estimate for illegal healthcare in California alone per year is in the BILLIONS.