Illegal Immigrants Pay Taxes
This article is so pro-illegal immigrant it set my teeth on edge. It tries to make the case that having illegals is only good for the United States.
But the latest figures available indicate it will amount to
billions of dollars in federal income, Social Security and Medicare
taxes this year. One rough estimate puts the amount of Social Security
taxes alone at around $9 billion per year.
Paycheck withholding collects much of the federal tax from illegal workers, just as it does for legal workers.
This doesn't include the illegals being paid under the table though, does it? They're the ones who are most likely to be exploited, right? Sub-minimum wage, no insurance or other benefits, unsafe conditions are things that pro-illegal advocates always talk about. Why not now?
Ed Morrissey On Prison Rape
Captain Ed has a great post over at Hot Air. Prison rape is certainly a cliché that has been a source of humor for too long. Read the post and the comments, especially bikermailman who captures my opinion perfectly.
I’m a big law and order guy, but I also believe that laws mean
something. I also believe that once someone is under the control of the
state, the state has an obligation to protect the rights of its wards.
Kudos on you Ed, for posting this and your attitude.
Ed's post is long-overdue in the blogosphere and should be considered "pro-law & order", not "pro-cater to prisoners". Nobody with a felony conviction has ever been sentenced to homosexual rape... it's not an acceptable part of the punishment.
The people we put in prison have earned their way into confinement, but
we have a responsibility to protect them from sexual brutality once
they get there. They become wards of the community, and widespread
rapes happening with our full knowledge and tacit approval makes us
complicit in the abuses. Bill Lockyer’s comments showed that tacit
approval, coming from the highest law-enforcement official in
California. What kind of message does that send to the rapists in
prison, other than they’re performing part of the duties of the state
in inflicting punishment?
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