President Obama has budgeted $17,613 for each of the estimated 75,000 Central American teens expected to illegally cross into the United States this year, $2,841 more than the average annual Social Security retirement benefit, according to a new report.
The tWellotal bill to taxpayers: $1.3 billion in benefits to "unaccompanied children," more than double what the federal government spent in 2010, according to an analysis of the administration's programs for illegal minors from the Center for Immigration Studies. The average Social Security retirement benefit is $14,772.
So seeing these budget numbers give you more than enough reasons to be mad. At the most basic level, we are currently $20 Trillion in debt. Why are we spending billions of dollars to take care of illegal immigrants who aren't supposed to be here in the first place?
However, as infuriating as it is to look at these numbers in the context of our national debt, even if you put that issue aside, it becomes even more infuriating when you look at it side by side with the poverty numbers for American children.
Instead of giving $17,613 out of the paychecks of hard working Americans and giving it to people who broke our laws to come here illegally, what kind of difference would that have on the lives of an American family if we gave it to them instead?
On that note, I thought the Democrat party was the party who cared about African Americans? Well, a staggering 38.2% of black children who are American citizens live in poverty. Why aren't the Democrats and Obama taking care of those children before sending money to people who, according to current immigration law, should be deported home anyway?
Listen, I have compassion for the plight of some of the people who come to America illegally in search of a better life......but at some point shouldn't we as a society make sure that our nation's citizens are able to realize the promise of a better life before we worry about the citizens of Mexico and Honduras?
Call me crazy but I think the United States government should be worried about the interests and welfare of the citizens of the United States over the welfare of the citizens of anywhere else. #America First