Warner Todd Huston
April 23, 2010
My friend Gary Karlin over at the Evanston Conservative blog has spent the last year or so collecting a series of stories detailing the costs of illegal aliens to the United States.
With just the 14 news stories he highlights, the cost rings in at a staggering $338.3 Billion in money wasted by government giving freebies to illegal aliens as well as in law enforcement costs.
Free schools, free medial care, free Medicaid, free food, free social services, it’s a veritable cornucopia of freebies streaming out of our various government’s coffers to these people who broke our laws to get here and are breaking our laws to stay.
Again, I want to stress that the costs that Gary added up are only the costs as detailed in the 14 news stories he chronicles. Not mentioned is the billions of dollars that the states pay out to mollify illegals every year not to mention the other costs to the federal government that illegals incur that aren’t detailed in the stories that Karlin reviews.
Karlin pointedly asks his readers to imagine what the U.S. could have done with these billions in this harsh economy if we didn’t have to waste this King’s fortune on illegal aliens? The question is a good one to ponder.
This article was posted: Friday, April 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm