I got this in an email. I don't think too much about Illegals but maybe I should. John This sure does put the Illegal Alien problems in a clearer prospective....... Joe Legal vs. Jose Illegal Here is an example of why hiring illegal aliens is not economically productive.. You have 2 families..."Joe Legal" and "Jose Illegal". Both families have 2 parents, 2 children. "Joe Legal" works in construction, has a Social Security Number, and makes $25.00 per hour with payroll taxes deducted.... "Jose Illegal" also works in construction, has "NO" Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash "under the table". "Joe Legal"..$25.00 per hour x 40 hours $1000.00 per week, $52,000 per year. Now take 30% away for state federal tax Joe Legal now has $31,231.00 "Jose Illegal"..$15.00 per hour x 40 hours $600.00 per week, $31,200.00 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes...Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00 Joe Legal pays Medical and Dental Insurance with limited coverage, $1000.00 per month, $12,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $19,231.00 "Jose Illegal" has full Medical and Dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00 "Joe Legal" makes too much money, is not eligible for Food Stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays for food, $1,000.00 per month $12,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $ 7,231.00 "Jose Illegal" has no documented income and is eligible for Food Stamps and Welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00 "Joe Legal" pays rent of $1,000.00 per month, $12,000.00 per year. Joe Legal is now in the hole minus (-) $4,769.00 "Jose Illegal" receives a $500 per month Federal rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays rent, $500.00 per month $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $25,200.00 "Joe Legal" now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work. "Jose Illegal "has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family. "Joe Legal's" and "Jose Illegal's" children both attend the same school. Joe Legal pays for his children's lunches while Jose Illegal's children get a government sponsored lunch. "Jose Illegal's" children have an after school ESL program. Joe Legal's children go home. "Joe Legal" and "Jose Illegal" both enjoy the same Police and Fire Services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not. Might be a good idea to see where your candidate (no matter what they are running for) stands on the issue of supporting illegal aliens before you cast your vote for them in the next elections. This is not a Party thing, this is just standing up for what's right and wrong....And it's going to be up to us, the voters, to straighten it out. Don't know about you, but I have paid enough for these deadbeat crooks.