Good News: Alameda County Passes Sales Tax Increase To Fund Illegal Alien Health Care
I actually think this idea is sensational: it means more illegals will stream into Alameda County, California. I think most California counties should pass the same measures, so that illegals tend to go there, rather than to the states that are trying to stop the flow of illegals
(Reuters) Voters in California’s Alameda County passed a measure on Tuesday that is expected to raise $100 million a year for health clinics for illegal immigrants, who are excluded from state programs and the federal Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
On May 23 a measure to include illegal immigrants in the state’s Medi-Cal program for the poor to residents who are undocumented stalled in the state senate, and immigration reform proposals have also stalled in U.S. Congress for the past year.
The measure extends a 0.5 percent sales tax to fund the clinics to 2034 from 2019.
“Our elected officials, our constituents, and our health authority see healthcare as a basic human right, to be provided regardless of immigration status,” Alex Briscoe, Director of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, said.
The sales tax in Alameda County, which includes Berkley and part of Oakland, is already 9% overall (a few incorporated cities have even higher tax rates). 7.5% is the state tax, 1.5% is Alameda’s tax. So, these liberal fools just voted to increase their county imposed tax by 33% to pay for illegals, who clog up their health systems, forcing citizens to wait longer and see emergency rooms and clinics close. Also, clog up their judicial system and jails. Commit crimes. Take positions at schools that could have gone to US citizens. Turn neighborhoods into slums. But, hey, this is what these fools want. I wonder when they will complain about not being able to afford stuff because of the taxes they pass? Because more illegals will head to Alameda County.
(Fox News) President Obama on Monday described a surge in unaccompanied immigrant children caught trying to cross the Mexican border as an “urgent humanitarian situation,” as the White House asked Congress for an extra $1.4 billion in federal money to cope. Obama said the U.S. will temporarily house the children at two military bases.
In its new estimates, the government said as many as 60,000 children, mostly from Central America, could be caught this year trying to cross the Mexican border illegally, costing the U.S. more than $2.28 billion to house, feed and transport the children to shelters or reunite them with relatives already living in the United States. The new estimate is about $1.4 billion more than the government asked for in Obama’s budget request sent to Congress earlier this year.
This is what happens when the government coddles illegals instead of attempting to stop them. And lax policies will incent more illegals to come.