Monday, June 27, 2011

Migrant Workers are Bolstering Social Security With $Billion$

In addition to paying BILLIONS in Sales Taxes (as reported by the TX State Comptroller) Migrant Worker contribute BILLIONS of dollars in Social Security Taxes and they will NEVER COLLECT A DIME of Social Security! So much for the Lies told by the Right Wing Extremists!
NYTimes.com: Since crossing the Mexican border into the United States six years ago, Ángel Martínez has done backbreaking work, harvesting asparagus, pruning grapevines and picking the ripe fruit. More recently, he has also washed trucks, often working as much as 70 hours a week, earning $8.50 to $12.75 an hour.

Not surprisingly, Mr. Martínez, 28, has not given much thought to Social Security's long-term financial problems. But Mr. Martínez - who comes from the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico and hiked for two days through the desert to enter the United States near Tecate, some 20 miles east of Tijuana - contributes more than most Americans to the solvency of the nation's public retirement system.

Last year, Mr. Martínez paid about $2,000 toward Social Security and $450 for Medicare through payroll taxes withheld from his wages. Yet unlike most Americans, who will receive some form of a public pension in retirement and will be eligible for Medicare as soon as they turn 65, Mr. Martínez is not entitled to benefits.

He belongs to a big club. As the debate over Social Security heats up, the estimated seven million or so illegal immigrant workers in the United States are now providing the system with a subsidy of as much as $7 billion a year.

(Read complete article HERE)

2 comments:

Vicente Duque said...

"Dead Souls", not in Russia but in America :


"Illegal immigration could provide the fastest way to shore up the long-term finances of Social Security"..."the money paid by "illegals" added up to about 10 percent of last year's surplus" ... and they can't use the benefits


The US social security system is being heavily subsidized by unauthorized labor. And the Government officials know that the IDs are perfectly Fake. But who cares ??? ... that money is helping to save Social Security, those fake ID's won't collect benefits.

In the 19th-century novel "Dead Souls", by famed Russian author Nikolai Gogol, an enterprising swindler by the name of Chichikov, came up with a scheme to buy serfs who had died.

The Fictitious Social Security numbers in America, the "earnings suspense file", has been mushrooming : $189 billion worth of wages ended up recorded in the suspense file over the 1990's.

This was published in year 2005 but continues being true

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Superdestroyer said...

However, someone who has that social security number will eventually collect on the earnings of Mr. Martinez. Mr. Martinez, if he is using a stolen identity could even be the one who collects on the social security.

She also pays virtually no income taxes since Mr. Martinez knows to claim five children to get the earned income tax credit.

After 250,000 were found this year to have other people using their social security numbers and getting their tax returns, the idea that having illegal aliens using stolen SSN is a good thing is dead wrong.

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