And, no small consideration, the employer can save another 7.5% by not withholding social security. Considering the worker to be an independent contractor, he also doesnt have to pay worker compensation or unemployment insurance. Taxes? Nope! Thats the worker's responsibility.
Consider the comparison of JOE vs JOSE:
You have two families: Joe "Legal" and Jose "Illegal".
Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25 per hour, taxes to be deducted.
Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO social Security number, and get paid $15.00 cash "under the table" and no taxes.
READY NOW? PAY ATTENTION!
Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1,000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year. Now, take 30% away for state and federal; Joe Legal now has $31,231.00 .
Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200 per year. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00.
Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with "limited" coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $24,031.00.
Jose Illegal has "full" medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.
Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.
Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps and welfare. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00.
Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $9,631.00.
Jose Illegal receives $500.00 a month rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00.
Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00.
Jose Illegal says, "We don't need no stinkin' insurance!" and still has $31,200.00.
Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.
Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline. He sends his excess funds out of the country.
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.
IT DOESN'T STOP HERE!
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 English Speaking Language (ESL) program. Joe Legal's children go home to a baby sitter.
Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not.
|GOP PRESIDENTIAL TEA PARTY DEBATE|
It's way PAST time to take a stand for America and Americans.
DECIDE NOW THAT YOU WILL NOT VOTE FOR ANYONE WHO IS NOT CLEARLY WILLING TO ADDRESS THE ILLEGAL ALIEN PROBLEM.
Watch for Part II.
God bless you and yours. God bless the USA.