COSTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATIONWritten by United Citizens of America
Illegals Cost Feds $10 Billion a Year; Amnesty Would Nearly Triple Cost
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has just released a new report, "The High Cost of Cheap Labor: Illegal Immigration and Federal Budget." The report estimates that households headed by illegal aliens used $10 billion more in government services than they paid in taxes in 2002. C-SPAN covered release of new CIS report last week, but it has not re-aired coverage since then.
WASHINGTON (August 25, 2004) — A new study from Center for Immigration Studies is one of first to estimate impact of illegal immigration
Captain Ahab joins the Canadian NavyWritten by Gary Whittaker
Canada’s military has been a long-standing joke for decades. On October 5th, that joke turned deadly serious when a crew member of HMCS Chicoutimi died from injuries sustained onboard from smoke inhalation. Lieut. Chris Saunders, who leaves behind a wife and two children, will become known as 1st Canadian to die aboard a submarine will on duty in approx. 50 years. The HMCS Chicoutimi was on its maiden voyage to Canada when fire broke out. It was last one of 4 vessels purchased second hand from UK, to be brought to Canada for use in its Navy. The total price tag for 4 submarines was 750 million dollars. All four submarines reported problems of varying degrees, with this latest incident being most serious. They were actually purchased in 1998, and that was considered a bargain at time. 2 more crewmembers remain hospitalized as a result of injuries sustained during incident.
All three crewmembers were transported to a hospital in Ireland, close to where submarine was when fire broke out. In doing so, Canadian government was sparred further embarrassment from incident by not having injured personnel not wait for medical attention in a Canadian hospital with depleted resources due to cuts over last decade. The Liberals are already trying to deflect blame thrown at them from opposition, claiming that problems reported on purchased subs where all normal, and that inspection teams did all they could prior to allowing subs to leave dock. Meanwhile, Navy insists that these submarines were needed in their plans for defence.
We now have to ask ourselves what exactly that plan could be. Canadians have to be realistic. There is absolutely no point in trying to develop a strategic plan against any nation. There is no way most powerful nation in history will allow Canada to be invaded, and there is no way Canada would be able to defend its self if ever American lose their minds and attack Canada.