more right wing garbage.<quoted text>
December 10, 2010 11:12 A.M.
By Veronique de Rugy
Over at Zero Hedge, Tyler Durden has an interesting answer:
Emmerich analyzes disposable income and economic benefits among several key income classes and comes to the stunning (and verifiable) conclusion that a one-parent family of three making $14,500 a year (minimum wage) has more disposable income than a family making $60,000 a year.
And that excludes benefits from Supplemental Security Income disability checks.
America is now a country which punishes those middle-class people who not only try to work hard, but avoid scamming the system.
More data here:
When it was reported in 2008 that Onyango was possibly in the country illegally, Mr. Obama said he had no knowledge of her status.
As a presidential candidate, Mr. Obama told CBS News' Katie Couric that he was not against the possible deportation of his aunt.
"If she has violated laws, then those laws have to be obeyed," he said.
"We are a nation of laws."
Onyango, however, told WBZ-TV,
"If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen."
Onyango was granted asylum earlier this year.
"Problem is, the chart is full of errors. I traced it back to the man who made it, a newspaper publisher in Mississippi, and found that the math, methodology, and logic he used to generate the chart, as well as an op-ed he wrote to accompany it, are wholly unsound"
"- It starts with Emmerich overestimating the taxes that the $60,000-a-year family would pay. He was off by over $5k.(His calculation would be based on a taxable income of $60k, meaning a gross income considerably higher.)
#- He inaccurately suggests that the $14,500 household would get Medicaid.(They wouldn't -- in Mississippi, they're living high on the hog and don't qualify for Medicaid.)
#- He guestimated that the premiums on a medical policy for the $60k family would be $16,500 a year and then assigned that dollar amount to the family's Medicaid "benefit" (even though they're ineligible for Medicaid); Singal did a quick search and found a reasonable policy for under $500 a month, or about $6000.(Note that the poorer family would pay that same amount for health insurance --$6,000 a year -- since they don't qualify for Medicaid, although the kids might be about to get CHIP with the parent's insurance costs lower; under our current system, however, that parent and sole breadwinner would likely go without insurance, thus placing the family in more jeopardy for income lost due to illness.)
#In case you're counting, we're at about $15k that Emmerich has misapplied on his chart... and that's the easy stuff,