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.

Meanwhile

(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.

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9 Responses to “Good News: Alameda County Passes Sales Tax Increase To Fund Illegal Alien Health Care”

  1. john says:

    median household income in Alameda is 71000
    40% of the population speaks a second language at home http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/06001.html
    NC has always welcomed undocumented cheap labor it will continue to do so

  2. john says:

    haha Teach those FOOLS are doing pretty well for themselves i’d say.

  3. Nighthawk says:

    1.median household income in Alameda is 71000

    Oooo, 71,000?? Wow, that’s a lot!! I think I’ll get a job and move there.

    Oh wait!!

    It seems that the cost of living is 40% MORE than the national average.

    It looks like my salary, though less than 71,000, gives me more buying power than them. I make about 65% of what they do but where I live the cost of living is about 10% lower than the national average.

    So, NO, the FOOLS aren’t doing very well for themselves.

  4. john says:

    well Nighthawk I am sure that the women of Alameda will be heartbroken by your decision.
    IThe cost of living there is high because of the cost of housing people actually WANT to live there. Housing costs are low where people don’t really want to live
    Wal Mart prices are about the same all over, its housing (location location location) that drives up Alamedas’ COL Housing costs are very high Americans consider it a good place to live. Ditto with buying a car
    Also that 0.5% tax increase was to fund the county healthcare system for indigent, uninsured and low income human beings. Not just the identified group “illegals”Perhaps some think that if an undocumented kid gets hit by a car he should pay cassh for his hospitalixation

  5. Better_Be_Gumballs says:

    I’d say I’d allow all of America’s illegals to go and live in California. If they love them some illegals, then they can have them.

  6. Nighthawk says:

    It’s NOT just the housing that is higher there. It is absurdly high though, over 100% higher than the national average. Every other aspect is higher also, with the exception of utilities which is only about 4% lower than the national average.

    So, they increased the sales tax to fund the things that Obamacare was supposed to take care of?? Thanks for finally admitting that the ACA is a huge FAIL.

  7. Jeffery says:

    By a 3-1 margin, the liberal citizens of Alameda County just voted to increase their own taxes to help take care of the less fortunate, whom the state and federal governments ignore. That makes them fools?

    Teach is in a constant state of rage because (he falsely claims) liberals demand that others pay for their policies. Now he rages because liberals paid directly out of their pockets. I suspect that Mr. Teach and his ilk don’t really object to who pays, but DO object to who’s helped.

    Teach objects to Mexicans, Blacks, gays, women, Muslims and those that support them, liberals, Democrats, independents and moderate Republicans; in fact it’s easier to list those he doesn’t hate – straight, white, conservative Christians.

    I sympathize with conservatives who must constantly devise “politically correct” reasons to support their personal prejudices. It was so much easier when you could discriminate directly without being criticized; when you could call a wetback a wetback and a spade a spade, without being called a racist.

  8. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    You continue to astonish me with your level of bigotry and prejudice. Your life would be much more meaningful if you could get it under control. Try seeking the truth in topics and concerns, try to steer away from political single liners and thought and try to understand the world around you. It will make you a better little child.

  9. Jeffery says:

    Dave,

    I appreciate your concern, and I’m sure it’s genuine.

    By all means, please point out my factual errors. I will either defend my evidence or admit I’m mistaken.

    I freely admit to hyperbole in my opinions and criticism of far-right extremists, whom I feel are harming America. Please realize that I’m trying to understand what motivates the actions of those on the far-right so I continually hypothesize.

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