New York continues to be a great state to live in, for illegal aliens.
Citizens are fleeing the state in record numbers, with New York losing more residents than any other in 2020, and those who do stay are set to be punished with even more tax increases. High earners in New York are about to see their taxes hiked to the highest in the nation, further catalyzing their exodus, and making middle class tax hikes to fill the gap down the road inevitable.
But there’s plenty of reason to stay if you’re there illegally. New York just passed a $212 billion budget, and as Breitbart reports:
Nearly 200,000 illegal aliens living in New York will soon receive $2.1 billion in taxpayer-funded stimulus checks and unemployment benefits.
While more than a million jobs have been lost in New York and an estimated 80,000 New York businesses may not make it to the end of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, Cuomo and elected state Democrats agreed on a budget deal that provides billions to illegal aliens at the taxpayer’s expense.
The budget also provides about $2.3 billion in federal funds for tenants who have been behind on rent as a result of Cuomo’s lockdowns, just $200,000,000 more than what illegal aliens will receive.
In total, roughly 187,000 illegal aliens will benefit from this – and receive benefits whose dollar amount is $1.1 billion more than small businesses will receive in grants and tax credits.
Previous estimates suggested illegal aliens could receive up to $28,600 a year thanks to the taxpayer-funded benefits approved by Cuomo. Weekly, illegal aliens could receive $500. For those unemployed since March 2020, illegal aliens could receive, on average, $12,600.
This comes days after Gov. Cuomo signed a bill legalizing marijuana in the state – presumably because one would have to be on drugs for any of this to make sense.
Matt Palumbo is the author of Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New York, Debunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate
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