|I don't know, Steve. I think that you're correct that the long term intent is to just eliminate the distinction, but this movement seems to be explicitly advocating for inclusion of illegals as currently defined. At least they're being straight up about their goal.|
I'll just go on record to say that I don't have a problem with illegals involved in this. I have a problem with the whole premise of gov't healthcare. I personally think illegals get a bad rap, and most charges against them are a bit misinformed. They have a slight advantage in tax burden, but in my opinion not nearly so significant an advantage as is commonly believed. They avoid FICA, Medicare tax, and the standard deductions from a paycheck for sure. However, why would I begrudge someone who has escaped a system that I myself find immoral and desire escape from? Not to mention they still get caught up in property tax, sales tax, gas taxes, gov't fees on other services, etc. So they are paying for more than is commonly asserted.