Today`s New York Times has a sad story on how illegal immigrants are contributing to Social Security through automatic payroll deductions. Since they`re working illegally, using false social security numbers, they don`t expect to collect. [Illegal Immigrants Are Bolstering Social Security With Billions
, by Eduardo Porter]
Porter doesn`t discuss the enormous cost
of illegal immigration: health
, et cetera, and he doesn`t seem to know about the possibility of totalization agreements, which will
pay billions and billions of dollars i
n social security to Mexicans who have gone home to retire.
Update: For a technical analysis, proving conclusively
that immigrants can`t save social security, see Ed Rubenstein`s March 24 piece on the numbers involved.
If you think Eduardo Porter`s piece was one-sided, you might want to contact the Times
Public Editor, Daniel Okrent
Good luck getting any satisfaction
out of Mr. Okrent,