Things That Make You Go, “OMFG STFU”

*Trigger warning–This will make you really mad*

This is hate speech, it is for the purpose of inciting violence against immigrants and to fuel racial tension. He must be stopped. Furthermore, despite all statistical evidence to the contrary, Michael Savage is so paranoid and afraid of people of color, he continues to insist that immigrants are not the working base of California but the ones that are clogging the system, even though as Think Progress discuss, they make up 1/3 of the working population in California and contribute greatly through taxes.

And while Savage might like to think that most of California’s immigrant population is busy robbing grandmas and pushing baby carriages all day long, immigrants — both legal and illegal — make up more than 1/3 of California’s labor force. In fact, according to economist Giovanni Peri of the University of California, immigrant workers complement native-born California workers and most native-born Californians have experienced wage gains as a result. While there is a cost associated with immigrants and their children — as there is with any individual who lives and goes to school in the United States — California’s immigrants pay roughly $30 billion in federal taxes, $5.2 billion in state income taxes, and $4.6 billion in sales taxes each year.

I imagine the people listening to and agreeing with Michael Savage and I feel sick to my stomach.

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