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Perdue says spending cut proposals not good enough

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RALEIGH -- Gov. Beverly Perdue is telling North Carolina state agencies to look harder for spending cuts after she received dozens of options to trim next year's budget. Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson said Wednesday that Perdue reviewed the options late Tuesday and wants more sustainable cuts, particularly to programs. According to Pearson, Perdue says officials need to look into "the bowels of the agencies." Former Gov. Mike Easley had asked department heads to suggest cuts so Perdue would have some ideas when she took office earlier this month. The options include $224 million in reductions to the state Medicaid office, as well as closing some units at Broughton and Cherry mental hospitals and the state prison hospital in Hoke County. (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Here are some excellent ways to save money

I doubt WWAY will ever publish this, but here are some areas where a lot of our money is spent, we know nothing about, have no control over it and can expect it to increase unless something is done! 1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year. http://tinyurl.com/zob77 2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/f\iscalexec.html http://www.cis.org/art icles/2004/f/iscal exec.HTML> 3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens. http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html 4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school Education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! Http://transcripts.CNN.com/TRA! NSCRIPT S/0604/01/ldt0.HTML 5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for educati on for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html 6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html 7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html 8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare And Social Services by the American taxpayers. http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.html 9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused By the illegal aliens. http://transcripts! CNN.co m/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML 10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's Two-and-a-half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, Their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US . Http://transcripts.CNN.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/12/ldt.01HTML 11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens That crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens From Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, Heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border. Homeland Security Report. Http://tinyurl.com/t9sht 12. The National Policy Institute, 'estimated that the total cost of Mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average Cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually! Over a five year period.' http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.org/pdf/deportation.pdf 13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to Their countries of origin. Http:/ /www.rense.com/general75/niht.html 14. 'The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States '. http://www.drdsk.com/articleshtml Total cost is a whooping... $338.3 BILLION A YEAR!!!

nice email

This chain e-mail has been forwarded by readers many times over the past year. The most recent version adds a new angle, claiming that the amount of money taxpayers spend on illegal immigrants would be enough to "stimulate the economy." But no matter the spin, the e-mail is rife with errors. It also contains several red flags that should tip off readers that this is more bogus than believable. For one thing, the figures given don't add up to a "whopping $338.3 billion dollars a year" spent on illegal immigrants in the U.S., as the e-mail claims. example #1. 1. "$11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year." This item is completely false. The link given to "verify" the claim actually leads to an issue brief by the conservative Federation for American Immigration Reform. But the FAIR brief says nothing of the sort. It says: "Each year, state governments spend an estimated $11 billion to $22 billion to provide welfare to immigrants." That's welfare payments in 2001 to all immigrants – both legal and illegal – plus households including U.S. citizens if they are headed by a person who was born outside the United States. Need I go on?

you hit

the mark right on the head. If we treat illegal immigrants as Mexico treats illegal immigrants, we could balance the budget. Most likely though, her Majesty will want to grant them all voting rights in state wide elections

Gov. Perdue needs to look

Gov. Perdue needs to look into "the bowels of Raleigh". There could be alot of money saved there!!!

why not

start by returning all of the illegal immigrants to their native lands. That alone would open up a significant number of jobs and would reduce the State spending to provide entitlements to these illegal immigrants. Who knows, if you include the illegals currently residing in state institutions of incarceration, you might balance the state budget. Tough times call for tough decisions.