In Opposition Of The New York State ‘DREAM Act’

May 31, 2013. Rebecka Schumann, in the “Fighting Words” section of International Business Times, argues that we can’t afford the NYS DREAM Act, but in the process assumes a cost that is 365 times higher than the reality.

According to a recent Fiscal Policy Institute study, if the act is put into law, it would cost New York residents “less than 87 cents a day” — an estimated $17 million a year financed through state income taxes — in order to fund illegal residents’ education, claiming the cost is “less than the price of a doughnut.”

Actually, FPI estimated that the cost to a typical taxpayer would be about 87¢ per year, not per day.