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.