I really have no interest in taking EITHER side of this issue. However, I
notice if I wait long enough, the statistics come to me without my even
having to search for them. Bear in mind I have no emotional or other
attachment to either side of this issue. But I must point out that
statistics like those below:
The March 1998 Current
>Population Survey clearly states that the number of individuals living
>in poverty and receiving Federal and State economic help is 24.4 million
>for your so-called “Whites”, and 8.3 million for “Hispanics”. So my
>tax money is mostly going to be spent, not in “Hispanics”, but in
>losers like you.
while helpful in many ways, do not show us the entire picture. Especially
when there are so many MORE "whites" in the US than Hispanics. Viewing the
>White ............ 80%
>African-American ............ 11%
>Hispanic ............ 6.2%
>Asian & Pacific Islander ............ 1.6%
>Native American ............ 0.7%
The next question that must be asked is what percentage of the 80% white
population is on welfare?
What percentage of the 6.2% Hispanic population is on welfare?
And if Hispanic tax dollars are being spent on welfare for whites, what
percentage of the white population pays taxes to support welfare (for both
hispanics AND whites)?
Statistics in and of themselves are a helpful tool. But they do not provide
full information unless placed in proper context.
There are probably even better issues to address with this (such as what IS
the total population of the US right now, so someone anal enough to wish to
determine how MANY people these percentages represent in order to compare
these numbers to the 24.4 M and the 8.3M provided above) but this is it for
I don't even DO math.