Wednesday, May 17, 2006

What did you think of the Presidents speech?

I listened to the Presidents speech on the Internet the other night and I was very disappointed. I think he is trying to come up with a band-aid for a large wound. I really don’t think he is concerned about how many people have come into our country illegally. He “says” that he will be sending “up to” 6,000 unarmed National Guardsmen to protect our borders. I don’t believe him. Actions are louder than words and he has done everything he can to just let the people walk into our country. He has money that he hasn’t used for border patrols still in the budget. Our government is even giving the Mexican government information about where the Minute men are and telling them the best places that they can come across. Is this any indication that they are willing to stop the flood of illegal immigrants? We need to secure our boarders now….

Did you know that 1/3 of Mexico’s income comes from the money that illegal immigrants send home to their families? Valiente Fox doesn’t want that much income cut off and he is whining to President Bush about it. What is he doing to help his own country? One of the plans that Pres. Bush is pushing will allow millions of people to come to this country as “guest workers” and they will be allowed to bring their families and aged parents with them. By the year 2026 we will have over 130 million immigrants living in our country, just from Mexico. Who is going to take care of those aged parents. Are they going to collect Social Security without even paying a dime into it? Are we still going to pay for welfare, health care and schooling for all these immigrants out of our pockets? Are these “guest workers” going to be paying into our system?

President Bush doesn’t want to use the word Amnesty. He wants to call these people “guest workers”, but he needs to use a dictionary and look up the word Amnesty. Why should he give that many people, who evidentially don’t respect our system, a free ride? Do we really think that those “guest workers” are going to go home to Mexico after their three year permits are up? Why would they bring their families and aged parents to this country only to take them back home after three years? They are not going “home”, come on! If you really believe that then I have a bridge in Iceland I can sell you.

I don’t mind it when people come to our country, that really want to become American citizens, and speak the English language. Our forefathers came to this country with legal status, many of them coming in thru Ellis Island. My own grandfather came here from Moravia with the proper papers and he came here legally. He paid his taxes and did his due diligence to become an American citizen in the proper manner. Many of our forefathers did the same thing. What has happened to our system now?

The next important problem is of our unsecured boarders. I wonder how many terrorists have already come across the border? Any one care to guess? Our system is broken and we need to do something to fix it. Sorry for the rant but this frustrates me to no end.

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At 4:27 PM, Blogger Mountain Mama said...

I am also dissappointed in President Bush's flimsy plan for border patrol.
6000 "UNARMED' National Guardsmen is like trying to mow your lawn with fingernail clippers! God help us.
I voted for Bush and I believe he is doing a lot of 'right' things but his ideas about illegal aliens are absolutely ridiculous.
Illegal is Illegal, after all, no matter how much frosting you put on it.

At 12:58 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

Wow, my mind can't even begin to fathom, 130 million immigrants, Australias total population is only 22 million! I think illegal immigrants are a problem in all Western countries, all govts need to put an end to it asap.

At 10:58 AM, Blogger angel, jr. said...

The number one duty should be to the citizens of the U.S. and also the people who are here working with the proper papers/green cards. You are right, it's also an issue of safety.
Something more drastic has to be done about the flood of illegals.

At 1:53 PM, Blogger John & Elaine said...

I don't think the problem is the border. That is just a symptom of the real problem. For example, even the best security alarm system in the world woudn't keep theives out of a home they knew had a 100 million dollars of jewels in it. If you remove the desire to burglarize in the first place, then the home is protected.

The real problem is that these Mexicans want to come to the United States for free health care, free education, free food (food stamps), subsidized housing, and NO taxes (that's right illegal aliens don't pay taxes).

The solution is quite simple in two easy steps:

1) Instead of making anyone born in the United States an "automatic" citizen, thus having them and their families eligible for welfare, it should be required that the birth mother be a citizen at time of birth for the child to be able to be an "automatic" citizen. This alone will hugely reduce the number of illegal immigrants living off our welfare system.

2)Pass the Fair Tax Act that is currently proposed before House and Senate. This would eliminate all federal personal income taxes, death taxes, estate taxes, social security taxes, medicar taxes, corporate income taxes, and self-employment taxes. This reform then places a tax on goods and services (like our current state sales tax). All valid Social Security cardholders who are U.S. residents receive a monthly rebate equivalent to the FairTax paid on essential goods and services, also known as the poverty level expenditures.

This would FORCE illegal aliens, drug dealers, tax evaders, and everyone else who utilizes the United States economy to pay their fair share of tax. In addition to the illegal immigrants having to pay taxes now, they will NOT be eligible for the rebate until they become a US Citizen through the proper channels.

Once the desirable goods and services are taken away from these illegal immigrants, they will not want to come to the United States unless they have a true patriot desire to become a citizen and promote our nation for what it stands for.

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At 7:10 PM, Blogger Big Dave T said...

I heard that the real run across the border started when the President announced some time ago that he was considering an amnesty or guest worker program for illegals. That opened the floodgates. If we move towards giving legal status to the illegals now, that will REALLY break the dam, regardless of how we improve the border security.

At 7:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is going to be a hrd subject to tackle, I'm hoping it just goes right.

At 2:37 PM, Blogger MyUtopia said...

This one didn't make any sense, just like most of his other speeches.

At 1:33 AM, Blogger Live, Love, Laugh said...

wow great post and alot of great comments.

At 9:18 AM, Blogger Big Dave T said...

I hope you don't mind if I respond here to a comment you just put on my blog.

Yes, I take cinnamon too for my diabetes. But that's what instigated the last bad fight I had with my doctor. When I mentioned cinnamon's medicinal properties, he went ballistic. Said he never heard of it and stormed out of the room.

I ended up storming out of the room too and when I arrived at the waiting room there were three drug company reps sitting there. My doc needs to read more medical journals instead of depending on drug reps for all his information.

By the way, I slammed the door so hard, the drug reps jumped. Ha!

At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thx 4 all the great words of encouragement.

At 10:04 PM, Blogger Darius said...

One thing that in all this debate I haven't heard discussed a lot: the process of coming here legally probably needs to be overhauled.

I happen to have a close friend in her early thirties who came to this country legally at age 11. She continued visiting her home country over the years, ended up marrying someone from there - and it took her over a year of bureaucratic struggle to get her husband into the country legally!

With Mexico so much poorer and no natural barriers, a cumbersome process to come legally must really increase the temptation to come illegally. I think steamlining the legal way ought to be part of the package.


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