Monday, June 18, 2007

A Day Without A Tax Payer

Returning from Oklahoma yesterday evening I was listening to Mike Church as he discussed the amnesty bill and he came upon a brilliant idea that I think he and all red blooded Americans should rally behind. We need to have "A Day Without A Tax Payer." You see, it seems our government forgets who they are indebted to, who they are to protect and that 'of the people, by the people and for the people' refers to citizens, legal US citizens. A day without an illegal immigrant would be a victory but can you imagine a day without a tax payer? I think it is a great idea and I hope it catches on. Lets see how well they do when our taxes aren't there to support all of the criminal illegal aliens and their broods. I LIKE IT. What do you think?

The Cost Of Cheap Tomatoes

This originated from an e-mail but the story is so telling I believe it needs to be wide spread public knowledge. The e-mail follows:

This one tells it like it really is..............Hope you read it all...........
This English teacher has phrased it the best I've seen yet
Tomatoes and Cheap Labor

CHEAP TOMATOES? This should make everyone think, be you Democrat, Republican or Independent

From a California school teacher - - -

"As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal Immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of:
I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a large southern California high school which is designated a Title
1 school, meaning that its students average lower socioeconomic and income levels. Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park, etc., where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools.
Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program. When I say free breakfast, I'm not talking a glass of milk and roll -- but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make a Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight. About 75% or more DO have cell phones. The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or risk losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything; my budget was already substantial.. I ended up buying new computers for the computer learning center, half of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in America. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
I have had to intervene several times for young and substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students here in the country less then 3 months who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling them "Putas" whores and throwing things that the teachers were in tears.
Free medical, free education, free food, day care etc., etc, etc. Is it any wonder they feel entitled to not only be in this country but to demand rights, privileges and entitlements?
To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs.
Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases etc., etc, etc. For me, I'll pay more for tomatoes.
We need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster because we won't have the guts to enforce it. Does anyone in their right mind really think they will voluntarily leave and return?
There are many hardworking Hispanic/American citizens that contribute to our country and many that I consider my true friends. We should encourage and accept those Hispanics who have done it the right and legal way.
It does, however, have everything to do with culture: A third- world culture that does not value education, that accepts children getting pregnant and dropping out of school by 15 and that refuses to assimilate, and an American culture that has become so weak and worried about "politically correctness" that we don't have the will to do anything about it.

CHEAP LABOR? Isn't that what the whole immigration issue is about?
Business doesn't want to pay a decent wage.
Consumers don't want expensive produce.
Government will tell you Americans don't want the jobs.
But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase "cheap labor" is a myth, a farce, and a lie. there is no such thing as "cheap labor."

Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children. He takes a job for $5.00 or $6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an Income Tax Return, he gets an "earned income credit" of up to $3,200 free.

He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.
He qualifies for food stamps.
He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care.
His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school.
He requires bilingual teachers and books.
He qualifies for relief from high energy bills.
If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled, they qualify for SSI.
Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare. All of this is at
(our) taxpayer's expense.
He doesn't worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance.
Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material.
He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in benefits.
Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after paying their bills and his.

The American taxpayers also pay for increased crime, graffiti and trash clean-up.

Cheap labor? YEAH RIGHT! Wake up people.



A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

An e-mail I recently received that really sums it all up!

You will not see this heart-stopping photo on the front
page of the NY Times or on the lead story of the major news networks.
The protesters put up the Mexican flag over the American flag flying
upside down at Montebello High School in California .

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I predict this stunt will be the nail in the coffin of
any guest-worker/amnesty plan on the table in Washington . The image of
the American flag subsumed to another and turned upside down on American
soil is already spreading on Internet forums and via e-mail.

Pass this along to every American citizen in your
address books and to every representative in the state and federal
government. If you choose to remain uninvolved, do not be amazed when
you no longer have a nation to call your own nor anything you have
worked for left since it will be "redistributed" to the activists while
you are so peacefully staying out of the "fray". Check history, it is
full of nations/empires that disappeared when its citizens no longer
held their core beliefs and values. One person CAN make a difference.
One plus one plus one plus one plus one plus one.........

The battle for our secure borders and immigration laws
that actually mean something, however, hasn't even begun.

Monday, June 04, 2007

American Children Pay The Price

I don't know about the rest of you but Illegal Immigration makes me mad and not just because it costs and inconveniences ME but because of the cost to my CHILDREN. There are towns in this area that you feel like an alien in your own country and the cost to the American children is the worst in these areas.
Many people don't think of the fact that our tax dollars that go to fund our schools aren't making it to OUR children.
We are still the same people paying the same taxes while illegal immigrants pay none. SO, where your child might have recieved 1/300 of the school budget allocated to students, NOW they receive 1/600 or worse.
When you think of the cost of bi-lingual education do any of you think of the different costs?
Time: The amount of time a teacher takes to teach in two differnt languages meaning the time they are actually being taught is now being cut in half.
The cost of bilingual teachers (you do have to pay more for this talent you know).
The cost of more teachers (more kids need more teachers).
The fact that almost every program available, the illegal alien children are in, food programs, after school programs etc.
The increase in the need for security personnel because whether it is PC or not to point this out, schools with an increased number of children from illegal families have an increase in discipline problems.
In addition to the loss of education dollars for our children there are other costs.
Lower pay for many of the parents due to the presence of illegals willing to work for less.
The strain on our law enforcement resources.
The cost of medical care that increases as we give free medical care to these criminals.
Need I even mention the fact that our fuel prices are skyrocketing due to high demand that could be lessened significantly if we weren't overburdened by millions of people who are here illegally. I don't know if it's a stereotype or just a keen observation but most of the illegals in my area drive $50,000 SUVs with $7000 worth of modifications and get about 15 miles to the gallon.
There are other expenses such as government expenses pertaining to paperwork, signs just about everything having to be printed in multiple languages (which is why I support making English the official language of the US).
Illegal aliens collect welfare and WIC because they do not claim their incomes which leaves fewer resources for low income American children whose paretns and grandparents fought for this country and paid their taxes dutifully to support these programs. What does it teach our children when those that break our laws benefit from it?
Don't forget the fact that our children are losing their culture. As more and more illegal immigrants enter our country and the ratio of illegal immigrants to Americans rises it is more difficult for us to assimilate the influx and thus we lose our culture.
As parents we have to start considering the detriment to our children our government is allowing by not enforcing our laws and our borders.
As parents we have to start recognizing the cost to our children and fighting for THEIR rights.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Should We have to SETTLE?

Am I the only one who feels like supporting any of the republican presidential candidates is just settling for the least liberal of the bunch? I really don't believe that this should be the case. Is there not one true conservative Republican available and ready to run for the highest office in the land? We have a few good men but none of them that really stand for what I, a true conservative republican, believe. I am looking for one candidate who is pro-life, small government, pro democracy, pro troops, anti illegal alien and is willing to stand up for those beliefs come hell or high water. I am looking for a tried and true conservative and I don't see one. A Reagan republican, strong, forthright, honest and without fear. I want a president who will stand up to liberals and who isn't afraid to reveal them for what they are. I want a president who would take the media out of the war so we can win it without a bunch of Benedict Arnolds giving away our strategy. I want a president who knows we have immigration laws and until our government does it's sworn duty and protects us from illegal intruders we don't need another law. We need a president who understands that those that paid $35000, learned English, and our history and waited years deserve to be Americans while those that don't respect our laws and who's first act in our country was to break our laws are not fit to be here. Is there no one candidate who is truly a Republican running for the Republican nominations? If so, where do I sign up. If not, do we have to settle for a mediocre shadow of a conservative candidate?