Self-Sufficiency Series

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

No no! Entitlements good!

In response to last weekend's column in which I lamented the desire for people to get entitlements for everything from starting a business to getting health care, I received the following email:
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You have better wake up to the realities of the 21st Century. There are no jobs out there and those few good jobs that do exist are going to the minorities and overseas workers due to diversity, Affirmative Action and visas (Over 70% of the new jobs are going to illegal aliens).

You are writing about the realities of the time prior to President Ronald Reagan. This was the president who changed everything and put America on the skids from which we will never recover.

President Reagan was the person who with his amnesty program opened the door to the fifty million illegal aliens and their stealing of tens of millions of jobs and hundreds of billions of our welfare dollars.

This is the president who with his Free Trade policies allowed tens of millions of our good jobs to go overseas and to Mexico, resulting in tens of millions of Americans settling for jobs paying half of their former wages. And this is the president who violated the civil service laws and had tens of thousands of tenured Federal employees thrown out in the streets, never to get a good job again. (I was one.)

Wake up, sister. You have been living in the woods too long.

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I'm sitting here trying to wrap my mind around the idea that this guy is still blaming Ronald Reagan for his inability to get another job that paid as well as his government job. Uh, sir, it's been 21 years since Reagan left office. And you haven't been able to "get a good job" since then? Have you considered going back to school or something?

Which leads back to my original point in the article: Why are YOU entitled to MY help in obtaining a job?

Just asking.

7 comments:

  1. WELL I blame Ronald Reagan too. Even though I wasnt even in the workforce during his presidency, and in fact was well too young when he left, its his fault that I dont have the dream job I always wanted.

    Reeagan was pure evil.

    Now you have to buy me a house. A nice one. Make sure its furnished.

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    1. I was employed by the Bell Telephone system when Ronald Reagan became president. Some of his political backers wanted to break up the Bell system, start their own telephone companies, and make millions/billions. Reagan filed an anti-trust suit that broke up the Bell System causing telephone bills all over the US to increase (average phone bill at that time was $15 per month). The reason given for breaking up the monopoly was lower phone bills. I lost my job because of the cutbacks forced on the Bell System and it WAS because of Ronald Reagan. I finished college and have had a successful career but will never forget losing my job because of a corrupt president. YES they do exist in the good old USA and he was one. Every time I hear someone say we need to return to the Reagan years I want to spit on the ground. No I an not a liberal democrat but I believe in the truth no matter which political party it hurts.

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  2. We think that todays administration under President Obama or previous political parties had a goal of enforcing our immigration laws. But corrupt politicians intervened on behalf of the open border fanatics and special interest lobbyists. As with E-Verify that has become a spotlighted enforcement law, because it was originally nearly tabled by Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). But public uproar caused them to forcibly change their decisions and fully fund E-Verify for another 3 years. WITHOUT PUBLIC SUPPORT THEY WOULD NOT HAVE CAVED-IN? Right now it is the--ONLY--true enforcement tool implemented, but it is only as good--IF--business owners are forced to use it. Even though hundreds of thousands of companies have now decided to apply it, yet it is not MANDATORY? It is up to the discretion of employers? In a few states Representatives have introduced it into law, as with the fed's issuing an ultimatum that all contractors/subcontractors must use E-Verify.
    Justifiably bloggers should be either criticized for their anti-sovereignty stand, or praised for informing the unaware public of the taxpayers money needed to fund a 2009-2010 Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Rewarding the millions already illegally squatting here, with the costs to support families, children and those kin who will come here through sponsorship. THEN THE MILLIONS MORE WHO HAVE HEARD THE CALL FOR AMNESTY AND RUSH TO GET HERE FROM POOR NATIONS, BEFORE THE NEW LAW MATERIALIZES?

    House Judiciary Committee's Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-Texas) wrote an op-ed for the Washington Times today He stated that the Washington Times had slammed the Obama Administration for hardened enforcement. While the opposite reaction came from the open border advocates saying there was too much enforcement. However Rep. Smith determined the opposite? This is his statement:-

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  3. * Rescinding of the "no-match" rule that prevents the Social Security Administration from contacting employers when a new hires name and social security number don't match their records. "Without this protection, many employers will continue to employ individuals they know are illegal and are taking jobs that should go to citizens and legal residents," Smith said.
    * Repeal of REAL ID in lieu of PASS ID, which makes it easier for illegal aliens to obtain a driver's license. "This makes it easier for illegal immigrants to stay in the country. And it can provide terrorists with a legitimate ID - as we saw with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists, who between them obtained 30 driver's licenses and ID cards," Smith said.
    * Lack of funding for an airport biometric exit system that is part of a DHS proposal to monitor when foreign visitors leave the country. "40 percent of all 12 million to 20 million illegal immigrants in the United States entered the country legally but overstayed their visas. This program will show who did not leave the country when they should have," Smith said.
    * Restricted the 287(g) program by limiting the ways local law enforcement officials can help federal immigration enforcement officials.
    * No funding for border fence, which was required by the Secure Fence Act of 2006.
    * Signing the CHIP bill making it easier for illegal aliens to get health care.
    * Reduced work site enforcement by shifting the focus away from the illegal workers and onto the businesses that hire them.
    * Allow states to provide in-state tuition to illegal aliens even though it violate federal law.

    Reading the Washington Times indicates to me, that they are pro illegal immigration, that is not in the American workers interest. They have consistently reacted to any enforcement of laws. They are obviously adverse to any immigration restriction, as the majority of the national press have indicated to us. Unlike the rural media who do not condone DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's rush to OVERPOPULATION through another BLANKET AMNESTY? Grade your Senator of Congressman/Woman on NUMBERSUSA website. Call them and reprimand them for approving another AMNESTY or anything else at 202-224-3121. The people of America have been blindsided to long and must become more involved. We all no by now we cannot trust our government anymore to do the right thing for all of us. To survive we must fight back or financially--SINK. Washington is truly a corrupt place, where taxpayers money is the bargaining chip. Read all at JUDICIAL WATCH, CAPSWEB, ALIPAC, CAPSWEB, AMERICAN PATROL & THE DARK SIDE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

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  4. Patrice,

    I agree with the poster that many of the roots of the problems that we are currently facing were started under the Reagan administration. The free trade movement that led to an ever growing trade deficit with China, the gutting of our industrial manufacturing capacity, median wage stagnation, record increase in federal debt, and general move towards US insolvency. Some of this was scaled back and mitigated under Clinton but Bush resumed the "Reagan doctrine" of cutting taxes while increasing government spending predominately for defense. Do we really need 12 carrier groups when the next closest competitor has 1 that is half the size of our standard carrier? Today we blame Obama and Pelosi convenintly forgetting that it tooks decades to create the mess that they inherited.

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  5. Compared to that of which y'all are accusing Reagan, both the short- and long-term financial and social repercussions of the Health Care Deform bill (should it manage to pass and take effect) are going huge ... hugely NEGATIVE, that is. It's going to be like comparing a hangnail with an amputated arm. I only pray that the very rare Voice of Reason somehow asserts itself and puts an end to this cruel, bloated farce of legislation.

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  6. Sounds like a big blame-game. Does it REALLY matter what caused all the problems? Everyone has an opinion, everyone has a soap-box...but no one is DOING anything. People need to stop whining and finger-pointing.

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