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February 27, 2013

Our government cares more for illegal immigrants than Americans|Our government cares more for illegal immigrants than Americans

To the editor:

Regarding the Ann McFeatters column “What are we so afraid of”, Feb. 11:

I have no problem with immigrant families coming to America to have a better life. I know there are millions of Americans who feel the same way. What we do have a problem with is immigrants coming to America with no legal documents, living off our Social Security, our welfare system and Medicare, taking jobs “under the table” and not paying taxes. We stopped being proud of our government when they started messing with our budget, giving our money to anyone in need, except Americans! If my job was to balance the budget for any particular company, I would be fired long before it got to a point where the company was even $1 billion in debt, let alone trillions!

We stopped being proud of our government when they started doing things “for the people” only when it meant they got something out of it. I am sick and tired of hearing people say that we are “un-American” if we believe that immigrants should come here legally! I absolutely want to help immigrants have a better life; however, charity begins at home.

Why is it OK for the government to give our hard-earned money (without our permission) to illegal immigrants who have never contributed anything to our country? Why are we spending billions of dollars protecting other countries in war when our own country is trillions of dollars in debt? Why does the greatest country in the world still have millions of homeless people? Why do we still have millions of starving children? Why do we have a ridiculously high unemployment rate? Why do we have a health-care system that takes better care of immigrants than it does Americans? Why is it OK for millions of Americans to have to take an early withdrawal from their retirement accounts just to pay their bills and then get charged a 10-percent penalty for doing so? Who will take care of them when they retire if the government is squandering our Social Security and giving money to illegal immigrants? Of course we’re afraid! Who wouldn’t be? There are millions of Americans who are on the verge of retirement who no longer have sufficient retirement accounts to sustain them because the government has screwed up our economy so severely that it’s not possible to bring it back before millions reach retirement age.

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