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Congress loses its way on immigration

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From page A9 | January 18, 2014 |

First there was welfare, then their was amnesty, now there is someone trying to push a form of “Obamacare” for the illegal immigrants.

This Congress is beginning to get on my nerves, as well as it should be getting on yours with some nut in Congress trying to pass medical coverage for people who entered this country without the permission of you and me.

The head of the Latino caucus is trying to get it passed. Does it not make you wonder how the heck most members of Congress are leaving Congress as millionaires, according to the news, and now some yahoo is trying to cost the U.S. citizen who pays into the government by way of taxes. Do they think they have the right to give our money to people who don’t belong here in the first place?

Has this country gone completely off the deep end or what?

Wait, don’t answer. Apparently all the bad guys are not behind bars, because it looks like they are in both federal and state governments.

Lloyd Willmschen

Fairfield

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  • The MisterJanuary 18, 2014 - 7:26 am

    Let's start a petition to turn California back over to Mexico. They could not do any worse job of running the state. And now that Whites are a minority, maybe the Mexican government would give you welfare, free housing and free healthcare. I'll sign!!

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  • rlw895January 18, 2014 - 7:48 am

    Whites already get the most welfare.

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  • CuriousJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:27 am

    rlw, according to HHS, 38.8 percent of welfare recipients are white. 39.8 percent are black. 15.7 are Hispanic. 2.4 are Asian and 3.3 are other.

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  • Mr. PracticalJanuary 18, 2014 - 9:36 am

    rlw, actually they don't.

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  • rlw895January 18, 2014 - 9:53 am

    Could be. What's your source? I can see we're going to have to define "welfare."

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  • Mr. PracticalJanuary 18, 2014 - 10:21 am

    HHS. I tried to post the percentages but it put it in moderation.

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  • Mr. SmithJanuary 18, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Statistic Verification Source: US Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, CATO Institute Research Date: 1.1.2014 Welfare is the organized public or private social services for the assistance of disadvantaged groups. Aid could include general Welfare payments, health care through Medicaid, food stamps, special payments for pregnant women and young mothers, and federal and state housing benefits. The Welfare system in the United States began in the 1930s, during the Great Depression. Opponents of Welfare argue that it affects work incentives. Welfare Statistics Total number of Americans on welfare 12,800,000 Total number of Americans on food stamps 46,700,000 Total number of Americans on unemployment insurance 5,600,000 Percent of the US population on welfare 4.1 % Total government spending on welfare annually (not including food stamps or unemployment) $131.9 billion Welfare Demographics Percent of recipients who are white 38.8 % Percent of recipients who are black 39.8 % Percent of recipients who are Hispanic 15.7 % Percent of recipients who are Asian 2.4 % Percent of recipients who are Other 3.3 % Welfare Statistics Total amount of money you can make monthly and still receive Welfare $1000 Total Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than an $8 per hour job 39

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  • Rich GiddensJanuary 18, 2014 - 1:36 pm

    I too favor ceding California to either China or Mexico. They would do a much better job running the lawless immoral renegade state of tyranny.

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  • Rich GiddensJanuary 18, 2014 - 7:40 pm

    Illegal immigration and illegal aliens is clearly what California wants and as such California is now an outlaw renegade state. This is what you pay for! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXDhMvFoXrc

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  • Rich GiddensJanuary 18, 2014 - 10:21 pm

    That traitor Garamendi tried to call illegal immigration just ''immigration'' at a town all meeting several years ago and repeatedly attempted to deny the distinction between the 2 terms. Of course, the meeting is chock full of his true believers who think just like he does. He needs to publicly confronted on this again.

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