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Fix our problems first

By From page A11 | July 23, 2014

I would like to reply to a column written by Ruben Navarrette (July 6).

First off, he called the kids coming across the United States border refugees instead of illegal aliens. Well gee, all those years the people entering this country illegally committing a fourth class felony must be refugees carrying marijuana on some of their backs, must have been hidden televisions. Oops! I forgot they found the pot in those bundles and I guess we should let them go, too.

It’s not up to the United States to take in everyone from a country that we already send enough money to choke a horse when our own people are living and suffering on the streets, living out of cars (including children), people who are out hooking at the age of 12. These are the people we should be helping first, not the rest of the world, especially when our own house is not in order.

Let me remind you, most of the people entering this country legally do so the right way, not by trains, and across rivers. We are not the welfare for the world, and I might remind Navarrette that we are just crawling out of our own mess that people lost their homes over.

We have a do-nothing Congress at present that fights the president every inch of the way, and it seems our president lives in a different world that speaks a different language than those who serve in Congress, and will do so for a long time to come.

When a country has a problem with overcrowding, gangsters and a cartel, it’s up to that country to solve the problem, and that’s not by invading other countries with their children. It’s by taking control of their government and going after gangsters. So much for gun control.

Lloyd Willmschen


Letter to the Editor


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  • 2realJuly 23, 2014 - 5:57 am

    Agree agree agree. Help this country first!

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  • rlw895July 23, 2014 - 6:08 am

    I'm do glad Lloyd wants to solve our homeless problem as much as he wants to solve the refugee problem. Sheesh.

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  • rlw895July 23, 2014 - 6:10 am

    *so glad

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  • rlw895July 23, 2014 - 6:20 am

    I almost always find "do X first" arguments to be specious.

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  • DanielJuly 23, 2014 - 6:36 am

    The goal of "progressives" to create a massive bloated bureaucracy blowing through $17 trillion dollars (the budget was $10 trillion in 2008) has manifested during the last 5 years and virtually none of the progressives trickle down "charity" is getting to American citizen homeless, hungry and poor. However there's plenty of money to pay for foreigners that Obama is enticing seeking free dual citizenship and American worker funded entitlements and ironically plenty of tax money to fund Planned Parenthood to exterminate American citizen children.

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  • rlw895July 23, 2014 - 7:31 am

    The US budget isn't $17 trillion or even $10 trillion. Not even $5 trillion.

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  • patrickJuly 23, 2014 - 11:25 am

    There is a difference between BUDGET and DEFICIT. We are over 17 trillion in the hole and obama keeps digging.

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  • ToddJuly 23, 2014 - 9:24 am

    Daniel, you're confusing the national debt with the budget. Based on your idiotic comments, I'm guessing you are confused by a lot of things.

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