“How are they destroying business investments in America? You realize this whole country is made up of immigrants. We have bad people and good people and there is no way to filter out the bad. :-)
As for welfare, I can personally attest to it being a program that works if it is not abused. My family and I migrated here to the U.S in 1980 and we were on welfare for about 3 years. We didn't speak English and it allowed us time to get adjusted to everything (culture, environment, looking for work, etc). Now, I pay about 1500 a month in taxes and I take comfort in knowing some of it maybe helping some other families today.
I would like to see this nation back on its feet because it's my home now. Unfortunately, I think the Republicans have lost their ways. I hope both sides can work it out like adults and put the interest of this nation before their own interests.”
rggirt on Jul 15, 2011 at 12:12:05
“Republicans are for borders,language and culture. Is that loosing their way? I'm glad you have made it here and don't begrudge you having been on welfare. Fortunately, I have never received a cent in benefits from the govt. and paid for my education fully out of my pocket. I did not receive a cent of bailout money because I am an independent contractor. I paid every cent of my medical and hospital bills. I also pay a property tax of $25,500/yr. because the govt. insists I live in an oceanfront mansion. Can you in any way understand why I am not in a giving mood and feel disconnected from a nation that gives to everybody else. No one, not a single person, ever paid a penny of my debt, I paid it all, even if like my education loans it took 15 yrs.”