Illegal Immigrants and Social Security




Town Hall Meeting
09 Jan 2004
Time:
22:08:03

Town Hall Comments

Amen. When is our government going to consider the fair treatment of our own citizens? our own environment? our own health care? our own benefits that we work our whole lives for. Illegal immigrants should try to be legal.


Town Hall Meeting
09 Jan 2004
Time:
22:25:12

Town Hall Comments

I'm sure glad I'm not the only one that feels that way,I work for a Prison in Texas and we house INS Inmats,I'd rather have nothing but TDCJ inmats...but Yes I feel the same way,Bush is just giving Employers the chance to lower wages so nobody will take the job so thy can Hire the Illegal Immigrants......You can go here (www.ConservativeAlerts.com) and send a message to Prss.Bush and Congress...


Town Hall Meeting
09 Jan 2004
Time:
23:26:43

Town Hall Comments

Here in South Dakota illegal immigrants and social security don't happen yet. Here large groups of people from other countries come to live. And immediately they are given jobs, food stamps, transportation cards,nice apartments or homes,etc. Many times the local poor people are unable to find jobs or be on food stamps or unable to find nice living placees. Lots of these people prefer to use their own languages rather than learn English. I feel if they don't want to learn English, then send them back home. Y. Larson


Town Hall Meeting
09 Jan 2004
Time:
23:53:19

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I agree completely!!!!! It definitely is NOT fair and it's a slap in the face for us!!!!Our govn't officials & senators, etc.; are not helping us but trying to destroy us!!!!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
00:11:55

Town Hall Comments

Bush doesn't know what he is talking about. This is so true. Wake up America, Get rid of this Administation, Vote Democartic & save our country.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
00:12:01

Town Hall Comments

The Bible says to welcome all people to your country with open arms. Shame on you.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
01:21:08

Town Hall Comments

Its about time our elected officials started to look out for the people that elected them. THERE IS NO EXCUSE that we have to go to Canada to by our medical supplies, so we can save money. THERE IS NO EXCUSE that TOO MANY AMERICANS ARE LOOKING FOR JOBS. and lots stop the b.s. about working in MacDonalds etc. Its about time that these guys stopped lining their pockets with our blood and money.

Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
04:11:55

Town Hall Comments

I think you hit the nail on the head, Liston i've been in to War's ww-2 & Korea, & i'll be darn if the Gov. didnt let those people over there fallow me home & get all my Benefit's, Now i cant get any help what so ever, i'm 75 now & cant really see what good have i done, O well it wont be long till all of us will be gone & mabe then we will get our benefit's, Just one more Marine, Dusty Rhoades


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
04:19:44

Town Hall Comments

There use to be a quota on how many people could come here from another country. I know people who had to "sign up" and wait as long as ten years to come here. Then they had a period of time where they worked, and then became citizens or went back to the "old country". "Ilegal aliens" were sent back to their country. They were not intitled to our wellfare, medical aid or counld not get "green cards" for their Old folks to come over and go into our nursing homes because their was no one back their to take care of them. Our government did that and they are not citizens. We never had so many "bag ladies" or homeless men walking the streets as we do now and Why are they? Because they can not get the benifits that the illegal aliens do yet they have worked, raised families are citizens and have lost everything yet our goverment will not help them. Pity the "poor" alien who supposedly lost everything over there. We'll give them a "free hand out". Just come over here. We are working to support you and not our own. Irene from Puryear Tn.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
04:25:13

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the united states is going down hill .we the people of the united states,are the minotie now just go to any low income medicial office and look who is there illagal's thats who Go to Las Vegas see all the illagals there washing dishes making beds they have taken over there. someone that doesn't have a high school edcation , use to fill these jobs americans.not any more


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
04:55:11

Town Hall Comments

I'd like to address Dusty Rhoades and all of the other Marines and servicemen. What you wrote brought a tear to my eyes. DON'T give up hope on our country. We're trying to trust in men... won't work. Trust in God all the way, and our country can be strong again. Please don't think that your time serving in Korea & WW2 was wasted time. I really appreciate you & thank you for what you did, and for all that are still serving today. Don't look down on our country, look up to God. We are still the greatest country in this world.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
05:02:33

Town Hall Comments

What upsets me the most is thst the Mexicans can come here work for 6 months go back wait awhile then come back, In this way they don't have to pay taxes, It isn't fair to the American people, It is pretty sad the we have so many without jobs, and yet they will hire Mexicans cheaper and that keeps our people from working, I agree with the person above, if they want to live here speak our language, owning a business I find it very distrubing whey they come in and what sometihng and you don't know what they are saying, I hope people use their heads and think hard before voting


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
05:29:13

Town Hall Comments

WHAT PART OF ILLEGAL DON'T THEY UNDERSTAND


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
05:32:52

Town Hall Comments

What has bush got in his head,we can,t take care of our own and he wants to bring more in to collect all our benifits. this is one vote he won,t get


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
05:35:31

Town Hall Comments

What is wrong with our government that they want to take America away from us it is bad enough that so many of us can't even find jobs and now they want to flood our streets with more of them. They bring drugs in to our country they disrespect our women and are an all around pain in the a__ and yet our President wouldn't let them live in his back yard I say no we have enough problems without adding them to the list


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
05:43:38

Town Hall Comments

I would also like to address Dusty Rhodes....God Bless You! and Thank You for the service you provided to our Country. Because of you, I have been able to raise 4 Sons in a Free America. Because of You, I have the Freedom to "Post" this message. Here I am, on a rural farm, on my computer, doing all that I can to not let people like you die in vain. Till MY dying day, I will "Post" and "Submit" all that I can to insure the protection of the Freedoms of my Sons, whom ARE Americans. We must protect ourselves FIRST!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
05:49:51

Town Hall Comments

What is our President thinking!! Don't we have enough to worry about with the terrorist situation..


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
05:57:34

Town Hall Comments

All illegals should not be given citizenship in this country until they can and do speak ENGLISH. Furthermore all this should be monitored and there should be a limit on how many are allowed into this country. Guess all those including the President have forgotten about the Spanish-American War and the Alamo. Ran those Mexicans out of this country once and now they are coming across our borders like a line of ants. One woman told me that instead of them having to learn ENGLISH we should have to learn SPANISH. Would like to chase them all back across the border if they are in here illegally!!!! That is what illegal means, not legal so why put up with them.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
06:01:43

Town Hall Comments

YES,THEY USE OUR MEDICAL AND WELFARE FACILITIES(ILLEGALY)THEY DON'T PAY INCOME OR PROPERTY TAXES AND I SUSPECT THAT MANY OF THEM VOTE (ILLEGALY) USING THEIR ILLEGAL I.D. IN CALIFORNIA,THEY ARE FAST BECOMING A MAJORITY AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS WHAT IS TO KEEP THEM FROM GAINING CONTROL OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT AND SECEDING CALIFORNIA FROM THE UNITED STATES AND JOINING MEXICO.THEY FREELY FLY THE MEXICAN FLAG ON ALL THEIR MEEXICAN HOLIDAYS AND ON AMERICAN HOLIDAYS,WHERE IS THEIR LOYALTY? THEY CROWD OUR SCHOOLS,GET FREE LUNCHES AND TEXT BOOKS AT THE TAXPAYER'S EXPENSE AND ARE BREAKING OUR FINANCIAL STRUCTURE.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
06:20:37

Town Hall Comments

I think the United States should take care of our own and let other countries take care of their own be it peace or war. We can not take care of the world.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
06:21:19

Town Hall Comments

This is all true, It is a known fact that the ACLU will never allow anything to be done to protect the rights of us Tax payer's that have worked so many years and paid into the system, As a senior I must watch the younger generation sit back and draw welfare and complain and bring more children into this world and never teach moral's or real responsibilities of any kind. Parents that feel both must work just to have extra toys such as two auto's and boats, and trying to keep up with society, young men that don't care enough about themselves to work ! so do drugs, and resort to crimes, because they want more then minimum wages. PLEASE do not blame the President, it is our society of lazy, and greedy people that care don't enough to stand up and say "This is our country Stay Away ! "


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
06:30:20

Town Hall Comments

I have to agree with you all.I live in North Carolina and we have more aliens here then you can shake a stick at.They ride our roads drunk and and live off the welfare.They all pile up in a little trailer to keep from having extra housing to pay and take their money and send it home to the families so when they do go back home they can live very comfortable.I think Bush should leave it alone and send everyone of them back when they get caught.They even get by without paying taxes,boy I wish I could do that".I don't think that they should be here taking jobs that our people should be getting.Bush needs to wake up if he wants to be in office again because not many will vote for him if he thinks that way.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
06:40:55

Town Hall Comments

I AGREE 100% LETS CLOSE THE BORDERS AND START SENDING THEM BACK.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
06:41:24

Town Hall Comments

This is a tactic designed to secure the Hispanic vote in the upcoming election. Just like Howard Dean saying he is a religious man, when he obviously is not, is a tactic to secure the religious vote in the red states. The President obviously knows the Congress will not pass anything like this. Just remember, it all depends on what the definition of is is.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
06:58:25

Town Hall Comments

Why should we as an American people complain. It is really our fault because we continue to elect the same people in Government & then complain about what laws they pass. I am on disability & I have to decide whether to by food, pay bills or buy medicine. I've worked all my life & for what. Look at the homeless people walking the streets because they are unable to find a job & is our Country helping them? No!! Look at the amount of money sent to other Countries while our own people are homeless & starving & unable to get medical assistance. I will not vote for Bush. So those of you who are complaining if you voted for him & plan to vote for him again then don't complain. I bet he will be re-elected because we as a people won't stand up for ourselves & say enough already. Vote Dem. & get the party in that cares about this country & not just the wealthy.

Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:07:26

Town Hall Comments

I totally agree with the 'Immigrant page'. Is Bush nuts? This is typical of the United States. Always taking care of everyone else but their own! There are citizens that need jobs, food, shelter and help here, HELP THEM first!!! Illegal immigrants should be deported. We have enough problems in this country without adding this burden!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:08:10

Town Hall Comments

A great letter - so true and soooooo scary Luv your notes of cheer/laughs/and thoughts to ponder in the heart! Have a great 2004..........


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:10:48

Town Hall Comments

Hi, I came to the U.S.A/ fifty years ago when I married an American.But I did it the legal way, I had to get bank statements, Insurance information, complete medical report, I had to be fingerprinted by the R.C.M.P.I came from Canada. I had to get a visas and a passport. Ny husband to be had to send me proof that he would be able to support me, his medical report etc. All of this took some months and it was not free.I became a citizen three years later, again I was fingerprinted, I guess those went to the F.B.I. and I hade to go to court with two witnesses to be sworn in, I have my Citizenship paper, that also cost money. so if people what to come to the U.S. I do not mean that have to find somebody to get married. I had known my future husband a long time, those people should do it legally, have somebody vouch for them and apply for all of those papers. This country would be better without all these illegal people taking advantage of all our resources. An ex-Canadian in Pa.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:14:38

Town Hall Comments

VERY WELL PUT, I AGREE WITH YOU TOTALLY. HOPEFULLY THE PRESIDENT WILL GET A LOT OF BACKLASH FROM THIS AND WILL BACK DOWN. WE HAVE WAY TOO MANY OF OUR OWN PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN CARE OF TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT ILLEGAL'S RETIREMENT!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:16:38

Town Hall Comments

THIS SITE REMINDS ME THE FORMER TALLTEXIAN: HAVING PEOPLE AGAINST PEOPLE; RELIGION AGAINST OTHER RELIGION; DID YOU THINK FOR A MINUTE DEAR AMERICANS FRIENDS WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF YOU WILL BE FORCED TO MIGRATE TO OTHER COUNTRY? WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE TREATED LIKE ALIENS???


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:18:35

Town Hall Comments

What makes the President think these people will go home after the six year period is up? After all they were here illegally in the first place. Also I think you should learn English if you are going to live here. My grandfather came from Norway many years ago. At that time you had to know English to become a citizen. Lets go back to that. Teach the children the culture they came from, but let them be Americans.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:23:43

Town Hall Comments

I think we need to identify all illegal immigrants and force them to return to their homeland. They have been a burden on American society for too long.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:24:31

Town Hall Comments

Why is it that the Mexicans are considered illegal immigrants and such restrictions are imposed, when our neighbors to the North don't have barbed wired fences stopping them from entering the US. Are the Canadians any better than the Mexicans. I think Not!! There should definitely be scans and registrations of anyone entering our country on any border, but to descriminate so blatantly is ridiulous. To discriminate at all is evil.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:27:51

Town Hall Comments

I agree totally...Here in North Carolina the illegal immigrants are pouring in everyday..and no one stops it. They are taking all the jobs away from us. And of course they are still able to get food stamp, medicaid and all kinds of services. It is manditory for our children to have to take Spanish from kindergarten on up...but do these immigrants learn English..I don't think so!!!!! In order to get good jobs WE have to be bi-lingual. Wake up, this is America...it's time to help out AMERICANS


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:29:29

Town Hall Comments

Stop and think about this. Illegal is illegal, any way you look at it. There should not be any such thing as illegal immigrants. All people's should be welcome. Granted, there should be massive changes in the way the immigrations laws are handled, but there should be no discrimination between immigrants. Let them come on a temporary visa, and if they stay and retain citizenship, they stay, period. If they don't, they go back to their country of origin and stay there. One visa per year, limited to 90 days. This includes school/college. If they want to take advantage of our colleges and universities, let them obtain US citizenship. The "illegal immigrant" should be eliminated, and all peoples be allowed to enter. It is up to them should they decide to stay, Permanently. Then and only then should they be allowed the privileges and benefits of becoming an US citizen.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:33:04

Town Hall Comments

I think this is one of Bush's biggest mistakes. If we have jobs for illegal imigrants why do we have so many people on welfare?


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:33:43

Town Hall Comments

I could not agree more. However being the second generation born in the USA I have an understanding of why my great-grandparents came. I do agree we need to limit the numbers of who come here and why. If for no other reason then the fact we only have so much space/land to live on.MCWhite NJ


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:51:30

Town Hall Comments

I am furious with Bush and his administration. Now he wants a space program that will cost billions and probably trillions. Meanwhile he closes his eyes to the unemployment problem, making it worse with the illegal alien mess, and totally doesn't discuss the tremendous problem of lack of health care for OUR OWN PEOPLE in this country. Then he passes the Medicare mess, and we are not allowed to bargain for our drugs ... Canada should not even be in the question.. but we should have lower prices in this country before Canada does. The Medicare act is going to be a real nightmare for seniors. It is obvious that Bush does not serve the US......that is us, you and me but big MONEY influences. WE need to get together and vote him out, if he doesn't tamper with the vote again. The worst scenerio is Bush for another 4 years and his brother for 8, there will be little left of the USA of America. Never mind the lies and the Iraq war! Our dollar is falling and has fallen lower than it has been in 11 years. We had 1000 new jobs (where?) since? and the projection was 150,000 and Bush had the gall to say we are going in the "right direction"!!!!! What direction is that MR. Bush? I am so furious. dash


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:52:32

Town Hall Comments

We should have a nation of leaders that help the citzens who have and are here LEGAL and paying taxes that keep the social services funded. Isolation of a counntry is not good.but,some control should be, playing the "good guy" just to get the vote is not good. Maybe if all the illegals were in texas the situation would change. to/nj


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:56:58

Town Hall Comments

It is coming up election time. He would do anything to get reelected.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:57:24

Town Hall Comments

This comment is in regards to the man concerned about lack of jobs in Colorado due to illegal immigrants and all that they are taking away from the citizens. Evidently he has not experienced trying to hire citizens for jobs. While there may be some illegals who "take" from the system there are many many more who PAY INTO the system and will never realize a retirment or benefit. We have been blessed with having hired many immigrants from Mexico to work with us on the farm for many years, taking nothing from the system, having taxes taken out of their pay for which they will never get to retire on as they live in Mexico. Granted these wonderful people don't live here full year, they go home when the work is done BUT THEY SHOW BACK UP when the work is here again in the spring. Let me tell you there are not enough willing people in Colorado or any other state to come out and work the long, hard hours a farm or agricultural life requires. The work ethics of our Mexican people outshine most of the other citizens that come out for a few days and then don't show up because they don't like the hours or the pay or the weather/elements. There are many many Americans that are taking advantage of the system and giving NOTHING back in return, yet you want them to continue to draw from the system because they are citizens? Because that is what THEY will do, not the immigrants. And the only reason that we have so many WORKING illegals in the country, Mexicans in particular, is because the amnesty program is gone and they still want to be able to work and earn some money to help their families. So they take their chances coming here. The program worked before, it can work again if people would just let it. Maybe the government needs to be stricter on the citizens taking advantage of the system and MAKING them work for what they receive because they SURE ARE NOT doing it now. Personally I don't like the government making so many decisions for our lives but if you feel it needs to be done then look at the "problem" from the true perspective. P. Miller, Las Animas CO


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:00:21

Town Hall Comments

I agree with what you are saying. We all need to send this on to everyone that is in our address book. There are so many things about President Bush that the American People need to know so that he will not be re-elected. Every American needs to read "Bush Whacked" it is very eye opening. Keep on posting.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:00:25

Town Hall Comments

Does this announcement from our president regarding illegal aliens have anything to do with the fact that Wal-Mart was caught using them to clean their stores???????????????????????


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:02:34

Town Hall Comments

Thank you Dusty Rhoads and all the men and women who have and are serving in the military. For a long time, these men and women have kept our country 'free'. And, then Bubba Bush comes along and 'freedom' doesn't quite have the same ring. It was actually on the ballot in Florida a few years ago whether to retain English as the primary language or make it Spanish. Difficult to believe it could happen in our country. I am happy to report that English won; however, look what has happened on all the phone prompts. The first thing that is usually stated is 'For English, press 1'. I wish everyone would understand that English is OUR language, and 'for Spanish, press l.' Can US citizens get tax-free business loans? NO! Look at who owns most of the Dairy Queens and minute markets, etc. Not US citizens. I resent legal or illegal aliens coming here and getting tax-free loans, maxing out welfare, etc., etc. plus they don't see the need nor are they forced to learn English. It seems OUR citizens should come first. Well, people, here is our opportunity to end Bubba Bush's reign on the wealthy as well as illegal aliens. OUT THE DOOR IN 2004!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:05:02

Town Hall Comments

I don't believe it matters what the American people think anymore. The goverment will do whatever it pleases and we just have to suck it up.......


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:08:52

Town Hall Comments

If the homeless on the streets & the young arrogants who don't wantto work would take those minial jobs, there would be no need for imigrants to come here & take them from us, legal or illegal! I find a problem with the demo-crats running. They don't like Bush rebating taxes to give EVERYONE a break that has children & works. Not just rich,but EVERYONE got the same break. The democrats want to rollback that break to set up a medical pro-gram for every American. Why would anyone want to give up their tax break we've begged the gov't. for over 40 years for, & of all things, trust the gov't.to run yet another program that will leach more tax again? Frankly, I'm tired of the Gov't.(both parties)wanting to run our affairs. The more jobs the democ.want to create, would be more gov't. jobs. Do we really want more gov't? Bible says, 'more will never be enough for man'. LF of Mo.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:09:50

Town Hall Comments

When my husband was hurt and off work for 13 months, welfare and social security refused to help us ( two young children included) because we owned a vacant lot. They told us to sell it and live on the money. What do we eat in the meantime? My own country wouldn't help us and we are Americans. I am sick and tired of these illegal aliens getting all the things I could not have when I needed them. They should all be sent back and then maybe the Americans will be able to afford health care and the necessities of life. Employers will eat Bush's plan up as it plays right into his rich buddies pockets.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:10:23

Town Hall Comments

I heartedly agree that all immigrants should be required to register legally AND learn English. No speak English , go back to your own country. We have too many of our citizens who need jobs-let them have first joice - legally.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:12:13

Town Hall Comments

On the issue of illegals in the USA: I do not understand the thinking of people in power whose responsibility it is to insure citizens of this nation a continued level of economic stability and prosperity. To allow illegal immigrants and social security given to a significant number of illegals to exist in this nation is a slap to the face of naitonals who have made this nation the best on this planet. This country does have a limited amount of resources that are, in many cases, not spent wisely, and to continue to allow undocumented people to soak up those resources, which they seemingly believe is owed them, is to continue down the road to eventual cultural, political and economic demise. Uncontrolled entry by illegals has gone on for so long, that they now formulate a potentially large vote to the political party that can give them the best possible advantage in the political scheme we now see emerging. This is by far not the only serious problem this nation is facing, people of America, we must, not NEED, must wake up and make our voices be heard in Washington, D.C. It is not too late to turn things around for a better nation for the generations that follow, but I believe time is not on the side of those who really believe in this nation as something unique and not a place to receive a handout. We cannot be the political and economic savior of the world. mml Pennsylvania


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:14:28

Town Hall Comments

IF YOU'RE NOT HERE LEGALLY, THEN YOU SHOULD BE DEPORTED. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:21:55

Town Hall Comments

This is in response to: ************** Date: 10 Jan 2004 Time: 00:11:55 Comments Bush doesn't know what he is talking about. This is so true. Wake up America, Get rid of this Administation, Vote Democartic & save our country. ************************ Yes, let's vote Democrate, then they (illegals) will not only get everything President Bush has proposed BUT ALSO $50,000 American cash to help them get established in OUR Country. But, no problem, the Democrates will just raise taxes to pay for all of the give-aways. At election time THINK before you act rashly. "There is nothing to fear of the FUTURE - EXCEPT we forget the past" Bush


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:22:24

Town Hall Comments

We need to use our tax money to take care of our own homeless people. We have so many people sleeping on the street and eating out of garbage cans and we do not need illegals coming here taking our tax dollars and not paying any taxes. They get benefits that our own people cannot get. They get social security benefits without paying a dime and my husband gets a penality for being born in the wrong time. I think President Bush has really done it this time. I think that he is trying to nail his own coffin.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:24:37

Town Hall Comments

I can not believe the United States of America government can show us how little they care about the citizens of this great nation by wanting to do something like this...Why can't we get a man in the white house that believes in One Nation Under GOD. Take care of the people of America....Stop doing things for people of other nations, until you'll willing to do something good for us. As long as you have food on your table and a roof over your head, you don't care about other American citizens....GOD help us all...........Yes, we need to help other countries in need, but they come 2nd to the U.S. Just like you should put God 1st in your life, and everything else will fall into place; Put Americans 1st on the need list and other countries will and can fall into place later....


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:25:41

Town Hall Comments

Are our fearless leaders still wearing blinders? Yes! This country has a major economic recession in progress - despite what we are told. The economy is NOT picking up. The unemployment rates are NOT getting smaller. The figures do not ACTUALLY reflect the number of people who are out of work. Because the only numbers that are used are from agencies who pay unemployment benefits and most recipients have exhausted their benefits. Those who are lucky enough to find work, have to take jobs far below their capabilities. Now, our fearless (?) leaders want to pay illegal immigrants for these menial jobs that will also be taken from hard working, honest Americans. Only solution, people, is remember this in November when you can change it............ although to be honest with you, I don't see much improvement with the ones we have to choose from. But send the message that this is still our country! Get out and vote!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:28:09

Town Hall Comments

100% WITH YOU ON THIS ONE. WHAT IS THIS SO CALLED PRESIDENT THINKING. NOT ONLY THE MEXICANS THAT ARE COMING HERE IN GROVES, BUT THE THE MID EASTERN COUNTRIES. AND THEY DO NOT WANT TO SPEAK THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE EITHER. WHOEVER SAID THAT WE AS AMERICANS SHOULD LEARN THEIR LANGUAGE, WHATEVER ONE, SHOULD BE TOUNGE LASHED. WE HAVE WORKED FOR YEARS TO EARN SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS, BUT THEY COME OVER AND CRY, AND THEY RECEIVE WHAT THEY WANT. THEY KNOW HOW TO WORK THE SYSTEM. WE HAVE TOO MANY PEOPLE IN THE US THAT NEED HELP AND FIND JOBS FOR. WHY SHOULD WE WORRY ABOUT OTHER COIUNTIRES, THEY SURE DON'T WORRY ABOUT US. JUST LIKE WITH THIS SITUATION IN IRAQ, WESHOULD NOT BE THERE NOW, OUR BOYS SHOULD BE BACK HOME, BUT, THIS IS ALL ABOUT GREED AND OIL. WHOEVER VOTES FOR BUSH DESERVES WHAT HAPPENS, BUT, UNFORTUNATELY OTHER AMERICANS WILL SUFFER. SUCH A SHAME TO HAVE A PERSON LIKE HIM IN OFFICE, WHICH WE ALL KNOW WAS A BIG FARSE, BEING HIS BROTHER IS GOVERNOR OF FLA. SHAME ON ALL AMERICANS WHO VOTED FOR THIS MAN. LET'S GET SOMEONE IN THEIR THAT CAN HELP THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:29:31

Town Hall Comments

I would have thought you would have figured it out. He wants the Latino vote.... He passes this and he will get all of the Mexicans to vote for him....


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:35:04

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The bible says to open your arms to these kind of people, but when they you to change your language, they are the ones in America they should learn EMGLISH. I work in a hospital and half are from another country, which I think most are here illegally because they hide when they see someone with a notebook and looks important. They cannot respond to their pages when they are paged because they do not understand English, why don't the government go into these places and send them home??


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10 Jan 2004
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08:35:12

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This is for Rusty, there are many of us that are so very proud of you and all the service people in our wars. It is unfortunate that the government treated the vets the way they did, you remember what happened with the vets that came home from Vietnam, they were treated like dirt, which was a sad thing for them. Many of them never recovered from it, I know, I have a couple of family members who suffered thru this time. Always remember, there are Americans who are very proud of what you stood for, and we will never forget. Thank you for our freedom.


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10 Jan 2004
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08:37:21

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I have seen both sides of the coins. What most Americans don't look at. Is we have become spoilt and lazy. We sit back and complain and we expect something for nothing. We allowed these big companies to get bigger and we allowed them to come in to take over. So now if we don't work for the peanuts they are willing to pay us. They hire people who are willing to work for it. Thus the illegal immigrants. Yes our government is Lazy in doing their part. But we the American people allowed it to happen but asking for more and more money for doing less work. And employers are demanding more work for less money. So who is winning?


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10 Jan 2004
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08:39:37

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I AGREE WITH THEM. WHY CAN'T THE GOVEREMENT TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN


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10 Jan 2004
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08:41:50

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It is time that Americans wake up and smell the coffee. The illegal aliens are a valuable asset to affluent American businesses. Illegal aliens expand the field of job hunters (thereby decreasing the cost of labor). Allowing them to pay into social security (one of the biggest scams the American Government has ever pulled on the American People). Scam??? Consider this - I am a recipeint of Social Security "benefits." Each month i recieve a check that is roughly equivalent to about HALF of the interest that the money I have paid into Social Security (?) would have yielded (compounded over 66 years) for that month. Yes - SCAM. Yes - that is the answer to your questions about illegal aliens. MONEY MONEY MONEY. Driving the cost of labor down. More Social Security TAXES deducted from already lower wages, while senators, landlords, stockholders, etc. do not pay into so=called Social Security coffers at all. Nuff said?


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10 Jan 2004
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08:43:56

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I'll like to see you out in the fields Picking all those veggie's and your fruit salads (straning your pretty little back) you enjoy on your table. While only getting paid $3 - 4 hr. Sincerely Jose S. D., Ca.


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10 Jan 2004
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08:45:17

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I have no problem with immigrants coming into our country, remember we are a nation of immigrants. Unless you are a Native American Indian then you are an immigrant or decendant of an immigrant. However, without laws all one would have is anarchy. If someone from another nation wants to come to the U.S. we should welcome them if they follow our laws. And I mean all of our laws and not just the ones they agree with. If someone is in our nation illegally them lock them up and put them in a prison work program doing hard manual labor. Do not pay them any wages, instead use the money that they would make to pay for the prisons to house them. Maybe if we stopped treated them so well that others would be discouraged from following them here. Welcome them if they come leggaly. TH IOWA


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10 Jan 2004
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08:45:26

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Just wondering how many of the people posting her are abusing "The System" just because you think it is owed you? The more I read of these postings, the more I agree with Rush Limbaugh. I'm not for the new INS proposal, BUT, take a good HARD look at the Democratic track record. I for one cannot afford more taxes, and am not willing to live off the back of others as the "Socialist Democratic" party wants every American to become dependent on government. Just give ALL to them and let them (the Dems) decide what is best for you. May GOD save America!


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10 Jan 2004
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08:47:48

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I personally think that not only the illegal Mexicans but also the illegal Hondurans all should have to go back to their own countries. We have an awful lot of our own people that need help and can not get jobs or medical care that they need. One family in particular that I know of has worked all their lives and now have some very serious health problems (cancer) and could not get any help toward food or their basic needs since the husband can't work because he has to take care of his wife. These illegal immigrants come in here and get medicaid, food stamps, welfare, subsidized housing and do not pay taxes. It is not fair to our own citizens. It is a travesty for such a great nation as ours. God Bless America, I am proud to be an American citizen but know that we can do so much better.


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10 Jan 2004
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08:48:37

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What bothers me is talking about the Mexicans and Native Americans as if they have no right to be in our country... I believe they have more rights than the so called Whites and blacks. And by the way I am White. Born and raised in America. Descendant of Cherokee nationality married at one time to a Mexican nationality. Have you been in their shoes? Have you seen how most of them live? Yet you are such a good heart God fear christian that you cannot see this was their land before it was ever the white man's. They work hard. Pay taxes. Most stay to themselves. Yes there are those that are trouble but so are the ones that are black and white. You have the good and the bad. The ones who profit the most are the Somalians and others that come from other countries for refugee. We accept them with open arms. But our neighbors we treat like dirt....


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10 Jan 2004
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08:52:44

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The American people still don't understand that Republicans are about making money for themselves and their friends. The rich get richer and the poor just keep trying to make ends meet. Bush does a couple of things by allowing the illegals to come in the way they do. First, he is attempting to secure the vote of the Hispanic people who are here legally, that are trying to get their families over here also. Next, he is providing cheap labor to his business buddies, because those people work for much less than Americans are willing to work for. Most are paid under the table, and a couple of bucks an hour seems like quite a bit to them. I heard a farmer mention that he likes the migrant farm workers, most of whom are here illegally, because they will do what others won't and for less money. The bottom line is that in order for him to make as much as he does, he must cut the wages of his workforce. These things are really obvious, but most just want to argue about it. We don't want higher taxes, but we want the benefit of what a higher tax will bring. We want services provided by the government, but we don't want to pay for them. Someone mentioned about this being the greatest country in the world... who are you kidding? We may be the most technologically advanced, and have many freedoms, but the cost is a sky high crime rate and greedy people. What is so great about that? Pay the taxes, put checks and balances in place to ensure the money is spent wisely, and pay for that too! Let's have a little responsibility and accountability and turn the tides around so we don't just have a wealthy few, that wealth can be shared by those willing to work hard and do what's right by all mankind.


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:55:36

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what is president bush. SMOKING?? lets vote him out of office to many illegals in this country .


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
08:58:11

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If you just think about the emmerigrint influx and the jobs they take. will you do the work that they are doing? for there wages? NO!!the same here in Ca. sure we could say no more illegals and force the farmers to pay higher wages .and bennifits, who do you think is going to pay for this? all of us are.$ 4.00 for a head of lettus if you could get any body to pick it. that is very hard and backbraking labor cannot be done by machine along with a whole bunch of other crops. A White RIO LINDA CA.


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10 Jan 2004
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08:59:44

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Thank you for puting this on your site,it is so true and we,the people need to find a way to stop these people from comming here and the US should stop giving them all this free stuff that the American's can not even get after paying tax dollar's into the system. They come here and get free everything and have put nothing into the system,it is not fair. Sue


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10 Jan 2004
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09:00:09

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The Immigrants entering Texas from Mexico, and Central America are not stealing jobs from us that we want. They are working at jobs that no one else wants. They are gifted workers;hard working,energetic and cheerful.They are wonderful gardners, housekeepers, food service workers, chefs,artists etc. We need them. They are helping our economy. I was not able to find a housekeeper or a gardner until I hired immigrants.


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:01:57

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I think you should send a copy of this to each of our leaders &/or lawmakers! It's sad when one has always worked hard, paid taxes, & can't afford to even get prescriptions filled..... if you can manage to get to a doctor!! Of course if you are an immigrant or living on welfare you get the finest medical care, eat better than the working people...who are the ones who are paying for it all! Thanks for lettingme share a little of my frustration with the "system". There's plenty more built up inside,too!!!


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:02:09

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A country without a God is the new Amnerica. Greed & love for sin & money is what rules this country. Without a God we are nothing as a nation. You cannot serve God & money at the same time, for one out masters the other. How quickly greed destroys ethics & morals, & it will bring America to it's knees before it's over. The government will always want more, the people will always want more, the foreigners will always want more. This trend will continue until there is no more! Some want a license to sin legally, they are getting their wish. A few want ethics & morals, they can't get it without a GOD of ethics & morals reigning. America has chosen 'we want no GOD reigning here', 'we can get along just running our own lives' like we want to! So America, pay the price!! I've chosen to live by the rules of a SAVIOR. America doesn't want to be 'saved', period! A coutry divided, as ours is, will fall. It's guranteed!! We think we want it all, & that's just what we're getting. IT ALL!!! the evaluator!


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:04:32

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Comment to the Colorado farmer who must hire illegal aliens to work his fields. What part of "illegal" don't YOU understand? you complain about the shortage of laborers to do back breaking work on your place. TRY PAYING A DECENT WAGE!!!! Can't afford to pay a decent wage and stay in business?? You are in an "illegal" business!! If you can't operate legally, then you are no better than the drug dealers and bank robbers!!! In the name of "cheap laber" - you are stealing from those aliens as well as the rest of us in the "legal" labor force!!!!!


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:04:42

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May I, as an Anglo-American and who holds a British and an American passport (I was naturalised as an American in 1956) ask why even naturalisation has become such an easy answer. When I became a citizen I had to answer 100 questions about the United States, its government and its legal system. This does not happen now. I am now back in England due to personal circumstances and wonder why now we British, who have always helped out the U.S. in their conflicts (the most recent of course being the Iraq fiasco) as of October 2004 will have to have visas to enter America for a holiday. This is going to cost us time and money as the American Embassy in London is not capable of handling all the applications for visas - most of the people I have spoken with say they just won't bother going to America but will go to Europe for holidays instead. Is this a fair way to treat "friendly" nations? I think all Americans who are not happy with the present Bush administration should use their power and vote him out of office in November. This is the only way democracy works! Read the Constitution and why are the illegals able to get jobs with such low pay? Because employers are greedy and money-grabbing and want to make a fast buck.


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10 Jan 2004
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09:05:45

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I am very upset about the new plan,,,,,,,,I mean my son has lost out on numerous jobs, because the "green Cards" had preference. This is not right,,,,,,,,,,,,our own need jobs desperately, and Bush wants to give them to "green Cards"????????? Now, I don't know about you people, but this makes not a bit of sense to me! Is this a political ploy to get more people to like Bush, or what,,,,,,,,if you can find the logical reasoning to this.........PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Oh, yes , and by the way , Explain all of this to the unemployed in our country that so desperately need a job!!


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:07:32

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President Bush must have really lost it! This is coming from a Republican too. I cannot possibly understand why we should 'reward' the illegals for breaking our laws!!!!!!! Why not just remove all borders & hang a big "Welcome" sign?


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:08:06

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Amen to that! People who hire illegal aliens are crooks, plain and simple. They should be jailed along with all the other crooks.


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:08:53

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It is a disgrace what our leaders are doing to the citizens of this country..they only have care about themselves and all their PERKS..don't give a CARE about the people of the USA who build this country and had their children gives their lives so the leaders could benefit..I am just LIVID when I think about illegal immigrants and social security and what is happening here..and nothing they say or do will convince me otherwise... I listen to talk radio most of the day and I KNOW the leaders have to hear what are complaints are..but they are laughing all the way to the bank..and don't give a CHIT...Our leaders are selling us out to foreign countries..and illegals..I am just appalled at them..and you know..the ones one are vying for office will not do any better..They will be told by those who are in control to "shut up and sit down"..no way out..and another thing..I don't beleive in lobbying..that is just a nice way of saying "Payola"...America is doomed!..thanks to our leaders...


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:09:55

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What is the President thinking? They are taking jobs away from hard-working Americans that need them!


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:13:13

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Is this website going to turn into a political forum? I hope not!


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:25:35

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I agree 100 % it isent faire to us americans and the taxes we have to pay out for them to come and end up on our wel-fare plan to support them and there family's.


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:26:01

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George Bush is a moron need any more be said


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:34:29

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OK, here's the deal ~ I love this country and all the freedoms and liberties we enjoy as Americans, and as such I support our President. HOWEVER, for him or any of our elected officials to tell us that we'll be better off as a nation if these people are allowed to live and work here and thus pay taxes including Social Security, is redundant. These people working for minimum wage will pay in an amount to Social Security that will be the proverbial drop in the bucket. These same officials who spend the taxpayers money as they see fit fail to see the real problems with our economy. Now I'm no economist but it doesn't take a college degree to know that when you spend more from any account than you take in, you're going to make a mess for yourself. Our elected leaders would do the Social Security system the most good if they would THEMSELVES pay into the system. I have no problem with letting people from other countries come here seeking a better way of life, but when we have a vast amount of our own citizens living in poverty, far too many homeless and without health care, I feel that the people we've placed into power should be putting their efforts into finding solutions for these deplorable conditions before worrying about people from other countries. These Senators and Congresspeople live a life most of us could only dream of and the fact that they will continue to receive their outrageous income and benefits after they retire disgusts me only second to the fact that their spouses will also receive nearly a third of a million dollars yearly after that retirement simply for being married to them! This ridiculous state of affairs will continue as long as 'we the people' allow it. If you're reading this, you have access to your Senators, your Congresspeople and your President. I have included a link here where you can let them know your feelings concerning these issues. Many of our homeless and hungry are war veterans and I am so truly grateful to each of them for the sacrifice they made not only physically but emotionally as well. Will the men and women who are serving now have this in their future also? Will we as a people continue to stand by and see our elderly and our children suffer while the elite of this country decide their fate? And low income families that have to do without food, medicines, and clothing in order to pay the rent and or the utilities, where is THEIR help? If you really are outraged at what you see happening in this great nation, click on this link and find your Representitives and the President and let your feelings be known. Then if you aren't already registered to vote, go out and do so. Listen when these people are campaigning for your vote. Let them know you want, expect and demand that this country be returned to the people, for the people and by the people. Do not settle for less. copy and paste: http://www.firstgov.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:35:50

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I AGREE 100% BUT I THINK THE GOV WANTS THOSE PEOPLE TO PICK CROPS AND BUS TABLES WHICH MANY OF US DON'T WANT TO DO. I DO THINK THOUGH THAT THIS COUNTRY SHOULD KEEP THE INDUSTRY AND FACTORIES AT HOME. THE PAIR OF JEANS THAT I RECENTLY BOUGHT 'MADE IN EGYPT' JUST DON'T FIT THAT WELL. STILL PREFER THE GOOD OLD US OF A WRANGLERS AND LEVIS THAT USED TO BE MADE HERE. DO YOU SUPPOSE THEY ARE WEARING OUR GOOD QUALITY MADE CLOTHES IN THE MIDEAST??? OR MEXICO???


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:36:42

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George Bush is a moron need any more be said. For all those people who voted for Bush and Cheney who think these idiots really care about them or any other American working man or woman the illeagal aliens aren't the one's who voted NAFTA in it is the wonderful people you voted into office who made this a reality. So think when you vote in November about NAFTA on steroids the Free trade of the Americas bill Bush wants to get passed and vote accordingly. Mad In Michigan


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:37:38

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I have worked in the social service field and have had to make the hard choice of who can and cannot get help based on income...some people were refused help from other organizations by as little as 50 cents over the limit....yet immigrants would come up to Wisconsin from Texas and other places each year in thier brand new trucks and make their annual trip through the agencies demanding "their fair share" food, clothes and place to live...I also found out that more people were living in camp grounds in tents as their homes..working whatever they could to get what they could and sometimes too proud to ask for the help they needed. There are too many of our own out of work, unable to get benefits, that really want to change their lives. If the immigrants would settle for JUST some food, clothing, gas, etc to get started once would be different...BUT to make it their way of living....you don't see politicians trying to live on low wage jobs...they would never make it.


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:40:44

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This sounds like a Democrat political advertisement, and the comments are almost l00% negative. Does anyone remember that Bill Clinton let thousands of immigrants in before the 1996 election and they were not checked for diseases or criminal background, because they were so eager to get them in so they could vote for him. I believe Bush has a Christian heart and is trying to solve the problem in light of what is best for our country. Most people here don't want a job unless they can start as CEO of the company.


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:41:34

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I'd like the e-mail address for the White House. I totally agree with your e-mail. What is our president thinking! I hope Congress does not pass this bill that he wants. There will be no Social Security for our children and no jobs for Americans born here. Too many jobs are going to other countries as companies move their factories and businesses there. Barbara


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:42:11

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Remember the only politician you can trust is a dead one because he cannot screw you any more


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:43:22

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I may agree with you, but feel your website is not place for politics!


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:50:06

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I totally agree. Why don't they go back to the OLD way, charge immigrants to enter the US and become a citizens. I believe that I was told that they use to charge $1,200.00 per person to enter. They take our jobs and welfare and shit all over us. We help out other countries, but we can't even help out our own. How many poor americans are living on the streets. How many programs are shutting down, because there is no money. I believe in fair chances, but charge them for that chance.


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:53:47

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Everyone who came here was from another country at one time. We all had to go through a legality of citizenship, however I still believe our president has a bigger picture than we see. I still want to believe that he will do the best thing for the American people. For those who pray, this is another reason to excercise that right! Thank you


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:56:22

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Yes, there are lot of illegal immigrants in the USA. BUT they are taking and performing the low paying jobs that the welfare users refuse to take. If the welfare system was reformed and if these benefits were taken away from those on it that refuse to work when they are able but just too choosy there would be a legitimate gripe. HOWEVER unless and until the welfare system is reformed these illegal immigrants will continue to do the jobs the large number of useless citizens in this contry refuse to do because they get "MORE" on welfare.


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
09:58:20

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THIS FORUM HAS BECOME A "CRYING TOWEL" FOR "BLEEDING HEARTS" I'M DONE, GET ENOUGH OF THAT ON THE "LIBERAL NEWS"!!


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
10:03:04

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Yes, there are lot of illegal immigrants in the USA. BUT they are taking and performing the low paying jobs that the welfare users refuse to take. If the welfare system was reformed and if these benefits were taken away from those on it that refuse to work when they are able but just too choosy there would be a legitimate gripe. HOWEVER unless and until the welfare system is reformed these illegal immigrants will continue to do the jobs the large number of useless citizens in this contry refuse to do because they get "MORE" on welfare. !!!AGREED!!!


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
10:03:19

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I FOR ONE AM SICK OF MISTER BUSH,ES IDEA TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE WHO SHOULDN,T EVEN BE OVER HERE TO BEGIN WITH. I WISH HE WOULD TAKE CARE OF OUR PEOPLE FIRST. PLENTY OF PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY ARE WITHOUR JOBS, FOOD. OR HOUSEING OR MEDICAL CARE. HOW MANY SENIOR,S HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN EATING OR MEDS? HE DOESN,T CARE BECAUSE HE GETS ALL OF HIS STUFF AND WE ARE PAYING FOR IT. THE SAME IS TRUE OF OUR OTHER ELECTED OFFICALS/ THEY JUST DON,T CARE. LETS VOTE THEM OUT AND GET SOMEONE IN WHO DOES. AW229


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
10:03:42

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IT IS A SHAME THAT THIS COUNTRY, ONCE THE RICHES, IS GOING DOWN THE TUBES! WHERE I LIVE IN ILLINOIS EVERYONE IS HURTING AND OUT OF WORK, EXCEPT THE POLITCIANS. MY HUSBAND WAS LET GO OF HIS JOB, AFTER 19 YEARS OF WORK, WITH A YEAR LEFT TO RETIREMENT. WE ARE LIVING ON HIS MEAGER SOCIAL SECURITY. I HAVE NO HEALTH INSURANCE AND PRAY NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO ME FOR 3 MORE YEARS. I PUT IN TWICE FOR DISABILITY THROUGH SOC. SEC. AND DEPT. OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND WAS DENIED BOTH TIMES STATING I COULD GET A LOWER PAYING JOB IF I WANTED TO. I HAD BEEN CLEANING PEOPLE'S HOUSES AND PLACES THAT HAD FIRE DAMAGE TILL MY BACK FINALLY WENT. NOW YOU TELL ME WHAT JOB I COULD DO? I AM COMPLETLY FED UP WITH OUR GOVERNMENT, AND THEN TO HAVE BUSH COME OUT THE OTHER DAY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IS ANOTHER SLAP IN THE FACE! PAT G. MORRISON, ILL.


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
10:06:46

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It is so George Bush!! You can tell by his war chest who has the money in this country, and by voting for him they are assured of keeping it. By letting the ilegals in he is also buying the Spanish vote. If he wants to put people on Mars,I could suggest who they start with.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
10:18:44

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I FOR ONE AM SICK OF MISTER BUSH,ES IDEA TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE WHO SHOULDN,T EVEN BE OVER HERE TO BEGIN WITH. I WISH HE WOULD TAKE CARE OF OUR PEOPLE FIRST. PLENTY OF PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY ARE WITHOUR JOBS, FOOD. OR HOUSEING OR MEDICAL CARE. HOW MANY SENIOR,S HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN EATING OR MEDS? HE DOESN,T CARE BECAUSE HE GETS ALL OF HIS STUFF AND WE ARE PAYING FOR IT. THE SAME IS TRUE OF OUR OTHER ELECTED OFFICALS/ THEY JUST DON,T CARE. LETS VOTE THEM OUT AND GET SOMEONE IN WHO DOES. AW229


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
10:18:57

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I AGREE.SEND ALL THE IMMIGRANTS BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM AND DON'T LET ANYMORE IN.MY DAUGHTER BECAME SICK IN TEXAS AND WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE THE DR. SAID SHE NEEDED EMERGENCY SURGERY. BUT WHEN THEY FOUND OUT SHE DIDN'T HAVE INSURANCE OR A"MEDICAID" CARD HE SAID SHE WASN'T THAT SICK AFTER ALL, SO WE BROUGT HER BACK TO LA. WHERE WE LIVE AND SHE HAD EMERGENCY SURGERY,SHE LOST ONE OF HER TUBES SO SHE WILL PROBABLY NEVER BE ABLE TO HAVE A BABY,WHICH SHE WANTS TO VERY MUCH. THE HOSPITAL SHE WAS RUSHED TO IN TEXAS {HAD 10 WOMEN THAT HAD BABIES IN THIS HOSPITAL,GUESS WHAT, 9 OF THEM WERE MEXICANS WITH MEDICAID CARDS. THAT WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE PAYING FOR, YET MY DAUGHTER{WHOSE HUSBAND,MOTHER,FATHER,BROTHERS,ETC.ALL PAY TAXES ALL YEAR LONG BECAUSE THEY ALL HOLD DOWN FULL TIME JOBS. SOME BARELY GET BY BECAUSE OF ALL THE TAXES WE HAVE TO PAY TO SUPPORT ALL IMMIGRANTS WITH HOUSING,MEDICAL,FOOD STAMPS,AND IF THEY DO WORK THEY PAY "NOOOO"TAXES. WAKE UP AMERICA,AND COMPLAINE TO YOUR GOVERNMENT....


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10 Jan 2004
Time:
10:25:40

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WOW, I have just finished reading ALL of the posts and, I have seen little mention about the failing American dollar. The US is in the toilet, economically. Bush has served no one but himself, and his daddy's unfinished business in Iraq. At least there are a good many people seeing that his main interest here is to gain the votes of a large number of people. And, there are many comments about taking care of America's own before others. The United States is extremely dysfunctional...it has been for a very long time. The only "self-care" that comes from the US is in the form of lining the pockets of those who already have wealth. For a nation that was built upon principles that opposed imperialism, the US has become the world's biggest hypocrits. Although I don't agree with Bush on this issue, or with much else, the alternative won't be to free up jobs for Americans. Businesses that are still in America will merely uproot themselves to countries where they can rape and pillage the natural and human resources. The values of our founding fathers have been buried so deeply that they are nearly forgotten. Also, the singling out of Mexicans is a bit unfair. While they may have the easiest access to US borders, take a look at the other populations, who also do not learn English. I once went to a Social Security office in a small city, and had to write my name on a piece of paper because the Asian woman working the counter could not even write my name if I spelled it verbally!! I'm sure she wasn't getting paid peanuts either, yet there she was in a position to take information from AMERICANS and she could not speak or understand even a LETTER, let alone a word, of English! Yes, the US is a melting pot; however, there is a vast difference between legal and illegal immigrants. And, look at how many have gotten past the system legally, only to turn out to be part of a terrorist movement. The entire system needs to be cleaned up. Then again, I can't help wonder how FOUR planes could be highjacked at approximately the same time, and how many more planes would have been highjacked if air travel wasn't halted. I have never been one to jump to conspiracy theories. In fact, I thought I was the only one who figured this had to be, at least in part, an "inside job." America has accused so many nations of feeding their people "propaganda," yet this hypocrisy-laden country is one of the most guilty. When one points a finger at another, there are THREE fingers pointing back! Of course, part of the dysfunctional behavior of the US is deeply rooted in its need to cover up the problems and blunders on American soil. Having talked to many people world-wide, I was astonished at how low Americans are "esteemed." And, that is not by the 3rd world nations who have been exploited in the name of capitalism; that is by nations who tend to be America's "allies." Why can't Americans take off their blinders and see the government for what it is? It's long past time for the people to govern THEMSELVES as a whole. But, it seems that aside from some intelligent, unbiased visionaries, the only Americans that can truly see are those who have felt the pinch when they have needs that aren't met by the government that is sworn to care for everyone. And, I wonder how many Americans know the REAL reason we lost so many lives in Vietnam! Best that I stop there or I will end up writing a book. Suffice it to say that the US is not all it's cracked up to be. It's long passed time to revolt against the current "policies" and turn the US back into the nation it was founded to be! PS I don't listen to talk radio...these thoughts are my own, based on an open mind, reading, and the willingness to see reality, rather than turn a blind eye and a deaf ear.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
10:28:15

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they the immigrants should not be here untill they can speak English and have a way to support themselves with out our Tax dollars and Social security benifits CY


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
10:30:17

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I do not like the proposal that Bush has made, but his proposed solution is better than some I have seen. First of all, Bush has not proposed amnesty. As you may recall, Reagan granted amnesty to the illegals when he was in office. While I did not like that either, had the borders been closed as he proposed, there would not have been the problem we have today. It is simply impossible to deport millions of illegals. We must have a starting point and work from there. Bush's proposal is a good start, but there must be a great deal more to make it work. Some of my suggestions are: 1. Immediately, eliminate all Federal, State and Local benefits to all undocumented (illegal) aliens (IA) - including school for their children. 2. Require all employers to apply for and sponsor any IA they employ. Also require that the employer assist the IA in getting a Social Security Card and a Green Card. Failure to do so within the 6-12 month period would result in an immediate and huge fine for the employer. At 01:09 AM 1/9/2004 -0500, you wrote: 3. Allow normal benefits for those who are employed and are paying into the system from their earnings. 4. Eliminate citizenship for babies born in this country to IA. If the mother does not have a Green Card, the hospital must report her and she and her baby must be deported as soon as practical after birth. Hospitals must and should provide emergency care, but as soon as the individual is ambulatory he or she should be deported. Hospitals could be paid for these services out of the savings resulting from eliminating all normal benefits to IA's 5. Use the National Guard to protect our borders from illegal entry. 6. Automatically deport any IA who commits a felony in this country. 7. Allow any IA who has a green card and has a green card, and who has worked 6 years in this country can apply for citizenship, but that application should be put at the bottom of the stack of those who have legally applied for citizenship. 8. No illegal should be allowed to vote in any election and in no case should citizenship be considered until the IA has worked under Bush's green card proposal for 6 years. The above would have to be tweaked, but we must get politics out of immigration. We must not bow to "feel good" solutions, but rather take a hard stand. Immigrants are a valuable asset to our country. But, we want only those who abide by our laws and those who can contribute to our society. Since it is not practical to automatically deport millions of IA's, we must come up with a solution that will work. It will cost a huge amount of money to patrol our borders the way they need to be patrolled, but the savings from the huge amount that IA's are costing the Federal Government taxpayer and the State taxpayer will more than offset this cost. Cy Stapleton, Lufkin, Texas (cy@hotlinecy.com)


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
10:46:33

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I THOUGHT CITIZENS WERE THOSE WHO WERE ENTITLED TO BE HERE LEGALLY. I ALSO THOUGHT CRIMINALS WERE THOSE THAT BROKE SOME LAW, WHETHER GREAT OR SMALL IN SOME WAY. BY CROSSING THE BORDERS OF THIS COUNTRY WITHOUT THE PROPER PAPERWORK THEY BECOME CRIMINALS AND SHOULD NOT BE PERMITTED TO STAY HERE, GIVEN AMNESTY, GIVEN CIVIL RIGHTS, EDUCATION OR ANY OTHER TAX-FUNDED CARE. MEDICAL CARE, FOOD STAMPS, HOUSING OR ANYTHING ELSE. WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE DISTRIBUTING FOOD, CLOTHES, MEDICAL CARE, ETC. TO PEOPLE IN MEXICO FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND STILL, THOUSANDS COME. HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT KIND OF PERSON THEY ARE? WE DO KNOW THEY HAVE NO REGARD FOR RULES AND LAW. THAT MUCH WE DO KNOW FOR SURE. WE NEED TO SECURE OUR BORDERS COMPLETELY AND SAFELY. NAFTA IS A JOKE, THE TRUCKERS NOW WANT TO DRIVE ALL OVER WITHOUT SMOG AND INSURANCES, AND TAKE THE TRUCKER'S JOBS. THE TRUCK DRIVERS IN SAN DIEGO ALONE, WHERE THEY CAN DRIVE CLOSE TO THE BORDER ARE TERRIBLE DRIVERS AND THE CONDITIONS OF THE TRUCKS, THE ODORS OF THE EXHAUSTS ARE TERRIBLE. WE NEED TO GET OFF OUR DUFFS AND LET OUR REPRESENTATIVES KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT FUNDING ANY MORE OF THIS GARBAGE. NO WONDER CALIFORNIA AND MANY OTHER STATES ARE IN SERIOUS FINANCIAL TROUBLE. OUR WELFARE SYSTEM, JAILS, POLICE OFFICER'S TIME SPENT ON THESE, BORDER PATROL, ETC. ARE WEARING US DOWN AND TAKING ALL WE SHOULD BE USING ON OUR TAX PAYING AND LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. KEEP IMMIGRATION A PRIVILEDGE AND NOT A WORLD-WIDE "RIGHT". THE CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS ARE FOR CITIZENS ONLY AND SHOULD REMAIN THAT WAY, REGARDLESS OF WHOSE BLEEDING HEART IS GUSHING. EVEN CHRIST TEACHES THAT WE ARE TO OBEY LAWS AND HONOR THOSE IN OFFICE OVER US AND SO WE SHOULD, BUT WE ALSO MUST BE A PEOPLE THAT ENFORCE A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE, WHICH MEANS THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HERE. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND KEEP OUR PRESIDENT AND PROTECT AND BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES. HAPPY NEW YEAR.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
10:50:18

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Yes, we were created by imagration, but there has to be a limit as to how many ailians are permited in. If they are unwilling to a citizan then they should not be allowed in,, no matter what. California


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:00:16

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To quote the author "What part of illegal don't they understand"; Illegal is illegal. But it's not only the illegal aliens who cost American jobs. It's also our so called "trade agreements" with the likes of China and Mexico. Have you noticed how many items are now manufactured in China? One can barely purchase anything except bread and milk that isn't made in China. Enough already! Personally, I stopped buying at Wal-Mart when I couldn't find a pair of shoes made in the USA.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:04:47

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I love President Bush. He is the by far the best President we have had in years. Thank God that he is a man of integrity, which we did not have with the past Democratic President. I am proud to be an American now instead of hiding in shame with all the gossip going around about Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. Thank God for President Bush. We need his leadership right now in these uncertain times with terrorists like Osama Bin Laden on the loose. There is not one Democratic candidate who can hold a candle to him. Bush's proposal for immigration is fair. I am 100% for it. Immigrants are helping our economy here in Texas. We would all be in terrible shape without them. They are NOT taking jobs away from others!!! They are doing the work that no one else wants.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:12:10

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THIS IS FOR THE GUY FROM SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA THAT SAYS HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE US OUT THERE PICKING OUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FOR $3-4 PER HOUR. GUESS WHAT? I HAVE DONE THAT AND MORE. I HAVE PICKED UP FIGS ON MY HANDS AND KNEES, PICKED COTTON BEFORE THE COTTON PICKING MACHINES CAME ALONG AND TOOK OUR JOBS, SORTED OR AS IT WAS CALLED, CULLED IN PACKING SHEDS, CUT GRAPES, PICKED ROTTEN TOMATOES, AND MORE. I HAVE USED MY SHARE OF BUSHES FOR A BATHROOM AND LEAVES TO WIPE WITH. I AM A CAUCASIAN FEMALE, GREAT GRANDMOTHER OF 4 WHO HAS DONE ALL THAT, HELD TWO AND SOMETIMES THREE JOBS AT A TIME AND RAISED MY FAMILY. MY CHILDREN ARE LAW ABIDING, WELL-BEHAVED CHILDREN AND HAVE NEVER HAD TRAFFIC TICKETS. THEY HAVE INSURANCE ON THEIR VEHICLES AND KEEP THEM REGISTERED LEGALLY. MY SON IS A QUADRAPLEGIC AND WORKS AND OWNS A HOME NOW. I HAD A HARD LIFE, BUT I DID NOT CRY BOO-HOO AND SIT AROUND WAITING FOR SOME ILLEGAL ACT TO HELP ME MAKE ENDS MEET. I MADE LEGAL CHOICES AND OBEYED THE LAWS OF THIS LAND. I WOULD NOT CHANGE IT AND DON'T EXPECT TO HAVE TO PAY FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE TOO FULL OF SELF PITY AND GIVE-ME, GIVE-ME TO STAND ON YOUR OWN FEET. GO BACK HOME.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:13:10

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Why does everyone believe that 1 president, 545 congressmen, & 9 justices knows everything about everything & has all the answers??? There are over 290,000,000 people in America (those that census heard from anyway)& every- out here thinks these 555 people should do things THEIR way. Of course you can believe everything everyone in the news realm tells you, everything the congress, the justices, your doctor, your lawyer, etc. on down the line tells you. But then again, none of them will tell you the 'REST OF THE STORY'! Why? Because no-one knows the whole story. We've become very good at criticizing everything everyone else says or does. But can't take care of & maintain good choices in our own homes! Our judgements are based on only a few moments of pre-edited news! Anyone have time to do a little in- vestigating things before an opinion is drawn? NOT ANY MORE! We've all got better, more important things to do, right? If you want truth, then spend some time & effort to seek it out & evaluate, BEFORE making snap judge-ments! No-one is perfect, no-one can do everything YOUR way, no-one has all the answers! I'm sure the president (all of them past & present) make their decisions on what knowledge they've been given. So, does the rest of the world, including Congress, judges & you! Power to do it your way is every persons reason for seeking office. Think about all the compromises the government makes trying to please everyone, most of all themselves! Good, seldom comes out of compromises! Thus, nothing ever gets solved & we will always have some suffer & some gain, because the answers are compro- mised! Don't expect any different outcome from the upcoming election, be- cause everyone appointed & elected official WILL be forced to compromise! That's the way America is run. There are more than 290,000,000 opinions & critics out there to prove it! And then we expect the bests results to come from that fact. SORRY, it'll never happen! Lily Missouri


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:15:07

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I believe in helping our neighbor........ but TAKE care of our own first! I personally think BUSH has lost his mind on this subject! excuse me but did i hear they are allowed to vote in our presidential election? well if thats the case , theres your answer. i hope i heard wrong......


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:18:05

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I TOTTALY AGREE WITH YOUR PREMISE ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIENS, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE DO NOT TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN DESTITUE LEGAL CITIZENS.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:20:31

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Initially, I thought the same - only a ploy for the Hispanic vote. But the Hispanics (who vote) don't like the illegal any more than I do! The Cubans may very well favor the plan, but they already are Republicans. Doesn't make much sense at all. I suspect that there is something more to this than meets the eye. We have what has become an impossible enforcement burden to keep out illegals, and the ones here travel in and out of the country pretty much at will. If this is a plan to locate & control all of these people, it starts to make sense. Since a part of his plan calls for the "amnesty" to be contingent on being employed, that would actually work, and as a throw in, they would have to pay taxes, which they certainly don't do now. I hope that this, or some other twist, takes the proposal out of what seems to be a blatant misuse of power.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:22:08

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I AGREE WITH YOU ON THIS SUBJECT,I THINK CONGRESS & THE PRESIDENT STOOD IN THE WRONG LINE WHEN PASSING OUT BRAINS. GOD BLESS THE USA & ITS' CITIZENS


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:27:47

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RIGHT ON BUY AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:33:49

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That was what I was thinking. But, we are helpless to stop the government anymore. That was not so in the past, but today you could not gather a small towns population together to change the laws, or boot a revolting politician. This is sad indeed. Our letters just get dumped in the round file and the congresmen know that once they get into office, they will not be voted out again. Vote everyone, that is our only defense.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:35:48

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A good write-up on illegals. You are so right!! Bush lost my vote December 8th!!! Do not plan on voting unless Gephart gets elected, which I have my doubts.. P. M.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:43:00

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Enough already, it's time to get rid of this regime and get our country back on track, before this country is bankrupt.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:43:26

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I totally agree with your statement. It is contradictory to say that this proposed plan will fulfill the needs of employers who need low wage workers then to turn around and say employers will HAVE to pay minimum wage and social security taxes?? Doesn't the latter defeat the former???? We have a process for entering our country -- enforce it. Our country's leaders have lost the meaning of right and wrong and try to make laws that allow circumvention of the wrong rather than bite the bullet and enforce the basic laws on which this nation was founded.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:49:28

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I totally agree


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:50:39

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If you don't plan on voting, how can anything ever be changed? About speaking Spanish. I agree. They should not be allowed to become citizens until they learn English. But maybe they don't want to become citizens. If they were, they would have to assume some responsibilities.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:53:54

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Amen


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:54:23

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We are a lot to blame ,because we won't get our dead beat butts off the lounge chair and go vote and put good people in office. People that look out for us instead of big business. Big business will put us all back in slave labor if we let them. I don't blame the Mexican people for wanting to come here. Its one the best places on earth. Fine the hell out of the people hiring illegal immigrants. If nobody is hiring there won't be as much need to come. PUT AN END TO THE HIRING OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. DOWN WITH BUSH. Get out and VOTE!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:54:48

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If you don't plan on voting, how can anything ever be changed? About speaking Spanish. I agree. They should not be allowed to become citizens until they learn English. But maybe they don't want to become citizens. If they were, they would have to assume some responsibilities.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
11:57:05

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I have just read at least 50 of the postings and it makes me sick that these illegals are getting the benefits that they are getting. What the H*** is wrong with our Presidents head? Illegal immigrants and social security should be two separate problems. We have millions of citizens in this country without jobs. His reasoning is that they will take the low income seasonal jobs. Well guess what! The reason that we have these low income jobs is because of the illegals. If they were not allowed in the US then these people that are hiring them would have to pay a decent wage and US citizens would have a job to go to. Look at the tax loss by hiring these people. If they had to hire a few million US citizens, at least we would be getting some tax money in the US. Now we get nothing. Just heard on the news that Bush is going to Mexico. The Mexican leader loves Bush because he lets all of Mexico's trash deadbeats into the US. Instead of worring about every other country in the world, I think we should start worring about our own. I would like to see a law in the US that if you see a person in your neighborhood that just moved in, that you expect is a foreigner, that it be your duty to report it to the police and have that person checked for citizenship or the proper papers to justify his being in the US. I would bet that you would see a lot less of these people if someone was going to report them. Nuff said.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:01:18

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Jan. 10,2004 How long will the U.S. continue to let every immigrant come in to our country, from every other country that will not help support their own people? How long can this country continue to fight other countries wars? Think of what the billions of dollars used to fight wars, and support immigrants could do for our country for OUR PEOPLE, who have made the money and paid taxes. Many have given their lives for others in the name of FREEDOM. It is nice to be benevolent to others but let's use the old saying. "CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME". Let's do for our own. This is an election year, and I suppose the Bush administration is planning on votes from these people he is favoring. Let's all "LEGAL CITIZENS" AND AMERICANS REMEMBER THIS. Vote for some one who supports Americans. Jean, from N.C.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:10:04

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If our country doesent get rid of Nafta and illegal's we will become a very poor country like the ones we are fighting.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:13:11

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illegal immigration(ii) must be stopped.bushes progam is doomed unless he closes the borders.posting the military at the borders would be as effective as any means at our disposal.write bush,ridge etc and demand border crossing be stopped with the military.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:13:31

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We need to forward this with signatures to Washington, and our State Senators as well, they need to understand we get diseases brought to this country daily because of lax immagration policies, and they pay nothing towards our health care or any support structure.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:17:50

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What is our President thinking? About the election and he wants to be reelected! We listen to different news servies and they are telling about the unemployment going down - what they do NOT tell us - the number of people who can no longer collect unemployment because their benefits have stopped. So they must be employed - right? WRONG! I live in North Carolina and I seen up close and personal friends, neighbors and relatives who have lost jobs because of the cheap labor in other contries. My sister worked for Levi until they closed the plant where she had worked for 15 years, because the company could make more money in Mexico. We are a country of immigrants - the only Native Americans are the Indians and look how we continue to treat them! Remember the saying "What goes around, comes around"


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:34:36

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what has happened to president bush im ashamed to say i thought he was doing good.we have enough trouble without letting more people in here and supporting them .im an old lady i need my money to support myself not them.this town is being took over by them. they are building nice big airconditioned places for them and they park their new cars outside their low income housing .awful.and they want us to learn spanish.no way will i .president bush will get lot of votes from them i guess.im amazed he did this.and the old veteran was right.that wrote in here.i dont get anything give free to me.had to work hard with my husband in the coal fields.thats a good idea send them to work in 32inch top for 24yrs like my poor dead husband did .back under ground 7miles i guess ive said more then i should .ginny farris


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:39:40

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Thanks, I'll CERTAINLY pass this along.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:43:44

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The first thing I want to say is: I think that illegal immigrants and social security don't mix. My husband and I have read ALL the comments posted today and we feel embarrassed that most of these people, who are Americans,are so illiterate and/or uneducated. The spelling, punctuation, and grammar are atrocious. This IS America and education is FREE. These people obviously spend more time complaining about what they "can't" get for FREE or what they think they are "entitled" to as Americans, while it is obvious that they "opted" NOT to take advantage of the wonderful "FREE" education available in our country. My husband is 61 years of age and I am 54 years of age; we are Native American descendents who were born and raised in California. We both grew up in large families in farm country where we worked from the age of 12 years old. As teenagers, we had to work and save the money to purchase our own vehicles; we never had a TV set, stereo, or other luxuries of our own. We were "taught" work ethic and responsibility for our own actions; if we made a mistake, WE paid the consequences, whatever they may be. We married young and started a family, against our parents advice. We had it rough and we realized maybe we should have 'listened to the old man'. We were never allowed to 'borrow, mooch, or receive a hand-out or freebie.' This was 'tough love' before the word became a child psychology term. It wasn't in the blood to think about welfare, medicaid or food stamps; those programs were for the unfortunate, or the medically disabled, not for people who were healthy and able to work. We both,at times, worked two jobs to make ends meet. We NEVER had a problem finding a job when we "wanted" one. We went to college nights and earned our college diplomas so that we could obtain better jobs and start 'careers'. We both became professionals and enjoyed productive careers, purchased new vehicles, homes, etc. We raised 6 children, who are ALL productive members of society and who have NEVER complained about not being able to 'live' off the system. Four of those children enlisted in the United States Military Services after they graduated high school (three in the Marine Corps and one in the Navy--the two older sons served 4 years each and the next two have been active duty in the Marines since 1988--going to college nights, doing home study weekends, nights, holidays--one of them completed a 5 year degree in Electrical Engineering at N. C. State University on MECEP and became a commissioned officer in 1998--POINT BEING: They took advantage of the 'free' education available to them and have MADE wonderful, productive careers for themselves.) When times are tough, we as a family, help each other; we don't expect the 'system' to GIVE us freebies. IF SOMEONE 'REALLY' WANTS A JOB, THEY 'WILL' FIND IT!! We were members of the California Farm Bureau, and I was a Farm Bureau Insurance Agent for twelve years (I was in the insurance business for seventeen years). I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN 'WILL NOT' DO MENIAL FARM LABOR AT ANY RATE OF PAY, AND WITHOUT THE MEXICAN LABORER, THE FARMERS ARE BASICALLY 'OUT OF BUSINESS'. One particular year in the mid 1980's, I knew a farmer that had a crop of pears he had to allow to drop on the ground and disk under because he had advertised for help with the employment office, several private employment agencies and the Farm Bureau offices and newsletters, as well as posting 'help wanted' posters all over town in the grocery stores, shopping centers, etc. He had offered as much as $15 an hour (in the mid '80's) and had NO TAKERS. We had a couple of clients who were out of work and complained about not having the money to pay their insurance bills, and we told them about this farmer being so desperate for help. The response: "BS I ain't picking up no pears for no amount of money--I'm making more than that on unemployment and food stamps." (keeping in mind that this would probably be a good 10-12 hours a day job at $15 an hour--$150+ a day) This was NOT the only person who made that type of comment or one similar. Two of my children wanted to go out and help the man, but they were not quite old enough to obtain the work permits (these are the two active duty Marines). The Farm Bureau became instrumental in backing the Mexican Farm Labor Program. PEOPLE, without farm laborers, we have no farms; without farms, we have no food; without food, we DO NOT survive. AMERICANS ARE PAMPERED, SPOILED, GREEDY, LAZY, AND OVER-VALUE THEIR OWN WORTH. We, as a nation, want it ALL FOR NOTHING! It's time WE ALL get back to REALITY and start accepting RESPONSIBILITY for our own actions and destiny and STOP 'blaming' the democrats OR republicans for our situation. The American people vote on almost EVERYTHING that happens in this country!! The politicians can only pass the laws WE allow them to pass. WE VOTE them into office and WE VOTE on the legislative actions they propose; if YOU DO NOT VOTE, then YOU CANNOT COMPLAIN!! And, before you complain about the Mexicans or any other immigrant, consider this: ARE "YOU" WILLING TO GO OUT AT 0500-ANY TIME OF THE YEAR-AND IN ANY WEATHER-AND WORK ON A FARM FOR 10-12-14 HOURS A DAY-SEVEN DAYS A WEEK-FOR MONTHS ON END-FOR MINIMUM WAGE? The reason these immigrants are here in the first place is because the farmers COULD NOT get an American to take the job! THIS FOLKS, IS THE HARD TRUTH!! LIKE IT OR NOT. I've seen it with my own eyes and heard it with my own ears time and time again for years and years. My husband and I retired and moved to Southern Virginia; we see the same problems here as in California. TO PROVE ANOTHER POINT: At 47 years old, I applied to and attended Nursing School and changed my career to nursing--no problems getting into school and no problems finding a job.(I hear almost daily that someone can't get into nursing school or can't find a nursing job--with the national nursing shortage?--they're not looking very hard!) My husband has had three different jobs, changing at his own choice; and at his age, he was hired for each job on his first interview. We love working and HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM FINDING A JOB WHEN WE WANTED ONE. ***Note to the person from North Carolina who complained about the Mexicans and their children in the schools etc. That is nonsense and you know it!! These Mexicans work like dogs from dawn to dark and they spend their hard earned money in our shopping centers. They live frugally and save every penny they can to send back home to family members who are living 'below poverty' levels. They attend church and many of them contribute a great deal to our communities and welcome someone teaching them English and American culture. THEIR CHILDREN learn English in our schools and what a wonderful opportunity for OUR CHILDREN to have an immigrant friend who can teach them their language and culture. "Secondary language" is STILL an ELECTIVE in our country. While it is true that many employers require a secondary language, do you complain that many employers require an Associate's Degree or a Bachelor's Degree, etc.? For these college degrees, one MUST take a secondary language course. And, to rebut the biggest crock of all in your statement, YOUR CHILD IS NOT REQUIRED TO TAKE SPANISH FROM KINDERGARTEN ON. EDUCATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING!! The earlier age that a child is 'exposed' to learning something, the easier it will be for him/her to absorb and retain the information. ANOTHER BIT OF REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE: Through our youngest sons Spanish Class, we had a foreign 'exchange student' come to us from another country (dictatorship country-Spanish speaking); we had many obstacles to overcome to get him into the U.S. He had to pass an English test, show proof of medical coverage, submit school records including grades, religious belief and/or baptismal records, and ability to 'pay his way' while in the U.S.; it was a lot of nonsense. We had to show 'proof' of our ability and willingness to support him if he became unable to pay his own way while in the U.S. The child was 15 years of age, father deceased;he was working to pay his way through school and help his mom pay for his two sisters to attend school. (no free school in their country, not even primary school) After a few months of paperwork, we finally were able to have this young man come spend the school year with us; the strict requirement was "the school year only" and he had to return within so many days after the last day of school. This young man was 'the most wonderful, intelligent, loving, caring, appreciative, helping, eager to learn everything he could,' person I have ever known. We ALL learned so much from each other. We became very attached to him in the 7 1/2 months he lived with us. He became 'our son'. He completed his Junior year in high school, taking both Spanish and English (as required), which gave him one additional course, with 4.0 GPA (All his classes were taught in English, not Spanish.) The war became very fierce in his country and because of his age and mandatory military requirement in that country, his mother wanted him to stay in the U.S. We attempted everything including adoption to keep him with us. Bottom line, he had to return or risk never seeing his mother and sisters again. He returned to his country, completed his last year of high school, attended the University, completed his military requirement, and was in the medical field. One sad day, I received a letter from his sister that he had died. He was not yet 25 years old. HAD WE BEEN ABLE TO ADOPT THIS YOUNG MAN LEGALLY, HE COULD HAVE BEEN A VERY PRODUCTIVE MEMBER OF AMERICA AND CONTRIBUTED A GREAT DEAL TO HIS COMMUNITY AND WOULD STILL BE ALIVE TODAY. I will be the first to agree that 'illegal immigrants' is a real problem in our country today, BUT it has ALWAYS been a problem--not just in the last 3 or 4 years. And for those of you who complain about President Bush and Texas not having problems with illegal immigrants -- where do you get your information? El Paso, as well as many other cities, has more than its fair share of illegals. Every city in every state has illegals; you people are just blowing off steam and don't have the FACTS. My son lived in El Paso for over a year and the situation with 'illegals' jumping the border is very real. This 'border jumping' is also very real in San Diego, California, as it is for many other 'border' states. Illegal immigration has been a 'reality' since the United States was formed; stop blaming 'the Republicans and/or Bush'. The Democrats were in office for eight (8) years and the illegal immigration was STILL a problem. This IS NOT a 'political party' thing. READ YOUR UNITED STATES HISTORY BOOKS, PAYING SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE WARS 'IN' THE U.S. AND THE CAUSES OF THOSE WARS. Then, and only then, will you have the knowledge and education to give such a strong voice as to 'illegal immigration' and 'the cause of it'. NOW: Re the comments about the War in Iraq being about oil and power: "Boy oh boy, are you the most ignorant one of all!" WHAT PART OF "psychopathic tyrant and cruel, murderous power-hungry dictator'DID YOU NOT UNDERSTAND? That country and it's people have been repressed, brutalized, executed, mass murdered, raped, and starved to death for over three decades and YOU think it's about oil and power? Well, in a way, you are right: IT WAS about SADDAM'S egomaniacal greed and thirst for ALL THE POWER and ALL THE MONEY, so that he could 'take over the world'. HE WAS A MONSTER!!! So is HIS FRIEND, BIN LADEN!! YOU have the FREEDOMS to: 'say' what you think;'do' what you want;'go' where you want, when you want; 'work' for whom you want,'earn' a paycheck and take it home to 'spend' how you want; 'enjoy' your relationship with 'your' family without your country's so-called leader coming into YOUR home anytime day or night and raping you, your wife and/or daughters or killing you, your spouse or children; you don't have to worry about your daughter being dragged out of her classroom and brutally raped, beaten, and/or killed in the street just because the mood struck. HAVE YOU PEOPLE ABSOLUTELY NO COMPASSION FOR ANYONE!!?? Most of you want to 'blame' the illegals and the war on the republicans/Bush. He has been in office less than one term; the democrats/Clinton Admin was in office eight (8) years. TELL ME EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS THAT THEY DID FOR THIS COUNTRY? Whitewater? (Do you know that many of the 'witnesses' in Whitewater are dead? Accidents, suicides? Convenience?) Sexual Harassments across the nation that literally cost us millions and millions of dollars? Adultery in the Oval Office? Perjury? Lying to the American Nation about their involvement in many illegal activities? SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA 'SUCK IT UP' AND ACCEPT THE FACTS AND REALITY! THE CLINTON'S DID NOTHING TO SAFEGUARD AMERICA OR HER PEOPLE, NOTHING! THEY WERE TOO BUSY ENGAGING IN ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES, ILLICIT, ADULTEROUS SEX AND COVERING THEIR OWN TAILS. AFTER EIGHT (8) YEARS OF THIS BEHAVIOR (which any of US would still be in jail for), it WAS definitely time for a change. Many of you will recognize the phrase: "Just the Facts, ma'am, just the facts!" Informed and unbiased by political affiliation in Southern Virginia


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:49:13

Town Hall Comments

Illegal..prohibited by law and or against the law. I wonder if Bush has lost all touch with reality due to the stress he has been suffering. Illegal means it is NOT legal so how can he overlook something that we live with? We must obey our laws and not commit a deed that is ILLEGAL, or we face punishment befitting the ILLEGAL act. So where is this man coming from?? I have defended and supported him through out all the dastardly attacks against our country, BUT I DO NOT support this stupid act of his. God help us !!!!!!!! I support your page totally. We need to make more people aware of the ramifications of his stupid idea.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:49:15

Town Hall Comments

What a wonderful page and all so true. Too bad our Canadian government wouldn't think about this also. We are in worse shape than our American friends. framar. A concerner Canadian


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:50:08

Town Hall Comments

Illegal..prohibited by law and or against the law. I wonder if Bush has lost all touch with reality due to the stress he has been suffering. Illegal means it is NOT legal so how can he overlook something that we live with? We must obey our laws and not commit a deed that is ILLEGAL, or we face punishment befitting the ILLEGAL act. So where is this man coming from?? I have defended and supported him through out all the dastardly attacks against our country, BUT I DO NOT support this stupid act of his. God help us !!!!!!!! I support your page totally. We need to make more people aware of the ramifications of his stupid idea.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:51:35

Town Hall Comments

What ticks me off is the alien element who comes to America and is given Social Security benefits and has never paid a penny into it. No wonder SS and Medicare are hurting.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:55:02

Town Hall Comments

The reason illegal immigrants are being accepted by the Bush administration is simply for VOTES! These people are here illegally, and are taking our jobs, costing us insurance and school dollars and costing us every way we turn. Did we not learn anything from 9-11? Before long the American people will be the minority. If they are going to be here, they need to speak our language, and act like Americans. We need to close our borders to illegals and protect our jobs and schools and provide health care for our own people. I work in a school, and these kids come in, and our teachers have to learn to speak their language and then in turn teach them ours. Enough already!! Carolyn Thomas


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:56:54

Town Hall Comments

Your comments about the immigration laws was one of the greatest written yet. You said it just like it is. I live in Arizona and the illegals may want to work, it's true, but in the same token, they are also doing illegal activities such as drugs, etc. Some are even killing to survive. I wish there was a good answer, but short of building a six foot thick, 100 feet steel wall, there is no answer, and then would find a way to get thru it. I love your website and the pictures and sayings are great. Keep up the good work.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:56:57

Town Hall Comments

Make sure everyone that want to live in AMERICA knows how to communicate and read ENGLISH before they get into the USA


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
12:58:49

Town Hall Comments

AMEN


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
13:06:21

Town Hall Comments

Illegal..prohibited by law and or against the law. I wonder if Bush has lost all touch with reality due to the stress he has been suffering. Illegal means it is NOT legal so how can he overlook something that we live with? We must obey our laws and not commit a deed that is ILLEGAL, or we face punishment befitting the ILLEGAL act. So where is this man coming from?? I have defended and supported him through out all the dastardly attacks against our country, BUT I DO NOT support this stupid act of his. God help us !!!!!!!! I support your page totally. We need to make more people aware of the ramifications of his stupid idea.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
13:15:34

Town Hall Comments

U ARE SO RIGHT. BUSH NEVER KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT AND THIS PROVES IT AGAIN, M E UTAH


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
13:20:18

Town Hall Comments

I am sick and tired of these illegal mexicans taking over our state and elsewhere. Everywhere I go there are mexicans working and maybe a few white faces to be seen. And the rudeness is intolerable, like they own the place. I don't believe the unemployment rate was ever down, it is that more of the illegals are coming over and taking these low paying jobs which shows the unemployment rate is up. I know this is a polical thing about Bush and the new immigaration law, which is not going to help, as they still will vote Democrat. How do we know if a Democrat gets to be president they will stop this illegal immigration, it will still continue. In the comments above who said it would stop? If this keeps up, we will be overcome by them and flee and this state will become little Mexico and be in shambles!! God Help Us!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
13:21:28

Town Hall Comments

Father and son. One term only


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
13:36:58

Town Hall Comments

I agree"What are they thinking" Only problem is: nobody is thinking except the folks whom this will affect.Collect Social Security in their homeland!!! Indeed!!! Americans who deserve it have a Big problem collecting ,how in the world will "they"? I say "no no no no". Vote the bums out!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
13:48:30

Town Hall Comments

How about letting those illegal alliens fight in our wars before they can have the feedom we have;and the benefits we have . Something is very wrong with this country .......


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
13:51:00

Town Hall Comments

I agree that something must be done re our immigration policy. We also have to change the part of the law that allows the child of an illegal immigant citizenship if the happen to be born in the US. This would, I think, stop pregnant women from running across the border just as they are about to give birth, and thuse giving the child US citizenship. That should not be. The argument that citizens would not accept the work for the wages paid is not a proven fact, it is speculation and rumor started by those who profit from it. Names, undocuments aliens and employers. Bearry (California)


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
13:54:17

Town Hall Comments

I think Andy Rooney says it best....Here is an exert of his thoughts.... Andy Rooney said on 60 minutes a few weeks back: (for those of you that don't know Andy Rooney, he is an 82 year old US TV commentator) I don't think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers. The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America. Try to have things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertainment Television, or Miss White America; and see what happens. Jesse Jackson will be knocking down your door. I believe that if you are selling me a milk shake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English! My father and grandfather didn't die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours. I think the police should have every right to shoot your sorry self if you threaten them after they tell you to stop. If you can't understand the word "freeze" or "stop" in English, see the above lines. I don't think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store, or any other business. We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they could come over here and tell us our constitution is a living document; and open to their interpretations. I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent the next operating system that's better, and put your name on the building. Ask your buddy that invented the Internet to help you. (Al) I am sick of "Political Correctness." I know a lot of black people, and not a single one of them was born in Africa; so how can they be "African-Americans"? Besides, Africa is a continent. I don't go around saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was from Europe. I am proud to be from America and nowhere else. I am sick of "Political Correctness." I know a lot of black people, and not a single one of them was born in Africa; so how can they be "African-Americans"? Besides, Africa is a continent. I don't go around saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was from Europe. I am proud to be from America and nowhere else. AR ------------------------------------------ Our freedoms are protected by our marvelous Constitution. 'Our' refers to all that live in our Country (unfortunately legal or illegal). My wife's Uncle was denied entry into the US many years ago. He was English, spoke the language and had a sponsor in my Father-in-law, however he was denied. He immigrated to Australia. Our laws have changed so many times in the past years, some good and some bad. America is a beacon to the world and is truly the land of opportunity. I don't mind any immigrants coming to America, however they should: A. Learn English. B. Become Citizens if they plan to stay. C. Pay taxes regardless if they plan to stay or not. D. Not receive any benefits unless they become Citizens. E. Not be permitted to denounce or teach anything against our Government or our way of life (unless they become Citizens). F. Not be above our laws. Immunity, because one is a foreign Ambassadors or Dignitaries, should not allowed. G. Be deported immediately,if they entered illegally. We should have compassion and let the qualified apply for Citizenship. Some of our most successful people have been immigrants. We are not segregationist. We should'nt even think of closing our borders and letting the world take care of themselves. Like Dusty Rhodes and all the other men and women that have faithfully served in the armed forces, we owe them a sincere gratitude and a blessing for what they have sacrificed for "our" Freedoms. I am so thankful for being born and able to live in the greatist nation in the world. As long as we never forget their struggles and sacrifices that made our country great and continue to consider there is a value to all human beings, this country will continue to be the Beacon to all countries. My biggest concern,however, is the polorization of our two party system. The Democrats believe only their way is right. Same with the Republicans. We really need to find a way for both parties to work together to strengthen our great nation, rather than the ideas for change to fall on deaf ears of the opposite party. Any suggestions? Congress sure could use some help, but I suppose that is another topic to discuss. Lloyd Maple


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:01:51

Town Hall Comments

Bush is one person I will not trust, I bet if his daughters had to go to war, it would end in 15 minutes, he would pull out so fast it would make your head swim. As to the "Illegal"Immigrants lets send him with them to Mexico, if he wants to mingle with them, it is not FAIR as so many have stated above, so please don't anyone be dumb enough to vote for him, we the People are suppose to controll who we elect, so vote against him and his filthy rich Cohorts. One reason so many illegals are here is because our governing body won't raise the starting pay, a person can't live on the wages and you sure can't raise a family on it, so they come in droves and take advantage of all our "FREEBIES".


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:11:02

Town Hall Comments

I find it hard to believe that the goverment can't see what it is doing to teh American people. Our jobs are either going over sea's or the illegal's are getting them. I know that the Lord says to love your fellow man but I don't want to live in Mexico.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:13:38

Town Hall Comments

As he, the so called elected President of our country, is messing up again. He is wanting votes, but whose, can these people vote?. Has he not a plan to steal it the way he did before and has to stoop to this. We do not have enough teachers, school, in our state the way it is.Remember it will not be one worker coming, if he wants to really work, but all his family and children to school and hire more special teachers to teach them english. I want all people to be free and have a good life, but sell us down the river. NO


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:21:21

Town Hall Comments

I agree, the illegal aliens take jobs from Americans. Sure they do jobs most Americans would not do but if they weren't here I'm sure American's would. This country needs all our jobs for a strong America.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:21:27

Town Hall Comments

In my opinion, everyone is welcome in our country IF they learn to speak our language (meaning, English) and IF they pay taxes as we do, do NOT receive tax-free loans, and they do NOT receive any privileges that are not extended to US citizens. Those are big 'IFs', however. Further, I do not feel that George Bush is being fair to US citizens in many ways. If you agree, remember that when you go to the polls in November and vote for a new president.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:26:22

Town Hall Comments

Amen.. as a Naturalized Citizen, (former Alien) I entered the USA through proper channels, registered every January for the years before taking the exams for Citizenship, and was duly processed through the system. I went to night school to better myself and have worked diligently to obtain status as a citizen, tax-payer, home owner and a legal and contributing member to society. Now that I am qualified for Social Security benefits, I am told that I will need to report the income to the IRS and be taxed on 85% of my benefits, at a 30% tax rate. Meanwhile the "wetbacks" are going to go back home and reap retirement benefits that I helped pay for over the past 40 years, and I will be required to continue to pay taxes to support it??? What's wrong with this picture ?? The question to government is not "What were you thinking?" but actually "WERE YOU THINKING?" Thanks for letting me vent!.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:29:25

Town Hall Comments

What part of CRIMINAL do our elected officials NOT understand. I feel it is time for the CITIZENS of this country to inform our appointed and elected officials that every one of them swore an oath to the Constitution. There are LEGAL ways to earn the right to call yourself citizen. I paid for my right to be an American citizen spending 21 years defending this country. I got some news for those who think they will take it from me. I swore an oath to PROTECT and DEFEND the CONSTITUTION agains t all enemies FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. I call gangs having shooting turf wars out on our highways over which gang has the right to make money off of the flood of illegals they pour into this country as something that every citizen has to be concerned with. We do not need our kids and family out on a highway in the middle of a gang shoot out over illegals and drug distrobution. Elections are coming up soon time to get registered and inform the people you will vote.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:30:28

Town Hall Comments

THANK YOU , THANK YOU , THANK YOU!!!!! Why can't they see what they are doing? Or are they TRYING to destroy our beautiful country.... Giving illegal immigrants and social security to them is wrong. May God be with us!!!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:30:57

Town Hall Comments

THATS CRAZY AND AGAINST THE LAW--- WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LAW IN THIS COUNTRY----- SEND THEM BACK -- IF THEY HAVE A CHILD BORN IN THIS COUNTRY IT CAN STAY AND WE WILL RAISE IT----OR------- TAKE THE AMERICAN BACK WITH YOU AND RAISE IT IN YOUR COUNTRY AND WHEN IT'S 18 IT CAN COME BACK HERE. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP.


Date:
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:32:35

Town Hall Comments

I COMPLETELY AGREE. WHAT IS GOING ON HERE, WHEN OUR OWN AMERICANS CANT GET JOBS OR HELP FROM GOVERNMENT AGENCIES BUT ILLEGAL IMMAGRANTS CAN! I MEAN ITS REDICULOUS! AND THEN THEY EXPECT OUR CHILDREN TO LEARN SPANISH IN SCHOOL INSTEAD OF TEACHING THE HISPANICS ENGLISH. EERYWHERE YOU GO, SIGNS ARE POSTED IN SPANISH, I MEAN, IF THEY ARE GONNA LIVE HERE, HTEY SHOULD BE LEGAL AND SPEAK OUR LANGUAGE AND NOT GET TREATED ANY DIFFERENT THAN US. WE EVEN HAVE "HISPANIC HERITAGE DAY" IN NORTH CAROLINA! WHATS THAT ABOUT? THIS ISNT A SPANISH COUNTRY, OR AT LEAST THATS NOT WHAT ITS SUPPOSE TO BE, BUT IT SEEMS THAT THE HISPANICS ARE MORE WELCOME HERE THAN AMERIANS ARE!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:32:41

Town Hall Comments

WE HAVE PEOPLE RIGHT HERE IN US THAT NEED JOBS...WHAT IS BUSH GOING TO DO NEXT LET THEM LIVE HERE FOR NOTHING..MAYBE DRAW S S??





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