Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
14:44:42

Town Hall Comments

Giving our Social Security Benifits to illegal immagrants is outrageous !!!!! I worked hard all the years since I was 15 and was disabled at age 42.They said I barley made it to get any benifits! I get $450.00 per month - thank God my husband has good insurance- my daily meds are over $250.00 per month .Then I have my Dr visits that I had to stop from monthly to every 3-4 months -I couldn't qualify for SSI or any type of help with the health problems I have because my husband was working- BUT - one SS office worker told me if I divorced my husband I would qualify ! This land is being taken over by the "foreigners" - they own more of the USA than the Americans do.Cubans,Mexicans all can get help getting a business started and pay NO tax for 5 years-then they turn around and "sell" it to a member of their family and no taxes for another 5 years- and around it goes for 20-30 years of paying absolutely no business taxs ,Federal nor State Taxes .But God forbid if we try to deduct 1 questionable deductable- the IRS attaches everything we have until they get their money ! I have heard that the whites are RACISTS until I am sick of it. it is US,the hard working White race that is the Minority and discrimated against !And to think all these people come to "the good life" and want to be American citizens- but why is it that WE have to learn THEIR language- do you think their government would tell us if we went to live in Cuba,Haiti,or Mexico that all the "natives of that country had to learn our language so we could talk to them? NOOOO!@ I say KICK THEM BACK TO THEIR OWN COUNTRIES and let their ancestors, and their government take care of them !! SHAME on our government - we have starving children and elderly right here - but do you see 50Million coming to feed and have healthcare for them?WAKE UP CITIZENS of AMERICA - Stop the idiotic government from giving OUR hard earned tax money to the lazy illegals and other foreigners come and helping theirselves to money that they didn't help put in there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
15:03:41

Town Hall Comments

billions for war in iraq and not one dollar for our closest neighbor i don't here these immigrants complaining about paying social security when they work.


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
15:13:07

Town Hall Comments

his is one of the most stupid things our government has ever done. My tax money that I sweatedfor is going to someone that should not even be in this country. It's bad enough that we pay for them for go to school, pay for medical and perscriptions and put them on welfare. THIS MUST STOP NOW!


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
15:19:49

Town Hall Comments

Thankyou so much for informing us of this insane idea. What way will they think of next to use our hard earned Social Security money. They already use it to help foreign countries like Iraq. They have used it to fund all our wars. The government should stop using our Social Security money for anything other then what it is intended for, the retired worker who funded it in the first place. It is a crime the way the government barrows from it every time something comes up. No wonder it is running low. It is about time the government employees chipped in to fund it. Instead, they have their own fund and still get to collect from Social Security. Disgusted retire-e from Illinois


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
15:27:15

Town Hall Comments

I feel that If any foreign immagrant wants ot have Social Security, thhat they should put the time in to eran it just like the American people that will be cut out of Social Security, because of the "totalization", what ever. I have worked in the Air Force and Civilian work force for nearly 60 years and am looking forward to retiring and getting my "EARNED" Social Security. Don't give it to those who don't earn it. WARD Retire USAF MASGT


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
16:26:08

Town Hall Comments

When is our goverment going to stop catering to the spanish speaking people?They have no respect for Americans and seem to think that all of us should speak their language and adopt their customs.It should be the other way around.It is not worth the vote that the politicians are looking for .Let them share their outrages pensions ande saleries with them. Ms.Mickey


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
16:26:44

Town Hall Comments

When is our goverment going to stop catering to the spanish speaking people?They have no respect for Americans and seem to think that all of us should speak their language and adopt their customs.It should be the other way around.It is not worth the vote that the politicians are looking for .Let them share their outrages pensions and saleries with them. Ms.Mickey


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
16:29:40

Town Hall Comments

What in the Name of Creations has happened to our Governmental Standards?????????????? Pray tell me why we aren't taking care of our own people first in the United States of America.??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Like the Elderly, the Handicapped, Mentally Ill and those who are unable to work. Lets take care of the people , like myself, who have put there ALL, all of there lives, into there employment and work, knowing that they then could live comfortably, the rest of there lives, caring insurance and knowing that they had there Social Security check that would always come through. And now were to give Social Security to people who come to the United States illegally.........You've got to be kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What in the Name Of Jesus has happened to our United States Governmental System. I have to tell you that I disagree 100% as to what is going on....................... What a Sick and Disgusting Mess.


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
16:39:24

Town Hall Comments

Well, just another way of saying to we Americans "Arn't you the stupid ones" It used to mean something to be proud of when you said you are an American citizen. I'm afraid it will soon mean something for others to laugh at us about. As they say "ONLY IN AMERICA" If we stand for this as a people, we deserve it!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
16:58:46

Town Hall Comments

What is wrong with our Government!!!I cant believe what is happening in our country.My belief is if you dont work and pay into the Social Security you shouldnt get it and an illigal immigrant should not be entiled to any benifits.When its time for our younger generations who are paying into it now there wont be anything for them.If the government would leave their hands off of Social Security there would be eough for all Americans. Wake up Washington.


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
17:09:20

Town Hall Comments

It is terrible how our middle class is sinking lower and lower financially because policies like this. Our Government stands by with their high salaries and free retirement plans and ignors the people of America. Why arent't these people sent back, Why do we have to suffer? America the free???? R Fudre'


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
17:18:49

Town Hall Comments

I know at my age I can draw S S , but what about my grandchildren that are working or just starting to? Why do we as a government think we have to buy the friendship of all the other countries? Our taxes keep going up, and the people in politics reap the benefits, and want to give more money away.


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
17:35:03

Town Hall Comments

TO HELL WITH MEXICO, THIS IS JUST SOME MORE CRAP TO BRING THIS COUNTRY DOWN TO ITS KNEES. LET THEM PAY TAXES & PAY INTO SOCIAL SECURITY, STOP BLEEDING ME DRY. STOP LIVING OFF MY SWEAT, I DONT GET NOTHING FOR NOTHING. GOD BLESS AMERICA


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
18:17:14

Town Hall Comments

6-1-2003 I suggest we all give up our American citizenship and come back as a foreigner. Then we would receive the lucrative benefits. Low interest loans and many other benefits and become rich as many of them have become at the American taxpayers expense.


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
18:21:23

Town Hall Comments

Outrage is a easy term to descrbe what I am feeling about this bill. The people of this country are the foreigners anymore. We do not get money to start ourselves when we were born but let someone else from another country come to ours and they get money for each member of their family to start anew. We need our country to help its own and stop and help ourselves instead helping every one but us,the citizens of this country. Give me something to get us on our feet again. Get us jobs,food,clothing,housing for our poor. Help us become a nation for the rich and poor common working man and his family. For the love of God help our people and stop handing all the help every where else but our own backyard. Yes, there are homeless here in America ,yes, we need to help ourselves. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD AMERICA LETS HAVE OUR COUNTRY HELP US FOR A CHANGE instead of us feeling unwanted or cared about. Listen to your people here and care about us,Mr. President and Congress,LISTEN TO THE POOR AND HUNGRY WHO WANT TO WORK BUT LOSE THE CHANCE FOR THE OTHER FOREIGN PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE REAL PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY. PRAY FOR AMERICA SHE HAS LOST HER WAY.


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
18:27:02

Town Hall Comments

1. Require that Congress come into SS and discontinue Civil Service. 2. Congress STOP acting like it's their money. They were smart they stayed in Civil Service when they were not telling the whole story to get the Federal worker to switch to FERS (Social Security: earned benefits where withheld up to 50% of what we are entitled to) 3.The rules for receiving SS should be the same for everyone!!!


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
18:47:42

Town Hall Comments

I think this is really wrong, American citizens should be the ones that benifiet from social security, not "illegal aliens". If they would become American citizens, and work and live here, it would be alright.


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
18:56:11

Town Hall Comments

let the stinking mexicans take care of themselves- i didn't work all my years for some damn foriegner to get any of it


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
19:00:54

Town Hall Comments

i have a daughter that needs help-do you think the government will help her out????????not----she started recieving some support money(300) dollars a month and they say that put her 300 dollars a month too much money for her to get any help.. let the mexican government take care of their own people and our goverment needs to stop giving our money away to other countries


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
19:15:44

Town Hall Comments

Prior to making any comments or suggestions on this article, please go to  for further information. The Rep. Paul story is partially misquoted or misunderstood. Read what snopes has to say about this situation that has been in progress since 1970. Barbara Grant, Louisville, KY


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
19:38:55

Town Hall Comments

i think it is a bunch of crap i work hard everyday and the way it is there isn't going to be any social security when i retire. and now you want to give it to people who aren't even from this country.people need to stop and think about what they doing.


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
19:42:29

Town Hall Comments

This is not right. They think they should have to much already now this ? I hope not. This needs to be stopped before it goes any futher.


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
20:07:27

Town Hall Comments

Enough already!! When is this country going to learn to priortize in regard to our own citizens who are legal, who pay lots and lots of taxes. Why should we pay for illegals who rarely contribute, refuse to even partially assimilate and are desimating our way of life? This has got to stop because we will be paying the consequences whether we like it or not. It's time for some toughness. Foreigners must come legally and be a contributing member of our society so that they become entitled to receive Social Security.


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
20:26:00

Town Hall Comments

look nothing is ever going to change with our government were always going to be screwed no matter what ..... we all may worked hard for our money but the government is always going to give it away ... the ones who come to america get what they want , then there are those who collect those nice welfare checks you know the ones who just sit around and sponge off all the hard working people but nothing is every going to change so just face it were just screwed!!!!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
20:29:04

Town Hall Comments

HELLO ALL,I MYSELF THINK THERE ALL CROOKS. TYVM.


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
20:41:47

Town Hall Comments

Go back where you came from ..We dont want you here . and sure dont need you . Go To France. Germany . Or Russia .I ma very sure those greedy . Cowards would be happy to take you . That is if there is something in it for them .


I thought this was a very informative page. Keep up the good work. I agree that we need to keep our social security money at home. If the goverment had not squandered all the money paid in the system would have been solvent long into the future. Also older citizen like myself would not have to work an extra year to draw full benefits. Thanks for this special page. Sincerly: Lucien A. Chagnon


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
21:13:21

Town Hall Comments

I am 55 and not able to work because of injuries I recieved on my job of 12 years. I have tried to get disability 2 times and they refused me. I paid into the governments, welfare fund from my checks I worked hard for, and they give it to foreign people to start new businesses and bring more of their family here to collect too., not help our country's needy people. By the time I get to the age where I could get my SSI there probably won't be any money left for me to draw. I do not know where to go from here,


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
23:34:54

Town Hall Comments

Many of the points in this article are not exactly correct, and many are simply inaccurate. For an excellent, and far more accurate explanation, visit this page:  Snopes.com is the best place to check the accuracy of those stories, myths, hoaxes, and pictures that circulate through millions of email boxes. Check the validity of ALL "stories" BEFORE passing them on. We all have the responsibilty to pass on only accurate information. Thanks.


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
23:36:05

Town Hall Comments

It seems I am always reading that there is not going to be enough in the Social Secuity program for retirees in the near future. With that in mind, who is the nutcase that thinks up these giveaway programs? I'd rather see Americans getting retirement benefits than giving them away to others. Let's take care of our own for a change.


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jun 2003
Time:
23:51:52

Town Hall Comments

As a Social Security recipient. I worked 45 years in our USA, then I received my first check. If a politician wants poeple from other countries to have that privilege. It is easy solved. Move to that country. Get elected to a office and start any program that he or she deems proper. Of course he needs to give up his US citizenship. Those United State politician that donot received Social Security, I wonder what they would think if they left office with only Social Security as retirement. Would they be so willing to give it to none US citizens? Pat Vincent .. Texas


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
04:15:39

Town Hall Comments

This program is not a "global" give-away.....it is directed to Mexicans who have worked here and added immensely to our workforce. They do, willingly, the work others distain. The concept of giving Social Security benefits to illegals I don't like, but you are overblowing the situation. I'll read more. Nancy Davis, Jackson, MS


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
06:07:04

Town Hall Comments

Immigrants should never be able to receive Social Security Benifits.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
06:07:06

Town Hall Comments

I think we should all quit our jobs and go sign up for social services. We can have full medical coverage and a fridge full of food and a monthly check. I know a few people living pretty comfortable on that. I have a friend who is drawing full boat social services for herself,2kids and her husband. She and her husband work everyday for a reputable buss. (of course being paid under the table) and made $150,000 plus last year,didnt pay a dime in tax's plus drew all the social services they can. They live in a $150,000 home drive brand new vehicles and have lots of toys. But nothing is in their name so no one can track any bills or assets. I know this is not the way most of us would want to live but ya know what it works.And If you do it right you can live real comfortably and not have to give the government 1 dime. Every day that goes by this option is looking better and better. I just think we as Americans need to start standing up for our rights. With everyday that goes by we are loosing more and more of them to the sand people and to other races whom I will not name. Michigan


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
06:38:08

Town Hall Comments

Who ever thought this up should be impeached, voted out, whatever!!! Get rid of them !! They donot have the American people's best interest at heart and have no right therefore to SERVE US!!!!! Remember, our congress and representatives are there to represent and serve us, so if they are not doing that, get rid of them. Most of them are there just for the money and retirement benefits (which we should be so lucky to get that much!!!!) It is about time we stopped taking this stuff lying down. For goodness sake, people, FIGHT BACK!!!!! Oregon Amaerican


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:22:48

Town Hall Comments

you know i am sick and tired of working so hard as a female and see these illegals getting money that is so not deserved. what in the world happened to our constitution we the people of the united states if u are not a citizen then the constitution does not belong to u. my husband passed away and was short a quarter in which i was not qualified for the 300 for his burial and i believe all the money he did pay in will go the illegals, WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO AMERICA,THE COUNTRY THAT WE COULD LOOK UP TO AND TOOK CARE OF THEIR OWN, GOD HELP US ALL.wake up people stand up for americans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:24:01

Town Hall Comments

I cannot believe this one. I totally disagree with this action. We Americans had better be paying alot of attention to what our Government officials are doing to us who have a will continue to work and pay for this type of garbage. We average americans are strggling just to pay for health insurance and medicine. Why isn't amaerica taking care of our elderly. This just shows how out of the norm Wasington really is. They don't have to worry about their social security or there healthcare when they get older or there medical insurance.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:31:17

Town Hall Comments

I am soo grateful the Democrats gave us Social Security Thanks to F, Roosefelt made it possible for me to finish Ennis Hi School in 1941. I worked in Supt. office that that 6.00 As my Mom/Dad could not sell enough eggs/milk for much money support.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
08:21:31

Town Hall Comments

This is outrageous! This land of the giving is going a little too far. First of all, if anyone is in this country illegally - they should not receive any benefits from this country. What ever happened to Justice for All - this is not justice to the hard working American citizen. I urge everyone to write or speak to their congressman.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
08:56:48

Town Hall Comments

Whom it may conern: I as a Working, Voteing, Americal Citizen deplore what members of a group of polliticians that does not even pay into our Social Security System, but lives high off the Peoples Taxes, and vote there own increses to pay and retirement have the rite to REDUE the Social Security System to help anyone that is not a Citizen of this country. No one But NO ONE should be allowed to recieve Social Security or any kind of payment from any of our many National, or Federal Monies in any way shape or form. My grandchildren will not even be able to get help from My Government, or there United States Government by the time they are old enough to need it. This is a right out slap in the United States Tax Payers faces to have this kind of PORK BARRELL even thought about. Any member voted in office or position that tries or causes this type of outlandish fraud should be thrown out of His or Her positionl, never be allowed to hold a elected position in any Burg, Town,City,Township,County,Parrish,State,Commenwelth, or National again in there life time. This should be stopped right now, and not even brought before anyone to be voted that it can be passed. I DEMAND THAT THIS BE STOPPED NOW. Kenneth L. Chappell Sr.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
10:03:39

Town Hall Comments

I am over 60 and had to quit working to take care of my elderly Mother, who now is gone home to be with Jesus, and I am drawing my Social Security, which is not much over $400.00, and I worked all my life, but because I had to quit and take care of my mother,I don't get any more than this, I have never been on welfare and if I need any medicine or test run I have to do without because I don't have insurance and I sure can not get mecicaid....WHY IN THE DICKENS...does every one that comes into America get help but it's own citizens born and raised in the USA, have to do without...do you see any free hospital help or something to pay for a test to be run on us Americans?? I think the Americans all ought to draw at leat a $1000.00 and have help to pay for test and hospital stays!!!!!DO SOMETHING FOR US PLEASE!!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
10:05:08

Town Hall Comments

I am over 60 and had to quit working to take care of my elderly Mother, who now is gone home to be with Jesus, and I am drawing my Social Security, which is not much over $400.00, and I worked all my life, but because I had to quit and take care of my mother,I don't get any more than this, I have never been on welfare and if I need any medicine or test run I have to do without because I don't have insurance and I sure can not get medicaid....WHY IN THE DICKENS...does every one that comes into America get help but it's own citizens born and raised in the USA, have to do without...do you see any free hospital help or something to pay for a test to be run on us Americans?? I think the Americans all ought to draw at leat a $1000.00 and have help to pay for test and hospital stays!!!!!DO SOMETHING FOR US PLEASE!!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
10:29:36

Town Hall Comments

When is the U.S. going to start taking care of the U.S.? Why do the middle class people of this country have to pay for everything? The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Why are theses people and others allowed to enter the U.S. and stay here? They are not only taking our jobs from us, but receive aid as well i.e. food stamps,low income housing, utility funds that we the working class send in extra money to help people pay their utility bills and etc. Some of theses people have more than one Social Security number. They use one Social Security number to get benifits under because they claim they can not survive without them and the other Social Security number to work under. Who is checking on all theses Social Security numbers you ask? NO ONE! Why you ask, because it is eaiser for the government to take your well earned money (and again we are talking about (middle class america) and give it away, than it is to hire people (increasing the job market) to find out who is stealing your, my money. The Social Security act began in 1931, with Frandlin D. Rosevelt. Social Security was designed to be a supplimental fund to your retirement fund, giving you extra money, not paying all your bills until the day you die. You would think that the Government would learn from history that giving people money till the day they die without even paying their share into a fund to begin with would tell them something. And again they want to people who have not contributed their share to to this fund to reap from it. If you were working when Social Security began and say you only had 10 days left before you retired you were entitled to receive Social Security. Hence, Social Security was backing up from the day it began. We were advised that the reason the Federal Govermnent in the middle 1980's started taking Social Security from its workers was to fund Social Security because they were runing out of money, in doing so the Federal Employes have to set up their own retirement plan because the retirement plan they have with the Federal Government is also a Supplimental fund and not intended to be your full retirement plan. Will Federal Employes or anyone else have that Social Security available to them in the years to come when they retire. I think not. Also, when the government needs money for something, where do they go to get it? Try Social Security. I say we do away with Social Security, and put the money in our own pockets. That way we know where the money went and don't have to rely on a system that did not work from day one. Angry in Maryland. MAM


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
10:30:26

Town Hall Comments

Keep the social security in the U.S. for those who have worked years in this country,for the American citizen only, we already have to take care of too many jerks who don't deserve what we provide.as a recipient of social security I can tell you it is not nearly enough to live on and pay for my prescriptions and monthly living bills and you want to take care yet of more who don't deserve it? I think NOT, get real we can't even take care of our own leave our social security ALONE. We citizens do not get what you political employees get to subside on after reitirement. You live high on the HOG while we get what the HOG leaves on the ground, get my message?


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
10:47:37

Town Hall Comments

this is outrageous thank you for calling this to my attention!!!


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
11:04:23

Town Hall Comments

The people serving as our representatives, Senators, Congressmen, governers, Presidents etc. have either lost touch or never were in touch with the average American citizen. We the working class, from the lowest paid up have contributed Social Security all our lives. This is the only possible way many Americans have to save for their retirement. Low wage earners barely have enough to exist from pay day to pay day and most must neglect many things that should be bare necessities. It is time that the entire governing structure of the American Government take a closer look at the poverty and near poverty areas of the United States and QUIT sending all our resources to other countries. Instead of giving them the handouts taken from our own people who work for it here, show them that freedom is a better way to live by example. If we can send that much money to other countries we should not have any poverty in our own country. Social Security is supposed to be a trust fund and government agencies should not be allowed to use it for anything other than that for which was intended. Vote NO to sending SS checks to any other country period. om.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
11:40:46

Town Hall Comments

On the one hand, we hear the politiians tell us that Social Security is in trouble or the long term and must be overhauled, while on the other hand, we see this proposal to put an even greater burden on the U.S. working person to provide a true windfall to non-citizens, some of which may be illegally in this country. I recognize that the U.S. has great opportunities for everyone, but a lot of those opportunities are fading because we keep squandering them on people who made no contribution to the opportunity base. I also recognize that since we have much, much is expected of us. But where do we draw the line? When do we recognize that, even in the U.S., resources are limited and demands on those resources are ever increasing? I would like to know "why?" such a proposal has been made. Perhaps the reasons are economically sound and morally upright. My immediate impression is that this is another political maneuver aimed at the short term gain of its proponents and their constituents. Meanwhile, as a person who worked hard for 40+ years and have achieved full retirement eigibility under Social Security, I fundamentally object to anyone getting a free ride at my expense and at the expense of my children and all others who work hard for their livelihood and for their country. William Bryan


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
12:32:06

Town Hall Comments

Unlike other immigrants, Mexicans do not qualify for federal financial aide. They pay for everything with cash. They pay all other taxes, especially sales tax, and do not qualify for rebates or tax breaks. They do the unskilled labor of which there is still a demand for and that no other citizens or immigrants endure. For example, cooks, custodial, hotel and hospital laundry, roofing, construction, etc. Most of all, what is worse than this legislation is the foreign aide given to the Middle East and especially France. The billions of dollars wasted there will never compare to the cost of this proposed legislation.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
13:21:41

Town Hall Comments

I'm an electrician that has been unemployed and living off my savings for over two years now. After four major surgeries to my neck and my knees, I still can't get any money out of our now worthless government. I was a Vietnam era Marine and I love my country, but our government makes me sick. Sending our troops to die in other countries while our government is taking benefits away from veterans, and giving our jobs and our social security to illegal aliens is outrageous. I can see why the foreigners want ot come here and I can't blame them. We need to jail all of the businesses in the U. S. that hier these people. Let them go home and make their own countries better places to live. We have the money to give all these countries health care and social security, why can't we do this for are own people, even if we are not in politics or employed by our so called government for the people? America will always be the best, but I don't feel like the United States Government deserves that same rating.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
13:23:41

Town Hall Comments

I'm an electrician that has been unemployed and living off my savings for over two years now. After four major surgeries to my neck and my knees, I still can't get any money out of our now worthless government. I was a Vietnam era Marine and I love my country, but our government makes me sick. Sending our troops to die in other countries while our government is taking benefits away from veterans, and giving our jobs and our social security to illegal aliens is outrageous. I can see why the foreigners want ot come here and I can't blame them. We need to jail all of the businesses in the U. S. that hire these people. Let them go home and make their own countries better places to live. We have the money to give all these countries health care and social security, why can't we do this for are own people, even if we are not in politics or employed by our so called government for the people? America will always be the best, but I don't feel like the United States Government deserves that same rating.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
13:27:02

Town Hall Comments

I'm an electrician that has been unemployed and living off my savings for over two years now. After four major surgeries to my neck and my knees, I still can't get any money out of our now worthless government. I was a Vietnam era Marine and I love my country, but our government makes me sick. Sending our troops to die in other countries while our government is taking benefits away from veterans, and giving our jobs and our social security to illegal aliens is outrageous. I can see why the foreigners want ot come here and I can't blame them. We need to jail all of the businesses in the U. S. that hire these people. Let the aliens go home and make their own countries better places to live. We have the money to give all these countries health care and social security, why can't we do this for are own people, even if we are not in politics or employed by our so called government for the people? America will always be the best, but I don't feel like the United States Government deserves that same rating. We are closer to being a dictatorship than we have ever been before, especially since the latest ruling of the FCC.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
13:42:07

Town Hall Comments

THIS SOUNDS LIKE IT MUST BE A JOKE."SOCIAL SECURITY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS." iF THIS IS SO, THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE PRISON. I'LL DO WHATEVER, TO STOP THIS. DICKIE HARRIS


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
14:11:09

Town Hall Comments

worthless greasers getting MY social security? Ive put nearly 2500 dollars into social security so far this year... and youre telling me that Miguel The taco bender is going to get a cut? He cant even speak english! **** HIM. My Grandmother put in 45 years of labor in this country. She gets a whopping 925 dollars a month. Something has to change. If anyof you bleeding hearts feel Im being racist, or what the **** ever... feel free to Email me with your worthless comments.. Blackmagyclives@aol.com


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
14:15:40

Town Hall Comments

This plan is so unfair to us retirees who have worked for years and paid into the system. This plan should certainly be voted down down. And not be presented again. Our gov't should be looking out for our own people!!!!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
16:49:55

Town Hall Comments

Why is it that our trusted leaders see fit to give of our resources to the point of pushing us deeper in debt to every country or peoples yet our own citizens are without proper medical care, many are going hungry, and our children are being shortchanged on their education and facilities of education.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
16:58:06

Town Hall Comments

Social Security monies should be spent for what it was originally intended, and for American citizens who have paid into it, and not used to support every whim of non-thinking politicians who would never think of giving up their share of benefits, which should be the same as all other citizens and not better than, as they are now.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
17:38:15

Town Hall Comments

string up all who think this is a good idea!


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
17:53:23

Town Hall Comments

why are we giving our money away to those people they get more than we do we people here cant make it on what little money we get we dont get anything free like the forniers do we do without to pay our taxes insurance and med.why should we give them what we have worked hard all our lives and they are lazzy


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
18:00:49

Town Hall Comments

This is totally outrageous! I hope enough people speak out against this kind of injustice. It's maddening!


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
18:34:13

Town Hall Comments

We have many disabled americans who cannot even get SSI or SSecurity and we want to help those who did not even feed into the system..Whats happening to us when we cannot even take care of our own and were so worried about another countries people rather than our own. Shame on you!! Parents of kids with disabilities are denied and these people worked to provide for other Americans.I am sure the Mexicans did not work to pay for us,,So i say send them home and let mexico worry about the illegals ..Let us take care of the legals first.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
20:58:24

Town Hall Comments

I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT OUR LEADERS OF OUR COUNTRY THINK MORE OF OTHER COUNTRIES THAN THEY DO THEIR OWN PEOPLE WHO WERE BORN AND REARED IN AMERICA. I AM A BLACK WOMAN WHO WAS BORN AND REARED IN AMERICA. I AM NOT AN AFRICA-AMERICAN FOR I NEVER VENTURED IN AFRICA. I AM A BLACK WOMAN. I AM AN AMERICAN. THE LEADERS OF THIS COUNTRY NEED TO FOCUS MORE ON IT'S OWN PEOPLE. WHY DO WE GET INVOLVED WITH OTHER COUNTRIES PROBLEMS. WILL THEY RETURN THE FAVOR. HAVE THEY SUPPORTED US AS WE HAVE THEM. NO. I FEEL THAT OUR LEADERS ARE FOCUSING ON THE WRONG ISSUES. THEY NEED TO STAY FOCUSED ON AMERICANS. THOSE WHO ARE OUT THEIR FIGHTING FOR THEIR COUNTRY, THOSE WHO HAVE WORKED LEGALLY HERE AND HAVE PAID THEIR TAXES. ALIENS DO NOT PAY TAXES SO WHY SHOULD THEY RECIEVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS. THE GOVERNMENT IS ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT DEFICITS TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY. WHERE IS THIS EXTRA MONEY COMING FROM. PEOPLE WE NEED TO PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS TO BE LEAD IN DOING WHAT'S RIGHT.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jun 2003
Time:
21:58:39

Town Hall Comments

What else will our stupid Government think up, and further more what do those goofy Senators and Congressmen care, they get a dam good pention regardless of what happens while the pe-on gets kicked in the you know what. What do they care if it goes broke. We will be the ones hurting and not them. They aught to string them up by their B_ _ LS. LNG (Wisconsin)


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
00:15:41

Town Hall Comments

How can the politicians of this nation even think of such a thing as giving the life work of American citizens to those who have not contributed to this nations growth and prosperity. Where would the people of the world be if American men and women in World War II had not been willing to lay down their lives to save the peoples of this world from aggression and tyranny. Where would the politicians of this country be had not the hard working citizens of this country weathered the great depression of the 20s and 30s to build a nation of honesty and integrity and now you are becoming criminals in high places to rob the middle class people of every possible thing they worked so hard to earn. You will starve our own children and rob our senior citizen and all those in between of the God given rights and justice that this nation was founded upon. How dare you even think of such an act so criminal, so unjust, so absolutely evil. I pray to God that you will be stopped in your very tracks. And the power of God is far greater than you can imagine if you try to so misuse your puny power as "so called leaders" of this country. Its time to be rid of evil thinkers and does in this country. Mary Jo Moos


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:48:13

Town Hall Comments

THIS MAKES ME SO ANGRY - I AM A RETIREE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WITH 35 YRS OF SERVICE. I AM A WIDOW WHO WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR MY HUSBAND'S SOCIAL SECURITY AT AGE 60. ALTHOUGH I AM ELIGIBLE BUT UNABLE TO DRAW ONE PENNY BECAUSE THE OFF SET FROM MY FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE CHECK LEAVES ME WITH NOTHING. THESE LAST 7 YEARS SINCE I HAVE RETIRED I HAVE WORKED AND PAID INTO SOCIAL SECURITY WORKING PART TIME JOBS. I NOW HAVE 40 QUARTERS ON MY OWN AND AGAIN MY CSC CHECK OFF SETS THE AMOUNT TO A LITTLE OVER $100 A MONTH. ENOUGH TO PAY FOR MY MEDICARE. TELL ME WHY WOULD THIS SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM PAY SOMEONE WHO HAS NOT WORKED OR EARNED IT. I HAVE AND CANNOT GET IT BECAUSE I DRAW ANOTHER FEDERAL CHECK. BUT I HAVE WORKED FOR MORE THAN 42 YEARS AND PAID ALL THE WAY. DO YOU SEE WHY I AM SO ANGRY WITH THIS SYSTEM???????


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:50:48

Town Hall Comments

This is BOGUS!!!! First of all: if Mexicans want Social Security for the years they worked in Mexico then they should move back there to get it or have the Mexican Government send it to their US address. Second of all: they are taking over this country and the next thing you know we will end up having a Mexican Prsident. This is the United States of AMERICA not the United States of MEXICO!!!!! And lastly: the AMERICAN people (mainly school students) should NOT have to manditorily take Spanish so we can understand Mexicans in our own country!!! I have not been a prejudice person until I learned that my Kindergarten child had no choice in the matter of taking Spanish. What the hell happened to the Constitution and the Amendments with FREEDON OF CHOICE?????? Again...this is the United States of AMERICA and those Mexicans should have to learn OUR language to understand us and NOT vise versa!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
08:04:26

Town Hall Comments

IM ALWAYS SO SADDENED WHEN YOU RENOVE BENIFETS FROME LOWER INCOME PEOPLE LIKE THE NEW TAX CUT THAT JUST GOT SIGHNED IF YOU DIDNT MAKE OVER 10,000.00 DOLLOES YOU WOULDNT GET IT ALSO SOCIAL SECURITY SHOULD BE FOR US CITIZENS ONLY PEOPLE HERE DONT GET NEAR ENOUGH AND YOU PROPLE SEND IT OVERSEAS SEANOR CITIZENS ARE REALLY GETTIN THE BAD BREAK AND HAVE TO TAKE OUT A SUPLIMENT INC. SO YOU CAN EVEN GET YOUR MEDICATION AT A COPAY THEN SOME OF THEM DONT EVEN DO THAT


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
08:50:38

Town Hall Comments

SAY WHAT?! This is insane. I can not believe ILLEGAL workers can get bennefits and our own citizens can't. I work with a woman who recently lost her husband. She cannot collect SS, at all. Insane? Well, get this; the reason is because she works fora system that does not pay into SS. But her husband DID!!! She cannot collect his bennefits. But someone from another country who can get in illegally CAN!!!! We are definately GIVING our country, our future, our children's futre and our security away to others! This is INSANE!!! STOP the depleation of our SS now. R. MIMS Jefferson, GA


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
09:28:18

Town Hall Comments

The original article on the Social Security was printed in the Washington Times. I a I am co-founder of the OffsetWindfall a group dedicated to repealing the Government Pension Offset/Windfall Elimination Provision law that states if you worked for any government agency and paid into a state pension fund when you retire you will lose part or all of your Social Security. At present Reps. McKeon/Berman HR 594 has 223 cosponsors but it remains stuck in the subcommittee on SS on WAys and Means, Chairman E.Clay Shaw. Please visit out web site and see the past and present history on this subject. Also when you click on the GPO/WEP links you will find the Mexico article and the response to my letter to Rep. Portman.One of our earlier newsletters has the complete articles on Mexico and Rep.Ron Paul's bill. If you really want a hot subject do check our web site May 1st a hearing was held by Rep. Shaw on the GPO/WEP.  I hope you will check out the information I have provided. If you would like more information my e-mail is  Thank You, Eileen Ryan


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
09:59:41

Town Hall Comments

Now doesn't that just suck!!!!!!!! Send the Mex's back home where they belong.


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
10:51:23

Town Hall Comments

I have had to work hard to get what little money I have in social security and it may not be there when I retire as it is now they want to give it away to some Mexican who is not from the USA and dont pay taxes cause they are not leagl .Well Hell I say NOWAY JOSE NOT IN THIS LIFETIME my money is my money Not some lazy mexican that thinks they have to breed like cockroaches


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
12:49:35

Town Hall Comments

This is Polical BS. All U.S. Citizens should receive Social Security Benifits before one Ilegal Alian get a dime. Any on voting for this program should be barred from ever holding any elected office in our government. Keith Plotner


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
14:30:59

Town Hall Comments

I cannot believe that our government would take away benefit dollars to be sent to foreign aliens who came to this country illegally. Social Securrity benefits should not be provided to those who are in this country illegally. Are we supposed to look the other way. What next? FREE MEDICARE AND MEDICAID. GET REAL ELECTED OFFICIALS!! YOU ARE TAKING FROM OUR POCKETS TO GIVE TO ILLEGAL??


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
14:37:13

Town Hall Comments

This is such an assault to my senses. I AM TOTALLY PISSED... I HAVE NO OTHER WORDS. I AM READY TO KICK ASS.


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
14:42:26

Town Hall Comments

This is an INSULT to the American public!!!!!! It's bad enough that americans can not pay in and then pay a lump sum of money and be eligible for mpney for the rest of their life.... Makes you wonder WHY you worked so hard doesn't it?


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
14:46:21

Town Hall Comments

ANY TIME THE POLITICIANS CAN SCREW THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WITH THE S/S SYSTEM THEY CERTAINLY WILL. I HOPE MORE PEOPLE, WILL SET ABOUT THE TRUTH ABOUT THE S/S SYSTEM. PEOPLE THAT HAVE NEVER PUT A PENNY INTO THE S/S SYSTEM SHOULD NOT BE A RED PENNY, NO MATTER WHERE THEY COME OR WHAT COUNTRY THEY COME FROM. GEORGE C. DINSMORE


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
14:53:26

Town Hall Comments

For all of you who went to  (the blue address-which takes you to Please go to  Go to Search and type in Social Security Press GO and then go to the one regarding Mexican-illegal alliens---IT SAYS TRUE!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
15:44:58

Town Hall Comments

I paid into the social security program and I also paid into teacher retirement. Yet when it came time to retire, I could not draw the whole amount I was supposed to have gotten from social security and teacher retirement. I was only able to draw $285.00 a month from social security. When I questioned why, I was told that this would have been called double-dipping. I said, strange it wasn't called double dipping when I paid into the system. Yet the government is willing to pay SS to the aliens who enter into this country. Then there's always the talk about the money dwindling down and don't know how long people will get SS. Where did all this money mysteriously come from for this program?


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
16:00:03

Town Hall Comments

I think you had better check this site out:  especially all of you who believe everything you READ! Our Social Security system has a lot of problems, but let's make sure we have ALL the facts and that they ARE facts, before we go off 'half cocked'!


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
16:49:31

Town Hall Comments

Is there something in the air in Washington,D.C.that makes all politicians stupid ? This can't be true, can it ? They are already stealing the Social Security money by putting it into the general fund, so that isn't bankrupting the system fast enough,eh ? They have to contrive a means to give it away to a bunch of foreigners so they can have a reason to cry for more S.S.taxes.I feel this is the time for all working people in the United States to appoint a leader to say no more BULL SHIT,Uncle Sam ! Put the Social Security back in it's own fund where it belongs, and quit paying the welfare systems debts with money we worked for and paid in to.And at the same time, stop this S.S.I.crap.All that is is a way to keep these welfare recipients that are too lazy to work a never ending income paid for by we who worked.And at the same time,we should demand a re-instatement of all monies already stolen from the fund.Hasn't the finance secretary been swearing that all money used from the fund has been covered by I.O.U's,given by the government in good faith ? Now is the time to find out if they are up to their usual lying tricks, or have really kept track of the money they have been illegally using from OUR FUND.This is the working man's fund, and was never meant to be used as they are now using it.And last but not least, lets find out who was directly responsible for this illegal act, and hold them directly responsible.ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR A LEADER ?


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
17:29:53

Town Hall Comments

IT MAKES ME SO MAD WHEN I AM DISABLE AND I WORKED ALL MY LIFE TO GET SO LITTLE. WE NEED TO GIVE TO OUR OWN PEOPLE. WE GIVE SO MUCH TO OUT SIDE THIS COUNTRY. BUT WE CAN'T EVEN HELP OUR OWN.


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
17:40:40

Town Hall Comments

Thank you for allowing us to be aware of circumstances that are important to our well being. Not to take away from any other people, I feel it is only right that those who have contributed into the Social Security fund as a form of savings (*although to be honest, none of us will ever receive even half of what we have put into Social Security which was originally founded in order for workers to be insured of a savings program, unfortunately this money has been used for things other than what it should be used for). Again, thank you for bring this to the country's attention. I only wish it would be made a law that Social Security monies could ONLY be used for savings and those savings should go to the ones who contributed and when they die, their beneficiaries should receive a lump sum of what's left. Kristie Busch


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
17:48:33

Town Hall Comments

I'm proud to be an American. Only an idiot would think of a stupid idea like that. We work hard for a living no one should have a Social Security benefit. WHY!!! Because we work pretty damn hard for our money. I mean HARD!!! Get it you IDIOT!! Sincerly, jean Bohrn


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
18:45:22

Town Hall Comments

I think that the present Congress is not responsible people at all. They vote their selves a raise and then try to give our SS money to illegal aliens. Roy Overturf (Retired) 3918 Mediterranean Drive Rockwall, Tx 75087


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
19:03:11

Town Hall Comments

I am hoping that this is a joke. I am afraid it is not. Anyone who knows of an illegal person working in the United States has a moral obligation to alert authorities immediately. I am 34 years old and I have to supplement my income with a second job and these people who are here illegally are entitled to my retirement $$$. I think not. We need to take care of Americans, White, Black, any and all races who are American citizens. There are enough of us who need assistance. This whole idea makes me want to puke. I will make an active effort to report all illegals I come into contact with. I suggest you do the same. Lets clean up our country. No more illegals. After all if we were more careful about allowing people into our country... We might have prevented 9-11... Think about it. CREAM (cash rules everthing around me)


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
19:28:24

Town Hall Comments

This is B/s!!! How can this possibly happen and when did it happen? What liberal Congressman even thought of such a stupid idea. His/her state must be very proud of this individual(#@%&^$) and should have recalled him/her immediately. God Bless America!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
19:50:37

Town Hall Comments

REP.PAUL IS WITH THE MAJORITY,WHAT'S HE DOING ABOUT IT!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
21:00:48

Town Hall Comments

We have totaly lost control of our people in Washington. They care about no one except themselves and it has to stop.


Town Hall Meeting
03 Jun 2003
Time:
22:35:20

Town Hall Comments

It seems that all of you are taking this page to be total fact, without even investigating the matter. It's a common problem we see everywhere, and it's why marketing is such a large part of a business' expenditures: people believe too much at face value. Always question what you read.


Town Hall Meeting
04 Jun 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:00:23

Town Hall Comments

This is an insult to the American people. We work all our lives and still are not assured that there will be social security for us. Why do we feel we have to be responsible for everyone? Are any of them ever there ready to back us up? No, only to criticize us. We need to start taking care of our own. We're already overpopulated and right now are supporting too many from Mexico with our programs. I'm not prejudice, just a little upset that it is hard enough to take care of our own homeless, etc., and then try taking care of everyone else.


Town Hall Meeting
04 Jun 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:56:49

Town Hall Comments

AS A US CITIZEN WHO HAS WORKED SINCE I WAS 18 YEARS OLD, I AM OUTRAGED BY THIS. NOT ONLY ARE ILLEGAL CITIZENS TAKING THE JOBS THAT MILLIONS OF OUT OF WORK AMERICANS COULD HAVE HAD, BUT NOW THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO GIVE AWAY THE MONEY THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS SUPPOSEDLY SOCKED AWAY FOR MY RETIREMENT. THERE HAS TO BE A WAY TO PROTECT THE GOOD CITIZENS OF THE U.S. BY TAXING THE ILLEGAL WORKERS AND GIVING THAT BACK TO US. I AM SO STUPIFIED BY THIS.


Town Hall Meeting
04 Jun 2003
Time:
09:00:58

Town Hall Comments

Every eligible person who works and pays into Social Security should receive the benefits. The question is one of legality. It should Never be written into law that a worker who has not worked in the US the required amount of time and paid the required amount of taxes would be able to draw benefits. ONE REASON IS THAT WE CANNOT TRUST MEXICO or any other country's reccord keeping. Another reason is that taxes paid into Mexico are forever lost to the US. How can we give credit for taxes paid to another country? It is nor fair to those who have paid their share of taxes. Eligibility should begin on the same date that Mexicans become legal to work in this country. Carol


Town Hall Meeting
04 Jun 2003
Time:
09:45:01

Town Hall Comments

I can not believe that the goons we elected would stoop to this level. Their names and how they voted on this should be put in the paper on the fron page so we will know who not to vote for next time. Congress can't seem to keep their hands out of the SS till but this is really going too far.


Town Hall Meeting
04 Jun 2003
Time:
11:36:42

Town Hall Comments

I agree with the fact that Mexicans should not be allowed to draw Social Security if they have not contributed to the system the minimum number of years required to draw Social Security. But what about the Canadians!!! I'm really tired of everyone taking out their anger on the Mexicans. This same system that is in the works for Mexican nationals is already intact for Canadian nationals. Also, the Canadians comprise the 2nd or 3rd largest group of illegal immigrants to enter the United States (DOJ), not to mention the fact that their borders are so insecure that terrorists could easily slip through to this country to complete their objectives of killing innocent Americans!! No mention or thought is ever given to the Canadians - Why? Because the skin color is white. We have a lot more problems to deal with other than our Southern borders. As a matter of fact, what is really stupid is the fact the the first generation that received Social Security NEVER paid into it!!!! That's absurd. Yet people are against individuals taking their money out of Social Security and allowing them to invest it in other means that will provide money for them when THEY retire. Why is this such a problem - because you have AMERICANS that want more out of the system than what they put in it! Start worrying about what is really wrong with our system and let's elect some people that will make the changes necessary.


Town Hall Meeting
04 Jun 2003
Time:
12:03:20

Town Hall Comments

This outrageous action by our government will only add to our already rampant prejudices and racism. Here in Los Angeles,(10 + years ago) we had a riot between the Blacks & Koreans.......our next riot will be between the Americans & Mexicans.......this time it won't be just here in L.A., it'll be Nation wide. Government..........LISTEN UP!! Keep giving away our hard earned money to those who don't deserve it, and see what happens in the near future.......it's a matter of time................we can only take so much.


Town Hall Meeting
04 Jun 2003
Time:
12:05:36

Town Hall Comments

Currently, the Republicans control congress and the white house. So, why is this a big problem to solve. If the republicans can't fulfill their promises prior to elections, than what the hell are they good for (with the power they now have). Don't blame the Dems......A loyal and registered Republican , Steve Weiss, Roanoke, Tx


Town Hall Meeting
04 Jun 2003
Time:
13:07:45

Town Hall Comments

This IS HORRABLE. WE DON'T OWE THEM ANYTHING. ARE OUR HOUSE ON DRUGS OR DO THEY GET PAID TO ROB US. THIS MUST STOP. WANDA EVENSEN...CA


Town Hall Meeting
04 Jun 2003
Time:
13:38:46

Town Hall Comments

THATS THE PROBLEM WITH OUR LEADERS TODAY, THEY WANT TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE FROM OTHER COUNTRYS, WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED,INSTEAD OF TAKING CARE OF CITIZENS WHO WORKED HARD ALL THERE LIFE. I SEE OLD PEOPLE WORKING IN MACDONALDS & IN SUPERMARKETS BECAUSE THEY CANT RETIRE.I ALSO KNOW OF PEOPLE FROM SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRES, WHO HAVE GOTTEN HURT ON JOBS IN THE U.S. AND ARE RECEIVING S.S.I DISSIBILITY. WELL WHY NOT ---- THIS IS THE LAND OF THE FREE. GOD HELP US ALL>


Town Hall Meeting
04 Jun 2003
Time:
17:26:25

Town Hall Comments

OMG What in the H*** ELSE can they think of to squander this money away as as quick as possible Shar (Oregon)


Town Hall Meeting
04 Jun 2003
Time:
18:05:28

Town Hall Comments

I agree that our Social Security should stay here for the Americans that have worked hard for it. It should not go to outsiders nor should it go to the people who haven't worked that long in their lifetime. It is bad enough that the government cannot help out the older people who are on Medicare. They can't even enjoy their retirement because they have no money for it. All of their extra finances have to go to pay for their medications, because Medicare doesn't pay for all of them. This is not fair for all of those hard working people. This is why alot of people don't work, because they feel why should they. There will be nothing left for us when we retire. Sincerely yours Fredricka Johnson


Town Hall Meeting
04 Jun 2003
Time:
18:05:30

Town Hall Comments

I agree that our Social Security should stay here for the Americans that have worked hard for it. It should not go to outsiders nor should it go to the people who haven't worked that long in their lifetime. It is bad enough that the government cannot help out the older people who are on Medicare. They can't even enjoy their retirement because they have no money for it. All of their extra finances have to go to pay for their medications, because Medicare doesn't pay for all of them. This is not fair for all of those hard working people. This is why alot of people don't work, because they feel why should they. There will be nothing left for us when we retire. Sincerely yours Fredricka Johnson


Town Hall Meeting
04 Jun 2003
Time:
19:21:24

Town Hall Comments

I was born in the Us and have worked since the 15 year old and Do not agree with giving Social Security benfits to anyone who hasn't paid something in our retirement. I believe only Persons who come to this United States and become Citizens are entiled to receive retirement from the United State. When we run out of Money Is Mexico going to send us a check every month for us to live on. The United States people have to take care of ourself as no one give us anything.


Town Hall Meeting
04 Jun 2003
Time:
19:54:46

Town Hall Comments

What is wrong with our Government? I cant believe what is happening in my country.I believe if you dont work and pay into the Social Security you shouldnt get it and an illigal immigrant should not be entiled to any benifits. When its time for my grandchildren who are paying into it now there wont be anything for them.If the government would keep their hands off of Social Security there would be eough for all Americans. Wake up Washington!!!!!!!!!!! North Carolina


Town Hall Meeting
05 Jun 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:06:58

Town Hall Comments

Our politicians must have their heads where the sun doesn't shine!!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
05 Jun 2003
Time:
08:51:33

Town Hall Comments

Someone posted a comment stating that the immigrants do not complain about paying the social security tax. Well why would they when they are getting the better end of the deal. Lets say that the number of years required for them to collect soical security is 10 years. They come here for ten years, pay into social security, go home and collect social security for another 20 years while working and making more in their country. Hey if yo want to collect social security I feel that you shoulh have to be living on American soil continuing to pay into our system. I am a 30 year old woman who has been working since I am sixteen. I am afraid by the time I am able to collect social security, that it will no longer exist. What better way to ensure this fate, but to give our money that we Americans struggle to make everyday to any Tom, Dick, and Harry.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Jun 2003
Time:
09:35:01

Town Hall Comments

How come gov't wants the handicapped to be independent will give disability but refuses to allow them to work with out taking away disability checks.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Jun 2003
Time:
09:59:49

Town Hall Comments

Social Security should be limited to the ones qualified to receive it only in the United States. Definitely not any other country.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Jun 2003
Time:
11:19:09

Town Hall Comments

I selected ONLY E Mail, but repeatedly was prompted that I had selected to send a print copy of the letter, at some cost! I DID NOT DO SO! I suggest that you correct this. I had already forwarded this to various friends, and do not expect them to be obliged to pay or to be scammed in any way, besides myself. This is very disturbing. PLEASE REMEDY THIS SITUATION. Do NOT Charge Me for Printing this Letter under any circumstances. Bettie Reid


Town Hall Meeting
05 Jun 2003
Time:
12:09:52

Town Hall Comments

DON'T GIVE OUR S.S. AWAY TO PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T PAID INTO IT. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO US OLD PEOPLE WHEN IT'S GONE?????????????????????


Town Hall Meeting
05 Jun 2003
Time:
19:24:43

Town Hall Comments

We do not need to give other countries our Social Security. We hardly have enough to keep up our nation. We are on Social Security and barely make it. We though we would have enough retirement, but Carolina Investors, Pickens, SC took all our money and then declared chapter 11 bankruptsy..Now all we have is Social Security. I know there are other who have lost. We had $320,000 and they took us for a ride. You need to be protecting hard working people in the U.S. instead of trying to take care of the World. We have lived in SC all our lives. Thank you. Ruth and James Evatt, Seneca, SC


Town Hall Meeting
05 Jun 2003
Time:
19:42:20

Town Hall Comments

Personally I think it sounds like a great plan with just one change. Fund it from the monies that would otherwise go to retired senators and congressmen.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Jun 2003
Time:
19:42:45

Town Hall Comments

Personally I think it sounds like a great plan with just one change. Fund it from the monies that would otherwise go to retired senators and congressmen.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Jun 2003
Time:
21:39:04

Town Hall Comments

this makes me sick to my stomach, we have give all them people to much already, if the american people don't take a stand we will be on the outside lookingin, they are taking over this country


Town Hall Meeting
06 Jun 2003
Time:
03:38:06

Town Hall Comments

I work in one of the few factories here, (THAT HASN'T MOVED TO MEXICO)..In my department, there are only 3 Americans and 23 Mexicans. In order for us to get Medical Insurance, the majority has to want it...GUESS WHAT! The Mexicans don't want it, therefore no insurance...This is a shame, they get their medical bills paid by our government...Plus when my children were in school, they had classes in trailers when there weren't enough class rooms, Government claimed there were'nt enough funds to build class rooms. Now since we are taken over by Mexicans, who have 5 and 6 kids each, Our Government is building our schools bigger, and our children are having to learn spanish....WHAT KIND OF FUTURE IS THERE FOR THE AMERICAN CHILDREN GROWING UP TODAY????? THEY ARE GOING TO BE SO OUT NUMBERED, THERE AREN'T GOING TO BE ANY JOBS...(LOOKS LIKE THEY WILL HAVE TO MOVE TO MEXICO, IN ORDER TO WORK) MOST ALL OUR CLOTHING FACTORIES THAT WERE HERE HAVE MOVED TO MEXICO FOR CHEAP LABOR, THAT IS A SHAME...WE SHOULD BOYCOT. AS LONG AS ONE OPERATION IS DONE HERE, (SUCH AS JUST SEWING A LABEL IN) THEY CAN PUT MADE IN U.S.A ON THE GARMENT...........GOD BLESS AMERICA!!


Town Hall Meeting
06 Jun 2003
Time:
06:46:30

Town Hall Comments

On the web site "Mexican Standoff" section they say Rep. Ron Paul is very off base on this Social Security and the foreign nationals subject.


Town Hall Meeting
06 Jun 2003
Time:
12:56:34

Town Hall Comments

You have not right to give our SS to any one. The money is ours. When we need it, we get excuses why we can't have it. And here you are giving it to those whe have never paid a dime into SS. I have a record of all the SS that my husband has paid in. He worked over time and one time he worked six months without a day off. He or I will neve see the amount of SS that he paid. We are old now, and get a measly amount to live on When we should be enjoying the benefits of his hard work. Now, have been using OUR SS, to give to foreigners that come into this country, who have not paid one single penny into the SS. NO, YOU SHOULD NOT GIVE WHAT IS NOT YOURS TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT PAID INTO SS.


Town Hall Meeting
06 Jun 2003
Time:
15:23:48

Town Hall Comments

Are we crazy, to allow our gov. to use our money this way. Why dont we all pull together and not pay in to the tax system. What are they going to do put us all in jail. 3 meals a day color tv air con. (wich some of us dont even have) even get a good education. Lets all pull together and file for no taxes to be taken out of our pay check. Let them put us in jail and take care of us for a change, we have taken care of our gov. long enough. I am so sick of being taken advantage of. I am a 51 yr. old female who has been trying to get disability for about 3 tears now and keep being turned down. I have the time and money in to draw and you have the nerve to give it to somone else. I have worked since i was 14 yrs. old. I need my money to. D.B. Atlanta GA.


Town Hall Meeting
06 Jun 2003
Time:
18:06:42

Town Hall Comments

I believe that each senator or congressman that is in favor of sending Social Security money to Old Mexico citizens should resign immediately. We have too many of our own American citizens who barely exist on their Social Security benefits each month living here in America,who need an increase in their Social Security check.


Town Hall Meeting
06 Jun 2003
Time:
22:20:09

Town Hall Comments

I read and agree with all you said, but how do I send it to my politacal representative? Scroll to the bottom to act on this and they want to sell you a tee shirt!


Town Hall Meeting
07 Jun 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:28:00

Town Hall Comments

I totally disagree with this proposal. Violators of the immigration laws of this country have no right to put hard ships on those who contribute all their working lives to their meager security received.Maybe some one needs to bring forth a bill whereby congressmen give up their pork fat retirement plans and fall under the social security act so they might have more concern for those americans eho depend upon it for theis subsistance.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Jun 2003
Time:
09:57:03

Town Hall Comments

I am 47 yers old and have been working since I was 16. The money that was removed from the paycheck that I worked hard for should be available for the time that I retire. I was born in the United States and have worked only in the United States. This is true of my parents and grandparents before me. I have been a health care worker for over 25 years and have already seen fraud and abuse of the system by people who have learned to "work the system". This sounds to me like another abuse of this same system. Please don't allow this to happen. I am a registered voter and would like any information available to the public on this issue. Thank you for your time. Pam Bahr, 4 Saunders Drive, Poquoson, VA 23662.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Jun 2003
Time:
21:16:45

Town Hall Comments

I believe Social Security should be only for U. S. citizens who have worked for years and paid into it. Giving it to illegal aliens is encouraging immigrants to enter the U.S. illegally. We have many citizens who are suffering financially and we need to support them, not encourage illegal immigration. The U. S. cannot support the world even though it appears to be attempting to do that even now through other means.Whoever thought up this "stupid" policy needs to be seen by a "shrink". They can't be in their right mind. Many of our elderly now have to decide between eating proper food or spending their small income on needed medications. Charity begins at home and we need to keep our Social Security. If foreigners need help, get it from some other funds that are being squandered for useless expenditures.


Town Hall Meeting
09 Jun 2003
Time:
06:35:12

Town Hall Comments

The United States supports enough aid to other counterys now we don't need to give our SS away i feel like you & i have worked all our lives for this & people in other counters have been living off us long enough i am at the age to where i need what i have paid in did these people fight for this woundfull country if they have & paid into the system then let them have the prougam if not get the hell out.


Town Hall Meeting
09 Jun 2003
Time:
09:14:37

Town Hall Comments

After eading this article I get the idea that a Amerian Citizen is getting the shaft and the foreigners get every thing for nothing, The American Tax payer is getting the bill and Bill and with no receipt only a IOU/ Please take action to give the American back their Social securty and Place all security and Medicare Funds into a lock box with the requirement taht if yoyu are not a American Citizen you do qualify for any of these funds. Like wise the Government has hands off of these funds . Thanks for your progarm. Max And Doris Exline


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jun 2003
Time:
11:58:47

Town Hall Comments

COURSE, THIS SOUDS EASY FOR CONGRESS TO SUGGEST STUPID THINGS LIKE THIS SINCE THEY THEMSELVES DON'T PAY INTO THE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM OUT OF THEIR POCKETS, TAXPAYERS ARE THE ONES TO DO IT. AT THIS RATE, THE SOCIAL SECURITY FUNDS ARE GOING TO GO BROKE IF WE WERE THE ONES TO PAY RETIREMENT FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD. LUIS A. HOLKON, SR. BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jun 2003
Time:
13:14:46

Town Hall Comments

Friends; We have globalists on rhe Right and we have Globalists on the Left. What are Globalists? The way I understand it, they are a group of elitists who want world pawer. The Left wants world power through socialism and the Right wants world power through capitalism. The American working middle class is in the way of both. The American working middle class must be destroyed. Giving U.S. Social Security to Mexico is a giant step toward Globalism. American standards must be brought down to Mexico's level. With globalism, either on the Left or the Right, we, the little poeple will be ruled by the few powerful. We will become the serfs like in the Middle Ages. The Globalists had their meeting in France recently. They are called the G-8. Eight western countries were represented at this meeting. These Globalists play with our lives and our destinies. To them, we have ceased to be human beings. We are pawns, millions of us! Globalists, both on the Right and on the Left want the United States to be invaded by third world people. This invasion dilutes Amerian society and separates it by ethnicity and race. Divide and conquer! Love of God and love of country are discouraged in our schools. Illegal aliens and non citizens are voting. It is no longer necessary to be an American citizen to vote! Our voter registration rules have been changed. No need to prove citizenship! May God help us! Haydee Pavia-Laguna Woods, CA


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jun 2003
Time:
16:29:24

Town Hall Comments

Please STOP the madness. Social Security for AMERICAN CITIZENS only. That money belongs TO our citizens and our citizens ONLY. The government does NOT have the right to give it to anyone who has not contributed,is not an American citizen, LIVING in this country. Please STOP the MADNESS now!!!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jun 2003
Time:
20:12:09

Town Hall Comments

this is sooooo disgusting. here we all are stressed about what amount of money we will be allowed of what we have paid and paid into forever and the government is giving it to people that shouln't have it. it sure makes one wonder about the people we elect and just what can we if anything do about it


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jun 2003
Time:
12:24:25

Town Hall Comments

WHY ISN'T THIS FRONT PAGE NEWS IN ALL MAJOR NEWSPAPERS?


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jun 2003
Time:
15:37:48

Town Hall Comments

If true, absolutely ridiculous!


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jun 2003
Time:
18:52:00

Town Hall Comments

IF CONGRESS WANTS TO GIVE MONEY AWAY ,, LET THEM TAKE IT OUT OF THEIR RETIREMENT ACCOUNT. SINCE THEY DO NOT GET SOCIAL SECURITY OR PAY INTO SOCIAL SECURITY. THEIR RETIREMENT FUND IS HUMONGUS!!!! THEN.....WHEN THEY FEEL LIKE GIVING MONEY AWAY TO THOSE WHO NEVER PAID OR EARNED RETIREMENT THEN THEY SHOULD FEEL REAL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. hahah. CONGRESS PENTIONS AND HEALTH BENEFITS ARE FAR FAR FAR ABOVE ANYTHING THAT ANYONE GETS FROM SOCIAL SECURITY. BIBLE SAYS IF YOU DON'T WORK YOU DON'T EAT.


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jun 2003
Time:
20:15:56

Town Hall Comments

I've worked long and hard with the dim light at the end of the tunnel driving me on, the hope that when I reached time to retire, there'd still be something left to draw. That was just with the normal mess the government makes. Now that they're looking for new ways to make sure that when that time comes, there's nothing left to repay me for all those long years I worked, it's not only disappointing, it's absolutely UNAMERICAN. What ever happened to taking care of our own before trying to solve the worlds problems. Without Social Security, there'll be a lot of us living under a bridge.


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jun 2003
Time:
22:43:55

Town Hall Comments

fact or fiction? well, after reading all the comments i decided to go to for some answers and to read all i could on this. instead of being passive about the situation i think i'll write my representative and tell him how i feel about the situation. then i will e-mail everyone on my list and talk to everyone i know. and if my representative doesn't vote my way. . .then i'll fire him .:) i won't elect him next time around! this is just way to close to home for me. . . . the desertseal AZ


Town Hall Meeting
12 Jun 2003
Time:
14:22:33

Town Hall Comments

i think it's not fair we as Americans deserve the best Social Security system there is after all we worked hard for it all our lives Joyce Welker Greeley colorado


Town Hall Meeting
12 Jun 2003
Time:
15:49:07

Town Hall Comments

I am a 42 yea old hOUSWIFE THAT is totally disabled. The only problem is that I worked long enough to get my work credits needed(24) to draw full idsability benefits but my credits are not in correct order needed. I have 1 and 1/2 credits that are out of the correct time period so this "screws" me out of any and all help from Social Security. How can the government give what is rightfully mine to someone who is not entiled to it? I have spoken to many lawyers but all say I do not have a case. I am looking for help and any information I have the following disabilities : Rhuematoid Arthritis in all joints and muscles in throat and neck and in lungs asthma Lupus immune disease thyroid disease diabetic 4 shots per day chronic fatique syndrome chronic bronhitis broncoitis disease mitral valve prolapse chronic cough YET I CANT ANY HELP FROM ANY GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS


Town Hall Comments

Think it is not right that our country support mexicans' welfare as well for outside the countries. Some of them are taking advantage of us... and do not appreciate what we did for them. It needs to be stopped for a chance and to be focused on our country's needs like homeless people, cut crime counts down, more school education, etc your most faithful U.S. citizen, Ms. C. Miller


Town Hall Meeting
14 Jun 2003
Time:
22:52:47

Town Hall Comments

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!! IT KEEPS GETTING WORSE & WORSE!!! WE'RE ALREADY GIVING ALL THESE OTHER COUNTRIES TONS OF MONEY & NOW THEY WANT THIS!!!!?????? IT HAS TO STOP!!!! WE, THE "AMERICAN" PEOPLE ARE SICK & TIRED OF IT ALL!!! "GIVEAWAYS"!!!! GIVEAWAYS TO ALL THESE OTHER COUNTRIES & FOREIGNERS!!!! WHAT ABOUT US??????? SOME OF US ARE STRUGGLING SO HARD TO TRY TO MAKE ENDS MEET & THIS COUNTRY CONTINUES TO GIVE TO EVERYONE BUT US!!!!! WE ALL SHOULD LEAVE & COME BACK AS FOREIGNERS & GET EVERYTHING HANDED TO US LIKE THEY ALL DO!!!!! THEY SHOULD GET NOTHING HANDED TO THEM!!!! OUR ANCESTERS HAD TO WORK HARD FOR WHAT THEY GOT & SO DO WE!!!!! WHY SHOULDN'T THEY????? WE HAVE TO STOP THIS!!!! OUR ANCESTERS HAD TO LEARN TO SPEAK ENGLISH!!!!! WHY DON'T THEY???? IF YOU WANT TO LIVE HERE, SPEAK ENGLISH!! DON'T GIVE ANYBODY ANYTHING THAT ISN'T "AMERICAN" & HASN'T PAID A BLESSED RED CENT INTO THE "POT"!!! WE ALL PAY INTO THE "POT" & OTHERS TAKE FROM IT???? IT HAS TO STOP!!!!THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO OPEN THEIR EYES & START HELPING THOSE OF US WHOSE MONEY THEY ARE SO FREELY GIVING AWAY!LET THEM GIVE IT OUT OF THEIR OWN FAT POCKETS IF THEY WANT TO BE SO CHARITABLE!!!OF COURSE THEY WON'T GIVE THEIR MONEY AWAY, BUT THEY'LL GIVE "OURS" AWAY! THE PRESIDENT , CONGRESS & ALL THE OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HAVE TO WAKE UP & REALIZE THAT THE "AMERICAN" PEOPLE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THE CRAP!!! IT HAS TO STOP!!!!!SHIP ALL THE FOREIGNERS BACK... IF YOU WANT TO LIVE HERE THEN BECOME A CITIZEN & START PAYING TAXES LIKE THE REST OF US HAVE TO DO!!!! INSTEAD OF SPONGING OFF OUR HARD EARNED SWEAT!!THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO SHIP THEM ALL OUT AND STOP GIVING OUR MONEY AWAY TO ALL THESE OTHER COUNTRIES, STOP GIVING EVERYTHING TO ALL THESE FOREIGNERS, LEGAL OR NOT!!!INSTEAD OF GIVING ALL THEM ALL THE "BREAKS" THEY BETTER START GIVING US HARD WORKING , TAX PAYING "AMERICAN" PEOPLE THE "BREAKS"!!!! GOD HELP ALL OF US "AMERICAN PEOPLE"!!!!!!!HE'S THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN... OUR GOVERNMENT ISN'T!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
15 Jun 2003
Time:
13:29:23

Town Hall Comments

I DO NOT WANT MY SHARE OF MY SOCIAL SECURITY FUNDS TO GO TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE PEOPLE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO "SOCIAL SECURITY" WE AMERICANS WORK HARD ALL OUR LIVES AND SHOULD HAVE THE SOCIAL SECURITY TO HELP US WHEN WE RETIRE.


Town Hall Meeting
15 Jun 2003
Time:
19:03:28

Town Hall Comments

WHY SHOULD WE SURPORT OTHER COUNTRIES???THEY SAY THERE WILL NOT BE ANYTHING LEFT FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE NOW. WE DON'T OWE MEXICO ANYTHING !!THEY AREN'T CONTRIBLEING ANY THING , SO DON'T GIVE OUR MONEY AWAY !!!!!! " FROM AN RED BLOODED AMERICAN". HOBART L COBB . STATE OF TN.


Town Hall Meeting
16 Jun 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:50:30

Town Hall Comments

I think these politicians are all on heavy drugs. THey do stupid things like this because they don't have to worry about every living on Social Security and care less if other people have to. Apparently they aren't too concerned about the well being of some of their family members either. Politicians don't know what hard times are and don't care about anybody else's hardtimes. WHAT WE AS TAX PAYING CITIZENS SEEM TO HAVE FORGOTTEN THROUGHOUT THE YEARS IS, "WE ELECTED THESE "MEN" INTO THESE POSITIONS AND WE BELIEVED THEIR LIES BECAUSE WE WANT SOMEONE AND SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN. WE HAVE ALLOWED THEM TO MANIPULATE US AND THE SYSTEM TO THEIR LIKING AND BENEFIT. ALL POLITICIANS LIE LIKE HELL AND TAKE SLEEPING PILLS AT NIGHT SO THEY CAN SLEEP. When are we going to realize this?


Town Hall Meeting
17 Jun 2003
Time:
10:45:35

Town Hall Comments

I would like to think that our government officials have more consideration for all the working class in America that to pass a bill as bad as this one seems to be.


Town Hall Meeting
17 Jun 2003
Time:
18:12:23

Town Hall Comments

Everyone says let them work well what about the jobs they are taking away from here and can't even speak English and understand what they are suppose to do. Americans have to pick up the pieces or the slack. It is okay for them to walk off the job and say I didn't understand the next day. If you or I did that we would get fired. You have Mexicans in place that can't speak English but wants to take our jobs away from us our Social Security. Hmm Something wrong with that picture!! Than you have the Gov. that wants to expect someone to take care of a special needs child and live off of 600.00 month. Due to his Rare Chromosome and Health problems I can't work. Oh yes, I forgot lets put him in a instution so Ohio can pay them to take care of him and I can work to pay taxes, not for Americans but for people who can't even learn English enough to hold a job here. I've just started and you haven't heard the last. There is so many issue the Gov. needs to pay attention to. Our elderly God help them and help us when we grow older. Our Children, Grandparents raising grandchildren, it's hard enough raising a normal child than you have a special needs child and you have to fight for everything or it gets taken away from you. Mr. President walk in my shoes someday and see how much we depend on Social Security for my Grandson and also see the difference if all children had money is their FRS or Social Security the difference it could make in them. There is so many issue that go with this one and I can go on and on. Wake Up Mr. President look and listen to your people the ones you are suppose to protect, guild, Mr. President there is alot of other people worse off than my family that can use your help and guidence and they want the help and want to work and they are Americans! God Help You and Us, Grandma Angie


Town Hall Meeting
18 Jun 2003
Time:
12:39:06

Town Hall Comments

Don't be an idiot! Illegals who come here work under PHONEY SSN's because they can't get a valid ssn. The money that is deducted from their wages goes into non-existant accounts that they can never claim. How would they then get these supposed life-time benefits???? Get real!


Town Hall Meeting
18 Jun 2003
Time:
13:27:01

Town Hall Comments

SS recipients should be only those that paid in and their families if they are deceased. We cannot support the retired world!!!


Town Hall Meeting
18 Jun 2003
Time:
20:16:53

Town Hall Comments

i think social security is to be use only for the people of the us not to sent to mexico or any other county the the people in washington need to wake up or we may be needing help i have seen a lot of changes in my life time in it does not look good and if the shoe was on the other foot would mexico do this for the u.s i dont think so when our country get somany more people here how are they going to take of every one . ann jackson


Town Hall Meeting
18 Jun 2003
Time:
21:07:28

Town Hall Comments

llllet us keep our money paid into Social Security by the american people here. let mexico get there own social security fund going.for there people and pay them a decent wage. Quit taking our money and paying companys to move to mexico.The money is ours not the Goverment to spend any way they want.


Town Hall Meeting
21 Jun 2003
Time:
16:38:31

Town Hall Comments

In case you have any doubts I know of people who are presently living in foreign countries, are not American Citizens and collect Social Security. I knew someone that was told by the people in her home town in Mexico many years ago, that she was stupid to continue to live and work in America when she could collect Social Security. She was only in her late twentys.


Town Hall Meeting
23 Jun 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:55:40

Town Hall Comments

Are we all on candid camera? Is it April fools day? What's up? If any of this is true, then I would like to ask the U.S. Government to please add up all of the money they have taken out of my paychecks for the past 32 years for my social security contributions and please deposit it into my savings account, and to direct deposit all monies they take out of my paychecks for the next 20 years right into my savings. After all I am the one who worked for that money, why should I give it to some stranger who doesn't even live in this country? Oh by the way, if it's not too much to ask could you please tack on a little intrest for me and just put that right into my account as well? I sure as hell can't go and borrow money from anywhere without paying intrest on it so why should the U.S. Government be able to and then turn around and give it to foreigners. And im damn sure they arent paying intrest on it either. I have always wondered how our ancesters could have been so ignorant as to take innocent human beings and turn them into slaves, and I thought that slavery was against the law today. Well I guess not! If there is even a small amount of truth to this then our government has made us all slaves to every foreign country out there. Good ol USA, send our children over to those foreign countries to fight their battles, watch our VET's (the one's who actually make it home) live in homeless shelters or in the streets with limbs missing, going hungary, little or no medical attention, dying slow painful deaths because our government feels that foreign folks are more deserving than the young Men & Women who fought to keep them in the lap of luxury. And every hard working American knows that "What goes around, Comes around"


Town Hall Meeting
23 Jun 2003
Time:
08:23:59

Town Hall Comments

tell me something why are we having terrist in are country ?Is it because the gov. is trying to steal someone elses money that dont belong to them like they are doing every day to the american working people . No im not a terrist but im dam sick of the middle class working man paying all the way and working there tail off and getting nothing back in return . seems to me we are working only to pay taxes and try to servive. then ya want to give to another country . when is it going to stop? whats wrong with everyone and i mean everyone ,even people that work for the gov. pay tax on there gross income ? lets not give all the tax dollars to other countries.lets take care of are own country. i have worked and payed taxes from the very first job i had and been working every sense.why do we give others 5 years or what ever no taxes ? we didnt get that choice. wake up AMERICA


Town Hall Meeting
23 Jun 2003
Time:
21:59:56

Town Hall Comments

I think that is it typical of the way this country seems to give everything to those who cry and complain about how bad the this country. They want and want but never seem to give back. They take what they can get and then milk it. It is sad that our country would give american money away to peole who don't even belong here.


Town Hall Meeting
26 Jun 2003
Time:
09:26:07

Town Hall Comments

I AM A SENIOR CITIZEN AND VERY ILL I HAVE TO MEET A SPEND DOWN INORDER FOR ANY HELP WITH MEDICAID THROUGH SOCIAL SECURITY. I AM TIRED OF THIS COUNTRY GIVING AWAY THINGS TO OTHER'S WHEN OUR OWN PEOPLE NEED HELP--------WE GIVE AWAY FREE SURGICAL HELP TO PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES, WE FLY THEM HERE FOR NOTHING TO GET THE BEST MEDICAL TREATMENTS AND NOW THIS GOVERNMENT WANTS TO GIVE MEXICO SOCIAL SECURITY BENIFITS????? WONDER IF IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT A CERTAIN GOVENOR IS MARRIED TO A MEXICAN,WHOSE BROTHER HOLDS A VERY HIGH POSITION IN THIS GOVERNMENT OF OURS!!!!!!!!!! I DON'T THINK THIS IS WHAT OUR FORFATHER'S MENT WHEN THEY BROKE AWAY FROM ENGLAND. ANYWAY WHEN IS THIS COUNTRY GOING TO LEARN EVERYTIME WE DO GOOD FOR ANOTHER COUNTRY THEY ALWAYS STAB US IN THE BACK. LOIS RICHMOND, VIRGINIA


Town Hall Meeting
30 Jun 2003
Time:
11:20:49

Town Hall Comments

OUR ELECTED OFFICALS NEED TO GET THEIR ACTS TOGETHER THIS IS THE U.S NOT THE WORLD GOV. THE STINKING ONE WORLD GOV. IS NOT FAR AWAY.THERE GOES ALL OUR FREEDOM.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Jul 2003
Time:
10:29:20

Town Hall Comments

We elect the people that keep spending our money. When will we wake up and vote them out of office. Quit sending our money to God knows where and keep it here where it is needed. Ellen


Town Hall Meeting
14 Jul 2003
Time:
08:09:56

Town Hall Comments

THIS IS SO HARD FOR ME TO BELIEVE OR UNDERSTAND. WE ARE TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF EVERY COUNTRY BUT OUR OWN. WE ARE LETTING IN MORE FOREINERS AND OUR UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES. WE LET THEM WORK HERE ILLEGALLY AND TAKE THE MONEY TO BE SPENT BACK TO THERE HOME COUNTRY. THEN PAY THEM SOCIAL SECURITY OR UNEMPLOYMENT FUNDS. WE GIVE THEM FEDERAL AID, FOOD STAMPS, FREE MEDICAL HELP. YET WE HAVE HOMELESS, SICK, AND ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY THERE MEDICAL BILLS OR THERE RENT FOR A SMALL DUMP. IT'S LIKE WE ARE SAYING LET'S LET EVERYONE IN AND HELP THEM UNTIL WE CAN'T BECAUSE WE ARE SOON GOING TO BE LIKE THEM. A POOR COUNTRY THAT CAN'T FEED OR HOUSE IT'S OWN PEOPLE. WE ARE SO OVERCROWDED NOW THAT DISEASES ARE SPREADING, MURDERING, ROBBING, RAPES HAVE ALL INCREASED. ARE HIGHWAYS AND NEIGHBORHOODS ARE SO FULL WE CAN'T MOVE. EVERYWHERE WE GO DIFFERENT LANGUAGES ARE POSTED UP AND COMING OVER LOUD SPEAKERS. NOW WE ARE GOING TO GIVE THEM SOCIAL SECURITY WHEN WE DON'T EVEN HAVE ENOUGH TO PAY OUR OWN PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED AND WORKED HERE ALL THERE LIVES. YA, OK CUT MY PAY SO THEY CAN HAVE IT AND TAKE BACK HOME. SO I WILL HAVE TO LIVE MY FINAL YEARS AS A BURDEN ON FAMILY MEMBERS OR IN A ONE ROOM APT. FOR SENIORS. THAT IS WHAT I AM WORKING FOR. THAT IS WHY I PAY THE GOVERNMENT ALL THIS MONEY ALL MY LIFE. FOR A DREAM TO LIVE IN A ONE ROOM APT. WAITING TO DIE. TEACH THEM HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN NOT DO IT FOR THEM. THEN TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN.


Town Hall Meeting
14 Jul 2003
Time:
11:37:44

Town Hall Comments

I think giving Social Security to illeagle Mexicans or any other illeagles, is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of. It is nothing more than an incentive for Mexicans and others to enter the United states illeagally in order to receive benefits from an already shaky Social Security program. The person who thought of this should be shot. John W. Holt


Town Hall Meeting
14 Jul 2003
Time:
20:14:42

Town Hall Comments

If we take care of our U.S. Senior Citizens who have paid into this fund for years and years, that is great, but to take on the responsibility of all the other people, I believe that is a little ridiculous.


Town Hall Meeting
15 Jul 2003
Time:
08:32:41

Town Hall Comments

This is a despicable proposal by our representitives!! And an act that nullifies the duties of government to Uninted States citizens !!! This bill is an out and out display of the houses TOTAL lack of concern of for our citizens and what the Social Security program was intended to accomplice ! DO NOT ENACT THIS BILL INTO LAW.


Town Hall Meeting
16 Jul 2003
Time:
21:49:39

Town Hall Comments

They should stay in their own country and get their money there. We may not have any social security in a few years anyway.We pay in, We should get the money.Would they give us any?. I don't think so.


Town Hall Meeting
26 Jul 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:02:14

Town Hall Comments

IfI have an accident with my car, I can't collect from my neighbors insurance policy and rightfully so. Now you can not justify in any way that our neighbors should collect something they have not paid for. Simply put, if you don't work, you don't eat.If there is so much money that we can do that, then how about giving our senior citizens a bit more of the money so that they can have a decent life instead of skimping on medical supplies just so they can eat.


Town Hall Meeting
28 Jul 2003
Time:
15:40:55

Town Hall Comments

Social Security benefits should be for US citizens who have worked at a ligimate job and PAID taxes. These benefits should not go to illegals, in addition to 'working under the table' and paying no taxes! This has long been a pet peeve of mine. I have been working most of my life and paying all my taxes. My mother lives on her social security check and has no other income. Protect our citizens and sr. citizens. If people want to come here from Mexico, they need to do it the right way, by being sponsored, holding a job, and paying taxes while studying for US citizenship. I also feel that you should be required to learn some english before you can become a US citizen.


Town Hall Meeting
28 Jul 2003
Time:
15:41:07

Town Hall Comments

Social Security benefits should be for US citizens who have worked at a ligimate job and PAID taxes. These benefits should not go to illegals, in addition to 'working under the table' and paying no taxes! This has long been a pet peeve of mine. I have been working most of my life and paying all my taxes. My mother lives on her social security check and has no other income. Protect our citizens and sr. citizens. If people want to come here from Mexico, they need to do it the right way, by being sponsored, holding a job, and paying taxes while studying for US citizenship. I also feel that you should be required to learn some english before you can become a US citizen.


Town Hall Meeting
18 Aug 2003
Time:
08:12:34

Town Hall Comments

Please be more responsible with ss That is all my husband and I have to live on and we have paid it. These people from other countries don't deserve it because they have not paid into it. I have a daughter that is not physically able to work and has paid taxes and ss but can't get any kind of help with life threatning diseases she is still having to work hard and struggle paying all she can earn for doctors and medicines, so I have a major problem with giving it to people that should stay where they are and get help from their own countries. please keep our SS for US citizens.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Oct 2003
Time:
16:02:51

Town Hall Comments

This is PENNIES compared the to 87 Billion Dollars President Bush wants to throw away to "Rebuild Iraq". If the Mexicans worked here and paid into the system, then they deserve the money. Hell, they do the crap jobs, none of our "Union" workers would do. But IRAQ~??!!! The government had a huge campaign for us to hate them enough to allow them to pay for the war there....and now they are trying to make us feel sorry for them so we'll shell out 87Billion Dollars to fix it all up. Let me tell you, I'm ticked off~!! But when I ask people to send an e-mail...less than two minutes..to tell our reps and president we do not want them to spend this money, no one wants to bother. 85% of the children born in Iraq are taught to hate Americans from their births~!! Do you REALLY want to give this country all that money to "Rebuild"????? For each person who writes, it is averaged to 1,000 people who feel the same way. So WRITE. Tell them NO REBUILDING IRAQ~!! Take the $87Billion and rebuild America~!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
08 Oct 2003
Time:
05:55:33

Town Hall Comments

The government giving hard earned money of the American people to foreigners is outragious. That money should be given to the Americans. Sending money to the Iraq People to rebuild is crazy. What about the Children and elderly who are starving and the elderly here in the states who are being removed from nursing home because medicaid cut-backs. This is where money should be used.The American people are the ones suffering here.


Town Hall Meeting
08 Oct 2003
Time:
17:26:24

Town Hall Comments

I can't believe this, these actions of these politicians make me nauseous, due to the fact so many of our American citizens get so little benefits out of social security. What are they thinking of themselves??? Seems to me they don't care enough already that the Social Security is in serious trouble!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
15 Oct 2003
Time:
20:48:58

Town Hall Comments

I feel this is totally ridiculous proposition, the American worker cant finace the world, the working American does well to take care of his own family and self. I think we should bombard the legislature, Congress ,etc. Thank your Ruth Main Florence, Oregon


Town Hall Meeting
16 Oct 2003
Time:
12:05:12

Town Hall Comments

IMMIGRANTS HAVE COME HERE TO EARN A LIVING NOT TO BE SUPPORTED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THEY PAY TAXES LIKE ANY OTHER. ITS FUNNY HOW I READ SOME POEPLES COMMENTS ABOUT HOW THEY SAY THAT THE IMMIGRANTS SHOULD GO BACK TO THEIR CONTRIES,WHEN AT SOME POINT OUR FAMILIES WHERE IMMIGRANTS TOO! IMMIGRANTS WORK IN OUR FIELDS, CLEAN HOUSES, MAINTENANCE OF ALL SORTS, RESTURAUNTS, ETC... THEY ARE PART OF THE U.S. SYSTEM BECAUSE WITHOUT THEM WHO WOULD BE DOING THESE KINDS OF JOBS? US? I DON'T THINK SO!!! AND IN ORDER TO RECEIVE ANY KIND OF SOCIAL SECURITY YOU HAVE TO BE A U.S RESIDENT WHICH MEANS THEY ARE NO LONGER IMMIGRANTS; THEY HAVE EARNED AND HAVE A RIGHT TO SS.


Town Hall Meeting
25 Oct 2003
Time:
02:32:47

Town Hall Comments

THIS IS INSANE!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT OUR GOVERNMENT WOULD EVEN CONSIDER DOING THIS - HOW MANY TIMES ARE WE GOING TO LET THEM SELL US DOWN THE RIVER?



Town Hall Meeting
27 Oct 2003
Time:
23:40:47

Town Hall Comments

Why R we so eager to help others, when we cannot help ourselves. Let Mexaco take care of Mexaco. Lets help those who need it here. We have people with FM, that SSD will not help, these people can't work why R we not helping them. Americans, grow up its time we look up at our own. Who helps the Americans ? COLO.


Town Hall Meeting
28 Oct 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:51:32

Town Hall Comments

Mexico needs to take care of their own,after all these years there has to be a plan for the senior and disable people if not they need to divise a plan with out putting america people a hardship and doing without.What is wrong?????Illigal immigrant meanwhat not suppose to be in the U.S. with out permission right!!!! We as american citizens are said NO to all the . SO SAY NO WAY no no no no no


Town Hall Meeting
09 Nov 2003
Time:
05:46:46

Town Hall Comments

I think this is a Dumb Idea and who ever thought this up should be run out of Town.The very idea is absurd.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Nov 2003
Time:
14:13:33

Town Hall Comments

Social Security is for ONLY the people that have paid into it & in the United States should ONLY be for citizens, ALWAYS & 4-EVER!


Town Hall Meeting
12 Nov 2003
Time:
18:31:42

Town Hall Comments

I can only feel remorsefor the haRD WORKING CITIZENS OF The United States and I'll back it up with an example of what Coingress has done in the past. I spent 15 years in the U S Navy, many years not sitting on my duff. In 1983 . there was passed an OBRA bill which in plain language cut Federal Employees SS Benefits by 60%. REead it again..................we draw 40% of wht was due us. I retired from the Postal Service (Paid no SS dujring that time). I had 10 full yeears paid in. I left the Service (Postal) exxpecting sommething substancial. Was I in for a surprise. My SS was $393.00 per month. Now paying into Medicare Part B, i'M LEFT WITH A PITTANCE. I am a man and I've grown adjusted to the shaft, a screw in the back so to sp[eak. I wish all of you better luck than I had.-Jim


Town Hall Meeting
12 Nov 2003
Time:
18:31:44

Town Hall Comments

I can only feel remorsefor the haRD WORKING CITIZENS OF The United States and I'll back it up with an example of what Coingress has done in the past. I spent 15 years in the U S Navy, many years not sitting on my duff. In 1983 . there was passed an OBRA bill which in plain language cut Federal Employees SS Benefits by 60%. REead it again..................we draw 40% of wht was due us. I retired from the Postal Service (Paid no SS dujring that time). I had 10 full yeears paid in. I left the Service (Postal) exxpecting sommething substancial. Was I in for a surprise. My SS was $393.00 per month. Now paying into Medicare Part B, i'M LEFT WITH A PITTANCE. I am a man and I've grown adjusted to the shaft, a screw in the back so to sp[eak. I wish all of you better luck than I had.-Jim


Town Hall Meeting
08 Dec 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:55:31

Town Hall Comments

NO ONE, NOT EVEN OUR ELECTED OFFICALS SHOULD HAVE EVER BEEN ABLE TO DIP INTO MY AND YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONIES.TO ME IT SHOWS THAT WE HAVE BEEN STOLEN FROM AND LIED TO.WE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PUT MONEY INTO THE SYSTEM THAT WE TRUSTED,WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE IT WHEN WE RETIRE,OR BECOME DISABLE.BECAUSE OF ANOTHER PLOT TO OVER THROW WE THE PEOPLE,TO BECOME THEY THE PEOPLE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES,WHO FIRST OF ALL NEVER PUT INTO OUR SYSTEM.WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN NEXT.....WELL THE HOUSE,THE CAR,THE BUSINESS THAT YOU OWEN,WILL NOW BELONG TO THEM ( THEY THE PEOPLE ) NOT WE THE PEOPLE ANYMORE.S.T.O.P. MEANS S....STOP ELECTING THESE PEOPLE ! T....THINK BEFORE WE ELECT ! O....OFFICALS WHO DON'T WORK FOR YOU AND I OUST THEM ! P....POWER OF THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE...NOW WHERE HAVE I HEARD THAT FROM ??? WE THE PEOPLE ARE NOT THAT STUPID,ARE WE ? IF SO THEN I SUGGEST THAT EVERYTHING BE WRITTEN IN PLAIN ENGLISH INSTEAD OF WRITTING IT TO WHERE IT CAN BE GIVEN SEVERAL MEANINGS...PLAIN ENGLISH NEVER HAS BEEN IN THE PAST MISUNDERSTOOD !


Town Hall Meeting
08 Dec 2003
Time:
08:21:18

Town Hall Comments

DO YOU KNOW THAT IF NO ONE HAD TOUCHED OUR SOCIAL SECURITY,EVEN THOSE OF YOU WHO WERE RETIRING,AND OR DISABLED.WOULD HAVE BEEN IN ANY GIVEN YEAR AFTER THE 1980'S ABLE TO LIVE VERY COMFORTABLE LIVES. THIS MONEY WAS FOR YOU AND I,WHY ? TO BINIFIT US.NOT FOR THEM TO USE AS A PAWN TO MOVE FROM HERE TO THERE. I THINK THAT OUR ELECTED OFFICALS SAW A GOLDMINE IN OUR SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM YEARS AND YEARS AGO........BUT NOT GOLD FOR US.NO SIR NOT FROM DAY ONE.INSTEAD OF CREATING A PROGRAM THAT WOULD HELP US YEARS FROM NOW..BY THE WAY WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE IDEAL OF PUTTING THE SAME MONIES INTO OUR OWEN PERSONAL ACCOUNTS CALLED...NOT SOCICAL SECURITY BUT,OUR SECURITY.MONEY THAT OF COURSE COULDN'T BE GOTTEN OUT UNTILL WE EITHER RETIRED,OR BECOME DISABLED.SO LESS SEE NOW 40 YEARS AGO I BEGAN WORK NOW I'M GOING TO RETIRE,RIGHT. ON AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT....LETS SAY ABOUT 3000.00 A YEAR THIS OF COURSE WOULD INCLUDE WHAT OUR EMPLOYERS PUT IN FOR US.AROUND $120,000.00 UNTAXED. THERE IS NO WAY YOU WOULD EVER GET THIS FROM SOCIAL SECURITY ? FORGET 401K AND OTHER PLANS SUCH AS THIS.CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW MUCH MONEY WOULD HAVE BEEN IN SOCIAL SECURITY IF IT HAD NEVER BEEN DIP INTO TO BENIFIT WHO KNOWS ?


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:31:42

Town Hall Comments

.....and when was the last time a foreign nation did something for the U S citizens ? Oh yes, I remember now it was September 11;, 2001. Gee maybe Mexico can become such good friends as the Saudi's and Syrians. It is terrible that the Mexicans will have to travel all the wasy to the U S to collect their monthly check. Couldn't a compassionate poople like the U S citizens just mail the checks to them in Mexico.


Town Hall Meeting
13 Jan 2004
Time:
08:01:42

Town Hall Comments

HE WAS NOT ELECTED HE WAS APPOINRED ! DISGUSTING AND MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS BOILING COME ON AMERICA ,STAND UP FOR OUR RIGHTS


Town Hall Meeting
31 Jan 2004
Time:
22:18:27

Town Hall Comments

This is insane. My husband will be 65 this month. He is disabled. I guess I am most disgusted about how medicare is so screwed up. First of all My huband spent 20 years in the Navy. When he enlisted and decided to make it a career he was promised medical coverage for life. What a joke. Now he retired from Civil Service (disability retirement) but he has no medical benefits there. I am 61 years old and I am scared to death to quit because if I didn't have group health insurance my husband would not be able to live. He is a survivor of a 5 bypass heart surgery in April 1994, kidney removal (due to cancer) in November 1994. HE is diabetic, has a very rare disease just diagnosed about a year ago call spasmodic torticulous, and now has developed chronic myleod lukemia. His one kidney is about to fail, his liver is also failing. He has one medication that is $2500 per month another medication that is $869 per week and these are just for the lukemia. He has about 15 other medications that must be bought every month. WE RECEIVE NO HELP FROM ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY FOR ANYTHING. BUT HIS SOCIAL SECURITY IS CHARGING HIM $66 PER MONTH FOR MEDICARE, HIS RETIREMENT CHECKS CHARGE HIM FOR MEDICARE, I PAY FOR MEDICARE OUT OF MY CHECK. BUT HAS IT HELPED. NO. Here is a man who has given most of his life for his country and the federal government. He is treated as if he never existed. But the government will give help not only to people who are too lazy to work, or pop a baby just to get their welfare increased. trade their food stamps for drugs or liquor and yet not help the US Citizen, now we are supposed to stand by while our social security and taxes are given to all aliens, not just the mexican population. What's going on in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. FROM A CONCERNED AMERICAN CITIZEN


Town Hall Meeting
10 Feb 2004
Time:
10:57:40

Town Hall Comments

YOU TALK ABOUT THE MEXICANS,WELL WHAT ABOUT YOUR OWN SENATORS,GOVERNORS & OTHERS IN THE CAPITAL. THE SOCIAL SECURTIY IS THE LAST THING THEY CARE ABOUT BECAUSE THEY DON'T DRAW IT. THEY HAVE A SET FIGURE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES & THEIR WIVES.HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. OUR S.S. LOOK LIKE PEnny TO THEM. BUT A FORNTUNE TO US. WE HAVE TO DEPEND ON THAT EACH MONTH. JUST LIKE PRESCIPTION CARDS FOR SENIORS . THEY COULDN'T DO THAT, SO WE COULD BUY MEDICINE FOR 5 OR 10. DOLLARS. THEY ALSO GOT CIGERATTE MONEY TO USE FOR EVERYTHING BUT PEOPLE WHO HELPED THEM GET THAT MONEY -"ME'E<MPHYSEMA -SMOKING TO MUCH. I CALLED AND ASK OUR CAPITAL IF THIS MONEY WAS GOING TO BE USED FOR MEDICINE TO HELP PEOPLE QUIT SMOKING OR MEDICINE TO HELP WITH MEDICAL PROBLEMS LIKE MINE _NO DIDN'T THINK SO. USE ON ROADS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. BULL. I CAN't EVEN GET MY ADVAIR DISK , IT COST SO MUCH. WELFARE U CAN FORGET THEM TOO. THEN U COMPLAIN ABOUT THE MEXICANS? PLEASE!!!!!!!!OUR COUNTRY IS SO WASTE FULL.


Town Hall Meeting
08 Jul 2004
Time:
17:24:03

Town Hall Comments

It is time we stop hitting ourselves in the head with a hammer. Enough is enough. This is the United States. We are not part of a global government that is socialized to care for the entire world. We don't want to stick our heads in the sand, but this is enough to make you wish for Burton K. Wheeler.


Town Hall Meeting
25 Jul 2004
Time:
00:28:42

Town Hall Comments

Social Security cola what a big haha 1.1/2 % What did gas prices go to ? and the food we buy. OUR Congress are sick .Millions how kill , but to live no money .Right now as I am typing this I have tooth aache and no money pull my teeth , medcare don,t pay for teeth this what we need the most is eyes ears teeth what big joke All we get is lies and more lies If we don,t get on our congressmen to get off their butts and do what right they dint need be in office Ok tymchuks@btconline.net


Town Hall Meeting
05 Sep 2004
Time:
16:41:35

Town Hall Comments

I as an European living in the european union must protest about this goosip.Please note that the EU member countries do recognise any time worked in any of the member countries for pension purposes.I addition countries like spain,Portugal,Uk,France,The Netherlands and Belgium do have treaties with the once colonies and, recognise the time worked in those countries for the same purpose and,it is not the end of the world. Nobody is an allien on Earth for all humans are children of mother Earth and thus everyone of us have the same rights although some people and governments might not think so.I wish I can see the day when all countries without exemption are recognised for the same purpose. An European just another Human


Town Hall Meeting
05 Sep 2004
Time:
19:51:09

Town Hall Comments

Hello, I get a small pension check,, from where I worked 28 years,,, Now they are going to raise the COST OF MEDICARE,, FOR DOCTORS,, I hardly make any thing now,, How are we expected to pay all our bills now?? Yes, I get social security,, But there is GAS BILL,, ELECTRIC BILL,[ NOT CHEAP,] TELEPHONE BILL, GAS BILL, INSURANCE ON HOME,, CAR,, HAVE TO PAY INSURANCE, ON HUSBAND FROM MY PENSION, WATER BILL, I SEPARATE MY TRASH, TAKE IT TO A DROP OFF CENTER,, to keep from paying another, TRASH BILL== Don't forget TAXES ON CAR,, HOME,, YES, I AM THANKFUL WE OWN OUR HOME,, WHERE IS IT ALL GOING TO END,,, ALSO, ONE LAST WORD,, WE RAISED 4 GIRLS,, ONE HAS GONE TO BE WITH OUR LORD,,[ MD,, A MUSCLE DISEASE,] TOOK HER LIFE,,2 YEARS AGO,, GOD BLESS MY OTHER 3 GIRLS,, AND 5 GRANDDAUGHTERS, THANK YOU [GOD] FOR ALL 8,,, WE ARE NOT IN THE LUCKY ONES THAT GET A LARGE TAX BREAK,, FOR BEING RICH==,, IT MUST BE NICE!!! THANK YOU!!======MINI


Town Hall Meeting
13 Sep 2004
Time:
10:23:15

Town Hall Comments

They should take the SOB that introduced this legislation, and anyone that agrees with it, tar and feather them, and ride them on a pole down to Mexico and Vicente Fox!Our elected officials should only receive the benefits that Social Security Beneficiaries receive, that might make the system a little more secure. Unfortunately, most of the #&%+#~! have enough money to get by without it anyway.



Town Hall Meeting
25 Sep 2004
Time:
13:36:20

Town Hall Comments

This topic is fake. Go to www.snopes.com and find out.



Town Hall Meeting
12 Oct 2004
Time:
10:10:10

Town Hall Comments

THERE IS NO GOD, THERE IS NO DEVIL THERE IS NO HEAVEN, THERE IS NO HELL. ENJOY YOUR LIFE AT YOUR BEST FOR WHEN YOU'RE GONE. YOU'RE GONE.


Town Hall Meeting
12 Oct 2004
Time:
10:23:03

Town Hall Comments

WHERE DID YOOUR ANCESTORS CAME FROM?


Town Hall Meeting
12 Oct 2004
Time:
10:25:07

Town Hall Comments

I AM A GERMAN, MY MEXICAN FRIEN IS THE BEST, HE DESERBS THE BEST. YOU ARE ALSO AN ILLIGAL IMIGRANT, MOST OF THE USA, WAS PART OF MEXICO READ, HISTORY, ANALFABETS.


Town Hall Meeting
25 Oct 2004
Time:
12:31:17

Town Hall Comments

I have no problems with anyone who has paid into socical security the required number of years receiving it. The key words is the required number of years. We don't have money to just give away, if so give it to the americans who have a birthright. If someone comes to this country and works and pays into social securtiy, they have earned the right to draw it, but to cross the boarder just to get a free check is outragious.


Town Hall Meeting
09 Nov 2004
Time:
18:24:19

Town Hall Comments

You may disagree, but I don't what about the millions who have worked here and pay taxes and never recive nothing back. If americans were not to lazy to work then they would have jobs, and not be on government assistance. Social Security this is a joke. Americans need to work to recive it and half dont. Are money is going to the ones that wont work that is why ther is not enough money in social security. I stand by are President One Hundred Percent in any decission he makes.


Town Hall Meeting
13 Nov 2004
Time:
08:41:57

Town Hall Comments

IM A USA SENIOR CITIZEN<LIVING ON SSA AND SSI FOR TOTAL SUPPORT THEIR IS A LOT OF SENIORS DON"T KNOW WHEATHER TO BUY THEIR MEDICATION OR FOOD THE USA SHOULD SUPPORT OUR COUNTRY.IS"T NO


Town Hall Meeting
13 Nov 2004
Time:
08:49:31

Town Hall Comments

IM A USA SENIOR CITIZEN<LIVING ON SSA AND SSI FOR TOTAL SUPPORT THEIR IS A LOT OF SENIORS DON"T KNOW WHEATHER TO BUY THEIR MEDICATION OR FOOD THE USA SHOULD SUPPORT OUR COUNTRY.IS"T NO WONDER WE HAVE SO MANY TERRIOUS IN OUR COUNTRY<FROM PLACES LIKE MEXICO AND OTHER STATES COMING HER TO BE HELPED BY USA>THEY SHOULD HAVE THEIR OWN SYSTEM FOR SSA TO HELP THEM INSTEAD OF THE SSA FROM USA


Town Hall Meeting
21 Nov 2004
Time:
12:42:52

Town Hall Comments

On the news today Bush said that legalizing the millions of aleins who are now in America is a top priority of his administration.( was this something he campained on, or a surprise to most?) It will happen. The strain put upon the medical community alone is staggering when the illegals need treatment. I sincerely hope Mr. Bush has a plan to help pay for their taxpayer financed stay in the USA.


Town Hall Meeting
21 Nov 2004
Time:
12:48:13

Town Hall Comments

Today Bush said he will legalize all the aliens now in the USA. He said it was a top priority of his administration. This of course is a benefit to employers who can hire these people for a lower wage & no benefits, but they are very expensive to the average taxpayer who gets stuck with their medical costs etc.


Town Hall Meeting
21 Nov 2004
Time:
12:48:48

Town Hall Comments

Today Bush said he will legalize all the aliens now in the USA. He said it was a top priority of his administration. This of course is a benefit to employers who can hire these people for a lower wage & no benefits, but they are very expensive to the average taxpayer who gets stuck with their medical costs etc.


Town Hall Meeting
22 Nov 2004
Time:
19:11:27

Town Hall Comments

Im a 23 year old hispanic american. I ve been working since i have been 14,i think this idea is insane.If they make there money in the usa, they should be able to spend here.But all these people talking crap about us mexican's,i think people are just hater's.I just want to remind all of us that this country was built up by all differn't race's.If eveybody has freedom in the country, why cant mexican's.i just want to let the whole world know that we didnt cross the border america was free you guys are the one that made the border for me to crosss it and ya i think this idea is insane cuz its just not effecting you WHITE PEOPLE it's effecting every one!!!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
06 Dec 2004
Time:
18:42:38

Town Hall Comments

This is another slap in the face of taxpayers. What country would treat Americans this way. This is just stupid. If the foreigner does not work and pay into the system then they have no right to taxpayers money. Who was the brainchild behind this one. Whoever it was should be asked to resign their position. Thats whats wrong with this county now. Keep taking and taking from those of us who do try to do right. If it passes everyone should just shut down, lets see how important our opinions are then. The working class is who usually carries everyone else. thank-you vickey




Town Hall Meeting
01 Jan 2005
Time:
22:43:33

Town Hall Comments

I think that this is the dumbest idea anyone, especially an elected official could ever agree on. We need to take care of all our legal citizens and let other countries do the same for theirs. I my Congressman or Senators vote for this, I will vote against them.


Town Hall Meeting
01 Jan 2005
Time:
22:44:24

Town Hall Comments

I think that this is the dumbest idea anyone, especially an elected official could ever agree on. We need to take care of all our legal citizens and let other countries do the same for theirs. If my Congressman or Senators vote for this, I will vote against them.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Jan 2005
Time:
17:59:46

Town Hall Comments

It's disaster if Bush does what he is thinking of doing. There has to be a better plan with safety measures, not just political games. For one thing, the monies that are wasted on political runs ought to be put to better use, with some credibility. To aim at lesseing the social security paid to retirees who are paying in heavily, is insane, is punishment, and cruel. Why should Americans get up and go to work every morning, fight traffic, invest in vehicles, put their life on the line, contribute to the economy of this country, and serve it when needed, and be treated in a Shabby Way when politicians can't come up with some real safeguards.


Town Hall Meeting
23 Feb 2005
Time:
11:38:07

Town Hall Comments

SOCIAL SECURITY COMMENT: Just to let you guys know, there's thousands if not millions of people from down mexico working on jobs that we don't want for a spit on the face payment. One example is my mother and father, they are illegal in this country and they worked in a clothing factory using a fake social security, for 15 years they have worked, received a check and paid federal and state taxes just like every body else, the US government knows this, all they have to do to crack down on all the illegal aliens is to go to this type of working places and take them out but they won't do that, because we're talking about billions of dollars being lost a year, if you think most of illegal people working get paid in cash and don't pay taxes, nope, that's a myth my friends, i've done my search for a humanities class I had in college, out of 5,000 illegal people that my group and I asked if they got paid in cash or check with federal and sate taxes being deducted there were only 10 that got paid in cash. Are you gonna tell me, that you or anyone you know never gets paid in cash? i'll give you a tip, go to a strip bar, i'm sure those girls paid all their taxes right? Sure there's bad apples in the basket just like any other place and any other race, but most Mexicans are honest people trying to make an honest buck with jobs that nobody else wants, go to a clothing factory in downtown L.A. and tell me how many black or white people you see, go to the picking fields in north California where the sun is at 90 - 100+ degrees and tell me how many other races besides mexicans you see. Now i'm sure you're gonna ask, then why don't they stay in their own country and get a job there, well the simple answer to that is, they don't have any future at all there for their offspring, isn't that what the Europeans went through and came here for as well? and don't forget, most west of the United States belonged to Mexico, and you are decendants of illegal aliens to the very land of which you are citizens today, and who murdered tens of thousands of indigenous people of the this same country. For people who say that it is a very old story- may I ask them- will they say after about 400 years -- "that 9/11 was an old story?" My name is Juan R. Villanueva, I am 37 years old and I am the owner of a Real Estate and brokerage company located in Downey California.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2005
Time:
21:25:41

Town Hall Comments

i am a 36 year old male living in las vegas.the last guess was that we have 600,000 illegal aliens in this state alone.after 911 i thought that are border we share with mexico would surely be secured.i can not believe that the biggest avenue for terrorists to access our country is being over looked.they say we have 10,000,000 illegal mexicans in our country all working on fake social security numbers.that means that no one is claiming this income annually.the government never says how much there is, or what it is being used for or the fact that it even is there.there is a reason why our border has not been secured.it is time for our citezens too ask why.



Town Hall Meeting
16 Apr 2005
Time:
03:52:55

Town Hall Comments

If our supposedly represenatives were helping us, they would start paying in social security just like the rest of us do and when it comes time to retire,they would draw like the rest of us ;instead of us giving them millions every year and their spouses.Now we all know they arnt going to do this as they wouldnt get rich off [us]the people,and we know the democrates dont really want to solve the problem,agter all who would they have to blame for all the problems in our socitity.Who would vote for honest judges that interpet the law instead of making it up as they go along.


Town Hall Meeting
17 Apr 2005
Time:
17:13:31

Town Hall Comments

Dr. Ron Paul is a LIBERTARIAN. He enjoys public services, yet he believes we should not have any governmnet. He hates civil servants, especially, those employed by the IRS. I discount anything that he says. Don


Town Hall Meeting
27 Apr 2005
Time:
17:14:45

Town Hall Comments

THEY NEED TO LEAVE OUR SOCIAL SECURITY ALONE.THEY HAVENT AN INKLING ABOUT BEING POOR .LEAVE US ALONE


Town Hall Meeting
30 Apr 2005
Time:
20:14:07

Town Hall Comments

This is an outrage. Mr Paul should pass the hat around to his cronies and collect for the illegals. The social security administration makes sure that I don't get more than I deserve. If we are running out of money now, imagine what will happen in the future. I came to this gem, this unique one of a kind place the United States in 1957 and have loved it from the day I arrived. I am afraid that the trend is to cut the gem down and sell the pieces. If that happens, the United States as we know it will be no more. Much of our land and property in many states has been sold to foreigners who don't even live here. There has never been a California Governor who has stood up and stopped the illegals from assaulting the border with Mexico. That unwillingness to do their job has perpetuated this problem. No society that is looking out for its people would allow this to happen. AMc.


Town Hall Meeting
29 May 2005
Time:
12:37:40

Town Hall Comments

One has to realize that there are far more illegal workers who pay social security for their work which never gets back to them. This just makes the US richer and profit from illegal immigrants as they do in many other ways. If a very small percentage actually get something back from social security I assure you it does not compare to the millions of dollars made by ignorant illegal immigrants who pay SS but never see a nickel. Find something else to do with your time.


Town Hall Meeting
02 Jul 2005
Time:
21:46:01

Town Hall Comments

One thing is that its wrong for illegals to take other peoples taxes away but americans shouldnt get ANGRY!! for illegals and they shouldnt say bad things about mexico cuba or anywhere else the hell with them racist people they should be happy that more mexicans blacks asian and other die in wars then americans i dont care if they take more money away from me its for other peoples own good you people that are angry cause of this should take a look of their live and see how they lived all their life and if you dont care well the hell with you racist people


Town Hall Meeting
16 Aug 2005
Time:
14:41:41

Town Hall Comments

Well, I am a foreigner although I am not ILLEGAL I understand what all of you are saying here, yet all of you still believe in your government, when Bush goes on national TV and tell you that he needs to send yet another 82 billion dollars to Iraq along with a bunch of innocent lives that for sure will be lost none of you say anything, do you know why? because Americans like to be the heroes and your government has been fucking all of us up the ass for many years and now the same government want to tell other countries how to leave their lives, they want to implant "democracy" like we have any over here... I am legal today after spending almost $20.000 dollars to get legal, no, I am not complaining... It was my choice, however I keep hearing about all of these moneys that foreigners get and I must be very uninformed because I have been here for 20 years and I never got a penny unless I worked for it and very hard ... Anyway my point is, in stead of keep listening to the lies on fox news you Americas should hold your government accountable and make sure that Americans are taken care of before anyone else. And for those of you who keep complaining about how much money the US sends out to other countries, keep one think in mind: THE US GOVERNMENT IS NOT STUPID, IF THEY ARE GIVEN OUT SOMETHING FOR SURE THEY ARE GETTING SOMETHING BACK. As for learning another language I never heard of any law in this country that would force someone to speak or learn another language, I do think that it should be a requirement for foreigners to speak English in order to become citizens. Furthermore if we want foreigners to stop coming to this country all of you Americans should hold your government accountable again, and make sure that companies that give jobs to illegal get punished, I speak 3 languages myself and I can walk into any McDonalds or Burger King in the US and I guarantee you that I will be able to talk to anyone in at least one of foreigner language, but if a company even try to give a job to an illegal in my home country that company will be out of businesses in 24 hours, does that happens in the US? NO… Burger King and McDonalds are the richest companies in this country, do you know why? Because they get to sell their product for a fortune and pay crap for labor, what do you think would happen if they change all of the employees of these two companies to American Citizens? Americans would be paying 20 dollars for a mcchicken…. MY POINT? IS ALL YOUR OWN GOVERNMENT’S FAULT, AND YOU SHOULD HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.. PEACE AND GOD BLESS AMERICA …. SUPPORT THE TROOPS… ME…


Town Hall Meeting
01 Sep 2005
Time:
17:33:37

Town Hall Comments

Very nice