Email: "From An ER Doctor"
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"From an ER Doctor"
[note - all mistakes are original to the text]
Sent: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 11:28 am
Subject: Fw: from an ER doctor
From an ER doctor
Remember I live and work in a border state overrun with illegals; they make more money having kids than we earn working fulltime; today I had a 25r old with 8 kids that's right 8; all illegal anchor babies and she had the nicest nails;cell phone;hand bag; clothing etc; she makes about 1500monthly for each; do the math. I used to say "we are the dumbest nation on earth" now I must say and sadly admit: YOU are the dumbest people on earth(that includes me) for we elected the idiot idealogues who have passed the bills that allow this; sorry; we need a revolution; Vote em all out in 2010.
PLEASE READ AND PASS ALONG TO EVERYONE. TOO IMPORTANT TO READ AND DELETE!!
WHAT BETTER REASON DO WE HAVE TO VOTE OUT OF OFFICE ANY AND
ALL INCUMBENT POLITICIANS WHO CREATED SUCH A STUPID SITUATION.
WHY ARE OUR SOCIAL SECURITY PENSIONERS PUTTING UP WITH THIS CRAP ?
WHY HAS NOT ANYONE YET FILED A CLASS ACTION DISCRIMINATION SUIT ?
REMEMBER---IN NOVEMBER 2010 WE HAVE
A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO CLEAN OUT
THE ENTIRE HOUSE AND ONE-THIRD OF THE SENATE.
This is an insult and a kick in the butt to all of us...
Get mad and pass it on - I don't know how, but maybe some good will come of this travesty.
If the immigrant is over 65, they can apply for SSI and Medicaid and get more than a woman on Social Security, who worked from 1944 until 2004.
She is only getting $791 per month because she was born in 1924 and there's a 'catch 22.'
It is interesting that the federal governmentprovides a single refugee with a monthly allowance of $1,890. Each can also obtain an additional $580 in social assistance, for a total of $2,470 a month.
This compares to a single pensioner, who after contributing to the growth and development of America for 40 to 50 years, can only receive a monthly maximum of $1,012 in old age pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement.
Maybe our pensioners should apply as refugees!
Consider sending this to all your American friends, so we can all be ticked off and maybe get the refugees cut back to $1,012 and the pensioners up to $2,470.. Then we can enjoy some of the money we were forced to submit to the Government over the last 40 or 50 or 60 years.And not to receive a increase for 2010 Vote them all out of office.......
Please forward to every American to expose what our elected politicians
have been doing the past 11 years to over-taxed Americans.
SEND THIS TO EVERY AMERICAN TAXPAYER YOU KNOW.
Wow. This is an intense email.
Have you ever visited the website FactCheck.org? I think you would like it. They "fact check" all kinds of stuff (on people of all political parties) and it's a great place to look for things that seem a little off.
I thought that this email was weird, so I checked FactCheck.org and found out it's all wrong.
Basically - "This email's claim that immigrants and refugees get more generous Social Security, SSI and Medicaid benefits than ordinary citizens is completely wrong."
For one thing: "The wrongheaded idea that refugees in the U.S. get 'a monthly allowance of $1,890' actually started as a mistaken claim about refugees in Canada." Refugees don't get a paycheck from the government simply because they're refugees.
Additionally: "Many people see the word 'immigrants' and automatically think 'illegal,' and the plain fact is that illegal immigrants don't qualify for either SSI or Social Security. Illegal immigrants also don't qualify for Medicaid, except in certain emergency conditions, and that amounts to relatively little."
I'd encourage you to read the rest of the article, as it really clears some things up. http://www.factcheck.org/2009/04/social-security-for-immigrants-and-refugees/
Frankly, I think it really sucks that whoever sent you this email is trying to make you and everyone else in their address book hate refugees and immigrants based on a bunch of inaccurate information.
Talk to you soon.
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