Things R going to become very, ugly when the payback begins

Illegal Immigration needs to be stamped out now. Repatriation of illegals to their country of ORIGEN needs to happen now. Support Chris Simcox and the Minutemen Projects coming to a border state near you.

also ... This is our payback for listening to the governmental WHORES who said that NAFTA/WTO/GATT were 'good' for America and Jobs. All there has been is a GIANT SUCKING SOUND of Jobs leaving this country. This spot is to recognize the companies that are traitors to the US economy and the traitors in Government that have allowed this to happen
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Things R going to become very, ugly when the payback begins

Post#1 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:31 pm

Things are going to become very, very ugly when the payback begins, Jose

What's'a'matter, Bunky? Having trouble making ends meet? Sick of the cost
of everything going up while your income actually goes down? Laid off?
House equity shot? Borrowed up to the gills with all your credit cards
maxed out? Now, you can't afford food, you say?

Well, here's a big part of the reason why. $36,000 flows to each illegal
alien family in America, each and every year (see first article below). If
that doesn't sound like much, consider that, with perhaps 80 million
tax-paying households in America (yours being one of them, of course), each
and every one of our households pays $4,325 each and every year toward that
$36,000 that each illegal alien family receivs. Did you net $36,000 after
taxes last year? Neither did I. But they did. No wonder they keep
flooding over that border. Wouldn't you?

My son took my little girl to the local hospital emergency room a few weeks
ago with a severe asthma attack. Pretty much a routine, in-and-out affair.
Used to be, that might cost $100, or about twice what a doctor visit might
cost. Total bill this time? Over $750! Guess why? Jose uses the
Emergency Room freely as his doctor's office because Federal law requires
them to treat his family there, whether or not they are able to pay. We
already pay for it in increased insurance premiums, but we also pay for it
when we use it, in outrageous charges.

I have a $5,000-deductible health insurance plan. I can't really afford it,
but figure that I can't afford to be without insurance altogether, as have
so many Americans have been forced. That means that I pay that ER visit of
$750 out of my pocket, just as if I had no insurance at all. Thanks, Jose.

Jose's family is netting $36,000 after taxes (that they don't pay, of
course) and get free medical care. You and I net less and pay for Jose's
fine medical care that we cannot afford. We can't afford to go to the ER
anymore, folks, face it. In fact, we can't really afford medical insurance
anymore, either.

Now come the reports about food prices skyrocketing and there being actual
shortages in places around America (see second article below). Jose gets
food stamps for his family, of course, and you can bet he is at the head of
the line for Agriculture Department food handouts.

And Jose gets to send his kids to college anywhere he wants, with no
out-of-state tuition charges and, likely, no charges whatsoever since they
get preference over our kids for grants and scholarships (not to mention
admissions). I can't afford to send my little girl out of state to the
college she really wants because of non-resident tuition charges. Idaho, as
you might imagine, offers little in the way of higher education.

And, in LA, there is that illegal alien girl demanding her third kidney
transplant (see third story below) ... for free, of course (over a half
million dollars for each one of them). We did the first two for her years
ago, so we owe her this one, too, she says. Meanwhile many Americans on
kidney waiting lists die for lack of a donor kidney.

I don't know about you, but I am fed up with being a second- or third-class
citizen in my own country, with racial preferences pushing Negroes and
Mestizos ahead of my family, all while I am forced to pay for their good
fortune. And my money is taken at a time that forces me and mine to do
without because of the rising cost of everything.

I am sick, sick, sick of it.

I hear thunder in the distance. A storm is coming. Things are going to
become very, very ugly when the payback begins, Jose.

-ed


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How the Government Spends Taxpayers' Money
April 23, 2008 by Phyllis Schlafly
Are you having a hard time paying your bills, making your mortgage payments,
or putting your kids through college? You need to know how much of your
hard-earned income the government is skimming off and diverting into
handouts to immigrants and illegal aliens.


You can read the depressing details in the new 70-page document called "The
Economic <http://www.esrresearch.com/Rubensteinreport.pdf> and Fiscal
Impact of Immigration" written by Edwin S. Rubenstein. A Manhattan Institute
adjunct fellow with a mile-long scholarly resume, he has been doing
financial analysis ever since he directed the studies of government waste
for the prestigious Grace Commission of 1984.


The bottom line, which you need to know for your own bottom line, is that
U.S. taxpayers are giving more than $9,000 a year in cash or benefits to
each immigrant, a third of whom are illegal aliens. That's $36,000 for each
immigrant household of four.


Since the U.S. has 37 million immigrants, legal and illegal, the national
cost was more than $346 billion last year, which was twice our fiscal
deficit. The cost of immigrants is so high because, as Rubenstein writes,
"Immigrants are poorer, pay less tax and are more likely to receive public
benefits than natives."


Big Brother hasn't told you this bad news, perhaps because the government
doesn't want you to know why your paychecks are shortchanged. Even the huge
amnesty bill that was defeated last year didn't contain one word about its
budgetary consequences.


The financial burden that immigrants impose on education starts with the 3.8
million K-to-12 students enrolled in more-expensive classes for the
non-English-speaking. When we add up the costs of hiring specialized
teachers, training regular teachers, student identification and assessment,
and administration costs, the total amounts to an estimated $1,030 per
pupil, or $3.9 billion.


Of the 48.4 million pre-K through 12 public school children, 9.2 million or
19 percent are immigrants or the children of immigrants. In the next few
years, immigration will account for virtually all the increase in public
school spending.


Look at the $1.5 billion cost of incarcerating 267,000 criminal aliens in
federal prisons. That's not the worst of it; prison capacity is limited, so
80,000 to 100,000 other criminal aliens have been prematurely released to
prowl our streets.


Criminals also impose heavy private costs on their victims. Rubenstein
estimates the losses of income and property, hospital bills, and emotional
suffering at $1.6 million per assault- or property-crime offender.


Rubenstein's report includes all sorts of costs that other observers
conveniently ignore, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. EITC gives an
average cash payment of $1,700 per year to 1 in 4 immigrant households.


The emergency medical treatment given free to illegal aliens is another
enormous cost, causing some hospitals and emergency rooms to close.
Emergency means any complaint from hangovers to hangnails, gunshot wounds to
AIDS.


Even after some restrictions were imposed in 1996, 24.2 percent of immigrant
households receive Medicaid, whereas the figure for native-born Americans is
14.8 percent. Rubenstein calculates that Hispanics account for 19.2 percent
of Medicaid enrollment, while they are 13.7 percent of the U.S. population.


The FHA has had a policy of increasing home ownership among low-income
immigrants and therefore approved FHA mortgages on homes with a down payment
of only $200 to $300 and marginal income. Since mortgagors have so little
invested in the house, they can walk away from it when they can't meet the
payments, and this has resulted in neighborhoods of abandoned, boarded-up
housing.


Refugees are a large and growing fiscal burden because they become
immediately eligible for generous taxpayer-paid benefits. Evidence shows
they stay dependent on these programs and start chain-migrating relatives
under the "family reunification" law.


The Interior Department spends millions of dollars to clean up the mountains
of trash discarded by illegal aliens crossing into California, Arizona, New
Mexico and Texas.


Some immigration advocates peddle the notion that immigration will solve the
future financial burdens of Social Security. Rubenstein shows how foolish is
this prediction because today's low-wage workers will surely become
tomorrow's expensive retirees.


Another cost that few talk about is that immigrant workers depress the wages
received by native-born Americans, and that causes a $100 billion shortfall
in federal tax revenue. Harvard University Professor George Borjas found
that each 10 percent increase in the U.S. labor force from immigration
reduces wages of native-born Americans by 5.25 percent.


Some liberals are trying to tell us to fight a recession by bringing in more
immigrants, but that would only raid the pockets of U.S. taxpayers to
support more millions of non-taxpayers. It's hard to say which is more
outrageous: the diversion of Americans' personal income into cash handouts
to foreigners, or the federal government's policy of concealing the fiscal
impact of immigration.





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Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World


BY JOSH GERSTEIN - Staff Reporter of the Sun
April 21, 2008

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Many parts of America, long considered the
breadbasket of the world, are now confronting a once unthinkable phenomenon:
food rationing. Major retailers in New York, in areas of New England, and on
the West Coast are limiting purchases of flour, rice, and cooking oil as
demand outstrips supply. There are also anecdotal reports that some
consumers are hoarding grain stocks.

At a Costco Warehouse in Mountain View, Calif., yesterday, shoppers grew
frustrated and occasionally uttered expletives as they searched in vain for
the large sacks of rice they usually buy.

"Where's the rice?" an engineer from Palo Alto, Calif., Yajun Liu, said.
"You should be able to buy something like rice. This is ridiculous."

The bustling store in the heart of Silicon Valley usually sells four or five
varieties of rice to a clientele largely of Asian immigrants, but only about
half a pallet of Indian-grown Basmati rice was left in stock. A 20-pound bag
was selling for $15.99.

"You can't eat this every day. It's too heavy," a health care executive from
Palo Alto, Sharad Patel, grumbled as his son loaded two sacks of the Basmati
into a shopping cart. "We only need one bag but I'm getting two in case a
neighbor or a friend needs it," the elder man said.

The Patels seemed headed for disappointment, as most Costco members were
being allowed to buy only one bag. Moments earlier, a clerk dropped two
sacks back on the stack after taking them from another customer who tried to
exceed the one-bag cap.

"Due to the limited availability of rice, we are limiting rice purchases
based on your prior purchasing history," a sign above the dwindling supply
said.

Shoppers said the limits had been in place for a few days, and that rice
supplies had been spotty for a few weeks. A store manager referred questions
to officials at Costco headquarters near Seattle, who did not return calls
or e-mail messages yesterday.

An employee at the Costco store in Queens said there were no restrictions on
rice buying, but limits were being imposed on purchases of oil and flour.
Internet postings attributed some of the shortage at the retail level to
bakery owners who flocked to warehouse stores when the price of flour from
commercial suppliers doubled.

The curbs and shortages are being tracked with concern by survivalists who
view the phenomenon as a harbinger of more serious trouble to come.

"It's sporadic. It's not every store, but it's becoming more commonplace,"
the editor of SurvivalBlog.com, James Rawles, said. "The number of reports
I've been getting from readers who have seen signs posted with limits has
increased almost exponentially, I'd say in the last three to five weeks."

Spiking food prices have led to riots in recent weeks in Haiti, Indonesia,
and several African nations. India recently banned export of all but the
highest quality rice, and Vietnam blocked the signing of a new contract for
foreign rice sales.

"I'm surprised the Bush administration hasn't slapped export controls on
wheat," Mr. Rawles said. "The Asian countries are here buying every kind of
wheat." Mr. Rawles said it is hard to know how much of the shortages are due
to lagging supply and how much is caused by consumers hedging against future
price hikes or a total lack of product.

"There have been so many stories about worldwide shortages that it
encourages people to stock up. What most people don't realize is that supply
chains have changed, so inventories are very short," Mr. Rawles, a former
Army intelligence officer, said. "Even if people increased their purchasing
by 20%, all the store shelves would be wiped out."

At the moment, large chain retailers seem more prone to shortages and limits
than do smaller chains and mom-and-pop stores, perhaps because store
managers at the larger companies have less discretion to increase prices
locally. Mr. Rawles said the spot shortages seemed to be most frequent in
the Northeast and all the way along the West Coast. He said he had heard
reports of buying limits at Sam's Club warehouses, which are owned by
Wal-Mart Stores, but a spokesman for the company, Kory Lundberg, said he was
not aware of any shortages or limits.

An anonymous high-tech professional writing on an investment Web site,
Seeking Alpha, said he recently bought 10 50-pound bags of rice at Costco.
"I am concerned that when the news of rice shortage spreads, there will be
panic buying and the shelves will be empty in no time. I do not intend to
cause a panic, and I am not speculating on rice to make profit. I am just
hoarding some for my own consumption," he wrote.

For now, rice is available at Asian markets in California, though consumers
have fewer choices when buying the largest bags. "At our neighborhood store,
it's very expensive, more than $30" for a 25-pound bag, a housewife from
Mountain View, Theresa Esquerra, said. "I'm not going to pay $30. Maybe
we'll just eat bread."

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Organ transplants for immigrants stir debate in Calif.

Illegal immigrant Ana Puente, now 21, was hospitalized in Los Angeles as a
child when her liver began to fail.
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Illegal immigrant Ana Puente, now 21, was hospitalized in Los Angeles as a
child when her liver began to fail. (Michael Robinson Chavez/los angeles
times)
Los Angeles Times / April 20, 2008

LOS ANGELES - Ana Puente was an infant with a liver disorder when her aunt
brought her illegally to the United States to seek medical care. She
underwent two liver transplants at the University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Center as a child in 1989 and a third in 1998, each paid for by the
state.

But when Puente turned 21 in June, she aged out of her state-funded health
insurance and the ability to continue treatment at UCLA.
This year, her liver began failing again and she was hospitalized at
County-USC Medical Center, affiliated with the University of Southern
California. In her Medi-Cal application, a USC doctor wrote, "Her current
clinical course is irreversible, progressive and will lead to death without
another liver transplant." The application was denied.


The county gave her medication but does not have the resources to perform
transplants.


Late last month Puente learned of another, little-known option for patients
with certain healthcare needs. If she notified US Citizenship and
Immigration Services that she was in the country illegally, state health
officials might grant her full coverage through Medi-Cal, the state health
services assistance program for the poor. Puente did so, her benefits were
restored, and she is awaiting a fourth transplant at UCLA.


Puente's case highlights two controversial issues: Should illegal
immigrants receive liver transplants in the United States and should
taxpayers pick up the cost?
The average cost of a liver transplant and first-year follow-up is nearly
$490,000, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. Donor livers
are in scarce supply. In California, nearly 3,700 people are on a waiting
list for livers, according to the network. Last year, more than 90 percent
were given to US citizens.


Donor livers generally are allocated through a geographic-based
distribution system on the basis of how sick the patients are and how long
they have been on the transplant waiting list. Immigration status does not
play a role in allocating organs. But some people say that it should.
"All transplants are about rationing," said Roy Beck, executive director of
NumbersUSA, which favors stricter controls on immigration. "I just don't
think the public ought to be funding any kind of benefits for people who are
breaking the law."


Larry Gonzalez, a US citizen who has hepatitis C, has known for a decade
that he needs a new liver but was placed on the transplant waiting list only
last week.


"Why do we have to get in line behind immigrants, foreigners, when we have
enough people here to fill the hospitals?" said Gonzalez, 54, who lives in
Ventura.


But Dr. Michael Shapiro, vice chairman of the ethics committee for the
organ sharing network, said illegal immigrants have just as much right to
receive organ transplants as US citizens. He said it is likely that more
illegal immigrants donate organs than receive them. "People are people, and
when you make an incision in an organ donor, you don't find little American
flags planted on their organs," Shapiro said.


Illegal immigrant children with certain severe, chronic illnesses are
eligible for funding under a state program. But the coverage ends when they
turn 21.
State health officials said California law is designed so there is no gap in
coverage, so children move seamlessly from state-funded treatment to county
care. But that doesn't always happen. When they become adults, patients like
Puente often must switch doctors and hospitals and might lose access to
necessary medical care.


That break can be life-threatening. "It doesn't matter if I'm
undocumented," Puente said. "They should take care of me at UCLA for the
rest of my life because I've been there since I was a baby."

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