Every once in a while I get lucky, and the media makes me look like a bona fide fortune-teller.
Such is the case today. Courtesy of BostonHerald.com:
“Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned.
State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits.
In addition, both of Tsarnaev’s parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state.
The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his radicalization on taxpayer money.“
Now, compare that little piece of info with what I wrote just yesterday, regarding the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill:
“The (proposed) bill … would initially exempt undocumented immigrants from an existing law that prohibits legal entry or status adjustments to any immigrant who is at risk of becoming a public charge, or primarily reliant on government benefits for survival.
If this ends up getting passed, we’ll have just codified into law that we are no longer looking to improve our nation via immigration. No longer will the United States of America be a beacon of liberty to the world, or a shining city on a hill.
We’ll still be a beacon, though: to every potential welfare-sucking leech who manages to summon the requisite energy necessary to flop their lazy carcass over our border and yell, “Feed me”.
Obviously, to a large extent this is going on right now, …without the proposed bill. So, a pop quiz for both law enforcement and elected leaders: would such activity likely occur more or less often, if we were to advertise that we’ll fund your jihad, all in the name of “compassion” and Political Correctness?
If you have to think about your answer for more than a millisecond, you’re almost certainly qualified to either serve in Congress, or work for Homeland Security.
This sickens me.
Our nation was forged, fought for and flourished due to the work ethic and common national identity of our citizenry. We were the Great American Melting Pot, but as the term suggests, people came here to become part of the country. They came here to become Americans.
Government didn’t create our country: our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents did. By virtue of their pluck, skill, and incalculable sacrifice, we’ve defended our shores and enriched our wonderful land, making it the most advanced and most prosperous in the planet’s history.
Allowing treacherous weasels like the Tsarnaevs to come here to simultaneously mooch off the system while they plotted to kill us is more than stupid, it’s insulting. Heck, we saw that he was in Russia for 6 months, and still we didn’t even flag him as “suspicious”? Good grief, does this sound like an intelligent way to run either an Immigration or a National Security policy???
…please put your hand down, Ms. Napolitano….
We need to let our Congressional Representatives and Senators know that we will not permit this to continue. We will not be cowed or guilt-tripped into funding our own demise. We will no longer permit our shores to be invaded by the world’s lazy and shiftless. And most importantly of all, we insist that there at least be an attempt to potentially weed out Islamist radicals, to the very best of our ability.
Because if we don’t…?
Well, you don’t need to be a fortune-teller to figure THAT one out.
I have been actively writing my Congressmen regarding the proposed immigration bill. Heritage has done great work, also, along with the Senate Conservatives Fund PAC.
My personal belief is that new immigrants to our Country shouldn’t have access to any welfare type programs until they’ve been here 5 or 10 years, and can demonstrate a history of employment and tax payments.
You’re nicer than I am.
Until you are a citizen, I don’t believe you should be eligible for welfare.
Now, I also believe that the path to citizenship should be made more streamlined, but if we were weeding out the folks we don’t want, that would make it easier, wouldn’t it?
–No job? Bye-bye.
–No particular skill? Back of the line. Waaay back…
–You even faintly seem like an Islamist radical? No. Way.
This wouldn’t be difficult.
I’m not normally a fan of “compromise”, but I think YOU and I could come to an agreement somewhere between our two thoughts!
Oh, and BTW: END the “anchor-baby” provisions…..
Oh, yeah: we wouldn’t be able to finish off a six-pack before we had all the basics done.
And the “anchor baby”? Agreed, that shouldn’t matter. Same principle as with our legal system, (e.g. fruit of the poisoned tree, etc.,..). If evidence is obtained via something that is thrown out, so is the resulting evidence.
Thus, if YOU are here illegally, the fact that you were able to procreate doesn’t impress me.
Raise your hand if you think they are checking into these people getting money, they are passing it out like candy. I’m with JTR that you should have to be an American citizen to benefit from American taxpayer handouts.
Everybody knows the immigration system needs some streamlining, would help everyone.
FYI, JTR my hosting account got hacked, whoever it was did a number and wiped my blog out. My backup isn’t loading but my hosting is trying to help, may have to start from scratch. SO PISSED!
Oh, wow, Blaine! That’s horrible… 😦
I sincerely hope you are able to ressurect it, completely.
Starting from scratch wouldn’t be lethal, but it certainly WOULD be a pain you-know-where.
Figured you’d agree with this one. I just can’t wrap my mind around the rationale for allowing folks IN who are a net drain on our economy, and the almost deliberate failure to screen OUT radicalized folks.
It’s not like we don’t have prior experience with them at this point.
As for the LEGAL immigration process, I recall when I hired a kid here, out of college, who had a student visa. It was every bad dream you’ve ever heard about, plus a few.
No wonder people come in illegally. Jumping through our hoops is the ultimate disincentive, even for those whom we’d want to stay!!
We need to take immigration law back to pre 1965 regulation. Ted Kennedy was responsible for the mass influx of so many people in the last 3 decades and many had no desire to become ‘Americans’.
I agree, JTR, no public assistance until you become an English speaking citizen. And you must not be from Chechnya.
I’d support that last one being a stand-alone law.
It figures Kennedy would have had his hand in this. If there was a way to screw up our country, Teddy ran to it like a mouse to Limburger…