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?
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.