Skip to comments.NPR would like to talk
Posted on 05/23/2011 8:29:25 PM PDT by La Lydia
NPR would like to talk with first-generation immigrants who send money to family or friends in their home countries. Tell us in the comments what country you're sending money.
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with first-generation immigrants who send money to family or friends in their home countries
You racists shut up and pay your taxes.
We at NPR don’t really need the money, but since you owe us we’ll take it.
See how nice we are? :)
Exactly what business is it of anyone’s what a person does with money they have earned. Many immigrants support elderly parents or others which they would have done in any case. We did and sent money to nieces and nephews for college. How is that your business?
Does NPR have staff writing those posts on FB?
And while the immigrants are at it, tell NPR....
1. How many kids they’ve had at U.S. hospitals at taxpayer expense.
2. How many kids are going to U.S. schools on the taxpayer dime.
3. The amount of food stamps or other welfare benefits collected while in the U.S.
4. How many times voted even though not a citizen.
5. How often one drives without a license or insurance.
6. How much one collects in earned income tax credits (welfare) for filing income tax returns.
7. How many Social Security numbers of other people have been used to procure employment, a car loan, or a mortgage.
8. The country to which one has primary loyalty...the United States or the country one left.
9. Whether one should learn to read, write, and speak English as the primary language.
10. Whether or not one should vote Democrat because the party hands out the most goodies.
yes I send my money to the brothers in Rafah, GA. They use the money very very wisely. Mainly to buy T-shirts from the Obama campaign. In 2008 we purchase over 34,000 in t-shirts. They all had Obama on them. My brothers were very happy I sent the money to Rafah, GA
The problem, Jim, is that people come here and get every benefit under the sun courtesy of the taxpayers, get paid under the table, and send the money they do earn out of the country. It’s my business because my government is allowing it and compelling me to support it.
And if they are legal, and do file tax returns, they get the earned income tax credit, which means the government gives them money that it has taken away from someone else, ie you and me, so they can afford to send their money abroad. Again: my business.
This would have nothing to do with election politics and the Hispanic vote, nooo. NPR and PBS are always on this agenda. Why else would we have to hear about America’s parade of “victims” day after day, or another Kennedy documentary , or the so-called Red Scare, or Freedom Riders, ad nauseum 50 or 60 years after the fact? These media organs are just propaganda engines for the far left. Let Soros fund them.
I’m talking about money I earned. What gives you the right to it? Property rights be damned, deport me, if you don’t want me here.
I’m talking about me, not some them. I pay taxes and can do what I damned well please with the remainder. Throw me off the is website if you have a problem ith that.
I don’t think you have understood anything on this thread.
If a person complies with the law as it is, what they do is their business. You don’t like the tax credit provision, change the law. I’d sure as hell rather have someone sending it to their former country Than buying booze with other unearned tax refunds but either way, by the current laws, it’s their money. BTW I understand exactly what this thread is ginning up anger about.
You don’t have any idea what this thread is about, not the slightest. Booze?
I wonder how NPR will attack Republicans and Conservatives with the information they collect on this subject.
I am sure they will find a way.
What this thread is about is people coming here illegally, working under the table, taking all of the way too lenient socialist benefits from the taxpayers, then sending money back to their home countries.
We’re talking about ‘Rats abetting it for the sake of votes and welfare state expansion, and Pubbies abetting it for the sake of cheap (taxpayer subsidized) labor.
What we’re NOT talking about is the legal immigrant who comes here to earn, takes no taxpayer funding, and makes his/her own way. That person can of course do whatever they wish with their money.
Don’t confuse legal, self supporting immigrants with illegal, welfare queen style parasites.
The subject at the NPR link is “first generation immigrants”, not “illegal first generation immigrants”. I don’t drink but I can read. The assumption that all immigrants are illegal, particularly those dubbed as third world immigrants is offensive to me personally.
The NPR thread does not distinguish between legal and illegal though some of the posters do. Posts here have the two catagories combined as well, asserting that all are on some form of welfare including the tax credit fed handout. I oppose the tax give away but if the recipients are obeying the law, the money is theirs. Change the law, don’t demonize the recipient.
Who said they were all illegal? But let’s face reality: most illegal immigrants are from the Third World. Since the subject is “money sent out of the country by immigrants,” perhaps it is pertinent to point out that legal immigrants are, under the 1971 Supreme Court ruling in Graham v. Richardson, entitled to any and all benefits that citizens may received. This was altered slightly by the 1996 welfare reform act (Clinton’s end of welfare bill which reduced benefits for everyone), however, In 1997, Congress restored SSI eligibility for most legal immigrants present in the country prior to the ‘96 laws enactment. In 1998, Congress restored food-stamp eligibility to immigrant children and those elderly or disabled immigrants. My point being, legal immigrants receive benefits from the public purse, and those benefits replace funds that they might send abroad.
Lets just get it all out in the open.
For many immigrants, the entire purpose of coming here in the first place is to earn enough money to send back home to their relatives. And why shouldn’t they? their relatives probably helped them out with cash to get them relocated and set up in america. It’s always been like that.
The difference is they used to come here legally, learn english, and make their own way in life without government freebies at taxpayer expense.
So are you saying those freebies should come with strings attached? Because I think the answer is to be more selective who we let in and how many freebies we hand out, rather than try to track their freebies once they get here.
Are you sure this post was meant for me? Who suggested “tracking their freebies once they get here”? What good would tracking them do?