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Bush Administration Wants Flu Shots For Illegal Immigrants
Kfoxtv ^ | 11/29/2006 | Kfoxtv

Posted on 11/29/2006 12:31:55 PM PST by Kimberly GG

The Bush Administration has indicated it wants doctors, clinics, and hospitals to provide flu immunizations to illegal immigrants.

In an interview with KFOX-TV, Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt was asked if the federal government has any safeguards to prevent illegal immigrants from catching the flu. Leavitt responded by saying doctors should give flu shots to "every person."..............


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; bush; health; healthcare; hyperbole; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; obl
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To: Kimberly GG

Oh, c'mon. We really know those "immunizations" would be to make them sterile. ;)


101 posted on 11/29/2006 2:03:49 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: i_dont_chat
If that were true, then the IRS knows the name and place of employment of 10 million people who are not filing annual returns.

Actually, it works like this - those that are illegal and paying into social security are using false SS numbers, but numbers nonetheless. So they ARE filing returns, and getting refunds ta-boot, in most circumstances. (I have some "illegal" in-laws, they feel it's their right, nevermind actually getting the frickin papers they need to be here legally in the first place!!!)

102 posted on 11/29/2006 2:06:22 PM PST by momfirst
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To: Vision

Which? LOL, Giving the shots or those here who are actually defending it?


103 posted on 11/29/2006 2:08:31 PM PST by Kimberly GG (Tancredo '08 www.firecoalition.com/www.unitedpatriotsofamerica.com)
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To: freeangel

;)


104 posted on 11/29/2006 2:09:24 PM PST by Kimberly GG (Tancredo '08 www.firecoalition.com/www.unitedpatriotsofamerica.com)
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To: Dead Corpse

Can't you get another type of insurance? I can walk into my doctor's office any time..no appointment needed.


105 posted on 11/29/2006 2:12:46 PM PST by Irisshlass
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To: Irisshlass

Yep... Although the open enrollment period was just a couple weeks ago and the new insurance doesn't kick in until January 1.


106 posted on 11/29/2006 2:14:54 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be.)
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To: Kimberly GG
The whole enchilada
107 posted on 11/29/2006 2:20:48 PM PST by Vision ("As a man thinks...so is he." Proverbs 23:7)
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To: Kimberly GG

and typhoid, polio, TB, plague, etc...


108 posted on 11/29/2006 2:22:13 PM PST by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: MNJohnnie

They don't have any misgivings about spreadin TB here in America, do they?

If our citizens and legal immigrants get their flu shots, frankly I don't give a damn if every illegal alien in America comes down with the flu.

Just maybe the sick ones will go back to Mexico for treatment and infect that country also.


109 posted on 11/29/2006 2:27:51 PM PST by B4Ranch (Illegal immigration Control and US Border Security - The jobs George W. Bush refuses to do.)
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To: Prokopton

Good post.


110 posted on 11/29/2006 2:28:41 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: Kimberly GG

For the last three years I have gotten flu shots. For the last three years I have gotten the flu 2 to 3 weeks later. No Thanks, I wont be getting them next year.


111 posted on 11/29/2006 2:29:26 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: B4Ranch
They don't have any misgivings about spreadin TB here in America, do they?

Uh you do know that the highest rates of TB are in the former Soviet Baltic states.

112 posted on 11/29/2006 2:31:18 PM PST by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: Dead Corpse
Here's an idea, send 'em back where they came from... Let their government give 'em a flu shot.

Gulp...you mean actually enforcing the existing immigration laws by deporting the invaders? Great concept that Washington continues to ignore.

113 posted on 11/29/2006 2:34:08 PM PST by janetgreen
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To: janetgreen

Yeah... Heavens to Betsy! Can't have the folks in Washington do anything Constitutional now could we....


114 posted on 11/29/2006 2:44:51 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be.)
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To: Kimberly GG

"Anyone have any links on this information?"

This is the link for the Totalization Social Security Agreement with Mexico. Both countries have signed this but it hasn't gone through Congress yet. All a person from Mexico will have to do is prove they were in the country years ago. It won't be hard with counterfeiter's new techniques.


http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03993.pdf


115 posted on 11/29/2006 2:52:36 PM PST by texastoo ("trash the treaties")
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To: Dead Corpse
Here's an idea, send 'em back where they came from... Let their government give 'em a flu shot.

Something tells me you passed up a public school education. Dang, now if the government could only figure out this logic. And I suppose we give'um to them for free, while us taxpayers get charged. Now why stop there. Complete physicals at no charge while they are sending their money (billions) back to Mexico. Leavitt needs a few more of these goodies of selling flu shots as fewer people are getting them because they are virtually ineffective. Soon the drug company will have a plush job for him.

116 posted on 11/29/2006 2:53:30 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Kimberly GG

While we are at it I guess we will have to screen them for all the deseases we know that many of them are carrying....then we will have to pay to cure them.


117 posted on 11/29/2006 3:32:16 PM PST by TheLion
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To: Stone Mountain
Immunizations aren't only for the people getting immunized - it protects the entire population.

No there is another way, as a matter of fact we used it for years on arriving (legal)immigrants. Quarenteen, and deport the sick ones.

118 posted on 11/29/2006 3:55:49 PM PST by itsahoot (If the GOP does not do something about immigration, immigration will do something about the GOP)
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To: Dead Corpse
FROBL

What does that mean?

119 posted on 11/29/2006 4:01:56 PM PST by Krodg
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To: Hydroshock


Screw flu shots, they haven't had any of the other vaccinations either. Should be proof on how much our government really cares. If they don't, then it might be wise that we do. Does anyone really wonder how we are having so much recurrence of basically extinct diseases in this country?


120 posted on 11/29/2006 4:02:04 PM PST by dforest (Don't get fooled, the bigger struggle is still out there, and growing)
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To: itsahoot
No there is another way, as a matter of fact we used it for years on arriving (legal)immigrants. Quarenteen, and deport the sick ones.

That only works after it's too late - after they have already been diagnosed and have spread the disease...
121 posted on 11/29/2006 4:05:23 PM PST by Stone Mountain
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To: Kimberly GG

Uh, who pays for my $25.00 shot. Sorry GW, you have just lost your support for the next 2 years. You are a LAME DUCK, now SHUT UP.


122 posted on 11/29/2006 4:07:36 PM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Southerngl
It's still a problem if you are in the middle of an epidemic, even if you personally don't get sick.

Yep, we used to just burn down the infected town, maybe we coud go back to that. Or better yet they could just stay home and ket us send them the free shots, we send them everywhere else.

123 posted on 11/29/2006 4:14:51 PM PST by itsahoot (If the GOP does not do something about immigration, immigration will do something about the GOP)
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To: RightWhale
Most will fall for it at first.

Looks like you fell for it already if you think it would result in one detainee.

124 posted on 11/29/2006 4:15:58 PM PST by itsahoot (If the GOP does not do something about immigration, immigration will do something about the GOP)
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To: MNJohnnie
Being tough on Border Security is one thing, Which you will never advocate.
125 posted on 11/29/2006 4:18:38 PM PST by itsahoot (If the GOP does not do something about immigration, immigration will do something about the GOP)
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To: Kimberly GG
Run along....isn't there some day in the life of the president thread calling your name?

Whether you like it or not, George W. Bush is the President of the United States...the greatest country in the world. You diminish your argument with these childish rants.

126 posted on 11/29/2006 4:23:04 PM PST by Krodg
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To: AmusedBystander
I guess I missed the part in the story that said the Administration was willing to pay for these.

Then, I guess you missed the part where they said you would pay for them, which you will in any case.

127 posted on 11/29/2006 4:23:08 PM PST by itsahoot (If the GOP does not do something about immigration, immigration will do something about the GOP)
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To: indylindy
Screw flu shots, they haven't had any of the other vaccinations either. Should be proof on how much our government really cares. If they don't, then it might be wise that we do. Does anyone really wonder how we are having so much recurrence of basically extinct diseases in this country?

Good point. But wait, does this mean that our government will now ask for us to pay for the full gambit of vaccinations for illegals?

128 posted on 11/29/2006 4:23:36 PM PST by GoRepGo (Deportation: its whats good for the country)
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To: Kimberly GG
Great! Here in Colorado the military bases will not have the flu vaccine until the 12 of Dec 2006. Guess the vaccine is being held for the illegals. What vaccine is left after the illegals, will go to the military.
Washington wake up and stop smelling the ROSES. Kick the illegals out period. NO Beneees.
129 posted on 11/29/2006 4:26:19 PM PST by Don_Ret_USAF ( "TO CONGRESS, as one of your employers (the people of the USA ) I FIRE YOU.")
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To: itsahoot

Hah! Does anybody take anything seriesly anymore? Merry Chrismas! Seriesly.


130 posted on 11/29/2006 4:27:23 PM PST by RightWhale (RTRA DLQS GSCW)
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To: lilylangtree

>> Calling INS! Calling INS! Another taxpayer ripoff instead of enforcing the laws of the land.

That's exactly what it is.


131 posted on 11/29/2006 4:28:41 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: GoRepGo

Yeah, you are right. One thing leads to another. Does anyone really wonder why there is such a need for antidepressants? Guess I will volunteer to pick tomatoes, spinach and lettuce! At least I will demand a toilet!


132 posted on 11/29/2006 4:31:50 PM PST by dforest (Don't get fooled, the bigger struggle is still out there, and growing)
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To: Kimberly GG

I have to pay for them. Why can't the illegal immigrants pay for them?


133 posted on 11/29/2006 4:34:18 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: wolfcreek

Like TB and whooping cough??????


134 posted on 11/29/2006 4:39:21 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Wuli
I guess its better than permitting an epidemic.

I don't worry about them bringing in the flu. Try these bugs TB a drug resistant type because they will not take the meds right it becomes super bug, Polio, Meningitis, Hepatitis, Chicken Pox, Small Pox, and other assorted bugs many of which we had nearly wiped out. I doubt you will find 1 in 10 illegals in public school with so much as a shot record. Bush is offering a glass of water to put out a grease fire.

135 posted on 11/29/2006 4:41:40 PM PST by cva66snipe (If it was wrong for Clinton why do some support it for Bush? Party over nation destroys the nation.)
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To: texastoo

Thank you!


136 posted on 11/29/2006 5:00:18 PM PST by Kimberly GG (Tancredo '08 www.firecoalition.com/www.unitedpatriotsofamerica.com)
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To: Stone Mountain

We are concerned that they might pass flu along to citizens, but we aren't concerned about the host of other diseases they bring in? I'd rather have flu than drug resistant TB.
susie


137 posted on 11/29/2006 5:10:47 PM PST by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Krodg
FROBL = "Free Republic Open Borders Lobbyists"...

sw

138 posted on 11/29/2006 5:12:09 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (www.hispanictrends.com)
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To: Krodg

"Whether you like it or not, George W. Bush is the President of the United States...the greatest country in the world."

Yes, he is, and I voted for him twice. And yes, this is the greatest country in the world, but if you don't mind some of us would prefer it stay that way, even if it means disagreeing with Bush on this issue. We have dedicated and committed soldiers fighting for and dying in Iraq, yet we stand to lose the WOT in our own back yards because our borders remain intentionally, yes intentionally, unsecured.


139 posted on 11/29/2006 5:30:05 PM PST by Kimberly GG (Tancredo '08 www.firecoalition.com/www.unitedpatriotsofamerica.com)
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To: Dead Corpse

>>Here's an idea, send 'em back where they came from... Let their government give 'em a flu shot.<<

Exactly. I thought we couldn't find the illegals.

But we can give them free flu shots. When they show up, couldn't we deport them?

We could if we had a President who took his oath of office seriously.


140 posted on 11/29/2006 8:04:08 PM PST by SerpentDove (It's not rocket surgery.)
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To: Kimberly GG; MNJohnnie

>>Unless you haven't noticed, we KNOW NOTHINGS, have YOU outnumbered. You may not give a crap about this country, its security, and its sovereignty, but we KNOW NOTHINGS do. Run along....isn't there some day in the life of the president thread calling your name?<<

Sadly, like cockroaches, Bushbots will always be among us.


141 posted on 11/29/2006 8:17:47 PM PST by SerpentDove (It's not rocket surgery.)
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To: Tzimisce

>>...but if we can't find them, how can we give them flu shots? <<

Shhhh! You'll expose the deception.


142 posted on 11/29/2006 8:20:12 PM PST by SerpentDove (It's not rocket surgery.)
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To: Kimberly GG

This is a not so subtle way of getting to the larger issue of health care for anyone in the country, as a way of protecting the public from disease.

Some try to extend the public health issue into a serious discussion of full healthcare for illegals.


143 posted on 11/29/2006 8:32:31 PM PST by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: Kimberly GG

Agreed


144 posted on 11/29/2006 8:35:11 PM PST by TheLion
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To: processing please hold

It stands for "mindless nitwit."


145 posted on 11/29/2006 8:37:29 PM PST by SerpentDove (It's not rocket surgery.)
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To: SerpentDove

That would have been my second guess. ;)


146 posted on 11/29/2006 8:47:24 PM PST by processing please hold
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To: MNJohnnie

NO....everyone should NOT get the flu shot....it really isn't that great of a preventor....there are other things that work as well or better and don't require you be injected with unknown substances....(Unknown to your body). It's kinda like all the docs giving women premarin for menopause....it's horse urine....and now they've shown how it has caused many problems. Can't tell me chicken/egg substances can't cause problems for others, too. But, the brainwashing of the American public continues....


147 posted on 11/29/2006 8:54:00 PM PST by goodnesswins (I think the real problem is islamo-bombia! (Rummyfan))
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To: SJackson
But we know they're here working, why can't they pay for the shots like American workers.

Where does it say the shots are free for illegals? I only see they are asking that everyone should get one.

148 posted on 11/29/2006 8:57:42 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Prokopton
Influenza is a serious, contagious, deadly viral disease that causes 36,000 deaths per year. I'd rather there not be a group of people out there spreading it around.
149 posted on 11/29/2006 9:03:16 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: stanz

Get your mother some Sambucol and/or some Oscillococcinum.....


150 posted on 11/29/2006 9:12:01 PM PST by goodnesswins (I think the real problem is islamo-bombia! (Rummyfan))
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