Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-155 next last
To: goodnesswins

Hey the tracking device in the flu shot, that's a good idea. Put the detectors at Wal-Mart and instant deport. Who says it can't be done.


51 posted on 11/29/2006 12:56:58 PM PST by Tarpon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: i_dont_chat
I'd like to know where that statistic came from. I seriously doubt it. There is no way to tell how many (or how few) illegals pay into SS. It is purely a guess.

I heard it on the news the other day - perhaps FOX. There are approximately 10 million SS numbers that don't match up. Employers collect the money, and turn it over to the Government, but it doesn't match any SS numbers on record.

52 posted on 11/29/2006 12:59:42 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism in a parasite that ALWAYS kills its host.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Dead Corpse

"Justifying lawless socialism with more socialism doesn't work. Google up "circular logic"."

Thank you.


53 posted on 11/29/2006 12:59:47 PM PST by L98Fiero (Built to please and raised to rock.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: All
Um....HEY EVERYONE....doesn't this TELL YOU ALL SOMETHING.....FLU shots must be available in EXCESS.....I don't get flu shots.....there are better ways of dealing with the flu....being innoculated with dead bird stuff isn't what I WANT!
54 posted on 11/29/2006 1:00:33 PM PST by goodnesswins (I think the real problem is islamo-bombia! (Rummyfan))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG

How about some immunization first?


55 posted on 11/29/2006 1:01:08 PM PST by SQUID
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cowboy Bob
Right now, an estimated 10 million Illegals pay into SS, but don't collect. The government (both Democrats and Republicans) need the Illegals to help keep the SS system afloat. Its just a matter of time before some Federal Judge changes that.

So, 10 million illegals are paying into SS, but not collecting, and those 10 million, who work for less than standard wage, are all that is keeping the SS System afloat. Wow.

LOL [GMAB]

If the SS System is in that bad a shape, they need to let it go broke and make it defunct.
56 posted on 11/29/2006 1:02:22 PM PST by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


57 posted on 11/29/2006 1:04:01 PM PST by gubamyster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG

I had to pay 25 freaking dollars for my flu shot.


58 posted on 11/29/2006 1:07:50 PM PST by longhorn too
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cowboy Bob

I don't believe a word of it. My opinion, that is simply a lie intended to divert attention from the real problem. It is falsehood, trying to get some people to believe that by allowing illegals to work in this country, the country is getting something for nothing. Don't believe it!

If that were true, then the IRS knows the name and place of employment of 10 million people who are not filing annual returns.

All the IRS has to do, is file "income tax evasion" against any person (any social security number) who doesn't file an annual return. Since the employer is collecting the money from their paychecks SUPPOSEDLY, the IRS knows exactly who/where these people are.

Common sense tells me this is NOT THE CASE.


59 posted on 11/29/2006 1:08:03 PM PST by i_dont_chat (I have the right to offend. You can take offense or not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: Hydroshock

I would much rather have them kept out. Heck aren't they bringing in all kinds of strains of TB?


60 posted on 11/29/2006 1:08:33 PM PST by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '07--Go BIG BEN!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Stone Mountain

It is indefensible and doing so shows nothing but absolutely ridiculous thinking, to the point where some people here are beginning to make total fools out of themselves, falling over each other to defend anything, no matter what it is.


61 posted on 11/29/2006 1:11:42 PM PST by Kimberly GG (Tancredo '08 www.firecoalition.com/www.unitedpatriotsofamerica.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Tzimisce
..but if we can't find them, how can we give them flu shots?

As soon as you advertise FREE HANDOUTS, you'll be able to find them.

62 posted on 11/29/2006 1:11:59 PM PST by gubamyster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG

Actually, I have to agree -- that's just good public policy for all of us. If illegals aren't immunized, they will become a carrier population for the flu, and there are so many of them, they could also become a source for mutated versions of the virus that are not stopped by the current year's immunizations.


63 posted on 11/29/2006 1:12:19 PM PST by piytar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Stone Mountain

>>>It's still a problem if you are in the middle of an epidemic, even if you personally don't get sick. Bad for the econonmy, bad for work, etc, etc.>>>

So, let's pay for all CITIZENS to get free flu shots.


64 posted on 11/29/2006 1:12:44 PM PST by Southerngl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: taxed2death; Stone Mountain
People who are complaining about this would rather have an epidemic? "

We can stop illegals from spreading disease of any kind if we booted them out. Why should the taxpayer keep paying for these lawbreaking deadbeats?

"Everyone" getting free shots, does not make the shots "free" to everyone - some citizen is paying the cost somewhere.

65 posted on 11/29/2006 1:13:51 PM PST by Last Laugh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: Stone Mountain

It would be especially important for those who work directly with sick people (people who work in doctor's offices, hospitals, pharmacies, etc). My mom is one who has to get a flu shot every year as a result, as she works in a pharmacy.

Besides that, being sick just plain sucks.


66 posted on 11/29/2006 1:13:51 PM PST by YoungAmerican84
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG

Clever ruse. Require flu shots for all illegals. Very sneaky. Most will fall for it at first.


67 posted on 11/29/2006 1:15:37 PM PST by RightWhale (RTRA DLQS GSCW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #68 Removed by Moderator

To: Kimberly GG

Boy talk about exaggeration and distortion. This could lead the pack.


69 posted on 11/29/2006 1:16:17 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG; trimom; Prokopton; Dead Corpse; taxed2death
Some of you really have simply got to step back and read what you are saying. Put your emotion on hold and think about what he actually said.

EVERY person should get the flu shot. Everyone. Their job is to manage disease. It is not the Health Services job to do the Border Patrols work. So sober up and think ONE time rather then continue to make total fools of yourselves on this issue.

Some of you are so consumed with mindless hate on this issue you do not even realize how STUPID this thread sounds to everyone else.

Getting flu shots is a Public Health issue that has NOTHING to do with if they should be here or not. Just how exactly are you going to have them "prove" their citizenship? I bet none of you could prove your legal citizens of this country upon demand.

This is the perfect opportunity for a politician to refute the Amnesty Now propaganda network. They can use to to say
"See we don't just hate them, we seen their needs but we do not think they should be here."

But you people with your "Hate them always" 100%erism have SO polarized this issue it is easier for the Pols to just drop it then try to address it. They pols have to go out and listen to all their consiutents views NOT just you people with 100 my way or nothings views. Saying "yes, I want the illegals to be get sick, their kids to suffer" would be politically STUPID. That may feed your own egos but it will NOT win you any elections.

The Illegals get away selling their side as a "Civil Rights" issue. YOU all help them sell their ideas to the voters because EVERY time anything to do with them comes up you all go bonkers. People who MIGHT listen and agree with you NOW walk away laughing saying "Man those Anti Illegals people are just nuts".

Being tough on Border Security is one thing, becoming politically stupid every time the word Illegal Immigrant is said is inexcusable.

70 posted on 11/29/2006 1:19:05 PM PST by MNJohnnie (I do not forgive Senator John McCain for helping destroy everything we built since 1980.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Southerngl

"So, let's pay for all CITIZENS to get free flu shots."

Let's line up all those who are supporting Bush on this, and THEY can pay or donate their own.


71 posted on 11/29/2006 1:19:45 PM PST by Kimberly GG (Tancredo '08 www.firecoalition.com/www.unitedpatriotsofamerica.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

To: MNJohnnie

It ain't about hate amigo....it's all about money. Get over it.


72 posted on 11/29/2006 1:20:14 PM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG

you've got to be kidding me! PUKE!


73 posted on 11/29/2006 1:20:39 PM PST by Halls (God, please grant me the serenity to accept what I can not change....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mysterio

I already have the flu..I'm on my 3rd day.


74 posted on 11/29/2006 1:21:00 PM PST by Irisshlass
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: MNJohnnie
"Man those Anti Illegals people are just nuts".

Just as we say...Man, those illegal apologists are nuts. They'll continue to piss taxpayer monies away on anything but actually enforcing the laws.
75 posted on 11/29/2006 1:22:25 PM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: Irisshlass

"I already have the flu..I'm on my 3rd day."

Me too, day 4. No big deal. Life goes on.


76 posted on 11/29/2006 1:23:46 PM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 74 | View Replies]

To: piytar
"the current year's immunizations."


The current flu shot given this year is a combination of the 2 or 3 most prevalent strains from last season. If they bring a *new* variety from their home countries, this shot won't make much difference. I'm more worried about the *really* bad diseases they might bring. I wonder if health issues are part of any *comprihensive* immigration plan or will that be dealt with as needed?
77 posted on 11/29/2006 1:24:17 PM PST by wolfcreek (Suegna como si vivieras para siempre; vive como si fueses a morir hoy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 63 | View Replies]

To: MNJohnnie
EVERY person should get the flu shot. Everyone.

You want a flu shot Commrade, then you get it. Don't ask me to pay for it or anyone else's.

78 posted on 11/29/2006 1:26:31 PM PST by gubamyster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: taxed2death
If GWB insists on pissing away taxpayer monies...at least he should uphold the Constitution, protect our Republic, enforce the laws and ship 'em the hell outta here.

I guess I missed the part in the story that said the Administration was willing to pay for these.

79 posted on 11/29/2006 1:27:37 PM PST by AmusedBystander (Republicans - doing the work that Democrats won't do since 1854.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Irisshlass
My appointment to get mine is next week. Last week, I had the flu. Still getting over it. Tried getting in the first day I ran a temp for a Amantadine/Rimantidine shot, but my idiot doctors office told me to come back in four days. Anti-virals are to be given within the first 24-48 hours.

HMO's suck arse...

80 posted on 11/29/2006 1:27:50 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 74 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG

My 91-year-old mother cannot get a flu shot because 1) her doctor has not been able to get the serum, 2) the local town health center does not have the serum, 3) local chains like CVS and Walgreens who do offer the shots never seem to have it either.
But, illegals are going to get it????????????
Give me a break.


81 posted on 11/29/2006 1:30:03 PM PST by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MNJohnnie
The fact is, that EVERYONE does not want to get the flu shot, even if it was free.

I can't wait for the first Illegal or family of an illegal, to sue the hell out of our gov't when they get a severe reaction or die..because they didn't understand what an allergy to eggs meant.

These people are living in our country illegally...yet we keep sending them signals we are going to take care of them. It's insane.

sw

82 posted on 11/29/2006 1:30:56 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (www.hispanictrends.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: Irisshlass

Hope that you feel better soon.


83 posted on 11/29/2006 1:30:58 PM PST by mysterio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 74 | View Replies]

To: taxed2death

You do realize you are proving my point for me right?

You posted two responses in less time then it would have taken you to read my comment. Both responses were less then 2 minutes after I posted 3 pages of commentary.

That is an emotional, not a rational, response. It proves my point.

But I guess I should know better. These Anti Illegal threads are about emotional self validation not rational discussion of the issue. No wonder no one but the hard core "Hate the Illegals" crowd bothers with them anymore.


84 posted on 11/29/2006 1:32:50 PM PST by MNJohnnie (I do not forgive Senator John McCain for helping destroy everything we built since 1980.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MNJohnnie
"EVERY person should get the flu shot. Everyone"

Number one, this is not even recommended by the medical community.
You are blinded by your socialist tendencies.

Everyone should get the flu shot, so give them to the illegal alien invaders.
Everyone needs food, so give it to the illegal alien invaders.
Everyone needs a home, so give them to the illegal alien invaders.
Everyone needs an education, so give one to the illegal alien invaders.
Everyone needs medical care, so give it to the illegal alien alien invaders.

Illegal aliens have no right to be in this Country and have no rights while they're illegally here. If you're so concerned about their welfare, go down to Mexico, which might really be home to you, and help all the poor deprived Mexicans there. Just don't ask me to pay for it.
85 posted on 11/29/2006 1:34:44 PM PST by Prokopton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG
LOL! This Fox affilaiate really has really scarped the bottom of the barrel.

What part of "every person" should get a flu shot do you not understand.

Yuh know Kimberly you and this Fox affiliate and Tom Tancredo can keep scraping the bottom of the barrel for all i care. It just alieantes you all even more, such as Fox's promoting O.J. Simpson.

86 posted on 11/29/2006 1:34:46 PM PST by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MNJohnnie
Some of you are so consumed with mindless hate on this issue...

Back up and punt again Cowboy. This has nothing to do with hate and everything to do with the Rule of Law and the Rights of Citizens.

Your mindless socialism is getting tiring...

87 posted on 11/29/2006 1:34:55 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: spectre

The illegals should be told that, to get the shot, they need to go to Mexico City.


88 posted on 11/29/2006 1:35:07 PM PST by PhilCollins
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 82 | View Replies]

To: mysterio

Thank-you you are sweet. :)


89 posted on 11/29/2006 1:35:58 PM PST by Irisshlass
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 83 | View Replies]

To: MNJohnnie; Kimberly GG
Some of you really have simply got to step back and read what you are saying. Put your emotion on hold and think about what he actually said.

Fuggedabout that Johnnie, Kimerbly and her gang will make fools of themselves no matter what.

90 posted on 11/29/2006 1:37:33 PM PST by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: MNJohnnie
Don't worry, come January, your fellow immigration leftists will run both the White House and Congress, paving the way for the largest illegal alien amnesty in History.

Once no one's "illegal" anymore, we can rest assured there'll be no more "illegal-alien" problems anymore - including the flu.
91 posted on 11/29/2006 1:43:03 PM PST by RodgerD (Don't Abolish America. Defeat the Bush-Pelosi Mexico-Merger Scheme)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG
WHAT??
92 posted on 11/29/2006 1:44:50 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger ("I am here to fight evil and exchange good-natured barbs." - The Tick)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: i_dont_chat
We want cheap labor -- which just encourages the illegals to enter our country. Then we gripe about them entering the country.

I don't want the cheap labor. I don't see the benefits of the cheap labor. The cheap labor lines the pockets of the employers and the cheap labor is subsidized by us taxpayers in the form of educational, medical and social benefits.

But how do we go after the employers when our own government won't do anything about it?

93 posted on 11/29/2006 1:46:38 PM PST by New Girl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: MNJohnnie

Sure Johnnie, we're all nuts, and you're just as sane as can be.


94 posted on 11/29/2006 1:46:40 PM PST by Kimberly GG (Tancredo '08 www.firecoalition.com/www.unitedpatriotsofamerica.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG; MNJohnnie
Johnnie, like this thread, is in danger of being Danejacked.
95 posted on 11/29/2006 1:49:09 PM PST by Prokopton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 94 | View Replies]

To: MNJohnnie
Can I ask you a question?

Does the MN in your screen name stand for Mexican National?

96 posted on 11/29/2006 1:52:52 PM PST by processing please hold
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 84 | View Replies]

To: Southerngl
If YOU get YOUR flu shot, and your family gets theirs, you shouldn't have to worry about an epidemic.

I don't think this is true. The flu virus mutates all the time. That's why they change the formula every year. Any population of people that has a high rate of flu is a breeding ground for new strains that will affect the rest of us.

It's been a long time since we had a major flu epidemic but when it happens it's not just a few sniffles and a fever. Lots of people die from it. Send them back or not, it's important for our health to protect those that are here.
97 posted on 11/29/2006 1:55:18 PM PST by 21stCenturyFreeThinker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG
Just when you'd thought that they'd reached the limits of socialistic bullhockey, this comes down the pike.

I'm against free shots for our own American deadbeats (AKA democRATS), and I'm certainly against taxpayer-funded flu shots for these invaders.

Illegals need to be removed from this country, not pampered. We can't afford our own freeloaders, much less those of other countries.

Bush, STOP this BS!

98 posted on 11/29/2006 1:57:23 PM PST by meyer (Bring back the Contract with America and you'll bring back the Republican majority.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG

This is beyond nuts.


99 posted on 11/29/2006 1:58:23 PM PST by Vision ("As a man thinks...so is he." Proverbs 23:7)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Prokopton

Yes, well, isn't that the purpose, to disrupt and get the discussion off topic?



100 posted on 11/29/2006 1:58:35 PM PST by Kimberly GG (Tancredo '08 www.firecoalition.com/www.unitedpatriotsofamerica.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 95 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-155 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson