Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Chad Groening, writing for OneNewsNow.com, has posted an article about how illegal immigrants in this country are put ahead of U.S. citizens, even veterans, in Medicaid programs around the country. Have we heard anything from the MSM on this issue, kids? For our citizens, ESPECIALLY veterans, to be bumped for healthcare because an illegal immigrant needs it is un-American.
Dean Heller (R-NV) proposed an amendment to the Obamacare legislation that would've prevented illegal immigrants from accessing government-subsidized healthcare. The Dems defeated the measure handily.
Susan Tully, national field director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, says not only are illegal aliens not excluded from the healthcare proposals, but they are already getting benefits before American citizens. She cites the example of a disabled woman in Wisconsin.
"She has to go to what they call a Title 19 dentist -- somebody who takes this government [dental] plan," Tully notes. "She cannot get in to see a dentist because illegal aliens and migrant workers fill the waiting rooms because they're all eligible under Title 19 for dentist care."
Tully says that clinic is not taking any more patients, adding that even veterans are being pushed aside when it comes to access to benefits.
"I've had up in Minnesota a veteran who's having to wait 18 months to get in to see a doctor at a VA hospital, but refugees from Somalia can walk into any clinic at any time and get seen by a doctor immediately," she points out. "We have this crazy, inverted system that people who are less deserving have the first slice at everything."
The first thought that springs into my caffeine-deprived brain right now is probably the same one yinz have: How the hell do ILLEGAL immigrants get to access American taxpayer money??? God forbid you not have proof of residency to enroll your kids in school, but if you want the American taxpayers to support you, it's overlooked. For crying out loud, I don't favor Americans accessing taxpayer money to relieve themselves of the responsibility of providing for their families. I'm sorry...how frickin' insensitive of me to even bring it up. Looks like "re-education" is in my future.
Secondly, if ANYONE should be bumped to the front of the line, it should be those who have served their country proudly and with honor. What, in God's name, has happened in this society when we put veterans behind someone who shouldn't even be in this country? That is a total disgrace and makes all the sacrifices our soldiers have made seem in vain. What a crying shame.
I look for immigration reform to be the next hot-button issue in light of Dear Leader calling us "demagogues" on his trip to Mexico last week. Whether it comes to the forefront or not, this is definitely something we need to let our representatives in Congress know is just flat-out wrong. Our veterans deserve a hell of a lot more out of the country they've defended.
To each and every brave man or woman who has served this great nation: Thank you. You will always have a special place in my heart and my undying gratitude and respect.