I received the following anonymous chain letter on illegal immigration. It contained links to click. I clicked them.
The letter is an indirect apology for the Iraq war.
My comments are in bold.
You think the war in Iraq is costing us too much? Read this:
Boy, was I confused. I have been hammered with the propaganda that it is the Iraq war and the war on terror that is bankrupting us. I now find that to be RIDICULOUS.
I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I also have included the URL’s for verification of all the following facts.
1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments. Verify at: http://tinyurl.com/zob77
Then get rid of the welfare programs. Simple. The courts require welfare based on residence: compulsory education, access to hospitals’ emergency rooms for free. Legal status has nothing to do with it. The courts run this country. We play the game their way or we don’t play at all. Play it their way: eliminate the government programs that dole out the money. For a defense of this idea, click here. (See if my link works.)
2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. Verify at: http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML
3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens. Verify at: http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML
4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! Verify at: http://transcripts.CNN.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.0.HTML