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Friday, September 16, 2011

Fwd:Fwd:Fwd:Fwd:Only For REAL Americans...

Here's something I've noticed.

I get emails...a lot of emails, from a few "conservative" family members and they all have one thing in common- a flagrant attempt to elicit some sort of knee-jerk negative reaction.

They read something like...this-

WHY ARE WE BANKRUPT?

Informative, and mind boggling!

You think the war in Iraq is costing us too much? Read this:

Boy am 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 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.
Verify at: http://tinyurl.com/zob77

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

5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
Verify at http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.
Verify at: http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.html

9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.
Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that’s two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US
Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/12/ldt.01.html

11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border.
Verify at: Homeland Security Report: http://tinyurl.com/t9sht

12. The National Policy Institute, ‘estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.’
Verify at: http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.org/pdf/deportation.pdf

13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin.
Verify at: http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm

14. ‘The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States.’
Verify at: http://www.drdsk.com/articleshtml

The total cost is a whopping $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR AND IF YOU’RE LIKE ME HAVING TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY; IT IS $338,300,000,000.00 WHICH WOULD BE ENOUGH TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY FOR THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY.

Are we THAT stupid? YES, FOR LETTING THOSE IN THE U.S. CONGRESS GET AWAY WITH LETTING THIS HAPPEN YEAR AFTER YEAR!!!!!

If this doesn’t bother you then just delete the message. If, on the other hand, if it does raise the hair on the back of your neck, I hope you forward it to every legal resident in the country including every representative in Washington, D.C. – five times a week for as long as it takes to restore some semblance of intelligence in our policies and enforcement thereof.



The problem with the above article is that it's 100% bullshit, as a 30 second search on www.factcheck.org shows-

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/04/cost-of-illegal-immigrants/

They also generally have colorful cartoons sprinkled liberally (pun intended) between paragraphs- our President with huge ears or a chimp's face, Nancy Pelosi in various degrees of awful, turban-ed Muslims looking alternately foolish and threatening...matters not what the content of the email is- as long as demeaning and disgusting images hold the attention of the viewer to the end of the article, it's all good.

Most of my friends are liberals and/or progressives like myself, and yet I receive NOT ONE email from them...ever.

What the hell?

Is it because there's nothing we can complain about? Has the conservative agenda been that correct, that fabulous, that UNFUCKINGBELIEVABLY AWESOME that we stand silent in the glory of it all?

*I think not*

The Republican party and its embarrassing bastard child the Tea Party have done nothing but push to take away our rights while claiming to champion small government, and claim out loud and in front of god and everybody that they flat don't give a tinker's damn about anyone but those who bought them and pull their...strings.

Liberals don't have to make shit up- all we need to do is turn on the TV, listen to these people talk and see how they vote.

Ahhh...now I understand.

Right wing conservatives spend all day every day doing apparently nothing but sending easily-overturned obvious grade A second-rate propaganda by the literal hundreds TO EACH OTHER in an effort to make the reality of their party, their "side" look less heinous.

If they close their eyes and ears to what's really going on in "Batshit Crazy Dominionist Christian Conservative Land" and focus on what they THINK is going on in "Evil Socialist Homosexual Treehugging Land" they can do it.

They can believe that Their Side is ON their side- that men and women who stand up and say out loud before cameras and with a straight face that their vision for America is to make big corporations bigger by removing ANY regulations (safety, worker's rights- piffle), to make the Christian Bible the Law of the Land, to completely control what women can and can't do with their own bodies and who does and does not "deserve" health care, that American children don't NEED to learn "far out theories" like Evolution, that "real freedom" means no social safety net- Social Darwinism- survival of the fittest, and that the way to balance the deficit is by "shared sacrifice"- meaning of course that GE still pays no taxes but all the money we've paid into Social Security is now gone and we'll "just have to accept that there were promises that can't be kept" (thank you Eric Cantor).

They have to so bombard each other with a constant litany of fear, hatred, divisiveness and paranoia that the term "whipped into a frenzy" is 100% too tame.

Because if they were to take a damn breath and really listen to "Their Side" and its plans for THEM, the people who back them, support them and vote for them, they'd all become suicidal.

Thank god they're all armed.

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