Fw: Disabled Vet

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Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2010 4:14 PM
Subject: Fw: Disabled Vet

Think about it!  Our vets deserve better and our illegals deserve less.  This is our congress at work......vote in NOV.! A little long but worth the read.




My name is d'Lynn.  I'm a disabled Vietnam vet.  I don't look too bad for a beat-up old fart, do I?  And that's my ride.  She's looking pretty good looking also, especially when you consider that she'll turn twenty this summer.  That's right, it's a 1990 with a 1990 sidecar.  I can't ride a solo bike, ergo the sidecar rig.  It's my sole means of transportation - rain or shine, snow or wind, and this summer also marks a milestone in both of our lives, as I will finally be able to pay her off.  Twenty years old?  What?  Why did it take so long?  You weren't paying attention, were you?  It's right at the beginning of this paragraph.  I am a disabled vet, which means I receive a veterans administration disability pension, which also means "I'm broke!"  Just one step ahead of being homeless every month, and that's not an idle statement or an "Oh, whoa is me" dire complaint.  There's a point to this, so hang in there a minute or two and read on.
There's a 25-year-old illegal immigrant woman living in Florida, with eight kids.  Yes, eight "anchor babies" and she receives just shy of $1,500 per month per kid, plus medical, plus food stamps.  Oh, wait.  I've been informed that I shouldn't call them Food Stamps anymore.  That's not PC.  It's all called 'Social Assistance' now.  You do the math on that yourself.  I'd say that she was schooled early in how to make it in the system.  Twenty-five years old, eight kids . . . . . yep, she started early.
You can whip out the calculator if you want, but this women who never has paid a dime in taxes of any kind, (and still doesn't 'she's 'illegal,' remember?) is here in this country illegally.  She hasn't paid one cent in medical for all the 'anchor babies', makes more in one month, legally, than I receive in over a year and a half in disability payments and I can't even get food stamps!  Oops, I mean 'Social Assistance'.
Technically I am eligible for 'Social Assistance'.  I was told it would be a walk through 'a gimme' being disabled.  No problem, and in the very next breath I was also informed that under the law the amount I received in 'Social Assistance' would be deducted from my disability pension.
Let's say I take a great photograph.  It was just luck, a one of a kind accidental, in the right place at the right time shot.  My local newspaper offers me fifty bucks to use the photo in a featured story.  (I live in a small town and fifty bucks is all they could afford.)  I have to report that fifty dollars to the VA as earned income,  which will immediately be deducted from my next month's disability check.  If I don't report it I'm in violation of federal law and technically they can stop my disability pension and prosecute me under a federal felony.  Pretty cool, eh?  For fifty bucks.
I see no point in dealing with two federal bureaucracies, so I don't bother.  What's the point?
 She's here illegally and with just one kid would make over twice what I receive per month.  She has eight and she's not a stand-out case.  She's not alone.  That's the way the system works.  Millions of illegal immigrants know this, know how the system works and know how to use it.  (Haven't you seen the pamphlet?  It's handed out all along our borders, "The Illegal Immigrants' Guide to Keeping America Just The Way It Is.") and that's just the way it works.
Did you know that the federal government provides a 'refugee' in this country with a monthly 'stipend' of $1,890, plus $580 a month in 'Social Assistance?' That's $2,470 a month, tax-free.  That's two and a half times what I'm allowed to receive as a disabled vet.  And just what did they do to earn this?  All you have to do is show up on our collective doorstep, raise your right hand and swear that you're a refugee and, bingo, receive $30,000 a year, tax-free.  That's more than someone making $15 an hour, and they have to pay taxes to boot!
Now, in defense of the Veterans Administration, they are doing what they can with what they've got.  This is precious little compared to what they should have to get the job done.  At least this country has a VA.  It's the Senate that keeps passing laws, rules and guidelines, cutting their budget, denying requests for more staff and computer systems to handle the massive work flow.  Their hands are tied by the very government that's supposed to give them what they need to get the job done, by the government you voted into office.  Don't scream at the VA.  I have.  It's misguided anger.
The point to this 'story?'  Just why are you paying such high taxes to support this incredibly screwed-up government?  Why?  And I'm not proposing you stop paying your taxes.  That's wrong.  There are good programs and reasons to pay your taxes and support our government.  What am I proposing?  It's quite simple.  Vote.
The government, our government, is broken and we as the voters serve as the maintenance crew.  We fix it . . . . . by voting.
 If your state Senator has been in office more then two terms, vote 'em out at the next election.  If your state representative has been in office more then two terms, vote 'em out of office.  We put term limits on just about every publicly-elected official in the country except the House and Senate.  Why?  Believe me, they know this and love it!  Ahhh - the power!
I don't care how much you believe your Senator or Representative is doing a good job.  They're not!  Look at the government you have, that we have.  How can you state they are doing what you want as the voter that put them there?  How?
 Vote them out of office.  Do it.
Change the course of this country's history by what you are granted and guaranteed under the law.  Vote!  And if you have the guts, the anger, the outrage, start a petition in your state for a state-wide initiative to be placed on your next state ballot.  Limiting the terms of office for your state senators and state representatives to your  federal government to two terms.
The federal government will never pass such a law, but you can.  You can get it done.  You can force it.  You can make it a law.
This is the first step in 'getting it right.'  Just vote.  It's simple.  It's easy, dammit!
This first step will send a very clear message. It'll work.  It'll put us back in control of them.  As it should be.  As it was intended in the first place.
Side note:  I sent this e-mail to a little over one hundred on my e-mail list.  If you believe I'm wrong or misguided or you simply don't agree, that's fine.  Go right ahead a delete this e-mail.  No problem.  Sorry to have bothered you.  But if you think I just might have a worthwhile idea, something we can easily accomplish, something that could be a small part at getting this country back under 'our' control, then please pass this along.


Anonymous said...

Snopes thread

Checklist of federal benefit programs available to documented and undocumented workers
Surprise, food stamps and non-emergency Medicaid aren't available to undocumented workers, and neither is Florida KidCare. Good luck "never paying a cent" in hospital bills.

What a novel he wrote on this supposed mastermind of an illegal immigrant! And yet not a single name or reference.

And it ends with "just delete it if you believe I'm wrong," the cherry on top of every right-wing forward sundae.

CharlieE said...

I'm reading about this woman with eight kids everywhere, but I've yet to see a name.

She's probably the same woman that Ronald Reagan claimed was collecting welfare and driving a Cadillac.

Anonymous said...

@ CharlieE

Oh I'm sure there are plenty of Cadillac driving welfare recipients.

The problem is that Reagan never revealed that they were executives and shareholders at big defense industry and agribusiness corporations.

Damn leeches.

Anonymous said...

This welfare illegal immigrant with eight kids sure does get around. She's popped up in at least four different forwards.

Anonymous said...

Hey D'Lynn?

Do you know who voted to cut veterans benefits? Do you?

Hint: it WASN'T the Democrats.

Now who does that leave?

I know this is really, really, really hard for you to get your brain around, but the party that doesn't give a shit about you is the Republican Party.


ferschitz said...

Lordy, lordy. What next? Hey, I'm a DFH and help 'Nam vets regularly. What a load of crapola. Firstly typical rightwing bring out the violins and weep a while for our wounded vets, but heave forfend that we actually, you know, take care of them. If vets are getting a raw deal - and mostly they ARE - it has nothing to do with welfare and lying ridiculous crap like this.

Secondly, show me one teabagger who's actually DONE anything for any Vet ever? I've gotten into arguments here with trolls who wish to play their violins about how fabulous vets are, but then they do nothing of substance for them. Bullhockey.

And then, finally, yeah this darn lady does get around, doesn't she? Just pooping out those 8 anchor babies all over the darn place. Keep it still, sister!

It would be funny except that idiotic, racist, sexist teabaggers grab hold of lying bs like this and BELIEVE it with all their might.

Clearly a made-up story crapped out by a rightwing thinktank recycling the old memes that have been around since the days of zombie Ray-gun.

Sheesh: can't you rightwing think tanks at least come up with some new material??????

This "vet" isn't real, and his story stinks like last week's fish.

I call super bull twaddle.

And yes: who has actually voted for better benefits for Vets? And who has voted down those benefits (and let me give you a big old hint: Bush and John McCain). Jerks. They should be ashamed of themselves, but as we see... not so much.

Anonymous said...

If dude is so broke, why'd he buy a bike in the first place?

Thx 4 Fish said...

Living in a border city I must point out that while 25% of our residents are immigrants (legal and otherwise)--30% of the city lives in serious poverty. So where are all these high paid illegal-mommas making $18K each year per kid Grampy motorcyle man? Oh that's right--they're all in your head.

Anoner said...

This is kind like that other RWF by the guy who whined about feeling "so tired." Wasn't that guy also self-righteous and "so tired" of the welfare babe with 8 kids, who was making tons of cash and living the high life or something??

These people sure do like to complain about their lots in life, don't they??? And nearly 100% of the time, they are victims of illegals and poor people and minorities.

My question: why is it that they never feel like victims because of the obscenely wealthy? That's what I don't get. They're all like a bunch of rabid dogs fighting over broken bones and crumbs.

Talk about a "wake up sheeples" moment. But they'll never learn. Pitted against the wrong people to their own detriment; voting against their own self-interests; whining about crumbs; and never questioning the excessively wealthy who really control the show.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of crap... snopes is your leader...biased as all get out to the dumbocrats.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous troll

Snopes isn't biased to the Democrats. Snopes is biased in favor of facts.

And unfortunately for people who's heads live in their asses, facts have a liberal bias.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon

Totally true. Snopes is biased by reality, which has a well known liberal bias.

Seriously, I wonder about all the Republicans whining about Snopes. Its a couple of people who research urban legends as a hobby, not some huge evil media conspiracy.

Which probably has a lot to do with why they hate it so much. I mean, if two people can debunk almost 100% of your idiotic talking points in their spare time, what does that say about your side's message and ideology?

gruaud said...

"something that could be a small part at getting this country back under 'our' control"

It's the 'our' that I find kinda creepy.

Never "our country". Always 'our'
country. It reminds me of Sarah
Palin's incessant winking.

ferschitz said...

I like how the rightwing troll PROJECTS his/her authoritarianism onto us, by claiming that we see Snopes as our "leader." I doubt that most/all who comment here regularly see Snopes that way, but it's a "tell" for how most rightwingers think/act/behave. They are so inured into listening to "daddy" - as in RushSeanBilloGlenn and their authoritarian ministers (disclaimer: not all are like that, but the C Street fundies are) - and blindly and unquestioningly doing and believing what they're told - that they project the same blind unquestioning ways onto others.

No, in fact, one of the bigger differences between most of the lefties I know v. the righties I know is that, in the main, the lefties QUESTION things, do their research independently, and make decisions based on what they've learned.

I think Snopes is pretty unbaised in terms of political agendas, but that's because I've OFTEN gone out and double-checked on what I've read in Snopes. I find them to be pretty darn reliable. But in most cases, in terms of the junk that we read here daily, very, very simple Google searches OFTEN debunk the crap sent out by rightwingers.

It's not like I am blindly following anything or anybody or any website. Sadly, the same usually cannot be said about rightwingers. And when their lies and bs are debunked, they fall back onto the standard line that all lefties are "liars."

Yeah, right: live in your little coccoon created for you by the obscenely wealthy overlords who laugh at you while ripping you off. Fools.

Thx 4 Fish said...

I'd like to ask Anon-Troll why there are no left-wing email forwards? And why anonymous email forwards are considered such a great source of knowledge that right-wingers never have to fact check them?

Anonymous said...

How did he know she was illegal? Or is he using the Arizona technique of "Brown People = Illegals Until Proven Otherwise"?

Anonymous said...

This is a bogus right wing propaganda email, much of this is just false. Check factcheck and snopes. Owner of this blog - Why can't you fact check first instead of just pasting this garbage up here. I'll never come back to this sorry blog again. I respect HONEST presentation of facts, even RW facts, not sloppy presentation of lies designed to promulgate the divisive propaganda to divide people. You should be ashamed of yourself and this SORRY blog.

Anonymous said...

@ Last Anon

You've missed the aim of this fine blog. Things aren't posted her to make politcal points, they are posted because they have been sent around the internet as "facts" and "truths" by right wingers. They are collected and put on display here without adjustment or comment from the blog owner, mostly so they can be examined, debunked, and laughed at.

This isn't a conservative blog, its a liberal (or moderate) blog.

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