Information from a teacher friend :
This is supposed to be America...When Will "WE THE PEOPLE" WAKE UP?
What I'm about to talk about is a subject that is close to my heart. It's a fact that we have adult students, at the school where I teach, who are
NOT US citizens and who get the PELL Grant, (which is a federal grant with no pay back required), plus other federal grants, to go to school. One student, who is from the Dominican
Republic, told me that she didn't want me to find a job for her, after she finishes my program. When I asked her why, she told me that she was getting free housing from our housing department, and she was getting a PELL Grant, which pays for her total tuition and books, plus she'll have money left over.
She said that she was looking into 'WAIT', which gives students a CREDIT CARD FOR GAS to come to school, and into 'CARIBE' (which is a special program for immigrants that pays for child care and all sorts of needs, while they go to school or for training). This very same student told me that she was not going to become a US citizen, because she plans to return to the Dominican Republic, someday, and that she 'loves HER country. I asked her if she felt guilty by taking what the US is giving her and then not even bothering to become a citizen. She told me that it doesn't bother her, at all, because that is what the money is there for!!
I asked the 'CARIBE' administration about their program and found out... 'if you ARE a US citizen, you don't qualify for their program'. So, here I am, working a full day for my wages, and my
son-in-law works more than 60 hours a week to support his family. Everyone in my family works hard and had to pay for their education.
Something is very wrong, here. Am I right? This is but one more example of our illustrious "TAX AND SPEND CONGRESS", that thinks they know how to spend OUR HARD EARNED MONEY better than we do...and it doesn't even benefit the citizens who elected them! No wonder our national debt is so high!
America is in a sad state, right now. We have an upper class, that lives comfortably and can afford to pay for anything they need; we have a shrinking middle class that is getting hammered, because they don't get any perks and have to pay for everything (many people have to incur large debts just to afford an education); and we have the lower class who can barely afford necessities, receive little help, and struggle just to survive. Then we have people
living in this country, who are not US citizens, and are having everything handed to them for free! I just don't get it!
It has never been more important to know who you are voting for and what their positions are on many issues, including the one above. If the wrong people get voted into office, all of us 'average Americans' will pay a steep price in the long run.
When I heard that they want the National Anthem sung in Spanish, I said to myself, "Enough is enough." It was written by Francis Scott Key and should be sung, word for word, the way it was written. The news broadcasts, in my area, even
gave the translation....it's not even close!
Sorry if this might upset anyone, but this is MY COUNTRY! IF IT IS YOUR COUNTRY,TOO, YOU HAVE TO STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT, IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE WAY CONGRESS IS SPENDING OUR MONEY. Please pass this along. I am ALL FOR legal immigration...I belive you should come here the same way all other past immigrants did.
(Get a sponsor; have a place to lay your head; find a job; pay your taxes, live by the rules; AND, most important of all, LEARN THE LANGUAGE, or you can't become a citizen!)
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
PART OF THE PROBLEM
Think about this: If you don't want to forward this for fear of offending someone -- YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM! I decided it was time to speak up, because I've had enough! If you agree with what I said -- pass this along, if you don't agree -- delete it!