In response to this sarcastic and ugly FoxNews article, I left the following comment:
"Bob Dane is Communications Director for FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. Kristen Williamson is Communications Assistant for FAIR." I'm disappointed, Fox News. You really can't find anyone better to write for you than the white supremacists over at FAIR?
Do you even realize that FAIR is a white supremacist organization? Do you realize that its founder, John Tanton, is an evil, racist, environmentalist? Do you realize he's received funding from The Pioneer Group which supports eugenics?
I suggest you hire some real journalists with real integrity instead of allowing your website to become a platform for hate and racism. I'm disgusted! Here are some links for your review since you failed so miserably to do your homework. >:-(
(Or perhaps you want to be associated with such monstrous people? I find that hard to believe though.)
(Second Post) It cut off my links, which are http://www.pioneerfund.org/ and http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/us/17immig.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3&sq=john%20tanton&st=cse&scp=1 and http://www.motherofexiles.org/2010/12/racist-roots-of-anti-immigration_10.html I seriously hope someone at Fox News will be made aware of this and make the appropriate changes. It's disgusting to promote a racist agenda, to say the least.
In response to the original article, I just can't let this go by:
Despite its $26 billion budget deficit, the state spends $21.5 billion dollars annually subsidizing illegal alien health care, education, welfare, other state benefits and criminal justice. Every California native-born household chips in $2438 each year to help.
First of all, illegal immigrants pay taxes! They pay mortgages or rent, which means they pay property taxes which are supposed to pay for their childrens' education. They pay sales taxes, which are supposed to pay for local governments and their awful welfare schemes. Their employers pay state and local taxes, as well as social security and Medicare taxes for their workers. And in many, if not most, cases, they pay federal income taxes too! Now they may be using a false social security number (which would actually prevent them from collecting on many services), but they're paying, and way too much just as the rest of us are! Once again, FAIR has let its emotionally charged racism get in the way of the truth, practicality and common sense.
The real problem in the US is not that we're running out of room or money or resources. The problem is the welfare state! The problem is that the government is stealing nightmarish amounts of everyone's income. The problem is everyone has to rely on the government for so many every day things and we're taxed heavily for it, so much so that we can barely take care of ourselves even when we want to!
FAIR is anything but fair and I consider them evil. It sure would be nice if conservatives and the mainstream media would wise up to their antics.