Two days ago I told you that the International Rescue Committee (IRC) had put out a press release about the plight of the Iraqi refugees coming to the US and how they are suffering here without jobs in our slow economy. Some Iraqis brought to America are even returning to the “dangerous” Middle East! What does that tell you?
The IRC’s solution is not to slow down the refugee flow to the US, but to ask for a taxpayer bailout of the refugees and THEMSELVES.
I’m going to try to keep track of all the papers that swallow the IRC “news” release hook, line and sinker. One of those I’m seeing this morning is the Houston Chronicle (see article re-published at St. Louis Today). But, it might be backfiring on the IRC in papers that allow reader comments. Check out the comments! Almost every one of those responding is opposed to more refugees coming the US right now.
Here is one very astute comment by reader Huck:
I ….. continue to be amazed at the abject stupidity of liberals as they live in a (for the most part) “do as I say, not as I do” dreamworld. Take a look around at your leaders liberals! None of them are suffering–none are unemployed–none give inordinate amounts of their paychecks to support ridiculous entitlement programs–but they sure as hell expect you to do so, and curse you when you don’t.
This particular story could serve as an anthem for the stupidity of such “generosity” by those who unknowingly are supporting it while the leaders could care less.
Damn right Iranian [Iraqi?] immigrants are gonna have a tough time over here. We all are having a tough time, except again, for the liberal leadership, and until it changes, we are all screwed.
Perhaps we should require that such kindness and support require more accountability. For example, before we let an Iranian family (or any “refugee” for that matter), into this country, some person, group or organization has to declare responsibility for them totally. This includes food, shelter, jobs whatever. And they need to remain legally responsible until the family is self-sustainable. Then let us see how many step up to the plate. I give to such a cause and I am a staunch conservative, but I believe in America’s values. Wouldn’t it be nice to see the Kennedy’s, Kerry’s, Clinton’s, Pelosi’s et al. support this by creating a fund they supported completely? But this will never happen because our liberal government and leadership believes in throwing money away under the guise of “humanity” only to bankrupt the people who earned it and gave it to them in the first place. Tax & spend, do as I say not as I do, and open the flood gates for poor immigrants who expect a free lunch–and usually get one.
What is it going to take before we realize that the liberal democratic party has hung a “For Sale” sign on this country?
Huck, whoever you are, I agree wholeheartedly! I would add Biden and Obama to the list of hypocrites as well. Do you remember that when Biden was running for President, we learned he had given virtually nothing to charity. Obama also hadn’t given much (until he ran for President).
Did you know that Kennedy and Biden were among the chief sponsors of the Refugee Act of 1980 (Carter signed it!) that put this whole racket in place? To this day, Biden’s home state of Delaware takes a paltry number of refugees. See one of several posts I’ve written on Biden’s hypocrisy here. And, besides starting the whole program, Kennedy successfully attached a bill to expand the number of Iraqis entering the US here, but it’s no surprise, none will go to Hyannisport.
Reform needed! I loved Huck’s reform idea, it is worth repeating!
….before we let an Iranian family (or any “refugee” for that matter), into this country, some person, group or organization has to declare responsibility for them totally. This includes food, shelter, jobs whatever. And they need to remain legally responsible until the family is self-sustainable.
Thank you Huck!