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    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 than two terms, vote ' em out at the next election. If your state representative has been in office more than 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.

    Are you an American? Born and raised? Then vote!

    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.
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  • #2
    No words can express my anger right now. As a Combat Veteran it is disheartening to know that brothers and sisters in arms have lost their lives in defense of a nation that would allow this to happen.
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    • #3
      I Emailed a copy to my Sen. DDB
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      • #4
        That is going to everyone I think of and then some. This kind of **** just makes me very ******* angry, no I am really ******* ******* mad about now. There is no excuse for a sorry ***** ******* worthless piece of **** useless ******* goverenment to let this kinf of ******* **** ever take place. This fellow and so many more like him risked his life while others gave literally everything in defense of this country.
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        • #5
          What the mother######g s##t is this f#####g country coming to! Total Bulls##t, I really hate this f#####g country when I hear s##t like this! We go and fight for these Motherf##kers and get f##ked up the a## like this!!! I swear I'd like to just start shooting everyone of them motherf##kers I see....a good place to start would be the freehand out line, bet I could really run up a good score there!!

          Catch em coming out with the money, shoot em take the money and send it to you and all are other brothers like you!
          With age comes wisdom, yeah right!
          RIP Rick.....Ride On Forever In Our Hearts My Brother!


          • #6
            I mailed it to both Senetors for Tennessee.
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            • #7
              Thanks Vlade, I'll be sending this on my email list......Glenn
              Where does it say Humpty Dumpty was an Egg?
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              Growing old is not for Sissies..........


              • #8
                Think about it they dont do much more for ya if you bust yur ass all yur life payin in and get SSI. Table scrap diet barely keep the lites on type of pay out.
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                How's my Spelin, CALL 1-800-BOSS to report my bad spelizin


                • #9
                  Very well said Vlade !
                  Appalachian Redneck

                  "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely, in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used and worn out, loudly proclaiming, "WOW!!! WHAT A RIDE!!!"


                  • #10
                    Vets have always gotten the dirty end of the stick... the conditions imposed upon them are ridiculous.
                    And the liberals among us see them as a liability (a reminder of our non-PC warmongering episodes). The same liberals whose namby-pamby whining gave the illegal moms the anchor baby regs to work with.

                    American ain't America anymore.

                    This video doesn’t exactly represent our point of view–we never fell for Obama’s “hope and change” scam–but it does speak for many millions of Americans. It&#821…
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                    • #11
                      Wurd!!! Monk,, they jus mouthin the words right now based on popular opinion,, sayin how much they like VET's or servicemembers.. things wernt so sweet in the 60's-70's.. Fickle fugs they'd turn in half a heartbeat.
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                      How's my Spelin, CALL 1-800-BOSS to report my bad spelizin