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Immigrant assistance, Cuba, oil, TVA, football, stink bugs and more in Sunday's Forum

May 26th, 2013 12:00 am by Staff Report

Immigrant assistance, Cuba, oil, TVA, football, stink bugs and more in Sunday's Forum

Well this just tears it. Anyone following the news about the Boston Marathon bombing suspect should be absolutely livid about this. Not only was the mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, on a terrorist watch list and arrested in 2012 and charged with theft, but the whole family has been living on government assistance.
How in the world can any person from another country come to the United States and get government assistance, having not even paid taxes? This just sickens me that my hard-earned tax dollars are being used to subsidize someone who hasn’t even contributed yet.
We wonder why our country is in such financial trouble. Well just look at this kind of government irresponsibility that lets families like that of the bombing suspects suck our coffers dry.
Do you know that in some countries they have classes on how to come to the United States and get government subsidies? The United States government should take a lesson from one of its own branches. The forestry department has signs in the National Parks that say, “Don’t Feed the Bears: We want them to be able to forage for themselves.”
It doesn’t matter where you come from. People from any country coming to the United States should not get any government assistance until they have lived here, worked here, become a citizen and have paid taxes.
JIM WILSON
Johnson City


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