Monday, March 09, 2009

Aint that the truth

What has happened to our country??

I am not sorry if you are offended by this, it is time for us put aside "politically correct" and contact our representatives about it -- no wonder we're in such trouble financially!
When will the American People get fed up and do something, or is it too late...

This is a subject close to my heart. Do you know 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 (no pay back required) plus other federal grants to go to school?

One student from the Dominican Republic told me that she didn't want me to find a job for her after she finished my program, because she was getting housing from our housing department and she was getting a PELL Grant which paid for her total tuition and books, plus money leftover.

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 (check it out - I did) for immigrants and it pays for child care and all sorts of needs while they go to school or training. The one student I just mentioned told me she was not going to be 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 taking what the US is giving her and then not even bothering to become a citizen and she told me that it doesn't bother her, because that is what the money is there for!

I asked the CARIBE administration about their program and if you ARE a US citizen, you don't qualify for their program. And all the while, I am working a full day, my son-in-law works more than 60 hours a week, and everyone in my family works and pays for our education.

Something is wrong here. I am sorry but after hearing that they want to sing the National Anthem in Spanish - enough is enough. That's a real slap in the face. Nowhere did they sing it in Italian, Polish, Irish (Celtic), German or any other language because of immigration. It was written by Francis Scott Key and should be sung word for word the way it was written. The news broadcasts even gave the translation -- not even close. I don't care whether this offends someone or not but this is MY COUNTRY. IF IT IS YOUR COUNTRY SPEAK UP -- please pass this along. I am not against immigration -- I just expect immigrants to come through like everyone else. Get a sponsor; have a place to lay your head; have a job; pay your taxes, live by the rules AND LEARN THE LANGUAGE as all other immigrants have in the past -- and 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! It is Time for America to speak up. If you agree -- pass this along, if you don't agree -- delete it!

The G20 takes place in April "09"

NEW GLOBAL GROUP to be known as the G11 has been formed at a meeting in Berlin, Germany in an attempt to resolve economic and political differences between existing global groups.
The group will comprise the Tortoise Islands, Zimbabwe, Britain, USA, France, Italy, Germany, China, India, Russia and Australia.
The initiative was taken after the G7 and G20 groups of countries were unable to agree on united policies to counter the global Wall Street meltdown. However, another group, the G8, passed a resolution at their biennial meeting in Geneva yesterday refusing to recognise the G7, giving the rationale that they are unrepresentative of the new economic order.
This contradicts a communique issued by the powerful G12 group who have backed the G7, stating that the G20 is overweighed by too many unwieldy minor economic powers. However, (according to an advance report obtained by Loungecast) a proposed new group to be known as the G14 being formed by Sweden and Iceland is expected to oppose this. It is not yet clear what the stance of the G11 will be on these issues.
What sacrifices did Obama make?