Hard to Believe…

March 15, 2013 at 2:13 PM 2 comments

I came across this ad created by California Endowment.  It shows several Hispanics who readily admit they are here illegally – undocumented workers – but they also say they want health care because sometimes, people get sick.

The sad part is that because they are undocumented workers, they do not pay into any system at all.  They are normally paid cash, under the table, which means that they do not pay any taxes back to Uncle Sam.

In the video, they refer to America as “our” country and they are hopeful that one day, everyone will be treated equally and have health care.  They’re missing a few points though.  Here’s the video:

They dream that one day, they will all be treated as one people, because “we are one people.”

I know this is the type of thing that really gets the Leftist going.  Their heart bleeds a lot for the people in these situations and I do realize that many of these people came here as children with their parents, illegally.  It was not the child’s choice and now, they are young adults.  (It’s interesting that these same Leftists shed not one drop of blood though for the 3,800 unborn children that were killed today, but come on, is murder really even a crime anymore?  Not when it involves the unborn.)

The difficulty I have with this video is that it involves people who are here illegally and know it.  Yet, in spite of the fact that they are here illegally and pay no taxes into the system, they seem to be demanding health care.  I do feel for them.  I really do.  However, I have to be pragmatic as well by looking at the facts.

There are people who are here legally who don’t have healthcare and can’t afford it.  Beyond this, the Affordable Healthcare Act is a misnomer, because it’s not really affordable.  From everything I’ve read about it, healthcare coverage is going to cost a lot.  So the people who cannot afford it now will probably not be able to afford it in the near future.  This means – according to the Affordable Healthcare Act itself – that they will have to pay a tax (something the Obama administration calls a “fine,” but has legally been ruled a tax, which is what the IRS will go by as well).

So, I guess I’m trying to figure out how these undocumented workers expect to obtain healthcare if people who are legally here cannot afford it?  Do these undocumented workers realize it is not simply something that our government is going to hand out to everyone, but instead, is forcing everyone to buy?  Beyond this, people are not buying insurance from the government.  We are simply being forced to buy it from insurance exchanges that are being set up (and overseen by the state government).  Again, not buying it (or having it) means paying a tax (fine) for the privilege of not having it.  It’s one of those between a rock and a hard place situations with no real winners.

Just the other day, I read an article that now indicated that Obamacare will cost taxpayers more than double what was originally thought.  Originally, it was going to cost trillions in new taxes.  Now, we can double that.

If I lived in Mexico as an illegal alien, I would be kicked out.  I would not be allowed to remain, but before I was kicked out, I might spend two years in jail.  Michelle Malkin has several excellent articles on the situation in Mexico for people who go there illegally. [1]  It’s pretty tragic.

I’d say that most illegal aliens who come to this country make out pretty well.  It’s not as if we treat them cruelly.  They go to the emergency room if they are sick or need medical attention (or give birth), paid for by American taxpayers.  Children go to school free of charge and normally get free meals while in school.  Many families wind up receiving some form of public assistance and many others have jobs that pay them – as previously noted – with cash and no taxes are kept back.  Now, if you are an illegal alien living in Colorado, your college tuition is less expensive than for someone who is a legal resident of that state.

In spite of this, there are many illegals who wind up flaunting their situation by joining in with leftwing radical groups who are demanding open borders between the US and Mexico.  They protest here in America about our laws.  Yet, in Mexico, this same thing cannot be said for people who are not citizens of Mexico.  Malkin notes, “under the Mexican constitution, such political speech by foreigners is banned. Noncitizens cannot ‘in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.’ In fact, a plethora of Mexican statutes enacted by its congress limit the participation of foreign nationals and companies in everything from investment, education, mining and civil aviation to electric energy and firearms. Foreigners have severely limited private property and employment rights (if any).” [2]

We know for a fact that Mexico takes the problem of illegal aliens into their country seriously.  They do everything they can to keep them out, cracking down hard on the situation at their southern border and even building a new secure fence to help keep over 500,000 illegals out of Mexico per year (as of 2010) from Columbia and Cuba.

It’s a very difficult situation to be sure.  In truth though, America treats illegal aliens very well compared with how their own countries treat legal citizens and illegals.  In Mexico, the government actually encourages its people to head for America because the Mexican government cannot take care of their own.  They do not have the healthcare available, schooling is usually something that only people with money can afford, and there really is no welfare system.

But consider the fact that so many people try to gain entry into southern Mexico each year from South America or elsewhere tells you how drastic their situations are for them to think that life in Mexico is going to be better.

I lived in California for 25 years before finally relocating nearly two years ago.  The amount of taxes then were crippling and it is just getting worse.  That’s part of the reason that gasoline is priced higher in California because of all the taxes included in the price.  Then, there are the sales taxes (varies for each county) as well as property taxes and the bond issues that are voted on frequently.  Every chance the legislator got, taxes were raised or some new fee was added to this, that, or the other thing.  The average person cannot continue to afford that.

I don’t really know of a situation that’s a win-win for everyone.  If people are here illegally and not only allowed to stay, but eventually given healthcare too, what does that say about the people who came into this country legally and jumped through all the hoops to gain citizenship?  Moreover, what does it say about those who tried to enter this country legally through Ellis Island years ago, but were turned away?

It really amazes me how those on the Left are not happy unless they can vilify America or those of us who look to the Constitution as the rule of law in this land.  I realize that for them, the Constitution is not a document that is set in stone, but one that offers suggestions apparently.

In this case, we have people who are here illegally and want more than they are entitled to have.  I’m glad they think of this country as “their” country.  But in order to make that a reality, they need to jump through some hoops first.  They need to get in line and they need to line up behind all the people who are here legally and trying hard to become citizens.

I honestly have to laugh (with irony) because illegal aliens in Mexico get no such opportunity to protest or to produce a commercial like the one above as they do here in America.  If they did, I’m sure Mexican officials would track them down and toss them out of the country (or in jail).

I would say that until Mexico started treating illegals there with the type of entitlement programs that they frequently receive here, these illegal aliens might wish to keep a lower profile.  Instead, they are coming out to complain that they don’t have access to their piece of the pie in spite of the fact that they have no legal claim on it in the first place.


[1] http://michellemalkin.com/2010/04/28/police-state-how-mexico-treats-illegal-aliens/

[2] Ibid

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  • 1. Pam Goolsby  |  March 16, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    we are in the system to have my husband here legal, in that so far it has taken over 4yrs to do so, the cost has been high, the paper work by the bundle. he is from Canada, and who would think it would have taken this long just to get in the system, we are both retired, I have a limited income, his income does not count as far as needing a income of over 30,000 to even apply, we have had to have my family sponsor him just to be able to file. We have not asked for any type of hand out nor will we.Where we live, for him to get a drivers lic, his car has to be registered, to do that he has to have insurance, to get that he has to have a DL. each thing to get a DL has to have the other, so we have hit a block on getting the DL. the system is really messed up for those who are doing the process legal. he has a id number to show he is in the system, but it’s worth nothing to them because he is doing the RIGHT thing to be here.I think it would be informative for you to do an article on the ones that are trying to do the right thing and the blocks they hit , we have had our share. thanks for the info you post and God Bless this country and the people who love it so.Pam

    Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:13:40 +0000 To: pam.56@hotmail.com

    • 2. modres  |  March 16, 2013 at 9:16 AM

      I really appreciate your comments here. The fact that you are having to jump through so many hoops at such expense is wrong. Surely, our government can come up with an easier way for people who want to become citizens of this country, to do that. I’m not sure what it will take, but it seems that all too often, our government makes it much harder than it has to be.

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