Social Security gives to the undeserving
The Social Security system was created by President Roosevelt for the working people only. There are two reasons they say the fund is going broke.
One is that the government has been borrowing and not paying it back. The other is that the Social Security Administration has given 3,800 refugees $674 per month. They came from countries that they claimed persecuted them and that they were too old and too infirm to work. That is $674 for an individual or $1,011 a month for a couple. These people never paid into the fund.
A man from Russia, 70 years old, had one leg. He was given $674 a month until he became a citizen. After seven years they terminated the payments because the man did not become naturalized. There are so many thousands using our money who do not deserve it.
Jerry Foglia Sr.
A vote for Bugs Bunny, American citizen
Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public:
Mayor Nutter and City Council decided to disregard the law and not report illegal immigrants arrested by Philadelphia police officers to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Men and women in law enforcement take an oath to protect and serve our city.
Illegals are committing crimes. They should be reported because they broke into our country, but the mayor and City Council want to play politics with the illegals for votes. We did not vote people into office to make their own laws. We want them to enforce federal and local laws and stop putting our police officers in harm’s way because you want to play nice to illegals for votes.
The FOP, the unions and all taxpayers must remember to vote for people who are going to make our city strong and vote for candidates that will obey the law. We must enforce the immigration laws. Our prisons are overcrowded with illegals. Our emergency wards and schools are overcrowded. Politicians must stop trying to please the criminal element in this city and enforce the law.
Police Commissioner Ramsey must obey federal law. He also took an oath to enforce and protect the city of Philadelphia from criminals. Stop playing word games with the word illegal. You are putting police officers in danger and taxpayers paying more taxes to support criminals to hide out in our city.
How many of our laws do we have to suspend to make them feel comfortable in a place where they have no right to be? I took that quote from Stu Bykofsky’s Daily News column on July 14, 2011. We must vote in November and vote Mayor Nutter and City Council out of office. We need a mayor who will obey the laws and take his hand out of our pockets.
We do not want the city of Philadelphia to be a sanctuary city for criminals. We have nothing to lose by voting for somebody else in November. We know what the mayor and City Council have already done, so it’s time for a change. I will vote for Bugs Bunny before I vote for Mayor Nutter and his band of lawbreakers.
Retired Philadelphia police officer
Ackerman needs to hip hop out of the school district
On May 25, Arlene Ackerman, superintendent of schools, enlisted the aid of several prominent black clergy to call on you to help save the “hot food” budget. One of the clergy members was her pastor at Bright Hope Baptist Church. See all the information on the school district’s Web site.
The Philadelphia Inquirer on July 12 reported the school district will lay off many teachers to save $17 million from their summer school program for non-attendance.
It seems no one came for “remedial puppet making” or “hip-hop dancing.” The school district was offering puppet making and hip-hop dancing and no one came.
In what grade does the school district teach puppet making? The second, fifth or ninth grade?
Ms. Ackerman cut the food budget for her “poor” children, but keeps hip-hop dancing! She has got to go.
Joseph J. Murray
How to save Medicare
While listening to the politicians talking about reducing Medicare, a thought occurred to me. If anyone convicted of Medicare fraud was automatically given a five-year, no-parole sentence in a federal facility, I’m positive this would replenish the Medicare coffers instantly!
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