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What's going on here?

Discussion in 'Social Issues' started by SurfSarge, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    What in the heck is going on here..?
    If the immigrant is over 65 they can apply for SSI and
    Medicaid and get more than my mom gets for Social
    Security, and she worked from 1944 till 2004, only
    getting $791 per month because she was born in 1924
    and there is a "catch 22."

    It is interesting that the federal government provides
    a single refugee with a monthly allowance of $1,890.00
    and each can also obtain an additional $580.00 in
    social assistance for a total of $2,470.00/month.

    This compares very well to a single pensioner who
    after contributing to the growth and development of
    America for 40 to 50 years can only receive a monthly
    maximum of $1,012.00 in old age pension and Guaranteed
    Income Supplement.

    Maybe our pensioners should apply as refugees!

    Consider sending this to all your American friends, so
    we can all be ticked off and maybe get the refugees
    cut back to $1, 012.00 and the pensioners up to
    $2,470.00 and enjoy some of the money we were forced
    to submit to the Government over the last 40 or 50 or
    60 years.

    Please forward to every American to expose what our
    elected politicians (Nancy P. Included) have been
    doing over the past 11 years - to the over-taxed

  2. Heero Valentine

    Heero Valentine Failed Abortion

    dude...that's fucked up.
    you work for 50 years and you only get 1k monthly, whilst refugees get almost 2.5k...
  3. Butterz

    Butterz Well-Known Member

    Is this actually true? Where did this information come from?

    If it's true, that's totally fucked, but a lot of these types of emails are just propoganda and use BS scenarios to knock a political standpoint.
  4. Clouds In The Sky

    Clouds In The Sky Well-Known Member

    They were passing the exact same flier here, in Canada. So... How legit is it? That's a question to ponder, my friends!
  5. smilemani

    smilemani Well-Known Member

    Meh... I give up on the US... I'm moving to Japan...
  6. skunk the disc golfer

    skunk the disc golfer exrtaordinaire

    This is just one of the reasons why my country is in so much debt. :cool:
  7. skunk the disc golfer

    skunk the disc golfer exrtaordinaire

    Fuck that....Canada is closer. :afro:

  8. scx1984

    scx1984 Lurker

    If that is true, it's fucked up. But, it could very well be likely. Separate agencies and government bureaus often do not see what the other one is doing, and will often contradict each other. Sometimes even within the same department/ministry or what not.

    Example: Health Canada has made medicinal marijuana available to patients who merit a prescription. But, the pharmacy does not carry medicinal marijuana, because it is illegal. The laws say that it is ok for a patient to have medicinal marijuana with the proper paperwork. But the act of purchasing it is still illegal. Not that police are actually laying charges in this situation, but the fact remains they could.

    Also, that "flyer" may be taking into consideration the maximum allowed benefits/subsidies that a refugee may claim cs. the funding that so-and-so's mother happens to get. I bet a hundred bones that if that old lady worked the system to its max there would be more for her than the refugee.

    And yes, we may be closer than Japan, but Japan is fucking sweet!