Should illegals get welfare and food stamps?

India
November 2, 2006 1:54pm CST
Why should we be paying for them?
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11 responses
@chalmette69 (3010)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Well, I think anyone can recieve welfare, I don't think we should be paying for anyone unless they definatly need it, I mean alot of people on welfare, can go get a job like the rest of us have to.
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• India
3 Nov 06
good point.. but how do we make sure that they need it?
@sksingh (1412)
• Germany
2 Nov 06
yess
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@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
2 Nov 06
No, they should not. They should be deported, because they're breaking the law. Taxes are high enough without supporting half of Mexico.
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• United States
2 Nov 06
No, no, no no
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• United States
3 Nov 06
That is a good question. It depends on why they had to come here in the first place. If they got on it and only stayed on it until they could get on there feet then why not. It is wrong when people abuse it and use it for there on gain and that is done even here in the states. God Bless
@cburtz (282)
• United States
3 Nov 06
No way!! I hate that we have to pay for people that don't help themselves. If they would have to pay in then I wouldn't have a problem with it. I just hate my money going to people that don't follow the law and are here illegal!
• United States
3 Nov 06
Not at all.
• United States
3 Nov 06
Just say NO! - LOL
Noppers!!!
@chamberd1 (240)
• United States
3 Nov 06
No. but we should find some sort of reasonable sollution. I would suggest giving everyone here work visas. This would include medical sevices but not foodstamps. Differing situations would call for variations in who gets what (in a Katrina everybody should be looked after). It would take more than Mylot discussions to fix this.
@sunrisekn (1467)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I don't think that they should. They haven't put any money into our system to pull out of. I think we should deport them back to Mexico since they are technically breaking the law. We shouldn't tolerate them using up our childrens future. It drives me crazy that they also get WIC and Medicaid. I paid into those systems for 16 years while I worked, since I have lost my job, I don't qualify for those things because my husband makes 40.00 over the limit. Trust me, 40.00 does not pay for hospital visits, baby food,medicines, diapers,formula,and shots. But the only way we can change these things are to vote!!!
• United States
2 Nov 06
I SAY NO, BUT REALITY COULD NOT STAND TO SEE ANYONE HUNGRY!!!