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You’re blaming the wrong people, sir

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November 2, 2010 | 3 Comments

EDITOR:

I read the letter from Paul Bruzza regarding how we should change the mantra for Lady Liberty to say, “Give me your lazy, your worthless, your yammering masses demanding a free ride …”

I certainly hope he’s not referring to immigrants, because it is immigrants who made this country great. They are the ones who worked hard to make a better life for one another. If you want to refer to lazy and demanding a free ride then look no further than to ourselves.

The immigrants didn’t buy homes they could not afford. The immigrants don’t furnish their homes with no payments for two years. In fact, I don’t think you’ll find six or more credit cards in their wallets.

Yes, Paul , this country has lazy people demanding a free ride, but I believe they are Americans. So if you want to take this country back, be a real American and help your fellow man and don’t blame the wrong people.

DAVID WARREN

Cameron Park

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  • James LonghoferNovember 02, 2010 - 10:11 am

    If you aren't an American Indian, it is certain you have family immigrants in your past family tree. Every immigrant group arrives, does the hard physical labor and is a scapegoat (lazy, worthless, and yammering getting a free ride). It doesn't say much for us "real" Americans, does it?

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  • Tom GibneyNovember 02, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    This nation was built upon the backs of hard working immigrants this is true. However I see the point that today we hand out so many entitlements that you don;t have to work to get anything. If you are an immigrant today, That means you took the time and energy to legally enter this country and work for a living. I think the point of the letter was that there are illiegal immigrants who come for a free ride have anchor babies, join gangs, smuggle and deal drugs get DUI's and kill people only to be able to get a free ride over the border and then come back and repeat the cycle. There are sadly many 'Americans' here as well who use the system easily and with no scruples. But we need look no further than Liberal politicians and some conservatives too who sign off on legislation that does nothing more than coddle the lazy and the corrupt.There in lies a problem....

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  • Kirk MacKenzieNovember 03, 2010 - 3:54 pm

    Corporate welfare, tax code loopholes, and excessive payments for government contractors add up to so much more than the crumbs handed to the few people that actually fit into Mr Warren's scenario. Granted all are a problem, but I suggest we start with the ones with the largest price tags and work our way down.

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