Refugees Don’t Pay Taxes But Have Access To Welfare As A U.S. Citizen. What a deal!/Taking Care of Our Own

Refugees Don’t Pay Taxes But Have Access To Welfare As A U.S. Citizen.  What a deal! by Harvey Sankey (Taking Care of Our Own)

BlueRidge.com 8/19/2016 Unless you subscribe on line or have the physical paper, you will not be able to view this from the paper (except below). . They do themselves a disservice.  (Link if you can view  http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20160819/OPINION/160819875/1017/opinion03?Title=Friday-s-letters-Taking-care-of-our-own.  However, you can view a PDF of the page here http://ashevilleteaparty.org/?page_id=14143.  Also LTEs by Bill Burnett and Maureen DiRienzo appear on the page.  Special thanks.

Did you know that refugees access welfare the same way as a U.S. Citizen?  That’s why It’s become a global magnet.  Why aren’t we taking care of our own – homeless veterans and children – with our tax money for these federal programs? 

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, Food Stamps, Public Housing, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance, Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) (direct services only), Child Care and  Development Fund, Independent Living Program, Job Opportunities for Low Income Individuals (JOLI), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Postsecondary Education Loans and Grants, Refugee Assistance Programs, Title IV Foster Care and Adoption Assistance Payments (if parents are qualified immigrants – refugees, asylees, etc.), Title XX Social Services Block Grant Funds. Compliments of you – the taxpayer.

The Center For Immigration Studies has projected that a family of four ‘refugees’ would cost taxpayers $257,482 over five years. For every one refugee here, we can support 12 in their home country in a secured facility. A Clarion Project poll reported that 13% of Syrian refugees support the Islamic state. FBI Director Comey admits we cannot properly vet them. Communities who get involved in the planning stages can stop this madness. (200 words)