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Three cheers for Simon

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Daily Southtown
by Philip Piffle
Letter to the Editor

Three cheers for Dr. Robert Simon for saying the county should fly illegal immigrants living at Oak Forest Hospital back to the countries they came from. Why should the taxpayers of Cook County have to pay upward of $800 a day to provide health care to these illegals?
Now I suppose someone will disagree with what I have said and come out with the usual liberal dribble about how it is our duty to help others and all that. But what do we get out of it? Some people will go to bed feeling all good about themselves, but what will they say when our health care system is bankrupted by these illegals who seem to know every trick in the book on how to get benefits from Uncle Sucker? Oops, I mean Uncle Sam.
How much longer will it be until Social Security will go belly up because someone who comes into this country goes directly to the nearest Social Security office to fill out the paperwork to collect benefits? If they want to collect benefits, let them work in this country for a minimum of 20 years before they can begin to collect.
If legal immigrants want to come to this country and have someone vouch for them like the way it used to be, fine and dandy. But illegal immigrants should not be given carte blanche treatment for breaking the laws of this republic. Those who enter the country illegally should be arrested and deported. Period.
The Founding Fathers of this republic have got to be spinning in their graves. And more than likely some of them are saying, "What are they doing to this country that we fought to create?"
Philip Piffle
Oak Lawn

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