Hateful Protests Erupt After Texas Republican Calls for ‘Compassion’ for Immigrant Children

immigrant-children-1Texas Tea party Republican state Rep. David Simpson faced the wrath of some of his constituents on Wednesday because he dared to suggest that we might want to show a little “compassion” toward these immigrant children who continue to flee dangerous situations in Central and South America.

Because nothing says “good Christian values” quite like harboring blind hatred and ignorance toward children, right? 

As Simpson went into detail at a town hall session about the accounts of violence and human trafficking these children have dealt with, here are a few of the comments lobbed his way by those in attendance:

“I believe your constituents should come first when you talk about people who are impacted.  You are to represent us, and we have children. These are people that are coming in with leprosy, tuberculosis, polio.”

“I’ve got four kids and a fifth one on the way.  These kids have scabies and influenza, viral pneumonia, leprosy. These kids are going to be part of the school system.  They are bleeding Texas blue.”

“We need our borders protected. We need a lot of things, but what we don’t need is more people at the trough. These people are not coming in with a good, Christian heart. Most of them are criminals, anyway.”

Can you tell these people watch a lot of Fox News?  The misinformation is astounding.

Let’s look at the most common lies Fox News pushes about these immigrants.  They claim that they’re:

This myth that these children are disease ridden is nothing more than blatant fear mongering by the right.

Clearly these Fox News talking points are the sentiments that were echoed during this town hall.  When it gets right down to it, these people really don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.  All they’re doing is regurgitating what they hear on Fox News whether it’s true or not.

And I loved the one comment about these immigrants not having “good, Christian hearts.”  Yes, because a bunch of adults scolding a man for suggesting we show children some form of compassion is really Christ-like, right?

It’s no wonder so many people are fleeing Christianity in droves.

But while I’m sure I would agree with very little of what David Simpson stands for politically, I’ll at least give credit where credit is due.  Finally a Republican (a tea party one at that) in the state of Texas had the courage to stand in front of his right-wing constituents and ask that they show compassion for these immigrant children.  Time will tell if he backs it up through his actions going forward.


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Jim Bean

    Even the most stubborn of liberals will eventually come to accept that we cannot become a refuge camp for the billions of less fortunate non-American’s who will come for the milk and honey if we allow it. The only two outstanding questions are: (1) how much irrevocable damage will done before they reach that level of knowledge, and, (2) who will they blame for the damage they caused?’

    • Mark Heil

      Fear mongers have always blamed the immigrants for every problem in this country, yet waves of immigration have ALWAYS been a net benefit to this country’s economy and productivity.

      • Jim Bean

        Your claim that immigrants have always been blamed for every problem in this country is as baseless as your claim that as more come to the same trough to eat, more food magically appears in the trough.

      • Michelle

        With all due respect, your “food in the trough” metaphor is an apt one… the majority of people who pick the crops that we eat in this country are migrant workers. So yes, I think we CAN say that more food appears in the trough. Only it’s not magic, it’s because they work hard. The same arguments that you are using now were used against the irish, the chinese, the polish, and on and on. I am not suggesting that we should have open borders. But I do think we need immigration reform… some thing sane and workable.

      • Jim Bean

        Hi, Michelle. If it weren’t for migrant workers, American growers would pay American workers higher wages to pick the crops. They’ll choose lower profits over the total loss associated with letting the crops rot in the fields, every time. The Irish, Chinese, and Polish immigration occurred at a time when there was a tremendous demand for laborers in America. This immigration crisis occurs at a time of record low employment opportunities. The two cannot be credibly compared. Otherwise, I agree with the remainder of what you say.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        please add to this mix how subsidies are given to our farmers to ( many times) not grow crops; thus keeping food prices at a level of PROFIT!

      • Jim…you been drinkin’ wayyyyy tooooo much of the ‘Beam” dude!!! Or smokin’ some kinda shit!!…You freakin’ jerkoffs wouldn’t know hard work if you got slapped with it!…You nutjobs wouldn’t work as labors..hell no…just like you won’t clean your damn toilets…but you do like to eat where you shit!

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Nope, and that has been disproven time and time again. I wish it were true, but Americans will not do that type of work. Talk to businesses in the agriculture, many of whom are Republicans, if you don’t believe me.

      • Jim Bean

        Uh, when have the businessmen in agriculture offered higher wages to attract American workers and been rejected? They say Americans won’t do it to justify exploiting immigrants. You need to brighten up.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        You brighten up, pal. I thought all you Right Wingers were opposed to telling businesses what they should pay? I thought you believed in the Free Market, including the setting of wages? You folks are really thick. You constantly contradict each other and try to use pretzel logic. Also, why is it Republicans oppose raising the minimum wage? You need to study the issues and evidence a bit more, Einstein.

      • Jim Bean

        Republicans oppose raising the minimum wage because there is nothing in place to prevent employers from simply raising the prices of their goods and services to offset the additional expense. Then, senior citizens, those on disability, and those reliant upon welfare suffer a major blow to their quality of life because they can afford less. Additionally, raising the minimum wage makes it more difficult for employers to produce goods and services that you will select rather than the cheaper foreign imports and that, in turn, incentivizes them to move their businesses to other countries. And finally, when the costs are raised to offset the higher wage, those getting the higher wage are no better off than they were before. Its not like raising the minimum wage occurs in a vacuum, you know.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Republicans don’t care about senior citizens, disabled American or anyone receiving welfare, so good try. Here’s a vacuum for you: When Americans make so little, even after working 2 jobs and 40+ hours, they cannot afford to buy a home, a new car, send a kid to college or stimulate the economy. When workers make a strong living wage, they pump that money directly back into the economy. Most corporations pay no taxes, due to loopholes, so the whole tax argument holds no water. I thought Republicans were FREE MARKET? If I want to buy a German car, a Chinese lawn chair, etc. who are you to dictate consumer choice? You can’t have it both ways. By the way, most Socialist countries have very high taxes and the majority of their people live much better lives than American workers. I’ve heard all the tired arguments for Supply Side and Trickle Down. Failed. Bush left a Budget Deficit, two unpaid wars, and a crumbling economy, infrastructure and education system. He also didn’t close the border in 8 years, even after 911.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        to quote “saint ” Reagan…………..
        ” ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, there U go again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,”
        annoying a regressive with FACTS

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        REAGAN RAISED TAXES 12 TIMES! The Right like to forget these stubborn facts. Don’t forget Reagan funded the Taliban, cut and run in Lebanon and traded drugs and weapons for hostages. I actually like Reagan, but he wasn’t perfect.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        Reagan was a great AMERICAN but a pedestrian president— loved by many as he was “pretty” and spoke well….. but his policies have borne fruit of failure over time. even now the tea party schmucks are slowly distancing themselves from a lot of Reagans POLICIES while still holding him as ” best president ever”

      • Jim Bean

        Reagan raised taxes before Clinton signed NAFTA and made it possible for you and I to save money by buying foreign made products and made it essential for business to engage cheaper foreign labor in order to get our business. Liberals love to think businesses went offshore for greater profits when, in fact, they did it because that’s the only way they could make their products at a price that we were willing to pay when cheaper foreign made products were available to us. Liberals compare economic policies in the post-global-economy with policies from the pre-global-economy like there is no difference. Liberals love to hate private industry and yet, despite being in existence for centuries, government has never, EVER, created one business venture that didn’t consume more revenue (operate in the red) than it produced. Those losses in every instance, are compensated for by money earned by private industry.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Jim, I have a question for you: Why are so many “Liberals” wealthy? Second question: Why are Blue States wealthier, healthier and better educated than Red States, especially in the South? Ruminate on that a spell.

      • Jim Bean

        People who are successful and self-sufficient, with the exception of those connected to the public teat, generally vote Pub. Those who are economically dissatisfied generally vote Dem. Your argument is that Pubs want as many people as possible to be economically dissatisfied? Or do I misunderstand?

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        That’s been disproven so many times it’s not even funny.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        I’d love to trade some hardworking Hispanics for lazy, Tea Party types that hate the government, but are all too happy to receive assistance or Blue State Tax Dollars. Don’t forget: Paul Ryan took Social Security and Mitt Romney’s father, George Romney, had to take Food Stamps. Those are both facts, by the way. Unlike you folks on the Right, we don’t have to make crap up.

      • Jim Bean

        Uh, you didn’t get the email? The blue states that started the ACA exchanges now surpass the red states in the consumption of federal welfare dollars. You need to retire that worn out diatribe.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Garbage. Explain why Kentucky’s state exchange has been a big success? How about the birthplace of the ACA–Massachusetts?

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        im agreeing with jimbo here- after all: regressive crybaby scum have proven over and over again that “trickle down” ( magical appearance of food/trough) is total bullsh*t,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        im neutral on the continuing of 3rd world people entering America: I prefer to feed and educate and hose and employ existing americans (especially our children) instead of ones who also demand that THEIR culture(s) be elevated to ours at the cost of OUR Americana.
        our country WAS based upon immigration; now we must change to survive and prosper as a nation. I am a liberal centrist who HATES religious tea party types- please make a note of that

      • Nathan Frigerio

        You got that right. Truly there aren’t so many far lefties as far righties. If a specific group(non so-called whites) work together, it’s clanish. If whitey does it, it’s racists. I’m tired of our own culture always taking a back seat to all others. It’s our culture that made this country great. South of our border, it’s all a failed culture of provincials that keep replacing one profiteer with another. Call me a culturist.

      • Jim Bean

        How does a ‘far rightie’ differ from a centrist of 30 years ago? And, does that fact that you can’t answer that question suggest to you that there is no such thing – that there are only those who regard themselves as qualified to move the line?

      • Nathan Frigerio

        A centrist of 30 years ago would have voted for St. Ronny. Reagan and his string pullers were not so severe as, say W’s. Reagan’s campaign manager wouldn’t ask South Carolina voters ” Would you vote for John McCain if he had a black baby”? True, karl rove authored that. The bullshit we see now, “Should Arizonans fight Obama on gun control? When no politician has the balls to stand up to the gun industry. The submission of absolutely ludicrous bills to placate some of their far right base is insane. How many in my state of Az alone?

        ” And, does that fact that you can’t answer that question suggest to you that there is no such thing”

        What the hell does that mean? I was answering no question, and there was no fact. What are you, a republican push poller?

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        jimbo is just a white aging guy who hates all that is happening-
        he has transposed HIS inability/ reluctance to answer questions by fomenting that YOU failed to do so-
        thanfully he is a dying breed

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        More racism, bigotry, intolerance and inflexibility–leading to gridlock and no progress for America.

      • Jim Bean

        Why do you folks always default to skin color when you can’t produce a credible counterpoint? Don’t you feel that it cheapens you?

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        only 25% ( 1/4) of what he used as ”default” inferred skin color.
        75% success is hall-of-fame numerically

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        I’ll take that one, Jim. Because on a daily, sometimes hourly basis, folks that self-identify as Conservatives, Republicans or Tea Party folks, say or write something that’s racist. The fact that few in your party stand up to them, shows more than tacit approval.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, TRULY what these aging religious white trash are “conserving” is ONLY the so-called values(??) which engender the myopic views of America PRIOR to the turbulent mid and late 1960’s:::::::::
        “values ” which keep white trash English speaking heterosexual CHRITIANS in supreme power over (A) minorities (B) gays (C) women
        conserving? they certainly are NOT conserving any TRUE resources financially or environmentally

      • Jim Bean

        Give me two things from yesterday that were racist.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        What do I get if I do? You’ll just do the usual duck and dodge diversions that folks on the Right are famous for.

      • Jim Bean

        As I suspected.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Is calling blacks “coons” racist, Jim Bean? Coward. You are a stain on the uniform, old racist POS.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        I was referring to a link I posted yesterday, but apparently Forward Progressive deleted the link and the comment. Very, very disappointed in a left-leaning site employing the same tactics as the Right Wing Media.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Bean, where did you go? I’m sorry I couldn’t get to you three hours ago, but I was busy working. I have now shown everyone here that I accepted your challenge and proved you wrong. When can we expect your apology?

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        No show Bean. He issues a challenge, but isn’t man enough to come back and reply. Probably asleep after his Blue Plate Special.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Oh, look who shows up now and does the duck and dodge. Typical Republican–deflect, change the subject, lie, and act as if afflicted with amnesia.

      • Jim Bean

        Check the thread. I don’t see the two racist things from (the day before) yesterday that I asked for. Consequently, I have no idea what you’re waiting breathlessly for me to respond to.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        I posted them, Jim, and FP deleted them. I assume you watch the news. Surely you’re aware of the Texas Congressman that referred to children from Katrina as “coons”? Did you hear that one Jimbo? How about Michelle Bachmann accusing the President of allowing illegals from Central America enter America so he can run medical experiments on them? Is that racist, Jimbo? How about Rush Limbaugh’s racist comments on Wednesday and Thursday about Hispanics. Don’t be so lazy. Continue your own research. Google it. I’m sure you can find many examples on your own.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Hey, Jim, do you know how to use Google? Please do a Google search for Texas Congressman calls children from Katrina “Coons,” or Michelle Bachmann saying that the President is letting illegals in so we can perform medical experiments. Maybe you can go back and read the transcripts from Rush Limbaugh’s show on Thursday.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Jim, I have posted multiple links to videos, posts and recordings of folks on the Right saying racist things. Apparently Forward Progressives deleted every one of my posts with links. Apparently FP uses the same tactics as Facebook and “Fox News” pages. Very disappointing that a “progressive” site would use the same heavy handed tactics as the folks on the Right. Sorry, Jim, you’ll have to provide another address for me to post all the links. I found more than a few.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        “Obama is trying to bring all of those foreign nationals to the country to do medical experimentation.”
        MICHELLE BACHMANN

      • Jim Bean

        I agree. That statement is as ridiculous as preposterous as ‘you can keep your plan’ and ‘not a smidgen of corruption’ in the IRS/TeaParty affair.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        You can always expect folks on the Right to do one or more of the following: 1. Change the subject 2. Omit, ignore or distort facts or evidence. 3. Attack the individual who states these facts. I have provided you with more than two examples a day of racist things Republicans say. Again, it’s not that hard. Sorry, I can’t prevent Forward Progressives from removing these links.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Let’s deal with the facts, Jim: Darryl Issa, despite thousands of hours of hearings and millions of taxpayer dollars wasted, has not proven that the IRS did anything wrong. By the way, I have noticed that you’re not outraged about the fact that the BUSH Administration used the IRS to target the NAACP and other Liberal groups. The fact of the matter is many Tea Party groups did not meet all the conditions to be granted tax-exempt status. Those are the facts. Get a head start on your afternoon nap, old man.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        I still have the same insurance, Jim. I don’t know anyone that’s lost their insurance, unless they had a crappy plan that left the taxpayers picking up the difference when their inferior plans bankrupt their families.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Hey, Jim, here’s the message I keep getting when posting links to proof of the Right’s daily racism and racist hate speech: Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by Forward Progressives.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Jim, today, RicK Perry, Governor of Texas and a Republican, stated that people from terrorist states are amongst those sneaking over the border. Terrorist states include Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Pakistan, etc. Can your or anyone on the Right prove that? IF not, could it be that your side says things like that provoke racial hysteria, fear and hatred for immigrants? Yeah, I think so. Sorry I can’t provide a link, but I trust you can be a big boy and find it on your own.

      • Jim Bean

        Nah. You’re assigning the term ‘racism’ to any disagreement with anyone who is not white. People don’t fear/hate terrorists because of the color of their skin. Nor do they fear a flood of illegal immigrants for that reason. I know that plays well around the camp fire with your friends but its really just a glaring diversion to escape dealing with reality.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        they don’t differ- and here is why:
        race. todays ”centrist” generally entails a larger group of races/backgrounds. decades past the so-called centrist was Caucasian and had Caucasians TOTALLY in power absolutely- so it was easier to call them(selves) centrists and moderates.
        those qualified to move the line are those who move the line. end justifying the means. America has grown sick of “equality” for only the group in power: there is NO REASON ( logically) to keep gays and women and minorities– on an INDIVIDUAL basis; not collectively– under anyones thumb and then claim some long dead VOODOO( see: religion) shows proof of the atavistic stance.
        Thomas Jefferson famously said “…………. the pursuit of happiness” — applied to ALL americans

      • Jim Bean

        Having the power to move the line doesn’t provide the moral authority to call those who stand their ground right-wing-extremists.’

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        correct!!!
        the FIRST amendment does .
        **********************************************************
        equally: regressives who call liberals ” commies/ anti americans/ nanny statists ETC” also are protected

      • Jim Bean

        Yes they are.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Hey, the GOP’s moved that line further and further. There’s no such thing as a Moderate Republican. The Tea Party chases off anyone who doesn’t meet their litmus test. I love it. I hope the GOP continues to divide itself.

      • Jim Bean

        Why, giankeys, whatever has become of you? You took note, not only of the fact that we can’t even provide for our own less fortunate citizens, you actually said it out loud. I am going to watch closely to see if this seed of deductive reasoning continues to bear fruit within you.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        sorry to disappoint: but as I am American and live in se fla– where immigration has been a problem for decades– im totally with you in helping AMERICANS: not a bunch of kids ( I love kids,,,,,but American children are what we should invest in!!) who are simply ants in ANOTHER anthill.
        anyone who wants THESE new kids can adopt them thru PROPER supervised channels. One at a time-
        besides- im sick of espanol ” bugaritos” coming here——-they OVER pollute southfla with their easy2see culture of anger/fighting and the ancillary crap which that(those) culture(s) bring here.
        America MUST change — mammals endure as they are more apt to adapt ( hey: that rhymes!!)
        America . with all of our flaws we MUST survive– F*CK south America….phillipines….eastern Europe (UGGH),,,,,
        Those areas/cultures are mired in the sewage of THEIR cultures: stay there and do what we did: we revolted and SLOWLY progressed
        ====================================
        im done,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, lets fight soon :))

      • Jim Bean

        I’m not at all disappointed.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        perhaps there is hope for us yet!

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        You don’t get to set the rules, Jim. We’re not under your command. You’re outnumbered here, old man. Get your hood ready for tonight’s festivities.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        No, Jim, wrong! Mark is correct. The Chinese, Irish, Italians and others have always been blamed for disease, crime, lowering moral standards, etc. It’s as old as American History and there are ample examples of this FACT.

    • Eddiie Wess

      How is someone from Central and South America a non-American? You and I Mr. Bean are citizens of the United States of America, not of America. Let’s at least get that right.

      • Jim Bean

        Well, aren’t YOU the clever one!

      • Leigh306

        Besides, If you are White, Mr. Bean, your ancestors were immigrants and as a result of a massive genocide against the true Native Americans created this cesspool of mess where children need to be refugees from Central American drug cartel violence. So, while your on the anti-immigrant bandstand, why don’t you figure out why your ancestors came over here? They were likely refugees from an oppressed feudal system and lack of food at some point in Europe. Or, you were a son of a king and came to continue your reign here.

      • Jim Bean

        By and large, the only people supporting this open door policy are the ones who aren’t paying any of the federal income tax needed to foot the bill. They are also the ones complaining about joblessness, low pay for low skill jobs, and corporations gravitating towards the lower wage and tax rates in less developed countries. I’m retired and really don’t care what self-defeating policies you want to test drive. I just wish the Left would quit complaining about the down-side of the misadventures they perpetrate.

      • Leigh306

        So, really, you only care about the what happens in the USA as it comes off where “your money” is concerned, as you take ownership of your tax dollars. I see this is so many Right Wing Conservatives. Ownership on the tax dollars without consideration of all this country has done for them that helped them get there. Regardless of what Romney said, no one here did it one their own. You used the roads, the money system, the education system. You have “no care what self-defeating policies” the left want to test drive, but your side’s defeating policies have been in place for 30 years now, and we have seen nothing but defeat for the lower and middle classes. If you can’t see that less taxation for the rich has done nothing but make them richer and the rest of us poorer, you must be in the 1% that benefits from those policies, otherwise you are blind with the drama perpetrated by the blather you hear on faux news and you refuse to wake up and really do some research, read the policies you continue to blather in favor of, look closely at the statistics you quote but don’t see how they apply. Either you are the 1% and don’t give a shit about the rest of the world, or you are just cold, blind, and willfully ignorant.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Exactly, Jim’s got his, screw you. They also always talk about their children’s and grandchildren’s America, but never recognize that they’re the ones that are leading to its downfall. A good example of this is their desire to abolish the EPA and environmental standards.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        he is willfully ignorant,,, hes an old white regressive who drinks alot

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Oh, you’re retired. Well, I’m not. I’m working to support you so you can play on the Internet all day. You’re welcome.

      • Jim Bean

        When you’ve finished your 48th continuous year of employment and continue working, I’ll send you a thank you card.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Good for you, Jim, sounds like you deserve it. Why do you and the folks on the Right vote for cuts to Social Security and Medicare? It seems like that I’ve got mine, screw you attitude, is very popular with you folks.

      • Jim Bean

        I’m not collecting mine yet. We vote for measures that we hope will preserve the programs for future generations. Projections released in the past week show the SS disability fund will be go bankrupt in 2016 and the Dems solution is to raid the social security fund a little more.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Oh, yeah, it’s the Democrat’s fault. You are something else. Yes, you’re definitely a “Fox News” viewer. You’re the ones that have decimated our country’s social safety net. Folks on the Right complain about government, but enjoy Social Security and Medicare. It’s stupefying.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        “chit chatting out of both sides of the mouth”
        =======================================
        FOX “news” rule #4

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        It will not be going bankrupt in 2016. Where did you get that piece of misinformation? Grover Norquist? Rush Limbaugh? Ted Nugent? Projections show SS being solvent well into 2035. You will not be here to know, but I will.

      • Al Hubbard

        He’s talking about the disability fund and he’s correct on the date.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        try again jimbo…..
        2035; and Bernie sanders (I-ct) has introduced legislation that removes the barriers of those making TONS of money annually to start paying their fair share to SS; which will fund it and extend solvency to 2066 ( approx.)
        a legislation which repubs all all all vote against
        =======================================

      • Al Hubbard

        And that is simply because the GOP refuses to do anything to address the situation. Dems would love to see the payroll limit raised rather than touch the disability fund, you know that or at least you should. Liberals have a number of SS fixes but Republicans have nothing.

      • Jim Bean

        The Dem’s solution is always to throw more of other people’s money at problems and never to address the cause.

      • Al Hubbard

        Mr Bean, We all know the cause, more older people than young. Less money that needs to go further. Republican solutions`are to CUT benefits rather than find solutions that extent the program. We all know the rightwing has hated SS since its inception and would anything to kill it. Take a stand Mr. Bean, don’t collect yours.

      • Jim Bean

        Republicans would do anything to kill SS? Why anyone would say anything so preposterous and unfounded is beyond me.

      • Al Hubbard

        Good grief, Grow up would you. Here’s a quote from the late Eric Cantor. “Listen, we’re going to have to come to grips with the fact that
        these programs (SS) cannot exist if we want America to be what we want
        America to be.”

        GOP efforts to privatize SS have been around for more than 10 years.

      • Leigh306

        Congratulations on 48 yrs of work. Did you work at the same place? If so, that is rare these days.

      • Jim Bean

        Well, thank you. I included 3 years of military service, 37 years with one employer and 8 with the last one. The last one, over a period of 3 and half years, systematically eliminated every last employee over the age of 50 except for two low paid administrative (female) assistants.

      • Leigh306

        You’re welcome. 37 years is still a very long time, these days. And that last employer, that should be illegal, yet with the “right to work” laws, this kind of thing happens all the time, where profits are put above the employees and the community. I imagine they hired people back who worked cheaper or sent part of their work force over seas or contracted out. That’s what BoA did with my last job. They were paying Americans a lower clerks/customer service pay at $20-25K/yr now they have people in India doing our jobs at $5-7K/yr. And they get a tax benefit for doing that. Still not sure why politicians let this kind of thing happen. It certainly does not benefit America in any sort of way. It used to be that corporations paid lower rates because they had employees here that worked and paid taxes and spend and benefited the communities, so the lower tax rate was justified in that way, but now, there is not justification that I can see.

      • Jim Bean

        The laws against employment discrimination are a farce, I know from experience. You file a complaint with a government agency and they do everything in their power to dismiss you because the bureaucrats are lazy and uncommitted to the work they do. You’re only chance is to hire your own lawyer to bird-dog them all the way through the process. On the other topic, I would submit to you that the ‘tax break for sending jobs overseas’ is a Left wing ruse. Businesses get to deduct moving expenses (the ‘tax break’ Lefties are referring to) whether they move from Georgia to Kansas or Georgia to Timbuck2 at the same rate, just like they deduct the cost of copiers and fuel for their fleet vehicles.

      • Leigh306

        Jim, it doesn’t really matter whether it’s Dem or Rep that letting the wealthy get away with such robbery of our country. It just matters that 1) rich corps are not paying their fair share of taxes, if they pay any at all 2) jobs are being sent over-seas and co. are getting tax breaks, loop-holes for doing it, 3) this is weakening American public. No Republicans are voting to end this loop-holes. No Republicans are voting to tax the rich. No trickle down has resulted in jobs, and the economy is worse for the lower and middle classes since Republican measures of low to no taxes on the wealthy have been in place, while the wealthy have gathered wealth 100% to 200% and more increases. Why is it that the jobs being created here in America are low paying? Why is it that over the past 30 years, the income of people making 60K or less has remained stagnant or lessened against inflation, while people making millions has increased? It’s due to Republican policies. But it doesn’t matter whose, we just need it to stop. Elizabeth Warren is a great one, and I bet you’ve been trained to hate her but whoever it is you get your ideas from.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Really, did someone discriminate against you for being a racist old caucasian?

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Oh, the military. That explains it. You’re not used to hearing dissent or differing opinions. Also, all you military types seem to hate the President, while Republicans cut benefits for Vets, cut Food Stamps (which 160,000 military families needed), and want to send our troops anywhere in the world to prove that we’re tougher than Putin or Assad. How about that Bush, guy? I’m sure you loved him and think Iraq had WMD’s and planned 911.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        “there U go again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,”
        ————- annoying a regressive rightwinger with FACTS

      • Al Hubbard

        No doubt that last employer was a strong republican corporation.

      • Jim Bean

        No doubt. All the strong democratic corporations went belly up.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        dude– are U like: 82 or something???
        no WONDER U hate American progress away from the whites rule!

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Not that far behind you, Jim, and I’m a hard-working, successful liberal, friend. You folks always arrogantly believe you’re superior to everyone else. Rarely, if ever, is that the reality.

      • Jim Bean

        Sorry. I don’t see that much of the superiority complex among conservatives. But you and I can both read down through the comments following any FP article and find an epidemic of it coming from the Left. Most glaring is that conservatives take issue with Left wing policies while liberals take issue with people – anyone who fails to acknowledge their perceived superior wisdom and dares to offer arguments to the contrary.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        hes at that age when he oversaw–and participated in— the complete dominance of white rule in America. Now hes bent as minorities and women and gays are getting the EQUALITY that HE and other Caucasians have had since inception
        ============================================
        white trash regressives LOVE THEIR equality
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,not anyone elses

      • Jim Bean

        Whats my ancestors got to do with anything? Its got nothing to do with what happened during different time under different circumstances. It has nothing to do with being caring and kind. We do not have the resources to become a refuge camp for every less advantaged person in the world. Why not just accept the obvious now and make the tough, but inevitable, choice now before we’re saddled with so many of them that we all suffer? Other countries have borders and there’s good reason for them. Its great to be compassionate. But to the point of stupid – not so much.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Leigh, it’s because Jim is practicing what Republicans are famous for–I’ve got mine, screw you.

    • thesquire1

      Milk and Honey – only the 1% can claim that ???
      Delusional but at least their lives are less at risk in the US ( despite your stupid gun laws).
      How is it you claim to be a ‘Christian Nation’ – more proof your NOT !

      • Jim Bean

        Seriously? You make that claim at a time when we’re debating how to modify free school lunches to combat an epidemic of childhood obesity? Gimme a break!

      • thesquire1

        Yes – precisely ! Hungry kids will eat anything and ‘cheap’ food is full of FAT. Dishing up CHEAP foods MAKES them obese – try looking at the rich and see how many are ‘Obese’ ??? Obesity is more about the type of foods not the quantity although some ‘cheap’ foods hardly manage to solve hunger at all.
        I suggest you look further than FOX News for your information and views.

      • Jim Bean

        I don’t need Fox to detect the Left’s flop from ‘hunger’ to ‘health food’.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        perhaps U can explain why very wealthy white trash regressives such as Hannity and beck and Limbaugh and eric bolling and huck(ster) abee are so OVERWEIGHT??

      • Jim Bean

        I will if you can explain how the hell that has anything whatsoever to do with the topic of discussion.

      • Leigh306

        You are the one the led the discussion to the topic of school lunches! WOW

      • thesquire1

        I have come to the conclusion that Jim Bean hasn’t a clue what he’s talking about (and could be Michelle Bachmann in disguise)

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        That’s an insult to Michelle Bachmann and Markus.

      • thesquire1

        Yeah I know – she IS the ‘brains’ of the entire bunch !

        Just remember people like him are the ones complaining about taxes while finding it agreeable to hand over $3billion a year for weapons to kill women and children – and then pass another bill to add an extra $225Million because they are running out of ammunition. No doubt that will improve when they run out of TARGETS !

      • thesquire1

        Ditto with China !

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        I already know why they are overweight. Unhappiness. complacency/ spiritual ( not religious) malaise……
        this applies to both repubs and dems

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Hannity’s not obese, but he is flabby. He has no upper body strength and he’s soft. He just talks tough.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        I forgot the king of aesthetically steatopygous: mike huck(ster) abee
        did u know that o’reilly hates Hannity? google it

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Yes, two arrogant bullies hate each other. Wow, what a shock. Savage hates Hannity, too.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        at least o’reilly OCCASIONALLY says some good stuff,,,,rarely; but let us be fair and assess properly.
        I want to punch Hannity and Limbaugh and bolling- bolling is the smarmiest of all

      • thesquire1

        Your compassion is so impressive – I am sure you would be more than willing to help them move to Gaza !

      • Jim Bean

        My compassion for them is just as strong as your compassion for all the Chinese peasants who now enjoy a better life due to the corporate outsourcing of jobs to their country that you so strongly support.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Hey, Jimbo, don’t blame us for corporate outsourcing. Your last candidate for the Republican ticket made a fortune exporting US jobs to India and China. You folks are never angry at the right people. Go ahead, change the subject.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        jimbo— u better quit while U can: saint Reagan started the massive outsourcing of American jobs overseas. and he is correct: Romney is infamous for the same thing. Statistically the jobs lost overseas exit in far greater numbers when repubs have been in power since 1980 ( Reagan aond CO)

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Yeah, Jim, being a peasant worker slave in Chinese sweatshop is quite the life, right?

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        What’s wrong with health food, Jimbo? I’m sure you agree that the majority of Americans, including children are obese. Guess what, Jimbo, they’re going to end up with Type II Diabetes. Who do you think pays for that, Jim? Admit it, you hate the First Lady because she’s trying to do something smart to improve our nation’s health. Enjoy your Big Gulp, Jim, but don’t expect me to subsidize sugar, major corporations or the health costs of your obese people in Red States. Yeah, I said it. Folks in Red States have a lower life expectancy and a higher incidence of cancer.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        You dodged the question and her observation: Do you watch “Fox News”? Why are you so reluctant to admit that you watch Right Wing propaganda and listen to Right Wing Hate Radio?

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Do you watch “Fox News,” Jim? LOL. I couldn’t tell.

      • Jim Bean

        Can you also tell how much time I spend listening to the Lefts point of view? Foxaphobics who avoid them like they’re the plague are playing with half the deck.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Jim, please answer the question. That’s a direct order.

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        You’re correct, Squire. Who do you think can afford to shop at Whole Foods or afford organic or healthy foods? Poor people cannot afford good food. There were several Democrats that tried to live on Food Stamps as an experiment. They found in incredibly difficult to stretch that meager budget. If McDonalds is selling $1.00 hamburgers, then that’s where the poor are going to eat. They’re not going to buy a healthy sandwich or items that cost $5.00 or more. It’s simple economics.

    • Stephen Polasky

      Jim Bean has been pulling at the Jim Bean a little too much while watching Faux News.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        combined with his alcohol consumption escalation

      • rejectrepublicanlies

        Jim is armed with all the weak, disproven Right Wing talking points that Roger Alles dispenses every morning.

    • Sunnysmom

      Hyperbole much? There won’t be “billions” of people coming here – there are only 7 billion in the ENTIRE world so stop being so dramatic. We need to find a solution for this I agree. But until then, the children that are here deserve to be treated as any other human with dignity and compassion. Food, water, shelter, safety and yes, some kindness.

    • lindaTX

      Notice that the immigrants who come here in the last 60 years or so have come from areas where the US was militarily involved – Vietnam, Korea, Serbia, Bosnia, Central America, and the Middle East. I think this may suggest a partial solution to the immigrant problem, namely, stop participating in aggression and violence that causes those people to leave their home countries. Of course, none of the irate GOP folks who are unhappy about the law that allows the kids from CA countries to be protected here are at all interested in how many US administrations, including that of Saint Ronnie Reagan, supported decidedly non-democratic political leadership in the CA countries. Somoza, Oliver North, Contras, Archbishop Oscar Romero, mining Nicaragua’s harbors, School of the Americas, low-intensity conflict, El Mozote, the Matanzas of Guatemala, etc. Does any of that ring a bell?

    • Cemetery Girl

      Xenophobia has been a long standing part of this country, being part of this land since before the Revolution. Congratulations on carrying on that tradition.

      • Nathan Frigerio

        Well, xenophobia is a natural condition brought on by anxiety and fear. It may or may not be right, but people should have the right to think how they choose.

    • rejectrepublicanlies

      Stubborn of liberals? When I think of stubborn, it usually conjures an image of a Conservative who live in the past, cling to racist, misogynistic, homophobic ideas and want to return to the good ole days that never existed.

    • Kyle Walker

      1) How much damage will children cause?
      2) Who won’t conservatives blame or demonize if children are fair ground?

  • Sandy Greer

    Assertions of disease-ridden people, and generalizations of criminals – are particularly disturbing to me. I’ve seen both posited by otherwise good, educated, people. I don’t even know where to begin when I hear such things:

    1) Even to discuss vaccination rates – and why immigrants have more reason to fear us than we do them – soon degenerates into charges of scabies, for want of something better.

    2) Efforts to convince ‘believers’ that Obama isn’t deliberately flooding our
    country with MS-13 gang-bangers to bring about the destruction of America – are futile, at best.

    It’s insidious. People believe what they want to believe about those they fear.

    Discouraging, and disheartening – to even the best among us.

  • Eg Kbbs

    The Town Hall saying “these kids have scabies.;..” Like we’ve never seen Lice before in the US ? And obviously forgetting that lice actually indicate being clean as they can’t get a hold on oily hair.

    Facts are they come from countries with a national health system and are better immunized than the USA.

    Then you get to the litany of other diseases they are claiming the kids have. Viral pneumonia – again prevalent in the USA. Influenza – check (and see note on immunization). Leprosy – OK, now you’re just getting ridiculous. Better claim Ebola. Oh, I forgot that Gohmert already has.

    • rejectrepublicanlies

      Ebola—yeah, because they’re all coming from Subsaharan Africa. They will say anything to make their stupid constituents work themselves into more of a frothy, hateful lather.

  • julylaura

    I blame the right-wing media for making hatred and thinly disguised bigotry appear virtuous.

    • rejectrepublicanlies

      They’re following the work of Goebbel’s and the Third Reich or of the KKK. Same tactics.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        they simply want to keep American BEAUTIFUL ( and white)
        equality for all!! ( except minorities and women and gays)

  • southhotspicie

    Sick kids run to our borders…hummmm oh yeah the are trying to SURVIVE, sick kids well those sick kids at lease more healthy and NOT OBESE because the crap food that our schools provide to our kids…
    Those sick kids…hummm let me see ….oh yeah those sick kids were raised in a family environment with values and morals, they were teach to respect to the parents and oldest, and no one of those sick kids been involve in schools massacres, shooting u other crimes that our kids normally do, they no smoke do drugs or be in correctional facilities at early stage 10-18 years old..YEAH THESE KIDS NEED SOME COMPASSION …..THEY DON’T HAVE ANY IDEA OF WHAT ARE WALKING IN TOO….They come to the land of the honey and milk to get educated but true is they get A A+ A- in their school reports, they get involve in the gift talent programs, they are in 8 grades seeing math for 11-12 and still bore in clase rooms because true is teachers can keep up with them, and the mediocre answers are …. ooops sorry I was not prepare for level of those kids but here..take the ipad and read about what ever you like…I’m busy helping our kids to figure out how much is 2×2……

    true is SS is founded by those kids and fathers who pay taxes but can’t claim it because don’t have a SS#…. SO 13 MILLION of immigrants by average $3000-$5000 equals to a lot of mooula that is not claim back

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  • Cemetery Girl

    I’m curious how many of those that believe these children are carrying all these diseases oppose vaccination. I’m not saying that vaccination completely prevents contracting disease (I understand that it just makes it less likely to contract a disease), but there is a growing trend in outbreaks of diseases which there are vaccines. Many times these outbreaks are in middle class suburbs, you know, the kids that are considered clean and unlikely to carry disease. Middle class kids spread lice (OMG, there isn’t a year that goes by that I don’t get a notice that someone in their school had lice, thank goodness my boys haven’t ever picked it up) and they can spread Whooping Cough and meningitis.

  • Susan Axtell

    Too bad the country let the ancestors of many of these commentors in.

    • rejectrepublicanlies

      Commentators?

  • rejectrepublicanlies

    Texans are a racist, arrogant, misogynistic bunch of rednecks. I wish they would secede already.