Thursday, September 14, 2006

A Heaven For Criminals

From the Boston Herald:

Look, I’m not asking for any special treatment. I just want to be treated like an illegal alien.

All I ask for is a free ride, no questions asked. I want to go through life belting out those famous lyrics from “West Side Story”:

“Everything free in America!”

The latest evidence of the double standard benefiting illegals comes from the state’s Office of Medicaid. It’s a memo instructing the welfare bureaucracy how to handle illegals applying for Mass Health, which is, like everything else for the aliens, free.

“Documentation supplied by non-citizens should still be logged onto the MA21 QAC screen, however it will not be necessary for this information to be verified and the system will determine eligibility based off of the information that the applicant declared.”

In other words, the criminal will be taken at his word.

The memo continues:

“NOTE, this change only applies to non-citizens. US Citizen/Nationals must continue to verify their citizenship and identity.”

In other words, you, or your grandmother, will not be taken at your word.

I phoned the state, and spoke to the people who wrote the memo, and they say it went out because of a change in federal law. And, they add, the illegals can receive only “emergency” health care, which they could get anyway.

But as anyone knows who’s had the misfortune to find himself in an emergency room, illegals have learned how to scam the system.

For illegals, everything is an “emergency.”

It used to be said that a conservative was a liberal who’d been mugged. Nowadays, a conservative is a liberal who’s ended up in a hospital emergency room.

Meanwhile, every day more giveaways are proposed for greedy illegals. In California, if you’re caught driving without a license, your car is impounded for 30 days. This is apparently a real inconvenience for illegals, most of whom drive unlicensed, unregistered, uninspected and uninsured.

So some Democrat solons in Sacramento filed a bill saying that if you had never had a U.S. license (i.e., if you were illegal) your car would be impounded for only 24 hours. If you had a license and lost it (i.e., if you were a U.S. citizen), you’d still have to do without your vehicle for 30 days.

So much for the 14th Amendment. So much for equal protection under the law. The bill didn’t pass, but someday California will have a Democratic governor again, and so will Massachusetts.

Think of the Medicaid memos they’ll be writing at 600 Washington St. then…


Anonymous Gordon said...

"greedy illegals"

They're not the problem. It is the panderers who game the system to catch the Latino vote.

Where is ANYONE saying that Hispanic is fine, "illegal" isn't?

8:16 PM  

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