Those are the questions asked by any sensible person in any town in America, and obviously in Canada, once they learn about how their government is bringing in (and planting!) thousands and thousands of refugees annually who are in need of government ‘services.’
(I get asked those questions every time I speak with someone just being introduced to this issue!)
One day this situation is going to boil over into social unrest, if it isn’t already in certain pockets of the western world, and chaos will rain down upon us. (Or is that the plan?)
This is from The Vancouver Sun (hat tip: ‘Pungentpeppers’).
The gist of it is that an earlier piece about how much elderly refugees in Canada receive from the government brought out a firestorm of criticism from the public.
Here is how the story begins:
On Monday, The Vancouver Sun print edition ran a front-page piece by reporter Tara Carman about elderly refugees receiving $11,000 annually as a “baseline entitlement” from the provincial government.
That money, directed only to those refugees in B.C. with no financial means of support, matches the provincial welfare rate of $906.42 a month.
Some of the refugees interviewed by Carman survived horrific experiences, including one Afghan woman who lost her husband and three brothers to the war. She was raising five children here — two of her own, the other three children of her brothers. Her husband was killed when she was two months pregnant.
Did the woman deserve our compassion?
One would think so.
But judging by the heavy email response the story generated, the answer to that question, Carman found, was overwhelmingly negative. Instead of compassion, there was anger.
Then this near the end (after citing several critical e-mails received by the paper):
And one wrote:
“Why don’t you start looking around at all the seniors that have paid taxes all of their working lives and are trying to live on $1,300 a month on the GIS? There are thousands of us coming down the pike but I guess because we are not of a new immigrant group we do not count?”
Now there’s a question worth asking.
Read it all here.
We have several stories from Canada in our posting queue which I hope to get to in the next few days. See our Canada category for our previous coverage of refugee problems in Canada.