Many illegal immigrants live in public housing

There are 5618 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Jan 1, 2009, titled Many illegal immigrants live in public housing. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

This Oct. 30, 2008 file photo shows he public housing complex in South Boston where president-elect Barack Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango reportedly lives is seen.

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“Where Did All the Money Go?”

Since: Sep 08

Daly City, CA

#27 Jan 1, 2009
Just another great example of our government inaction, er, I mean "in action."
David

Middletown, PA

#29 Jan 1, 2009
Illegals do not deserve anything. Kick them all out and let them reenter legally, including Messiah Obama's aunt, that he for sure knew was in the country illegally. So maybe we can figure the future views of illegals by his behavior on this.
DUDE

Mill Valley, CA

#30 Jan 1, 2009
The "Left Wing Lunatics" suffer from a mental disorder called Liberalism. The facts are obvious to those of us that do not suffer from this disease. Liberals are not rational people. There is no reasoning with them and this will continue to be the primary reason our country is finished. In 4 years, you won't recognize America. Not after "NOBAMA" imposes his socialistic principles on us all. You think we have an "illegal alien" problem now, you haven't seen anything yet. Your kids are being brainwashed at all levels of the educational system. The media is following the same script "Hitler" and the Nazi's used in Germany. Diversity is Perversity. This country is finished.
Living in Margaritaville

Davao City, Philippines

#31 Jan 1, 2009
Whats up wrote:
Nice to know American get screwed again
Pack a bag, I did!!!!
Ella

United States

#32 Jan 1, 2009
snuff da magiknegro wrote:
what's the problem round them up deport them then saturation mine every inch of the border.
Sounds simple enough to the majority of us, now tell it to the federal, state, and local legislators.

It's 09 now folks, lets gather it together and demand change. Passivity equals "the same".
Gaser

United States

#33 Jan 1, 2009
DUDE wrote:
The "Left Wing Lunatics" suffer from a mental disorder called Liberalism. The facts are obvious to those of us that do not suffer from this disease. Liberals are not rational people. There is no reasoning with them and this will continue to be the primary reason our country is finished. In 4 years, you won't recognize America. Not after "NOBAMA" imposes his socialistic principles on us all. You think we have an "illegal alien" problem now, you haven't seen anything yet. Your kids are being brainwashed at all levels of the educational system. The media is following the same script "Hitler" and the Nazi's used in Germany. Diversity is Perversity. This country is finished.
Good , you will be driven back to europe.
reeltime

Amo, IN

#34 Jan 1, 2009
I wonder who owns the housing and how closely they are tied to Bushco.-

He tends not to get the credit that he deserves, but HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson really is a remarkable example of the Bush administration's premium on loyalty.

Consider: in April of 2006, Jackson created a minor storm by declaring to a Texas audience, "Why should I reward someone who doesn't like the president, so they can use funds to try to campaign against the president? Logic says they don't get the contract. That's the way I believe."

Only months later, according to the piece, which stems from a civil suit by the Philadelphia Housing Authority against Jackson, Jackson weighed in to make sure that a Republican buddy got control of a Philadelphia public housing property. And according to the suit, he retaliated when Philadelphia didn't fall in line. That’s what I call chutzpah.

That buddy is Kenny Gamble, the songwriter behind The O’Jays’“Love Train,” among other soulful hits. He is also, not coincidentally, an active Republican (who, for instance ,spoke at the RNC convention in 2000). Carl Greene, the Philadelphia House Authority’s director, says that Gamble fits the profile of Jackson’s cronyism:

Greene, who is black, said Jackson is seeking to help specific black-owned businesses and is sending a message to other housing authorities that they had better not defy him on that agenda. "His wish is to eliminate all resistance to his desire to take care of all these politically connected African American contractors," he said. "I don't see that as my duty."

Greene said, "I'm experiencing what happens when you really say no to the secretary."

This same story, it seems, has been repeated elsewhere in the country. Which explains why investigators seem to be discovering plenty of grist for the ongoing federal criminal investigation, especially given that Jackson told Congress, "I don't touch contracts."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...

"If we were to step back into a system where procurement decisions were being based on politics, it would be a giant step backward for the procurement system," said Chris Yukins, co-director of the Government Procurement Law Program at The George Washington University.

He warned that an "invasion" of politics into the system would necessitate reducing the discretion available to contracting officials. "In a system like that -- like the systems we have in a developing nation where procurement officials have no discretion because they can't be trusted with that discretion -- consistently ... governments make purchases that are not necessarily the best value," he said.
http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm...
DUDE

Mill Valley, CA

#35 Jan 1, 2009
Gaser wrote:
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Good , you will be driven back to europe.
Thanks for helping to prove my point.
EmergencyService s

Watsonville, CA

#36 Jan 1, 2009
Jessy Jaxon wrote:
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I noticed the same thing, so many of them driving big expensive cars, living in section 8 housing, nice new 22" rims and tires, top of the line stereo systems, and still sending cash back to mecixo. I work at a grocery store as a bagger and I have helped many customers out to their cars. It disgusts me when I see "maria" buying food for her family with stamps and vouchers then I take her groceries to her car and it is a Lincoln Navigator or a loaded Chevy Tahoe. I scratch my head and remind myself that next time "maria" shops here I will not help her out to her car....she already has enough help. Oh ya, the last time I took groceries out to her car, her lazy vato husband was sitting in the seat. LOSERS!
I work in the business of responding to 911 calls (obviously, can't say where) but I can tell you it is really disheartening sometimes. I agree with you, Jessy Jaxon. You just see part of it. I have been inside their houses. I have been inside a brand new Section 8 apartment complex and seen those same cars you describe in the parking lot. I have gone inside the apartments and seen a huge leather sectional couch that I wish I could have for my own place and cannot afford. Sitting on it was a huge overweight woman watching the biggest plasma TV. I swear it was at least a 60 inch. I only wish I could have that in my place and I make a decent salary, but I guess if I didn't have to pay for my place I guess I'd have some money for a TV like that. i remeember another time we went into a house that had caught fire. These folks had a brand new Mercedes with dealer stickers still on it, with upgraded rims and low profile racing tires. They had some cool toys in their house and a killer stereo and home theater system. We found a dish with three Rolex watches sitting on the nightstand, as well as their MediCal (taxpayer paid medical insurance) paperwork and warning/ nonpayment letters from companies for not paying for not paying up on those expensive rims. That told quite a story.

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#37 Jan 1, 2009
Gaser wrote:
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Good , you will be driven back to europe.
And with Whitey in Europe YOU will be left to pay YOUR bills!!!!!!!!!!
Living in Margaritaville

Davao City, Philippines

#39 Jan 1, 2009
Ms Taletha wrote:
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And with Whitey in Europe YOU will be left to pay YOUR bills!!!!!!!!!!
Good Point!!
Gaser

United States

#40 Jan 1, 2009
DUDE wrote:
<quoted text> Thanks for helping to prove my point.
Your welcome, always trying to help.
Gaser

United States

#41 Jan 1, 2009
Ms Taletha wrote:
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And with Whitey in Europe YOU will be left to pay YOUR bills!!!!!!!!!!
and don't forget to take the Canadians with you too.
disabuser

United States

#42 Jan 1, 2009
Looking To Escape wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/city/allentown-pa/...
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Link worked for me.
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The link ends with:
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It does not work!
smudge

Ashburn, VA

#43 Jan 1, 2009
Jessy Jaxon wrote:
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I noticed the same thing, so many of them driving big expensive cars, living in section 8 housing, nice new 22" rims and tires, top of the line stereo systems, and still sending cash back to mecixo. I work at a grocery store as a bagger and I have helped many customers out to their cars. It disgusts me when I see "maria" buying food for her family with stamps and vouchers then I take her groceries to her car and it is a Lincoln Navigator or a loaded Chevy Tahoe. I scratch my head and remind myself that next time "maria" shops here I will not help her out to her car....she already has enough help. Oh ya, the last time I took groceries out to her car, her lazy vato husband was sitting in the seat. LOSERS!
I SAW THE SAME THING!
Apparently, is's more common than I thought.
This 4'9", "Maria", was driving a 2008 Hummer...looked kinda funny. I pulled into the lot right behind her, and yes, she filled up the back with groceries, purchased by the U.S. tax payers!
Cameron

Santa Cruz, CA

#44 Jan 1, 2009
I work in county government and have seen far too many incidences where undocumented people, living here for years, have been earning funds under or have criminal records under the Social Security number of US citizens. Or numerous US citizens. Not that these undocs intentionally target these US citizens, but by virtue of the fact the undocs pick a 9-digit number out of the air to claim as their own Social Security number and that number belongs to someone else. Someone who is working, paying taxes and has no idea their SSN is being used here. If you love it enough to stay here and siphon our resources dry, claim all the rights of US citizens, then why not become a citizen?
reeltime

Amo, IN

#45 Jan 1, 2009
Closer look wrote:
And the media and democrats want to talk about Sarah's wardrobe.
MADAME NANCY PELOSI
Madame Pelosi, House Speaker of the Democrat Congress that has created our economic crunch, wasn't happy with the small private jet that goes with the Speaker's job. No, Madame Pelosi was aggravated that this little jet had to stop to refuel, so she ordered a Big Fat 200 seat military jet that gets her back to California without stopping! Many, many legislators walked by and grinned with glee as Joe informed everyone that's Nancy's Big Fat Jet costs us, the hard working American tax payers, thousands of gallons of fuel every week. Of course, her rationale is to remind taxpayers she is just two heart beats from the presidency and she needs "protection." Gimme a break! Her greatest life-threatening threat is walking the streets back in her San Francisco district!
Since Speaker Pelosi only works 3 days a week, this gas guzzling 747-equivalent gets fueled and flies her home to California for the weekends, at a cost to the taxpayers of about $60,000, one way!
As Joe put it,'Unfortunately we have to pay to bring her back on Monday.' Cost to us of another $60,000.
Folks, that is $480,000 per month, which is an annual cost to the taxpayers of $5,760,000. No wonder Pelosi complains about the cost of the Iraq war. It might cramp her style that she is styling on yours and my back . Yet the homosexuals, Dykes on Bikes, Rump Riders, transvestites, gay married couples, Flower Children, Tree Huggers, Fern Feelers, Prairie Fairies, and the liberal San Francisco Chronicle continue to support Madame Pelosi and return the woman to Congress each election. How can that be good for America?
I think of the military families in this country doing without and this woman, who heads up the most do-nothing Congress in the history of this country, keeps fueling that jet while doing nothing
Madame Pelosi wants you and me to conserve our carbon footprint. She wants us to buy smaller cars and Obama wants us to get a bicycle pump and air up our tires.
These people are wacko and should start regaining common sense by quit listening to Al Gore's scam about global warming that will cripple the USA'a economy even more.
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Watsonville, CA

#46 Jan 1, 2009
reeltime wrote:
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Off topic spam. Pay no attention.
Maybe offtopic, but still good to know.
macaroon

United States

#48 Jan 1, 2009
Cameron wrote:
I work in county government and have seen far too many incidences where undocumented people, living here for years, have been earning funds under or have criminal records under the Social Security number of US citizens. Or numerous US citizens. Not that these undocs intentionally target these US citizens, but by virtue of the fact the undocs pick a 9-digit number out of the air to claim as their own Social Security number and that number belongs to someone else. Someone who is working, paying taxes and has no idea their SSN is being used here. If you love it enough to stay here and siphon our resources dry, claim all the rights of US citizens, then why not become a citizen?
Wheres the 'take a number wheel?'
Disappointed

Philadelphia, PA

#49 Jan 1, 2009
I'm only a third generation American, should I pack up and go back to the old county? I have no idea if my relatives were legal or not, how about yours?

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