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Old 12-29-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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A frend of mine is a doctor, and just sent me this note. It's probably about half an hour old.

Yes, you have to take my word for it that it's genuine. But it is.

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Today I was covering our resident service this morning, and in the process of seeing their patients in the hospital on the maternity floor, and notice a slight problem. A few days prior I delivered a Thai/Burmese woman child and she did not speak a word of English. I am being generous when I say that she BARELY knew 20 words and just could not seem to communicate. She delivers a healthy female 6 pound infant with no complications. She is here illegally. Immigrations status unknown. No insurance of course. All of my time and effort is now donated.

Today I see her in the hospital and sign her discharge orders, and miraculously, she speaks around 2000 words of English rather well. She has no problems communicating with the nurses or to me today. Upon hearing of her discharge, she asks me about diapers for her baby? What diapers? You buy them at the store I tell her. No! This is what she tells me: "my baby born in America and can get WIC, right?" Direct quote. The maternity nurse tells her yes, she is eligible for WIC. In come the social workers and all the needed forms, and yes, she is getting free formula, diapers and now has free health care. I left, in extreme haste, BEFORE someone asked me to start signing all the Welfare forms.

But not so fast, I was not out of that hospital more than 30 minutes before I was paged, and asked by the now "case worker" to sign the medical forms so they could get her enrolled (DRUM ROLL PLEASE) for home care and visits for the baby. Seems "because of her social situation" that they need to send a nurse three times a week to her home and check on the baby and mother. That along with delivering formula, food, etc.

My response to the "case worker?" Direct quote: "stop bothering me." And just as abruptly hung up the phone. I am sure that the social services representative is sitting there at this very moment wondering why I am so cranky, and has zero clue what she is doing to the rest of the tax payers who work hard in this country.

I refuse to deal with this any longer. My patience is shot, and if they do not like it, fire me and find some other sucker to sign away. This is akin to a bank just saying we are so worried about a hold up, that we are going to just set up a kiosk outside and start handing out money to everyone, especially to anyone that might look like a thief. Is the some HUGE label placed on the USA on some giant international map that says "FREE STUFF HERE!" I have a Thai woman who now speaks pretty good English and the first words she says is that her kids is American and can get WIC. Gaming the system, all at our expense.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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You lost me at: Today I was covering our resident service this morning...
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:28 PM
 
Location: On Top
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Really descriptive thread title there little-nut!
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Actually, I don't blame the Thai woman for this. If you have a problem (such as poverty while having a child) and see a solution that someone else is voluntarily offering, what's wrong with taking advantage of that solution?

The problem isn't with the Thai women, or others who are doing the same thing. It's with the people who are foolishly offering the solution, to the point where people (like this Thai woman) will expend more effort to get the "free" stuff, than they would expend to solve the problem in their own country in the first place.

In fact, it's even reasonable to expect that she will NOT care what we are doing to our own society by creating a constant drain on it that can only swell until it drains everything out. That's not her problem. Getting valuable, needed stuff for herself and her baby, is.

The problem is OURS.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Thanks for another incisive post, little-acorn. I don't really blame the woman either--it's not like she voted the system into place.

Anyway, this is why I say that immigration and drug prohibition have a lot in common. As long as we have the massive welfare state, we have to have strongly restricted immigration. If you want to come here and make your own way, have at it. But that's not the way it works now. Same with drugs--if you want to drug yourself silly, it's your affair. But if I've gotta pay for your rehab & social security disablity, sorry, I'm voting for every new drug law and interdiction program that the DEA and Gil Kerlikowske can come up with.

Welfare state, or free society, take your pick. So far it looks like were choosing the former.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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I'm calling BS on the note from a Doctor friend. However it is a good story depicting the bleeding of America that continues at the hands of progressives.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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I can see this happening. It is time that people in this country start using that simple word..."NO" to those who are not here legally.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:49 PM
 
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I'm calling BS on the note from a Doctor friend. However it is a good story depicting the bleeding of America that continues at the hands of progressives.
I don't call bs on it because all along the border you see the exact same thing, the first question from the mother after the baby is born is how she will obtain her welfare and food stamps.

I do blame these people though because I think it's atrocious to give birth just to exploit their children this way. But yes, they are only taking what out government is making it so very easy for them to take.
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