Speak Out: Question on who receives more help
September 7, 2012 2:50PM
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Updated: October 11, 2012 6:08AM
Question on who receives more help: I have a question for The Courier-News. I wonder who gets better social services in Kane County. Is it the people whose homes are foreclosed and who no longer have a place to live and no credit rating, or is it all these illegal immigrants? I’m thinking the illegal immigrants get better social services. I’m thinking American citizens are being told to pull themselves up by their bootstraps or die. For the life of me, when you go into hospital emergency rooms or the social services place on Illinois 31, there are no Caucasians present.
Editor’s note: And, of course, we know that only Caucasians are American citizens, right?
Irked by intersection: Whoever designed the stoplight configuration at (Route) 20 and McLean Boulevard (in Elgin) should go there from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. so they can see how the traffic is congested. Reconfigure the lights to make traffic flow smoother. People don’t need to be waiting all night to get through a small part of an intersection. Please reconfigure the lights.
Don’t be chicken on handling what counts: Oh, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Sorry to hear about all the killings in your beautiful city, but thank God you don’t have Chick-fil-A there. At least you know you’re safe in that respect.
Can the conventions: Hey, folks, it’s political convention time. It’s time for the Republicans and the Democrats to have a great big party. My question is why? We already know through the primaries and caucuses the people who are running and who their running mates are. We know through the television, radio and newspapers what their platforms are. We also know that each party gets $50 million of taxpayer money to throw their respective wingdings. Why are we as taxpayers paying to be told things we already know? Couldn’t that money be put to better use somewhere else? Fifty or 60 years ago, these conventions were necessary. This is no longer the case. In an economy that is sinking, these types of expenditures are ostentatious and obscene.
Put blame where it belongs: Today, I’m reading about Elgin Community College students who were denied scholarships and funds for certain programs because they lacked Social Security numbers. My question is how were they enrolled in the first place at ECC without Social Security numbers? Did ECC just turn a blind eye? They must know they are undocumented. Would they treat legal citizens the same without their Social Security numbers? I welcome legal immigrants but not undocumented ones. If their parents brought them here illegally, they need to blame their parents for their situation and not look elsewhere.
Roused up about roundabout: I wonder how many people know that the state is going to make a roundabout intersection out of (Route) 20 and Harmony Road west of the Hampshire truck stop. (Route) 20 is a 55-miles-per-hour road. They’re going to spend over $5 million to make a roundabout intersection out of a busy highway when all they have to do is put in a set of traffic lights to alleviate supposed traffic accidents there. It’s just another example of our state spending on stupid, silly stuff totally out of control. They had over 200 people who live out there protest the intersection, but since it is Obama-funded, they are going to ram it through anyway. It doesn’t really matter what taxpayers want or don’t want.
Kudos to Viewpoint: I sure like the (Speak Out) about how Elgin has tied up so many of its streets for so long at the same time. What’s wrong with finishing one job before you begin another?