Friday, January 05, 2007
The Cafferty File: Social Security for illegals?
On "The Situation Room" today, we asked viewers the following question, and here are some of our favorite responses that we didn't get to read on air:

Should Mexican immigrants who worked in the United States illegally be allowed to collect U.S. Social Security benefits?

Illegal is still illegal. Immigrants, imprisoned convicts, banished felon lawmakers should all be barred from collecting federal funds and pensions for breaking the law.
Jerry, Wooster, Ohio

Sorry. I'm willing to let them have citizenship if they have worked here, but their Social Security benefits should start only from the time they are legal citizens. Period.
J.J., Columbia, Missouri

Jack, No. Mexicans or anyone who enters this country illegally should not collect social security benefits. Social Security benefits should only be for citizens of the United States or those who have entered this country legally.
John

If the so-called illegal aliens pay into Social Security, they should receive payouts.
Luther

This actually raises two more pressing questions: How did the illegal immigrants get a Social Security card in the first place, and why were they not discovered and deported during this process?
Aaron, Watertown, Wisconsin

How will the shake-up of President Bush's military team affect the war in Iraq?

Jack, I think the president has replaced his generals because he is afraid of the Democrats hauling them up before some committee. There they would be under oath to tell the truth about the war in Iraq. I believe that is the last thing the president would want the American public to hear.
Bern

Jack, Don't you see it? Does anybody see it? All these replacements have nothing to do with Iraq. They have to do with Iran! Before President Bush leaves office, he will have the U.S. in total war in the Middle East.
Michael

Putting a Navy Admiral in charge of the Middle East is brilliant of Bush. The Admiral can send Navy fighters to shoot down Iraqi insurgent airplanes. He can send Navy submarines to sink the insurgent Navy. He can order battleships to bombard insurgent military facilities where weapons of mass destruction are being produced. Oh wait, the insurgents don't have any aircraft, a navy or big installations. I forgot it's a ground war. Navy, water. Army, ground. My bad.
Al, Rockville, Maryland

President Bush can shuffle the deck all he wants; we will still come up with a losing hand in Iraq.
Mark, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Who should be President Bush's new lawyer?

I believe Saddam's lawyers are in between jobs right now!
Darrell, Irrigon, Oregon

Who else but Gloria Allred? She manages to turn up at every train wreck with a TV camera in tow.
Roger, Crystalaire, Calif.

The only lawyer that I can think of that could get them out of this mess is Johnnie Cochran, and he's dead.
Christopher

The way President Bush has been shuffling staff around lately like dominoes before a major dominoes tournament, he should "lawyer-up" with Mr. Alberto Gonzales, his "top-cop." He's a lawyer and should have an inside view to defend this administration's actions.
O., Chester, Virginia
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 1/05/2007 05:38:00 PM ET | Permalink
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