Monday, October 12, 2015


By Sara Noble

Cubans who never lived or worked in the United States retire to Florida and live off food stamps, Medicaid, and welfare. The numbers are growing and have grown five-fold since 2010. As a result, Miami-Dade is number one in elderly welfare in the nation.

Everyone has heard about it in Cuba but US taxpayers are mostly unaware.

Cubans have a special status and get benefits immediately, without proper screening. They simply have to say they’re refugees. That might have been a good idea after the Cuban revolution but it no longer is and it’s not necessary. They need to wait five years like everyone else because we have set up a retirement system and it’s too costly.

It’s absolutely ridiculous to pay for retirements for Cubans. Am I wrong?

It’s well known in Cuba that you come here when you are a senior. We have 90 year olds coming and we know that they cost our healthcare system a great deal.

“They’re getting cheap apartments, food stamps,” said Cuban-born attorney Pedro Fuentes-Cid of Tampa. “They tell their friends in Cuba, and they come over.”

The welfare benefits are better than pensions in Cuba which are about $7 a month.

They certainly aren’t refugees fleeing anything because they make frequent trips back home. Citizens who came from other countries originally are complaining – they can’t afford to make trips back to their countries of birth but they have to pay taxes for these fake refugees.

They get government assistance in the United States for up to seven years even if they never lived here a day and it’s longer if they become citizens.

Some move in with children or other relatives already here and receive the benefits. it doesn’t matter what their family’s incomes are. Some are making very good salaries and would never qualify for assistance.

SSI had become so popular among elderly Chinese in California that they considered it a right of immigration and viewed it nonchalantly, like getting a library card, a University of California professor testified during a 1996 welfare reform debate. Congress cut new immigrants off of SSI but made an exception for Cubans and grandfathered in some other immigrants who were already here or had long work histories in the U.S.

It’s not fair to other immigrants and it’s not fair to citizens.

We have poor and needy here and every time we support a foreigner, we take away from our people who need the help. It’s not only the elderly, this applies to all Cubans who want to come back and forth just to collect and they do.

Call your representative and complain!


The MUSEman said...

So, US Socialism is better than Cuban Socialism?
I thought under Socialism everybody was equal on every level ;-)

Anonymous said...

OT/AP raw (even a busted clock 2x)


Sometimes, not often, the truth escapes, from Al-Qaeda propaganda. Lovely little read (and weep). Fascism and the Hijrah. There now is no escape. Anywhere. Be afraid.

"Villagers who a year ago grudgingly accepted the arrival of 700 migrants reacted furiously last week when the government announced it was sending up to 700 more."

"Oranje was chosen because of its 1,400-bed vacation village, but villagers saw the decision as a betrayal by the central government based more than 200 kilometers (125 miles) away in The Hague, which after sending 700 people last year had pledged not to send any more."

Anonymous said...

Another day. More blessings, from the Pope's Angel of Peace, Abbas.

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinians carried out three stabbing attacks against Israelis and police in Jerusalem on Monday and two of the attackers were shot dead, Israeli police said, as a wave of violence continued.

Marwan Barghouti, a popular Palestinian figure who was convicted of planning deadly attacks on Israelis during the second intifada, published an op-ed in The Guardian newspaper Sunday saying the cause of recent violence was "denial of Palestinian freedom."[Hey Marwan, ya need to speak to Hamas about that (clown)].

Barghouti, who was arrested in 2002 and is serving five life sentences, is seen as a possible successor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (another Angel of Peace!).