While the federal government has not chosen an official language the defacto standard is english and the following states, and territories, have adopted english as the official language: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming
PA H.B. 2089 seeks to add PA to the list, but prior to 1950 it was english and german, post 1950 they dropped the official language to drop german, so by default we use english.
Now personally I don't give a fuck if you want to speak swahili, we use english in our printed materials, our warnings, and our commerce. So unless you want to be poor learn it. Most immigrants I have met are happy to learn english, and they are happy to be here. They work hard for a living and god bless them they respect our laws.
I also know the welfare generation, and the generation which proceeds it. Some of you are too young to remember before some of the laws were passed in the 90's to curtail some of it. Some people sought to ride the government all the way into retirement without ever having worked a day in their miserable little lives. And they raised children who did the same, and got paid more per child. this is not to say that all people on welfare choose this lifestyle. I'll admit that my family was on welfare at one time, and with hard work, a little luck, and a shitload more of that hardwork, I now have a good life. I own 2 houses and a couple of cars 3 kids and a stable job which pays me well.
But for every success story there are several failure stories. And if you've ever watched someone sell their foodstamps to drink, do drugs, or gamble you know what I mean. I know these are all protected "diseases", fine and for every one of these stories there is another who sold them to get their hair done, nails, or waste it on a game system or some other piece of crap. You ever see neglected kids with a big screen tv? I have. Its pathetic, and as long as there are some who will subsidize this behavior there will be those who will take advantage of it. It's bad enough I have to put up with these leeches, I refuse to add illegal immigrants to the mix, or legal ones for that matter. If you can't make it here, and you are not a citizen, get the fuck out. Regardless of the source
The rest of this is me grumbling and ranting about taxes and the like