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27 November 2011

Carlos Gomar Represents the Worst Aspects of Entitlement Culture

I blogged a couple of weeks ago about University of Utah student Carlos Gomar who was at the Occupy protests with a sign that read: "Throw me a bone, pay my tuition".  I won't rehash my comments on how pathetic an activity that is, but I will post a video of Mr. Gomar being interviewed about that sign.  He looks even more stupid in the interview.  When asked why someone should pay his tuition, his response is essentially, "Because I want them to."  Really?!  How about you get a job rather than protest and then maybe you'll be able to pay your own bloody tuition?  What a parasite.  Here is the video:

I wanted to make sure that this was indeed the same guy mentioned in the Business Week article so I did a Google search for "Carlos Gomar Utah" and this story and photo came up with the heading "Utahns Hold Vigil For DREAM Act".  Does the guy in the photo look familiar?  It's the same guy in the video above so I feel pretty confident that it is the same Carlos Gomar mentioned in the Business Week article.  Again, Mr. Gomar, why don't you get a freakin' job like the rest of us did to pay for our college educations?  Ya lazy maggot.

(Djamila Grossman | The Salt Lake Tribune) Carlos Gomar leads supporters and community members in a prayer for passage of the DREAM Act, near Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. 
The DREAM Act would create a path to legalization and citizenship for immigrant youth who serve the country through education or the armed forces. 
Utahns hold vigil for DREAM Act 
Supporters of a measure that would provide children of undocumented immigrants a path to legal status gathered Sunday in downtown Salt Lake City to raise awareness of a Senate vote expected this week on the DREAM Act.

The gathering of several dozen people along South Temple near Main Street was among many events held nationwide over the holiday weekend to help push for passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act. The House and Senate are expected to vote on the act this week, with the toughest opposition expected in the Senate.

Forming a circle and weathering snowfall for more than an hour, those in attendance prayed for passage of the act. Alma Castrejon, an organizer of the event in Salt Lake City, also urged the public to call Utah Republican Sens. Bob Bennett and Orrin Hatch to ask for their support.

Bennett has said he supports the DREAM Act. Hatch, a longtime supporter of the measure, recently expressed reservations about it, saying the nation’s immigration debate may have more pressing issues to address first, such as national security and the border. 

Critics of the measure have argued that it would provide amnesty to hundreds of thousands of people who are in the country illegally.

The act would offer conditional legal residency for those who entered the country illegally before age 16. To qualify for relief under the act, they would have to have lived in the United States for at least five years, earned a high school diploma or GED diploma and completed at least two years of college or military service. The measure is designed for those under 35 who do not have a criminal record.
“There are many people who have been in this country since they were 2 years old,” said Alonso Reyna, of Salt Lake City. “These are people who want to stay here and serve our country.”

Eduardo Reyes-Chavez, of Salt Lake City, said he attended the vigil Sunday to show his support for students in Utah who live in fear of being deported — and because the DREAM Act “is the right thing to do.”

“Education is important to everyone,” he said. “It doesn’t matter whether you are undocumented or not, you should have the right to an education.”

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