The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered  |  Archives 
 
 
User: Guest

Home / USA, Canada  % width posts: 37

WHAT IS THE US POLONIA LIKE?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,467
8 Feb 2009  #1
tHIS IS FROM THE pOLISH-aaMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA. ANY COMMENTS?

Polonia in America!
As the sixth largest ethnic group in the United States, Polish Americans remain a vibrant part of our nation's ethnic mosaic, its tax base, and cultural well-being. If we look at what Polonia does in the Philadelphia area, we see a reflection of the good Polish Americans do within local communities across the United States.

1. Polish Americans have always been an outstanding pillar in Philadelphia's, Pennsylvania's and the nation's tax base. The taxes Polish Americans pay include income, property, business, school, sales, inheritance and other taxes, which represent a substantial portion of the annual revenue used to support government services and continue community programs.

polishamericancenter.org/PANews/February09/page01.pdf - Polish American News

Next time post a link please.
Arlene
18 Feb 2009  #2
I would have to say Chicago Polonia is better people and they are well dresses and neat. This people are polites and enjoy their jobs and parties. They do not have this life at Poland and now they are enjoying their freedom before they retired and go back to Poland or some of them stays here forever.

Chicago is the best place and it is very beautiful.

navypier.com
chicago.com

I hope you can click it open. If not, try Illinois.com.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,513
18 Feb 2009  #3
what is interesting is that the #1 point that the polish american centre makes about polish americans is... er... that they pay tax...
plk123 8 | 4,153
18 Feb 2009  #4
strange indeed but then not really, is it bubbs?
pgtx 29 | 3,160
18 Feb 2009  #5
i don't know any Polish people who live in the US...
:D
plk123 8 | 4,153
18 Feb 2009  #6
you know you're both wrong, right? ;)
Babinich 1 | 456
18 Feb 2009  #7
I would have to say Chicago Polonia is better people and they are well dresses and neat. This people are polites and enjoy their jobs and parties. They do not have this life at Poland and now they are enjoying their freedom before they retired and go back to Poland or some of them stays here forever.

The Polish in Chicago are second to none. I hope the Poles in town stay; they add so much to the city.

Chicago is the best place and it is very beautiful.

Chicago of the past is a beautiful city. Now, well, it's a shame in what it has become.
plk123 8 | 4,153
18 Feb 2009  #8
huh? i'm never wrong...

i don't know any Polish people who live in the US...

how is this correct?

What do you care, hoosier? Lol.

boilermaker, if anything. ;)
pgtx 29 | 3,160
18 Feb 2009  #9
how is this correct?

it is....i just don't.... just one... in person.... and no more... :P
plk123 8 | 4,153
18 Feb 2009  #10
just one

that surely isn't none.

i don't want more...

what's wrong with you? ;) :D

Hey, I know some damn cool Slovak Americans from Indy. It's not India-noplace anymore.

yeah, it still kind of is. but sure is better then it used to. there is a small PL community here. they meet up a few times a year and do cool stuff.

what was the major?

civil/construction

Cool.. thought it was all Krauts and Micks basically.

yeah, the town was built by germans and kentuckians basically. lol

and no, i did not work on lucas. i'm more of a roadie/land related.
sledz 23 | 2,255
18 Feb 2009  #11
Chicago of the past is a beautiful city. Now, well, it's a shame in what it has become.

Thats what happens when they dont anything about the Illegals
pgtx 29 | 3,160
18 Feb 2009  #12
do you mean illegals ruined your city? how come?
Wahldo
18 Feb 2009  #13
kentuckians basically. lol

Awwww fightin' words there, dammit. haha.

they dont anything about the Illegals

Yep, note to visiting Europeans.. STAY OFF CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE. - Unless you're British of course : D
sledz 23 | 2,255
18 Feb 2009  #14
do you mean illegals ruined your city? how come?

Yeah, amoungst other cities, Have you ever been to Los Angeles or Miami?

would the last American to leave please bring our flag:)

sledz: they dont anything about the Illegals

Yep, note to visiting Europeans.. STAY OFF CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE. - Unless you're British of course

Southside dont tell me your one of them...lol

I never go to the Southside its the worst part of Chicago,unless you like ghettos and smoke alot of crack..lol

Oh I get it now...duh....lol

My white ass is staying Northside if you know what I mean:):)
pgtx 29 | 3,160
18 Feb 2009  #15
Yeah, amoungst other cities, Have you ever been to Los Angeles or Miami?

yeah... but my question is 'How'?
:)

would the last American to leave please bring our flag:)

don't you think that everybody is fed up with that...?
:)
sledz 23 | 2,255
18 Feb 2009  #16
yeah... but my question is 'How'?
:)

thanks to our government not enforcing the immigration laws, our cities are overridden with illegals that bring crime, drugs,gangs, and work for $5.00 an hour and bring the wages down.

The get free health care overburden or school systems and get free food coupons, I can go on and on..

The limeys will go down quicker than us by joining the EU,the biggest mistake they ever made.
60 million ppl on a little Island fighting for jobs, theyre just beginning to taste what were been enduring for years..

Thankfully we have enough room here to spread out:)
plk123 8 | 4,153
18 Feb 2009  #17
The limeys will go down quicker than us by joining the EU,the biggest mistake they ever made.

but the polaks are legal there. ;) :D

but yup, to all the other. she ought to know. she does live in tx.
sledz 23 | 2,255
18 Feb 2009  #18
but the polaks are legal there. ;) :D

So is everybody else in the EU thats why they are all going to limeyland where the jobs and better opportunties are.
The Brits are losing jobs to these ppl who will work for lower wages...I dont think they are too happy from what I have read on here.

We have quotas on how many ppl can enter the country legally per year, Im fine with that, I dont want any Illegalls here no matter from what country they came from:)
pgtx 29 | 3,160
18 Feb 2009  #19
So is everybody else in the EU thats why they are all going to limeyland where the jobs and better opportunties are.
The Brits are losing jobs to these ppl who will work for lower wages...I

but it's not about being legal or not anymore...

I dont want any Illegalls here no matter from what country they came from:)

Poland doesn't want it either...

;)
sledz 23 | 2,255
18 Feb 2009  #20
but it's not about being legal or not anymore...

Its thier problem, let them allow in another 30 million immigrants and see what happens then?
England was fine on her own for centuries, They would be better off going back to having a King, than being sold out by the EU
pgtx 29 | 3,160
18 Feb 2009  #21
the immigration law in the EU and in the US is slightly different though....
sledz 23 | 2,255
18 Feb 2009  #22
its alot different, i dont think they have immigration laws ????
I might be wrong ,but if youre from the EU dont you have all acess to any country??

The US only gives so many visa`s per county each year, and if you over stay they deport you for 10 years.
pgtx 29 | 3,160
18 Feb 2009  #23
i dont think they have immigration laws ????

every country has the immigration law...

but if youre from the EU dont you have all acess to any country??

sure, if you're from the EU...

The US only gives so many visa`s per county each year, and if you over stay they deport you for 10 years.

the numbers change every year...the US immigration law changes every year... it's pain in the ass!... trust me... immigration lawyers in the US make an awesome living, i tell ya...
sledz 23 | 2,255
18 Feb 2009  #24
the numbers change every year...the US immigration law changes every year... it's pain in the ass!... trust me... immigration lawyers in the US make an awesome living, i tell ya...

I know its a nighmare, anythime you have to deal with the government,
believe me the IRS makes my life hell:)

sure, if you're from the EU...

so if everybody in Germany and France decieded to pack up and move to England nobody couldnt stop them?

They should put on some kinda of cap,,oh well its thier problem let them deal with it then
pgtx 29 | 3,160
18 Feb 2009  #25
so if everybody in Germany and France decieded to pack up and move to England nobody couldnt stop them?

no...

,oh well its thier problem let them deal with it then

you got it right...

:)
sledz 23 | 2,255
18 Feb 2009  #26
oK whens Paczki day,,,,Isnt it coming soon?
They give out free paczki by my house every year,
Good ol Chicago, I can get all the Polish food I ever want:):)
Guest
18 Feb 2009  #27
Yes, Polish People do pay taxes if they are American Citizens.
plk123 8 | 4,153
18 Feb 2009  #28
or just legal but that surely applies to about everybody.
osiol 55 | 3,922
18 Feb 2009  #29
So is Chicago like a really big version of Slough?
Babinich 1 | 456
19 Feb 2009  #30
oK whens Paczki day,,,,Isnt it coming soon?
They give out free paczki by my house every year,
Good ol Chicago, I can get all the Polish food I ever want:):)

sledz,

I believe the date you have in mind is February 24th 2009.

As for the Polish in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune ran an article about the Poles in the city. Many are disillusioned and looking to return home unless immigration laws change.

archives.chicagotribune.com/2009/jan/18/magazine/chi-mxa0118mag azinepolespg8-14jan18

Poles leaving Chicago would be a shame.

As to the other comments posted by sledz, he's right. The city has become far less safe and enjoyable as the years have past.

Sadly, it (Chicago and society) only looks to be getting worse.


Home / USA, Canada / WHAT IS THE US POLONIA LIKE?
BoldItalic [quote]
 
To post as Guest, enter a temporary username or login and post as a member.