Something has been bothering me lately, and that is the fact that the government is mixing two different scenarios and treating them the same way. I understand that there is a situation with the dual citizens of the Middle East (i.e. you are a UAE citizen and you’ve got a Kuwaiti one too or any other GCC citizenship + Kuwait) the matter was that those people would be getting government benefits from both countries and therefore taking more stuff from Kuwait than they should have.
But what I don’t get is why they are adding into those ranks those who were born in the US or UK or any Western country. I mean the parents are obviously fully Kuwaiti, they were in the West for one reason or another, so why are you mixing matters. They are Kuwaiti and they had an option of being born abroad. The US doesn’t care about what your original nationality or citizenship and they’d give theirs to those being born there. The benefits there don’t even come close to what Kuwait is offerring but again I want to stress those are Kuwaitis born in Western countries not Foreigners given the Kuwaiti Citizenship.
One thing that sucks is for those who have the American/British/Australian/Western Passport is that if they give it up they will not be able to go back into that country again because they would need a VISA and the embassy wouldn’t grant one since they are technically still a citizen of that country.
So why are you being so weird Kuwait? Why are you treating both situations as the same? And okay since you are why don’t you penalize those in the high class families first? I believe that almost 50% of Kuwaitis were born abroad so why are you hurting those, rather than penalizing the idiots who rob you of your benefits, those who come from different GCC countries change their name get your citizenship, reap your benefits and take a short break go back home and use their main identity to reap more benefits.
I am just hating the double-standard and I kept quiet for a long time but I just can’t stand it anymore the two situations are totally not the same and therefore should not be treated that way.
Just my 2 cents.
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I am a Kuwaiti