PATHETIC: Democrats Cut Military Pensions to Save Welfare for Illegals
But when all but one of the Democrats in the US Senate voted to save welfare for illegals at the expense of military pensions, it became obvious that their priorities are the ones that are extremely out of touch with the rest of America.
This was all part of the Ryan-Murray budget deal that was voted on earlier this week.
Senate Republicans were unable to stop military pension cuts when Senate Democrats blocked a vote on an amendment to prevent the cuts by closing a welfare loophole for illegal immigrants Tuesday evening.
The two-year budget deal brokered by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, would cut military pensions by $6 billion over ten years, leaving some Senate Republicans scrambling to stop the cuts.
In regard to the welfare benefits for illegals, RightWingNews.com added:
In 2011, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that “individuals who are not authorized to work in the United States” and therefore did not have a valid Social Security number were still able to obtain billions in Additional Child Tax Credits by filing returns with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) sponsored an amendment that would save the military pensions by closing the loophole that allows illegal aliens to benefit from taxpayer money.
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) announced that he would cosponsor the amendment, saying, “Removing this unbalanced treatment of our military retirees ought to be one of the key actions we should take before this legislation moves forward. In fact, greater savings than this can be achieved by passing a legislative fix recommended by the Inspector General of the U.S. Treasury that would stop the IRS from improperly providing tax credits to illegal aliens.”
169 Republicans in the House and 12 in the Senate voted to stick it to veterans and keep giving welfare to illegal immigrants. What a disgrace.
I hope Americans are paying attention. It’s time to send these phony conservatives packing in 2014.
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