Skip to comments.BETRAYAL: Senate Spending ‘Deal’ Stiffs Wounded Veterans, Rewards Illegal Aliens
Posted on 01/15/2014 12:01:43 PM PST by montag813
The budget "deal" is a raw deal for our wounded veterans, thanks to Sen. Harry Reid & Co.
But illegal invaders claiming fraudulent tax credits have nothing to worry about.
America's bravest were betrayed yet again today, while illegal aliens got to keep their ill-gotten loot. Just another day in Harry Reid's circus of shame.
Millions of men and women who put their lives on the line for this country are going to see reductions in their pensions, while illegal aliens still have access to a tax credit loophole, in the Budget "fix" announced by the Senate today.
That's right, despite a promise to "fix" those cuts to those veteran pensions, the "deal" would still leave 90 percent of those cuts in place, according Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).
Sessions, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee said the deal fails to restore pension payments for millions of active duty and retired military personnel and leaves more than 90 percent of the original reductions in place, Sessions said. For a currently-serving officer nearing retirement, this cut could exceed $120,000 in pension payments, reducing the cost of living adjustments by more than 60 percent.
Lawmakers, including Sessions, have been pushing to restore all military benefits through cuts to other places in the budget. One idea is to close whats known as the tax credit loophole for illegal immigrants.
There are better ways for us to save these funds, such as closing the tax credit loophole for illegal immigrants, Sessions said. Unfortunately, Leader Reid and his conference blocked my effort to implement this fix during the budget debate in December.
Reid also has blocked a separate effort by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to kill the illegal alien tax fraud as part of the unemployment extension negotiations.
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It cuts the growth in the pension COLA only for the wounded ones?
None of this would be possible if not for Paul Ryan.
This is going to continue until we put a stop to it.
They are not going to stop themselves.
That would be Paul Ryan (R) Wisconsin.
He is the perfect example of a liar. Was it an inadvertent mistake, as he said, or an on purpose mistake, which he still will not admit? No creditability left for him in whatever he says or does. But then again he still has a very, very, very long way to go to even come close the pro mac daddy.
Vets tend to vote Republican.
Illegals tend to vote Democrat.
That’s pretty much the situation, and the explanation.
The whole federal government has betrayed America.