Skip to comments.Senate Democrats Choose Illegal Aliens Over Disabled Vets in Key Budget Vote
Posted on 12/18/2013 10:33:25 AM PST by montag813
Above: Illegal aliens made out like banditos thanks to Harry Reid and Senate Democrats. Disabled vets? Not so much.
They actually did it. They are on the record.
Senate Democrats, led by their filibuster-slaying dictator Harry Reid, actually put the interests of illegal aliens above those of our disabled military veterans.
Let that sink in for a moment. Now the details:
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.
Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, joined by several others in his party, tried to stop the cuts by introducing an amendment to prevent them by closing a welfare loophole for illegal aliens last night.
The amendment to restore the disabled veterans cuts targeted a child tax credit loophole that illegal aliens have used to unlawfully obtain welfare benefits.
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 (ITIN).
Specifically the IRS watchdog found that illegal aliens received $4.2 billion refundable credits in Processing Year 2010.
So Tuesday evening, Sessions attempted to force Majority Leader Harry Reid allow amendments the budget agreement.
Sessions hoped to attach his amendment to the deal which would have closed the loophole by requiring a Social Security number to claim the refundable portion of the child tax credit and restore military retirement benefits.
Sessions' amendment would have easily covered the cost of the $6 billion slash to vets' benefits over 10 years, as it would take at least $4 billion per year away from illegal aliens who don't deserve it -- and who in many cases are fraudulently claiming benefits for children who don't even exist. For example, in 2010, 2,507 tax refunds were sent to a single address in California, for a total of $10.4 million. Outright theft by illegal aliens.
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Our grandparents would already be on the Capitol steps and at the White House & Supreme Court buildings with pitchforks, torches, tar & feathers, rope and certain other “sporting goods” that I’ll leave to your imagination...
They (democrats) need tbe votes next election.
Illegal aliens vote democrat with their hands out; vets, as often as not, vote Republican.
Patriotism, of course, is dead in the democratic party and has nothing to do with the issue.
More proof as if it’s needed that SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS despise this country and favor illegals, terrorists and commies over middle class americans.
For every vote cast by a disabled vet, the donks can get at least 10 votes cast by illegals.
From now on, this is what the Funeral Detail Officer will say when presenting the folded flag to a widow or mother of a deceased American Veteran.
“On behalf of the head of the Democrat Party, and with the thanks of illegal aliens, I present you with these colors of Democratland.”
How much more will we take and how much longer will we take it?
How did House Republicans vote on this?
didn’t a majority of the House Republicans vote for this too?
Vets have already given to their country; Illegals still have votes to collect.
And, let’s face it, no one gives a rat’s *ss about justice anymore.
Nothing new here See the same preference every day in my circles in Texas at HEB, Costco, tj maxx, at high school on kids exam data forms/ scholarship and university entrance criteria
The democrats, and the RNC, want mexican style socialism in the US. To them, there can only be two classes: the serfs, and the ruling class. The US is too far down the road to socialism to be saved without an open fight. The only thing left is armed rebellion. Uphold and defend the constitution, or lose EVERYTHING you hold dear.
Yes, I think so.
It seems a bit disingenuous to blame senate democRATs only when the republicans in both the house and the senate voted for it also. Without the republican vote it doesn’t pass.
Democrats couldn’t care less about American vets who tend to vote for republicans. They’ll do whatever it takes to retain and consolidate their power. Amnesty, vote fraud and keeping people on welfare is all part of their plans to rule the new communist states of America.
And this surprises me why? Hey I just thought of a unique business opportunity that would make millions; selling spines to politicians. The People would probably donate to make it happen.
> Senate Democrats, led by their filibuster-slaying dictator Harry Reid, actually put the interests of illegal aliens above those of our disabled military veterans.
Dear current soldiers enlisted and on active duty service members (and U. S. Secret servicemen for that matter):
Congress and the POTUS places illegal aliens who do nothing for this country but take, above you. The POTUS has decided to remove the strong in your ranks and replace them with effiminate / LGBT commanders. He has deemed you worthless and doesn’t care one iota whether you have a place to live or need rehabilitation after you blow an arm or leg off in service of your country. Consider wisely if he asks you to turn your weapons on us.
A patriot not a NWO citizen
Eh, the republicans VP Candidate came up with this. It’s republican.
Hello ! Republican house created it
See post 11, thank you.
Rush Limbaugh said a while ago, and correctly, that, if illegal aliens were Republicans, there would be hourly flights full of deportees heading to Mexico.
Senate Democrats AND TWELVE REPUBLICANS !!!
Say it loud and say it often.
Be interesting to hear the dem’s like Harry Reid tell vets how illegal immigration,will help their pensions.Team Obama continues to roll out V.I.P. illegal alien red carpet.. How stupid can the dem’s be by giving away free money fraudulently obtained viva tax fruad to illegal aliens and tell us all about America’s values and why we should welcome illegals and how wonderful illegal immigration is, how we all will see our wages increase, lives improved..Sounds like something a cult would say !! Follow us right off the cliff..
I think Kay Hagan may have voted with the Republicans.
No. The defeat of this amendment came on a party-line vote, except for Kay Hagan, a last-minute switch, who was permitted to vote no.
This is a different country today. One that [apparently] not enough people care about.
That, in itself, essentially encapsulates why 12 Republican senators joined all 55 Democrats to help move forward a bill that does almost nothing that Democrats or Republicans want no tax reform, no entitlement reform, no extended unemployment benefits.
Republicans joining Democrats to invoke cloture include Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Susan Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Rob Portman (Ohio).
The original bill was of course co-authored by Paul Ryan and contained the cut in funding. This bill was then allowed cloture in the Senate and would not have received cloture, and a final vote, without the crossover votes of twelve Republicans.
The GOP-E is as complicit in this travesty as the Democrats. It takes two to tango — or in this case, one Uniparty.
The conservative wing of the party has maintained its intellectual consistency and honesty and is therefore entitled to complain. No one else in the Republican Party is.
Is this supposed to surprise anyone?
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