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.
But Harry Reid and Senate Democrats — who passed a massive amnesty bill last June — refused to take a dime away from the illegal invaders they want to turn into Democrat voters — and screwed our disabled military veterans in the process.
Sessions’ motion failed on a 46 – 54 party line vote, with the vulnerable North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan changing sides at the last moment to vote with the Republicans (don’t be fooled by this, Tar Heel voters).
“Reid’s majority just voted to keep pension cut for vets instead of cutting welfare payments to illegal aliens,” a Sessions aide emailed.
How is this not treason?
Here is a video detailing the disgraceful $4.2 billion PER YEAR theft of taxpayer dollars by illegal aliens. Remember who voted to keep it in place when you go to the polls next November…