From the Washington Times:
The Senate voted yesterday to allow illegal aliens to collect Social Security benefits based on past illegal employment — even if the job was obtained through forged or stolen documents.
So we’re now going to reward those who break the law FOR breaking the law? And we’re not just talking about illegally being present in this country… we’re talking about thieves who, in some cases, have stolen the identities of innocent, LEGAL, citizens to commit fraud on our systems. Unbelievable.
“We all know that millions of undocumented immigrants pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for years and sometimes decades while they work to contribute to our economy,” said Sen. John McCain, Arizona
Shut up, McCain. First of all, if you can’t even bring yourself to call them what they are - ILLEGAL ALIENS - then you have no credibility to even continue the sentence.
“The Ensign amendment would undermine the work of these people by preventing lawfully present immigrant workers from claiming Social Security benefits that they earned before they were authorized to work in our community,” he said. “If this amendment were enacted, the nest egg that these immigrants have worked hard for would be taken from them and their families.”
“Lawfully present immigrant workers”??? Stop being a pandering moron. We’re talking about illegal aliens. Those who thought so little of our rule of law, that they chose to simply ignore it.
What’s next, a McCain bill to propose a pension for career bank robbers? A gold watch for those who haven’t committed a murder in, oh, say 10 years? How about a new car for those who’ve wrecked their own in drunk-driving accidents? Afterall, they made their car payments on time, and despite the criminal act, should be entitled to a car, right?
“It makes no sense to reward millions of illegal immigrants for criminal behavior while our Social Security system is already in crisis,” said Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican. “Why in the world would we endorse this criminal activity with federal benefits? The Senate missed a big opportunity to improve this bill, and I doubt American seniors will be pleased with the result.”
At least someone in Washington is in touch with reality.
“Instead of protecting the retirement security of Americans who are earning an honest living and abiding by the laws of our country, Debbie Stabenow sided with people who are here illegally and abuse our Social Security system,” Oakland County, Mich., Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a press release. “Allowing illegal immigrants to use their illegal work history as credit towards receiving Social Security benefits shows that Debbie Stabenow has forgotten who she is supposed to be working for in the U.S. Senate.”
No, she knows full well who she’s working for… just like John McCain…. and it ain’t us.
Remember that this November!