Democrats Vote to Cut Veterans’ Pensions to Pay for Illegal Immigrants
Democrats continue to fight for the rights of illegal immigrants, but what about the promises this country made to our nation’s heroes?
On Dec. 17, Senate Democrats blocked an amendment to the new budget bill that would allow veterans to receive the pensions they were promised.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has led the unsuccessful fight against veterans’ pension cuts and utilized a last-minute tactic yesterday, which failed to reverse the $6 billion that will be cut over the next 10 years.
Sessions argued that instead of cutting soldiers’ pensions, the federal government should curb $4.2 billion in credit from the Internal Revenue Service that illegal immigrants are “entitled to.”
Senate Republicans said it’s ludicrous that veterans are forced to pay for illegal immigrants’ spending. It’s not correct, and it should not happen,” Sessions said yesterday during the Senate’s debate.
“By blocking my amendment, they voted to cut pensions for wounded warriors,” he said later.
“Senators in this chamber have many valid ideas for replacing these pension cuts, including my proposal to close the tax welfare loophole for illegal filers, and all deserved a fair and open hearing. But they were denied.”
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