Skip to comments.Senate Democrats Block Amendment to Restore Military Pensions [money goes to illegal aliens]
Posted on 01/10/2014 2:02:54 PM PST by Zakeet
Amendment would close loophole that allows tax refunds for illegal aliens
Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a Republican attempt to restore military pensions cut in last months budget deal, denying a vote that would save up to $20 billion by closing a loophole that allows tax refunds to go to illegal aliens.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) called an effort by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) to repeal the military retiree cuts fiddling while Rome burns.
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) filled the amendment tree on Thursday, ending debate and blocking any Republican amendments to a bill to extend unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.
Among them was Ayottes measure, which would repeal cuts to military pensions by ending a loophole in the tax code that allows illegal immigrants to receive the Additional Child Tax Credit. Her attempt to get a vote failed 42-54, with only one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), voting with Republicans.
Its a sad day when a common sense amendment to responsibly pay for legislation that helps struggling Americans, repeals unfair military retirement benefits and reduces the deficit cant even get a vote in the Senate, Ayotte said in a statement.
The amendment would have repealed a provision in the budget deal that hits military retirees with a 1 percent decrease in their annual cost-of-living adjustments (COLA), which could cost servicemembers up to $124,000 in lost retirement pay. Federal civilian retiree pensions were not cut.
The budget agreement also did not exempt disabled military retirees despite early assurances from the House Budget Committee. The cuts will save an estimated $6 billion over 10 years.
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It's simple ... people who sneaked into our country illegally vote for Democrats ... and people who fought valiantly for our country do not!
Kabuki Theatre. Just the Dems giving the Republicans cover. Neither party gives a runny $#*+ about veterans or the military. Anyone who joins the military these days is a masochist.
Dingy Harry and his band of commie ‘RATS looking out for their new voter block! Way to go Dingy! America is so proud!
Paul Ryan is still “dead to me” and ALWAYS will be so since he and his Democratic comrades authored this travesty. Any conservative who supports this weasel is fooling himself.
But,but it was an intervent mistake ryan said and would be corrected later.
He knew and could have cared less, he was a hero in the eyes of the dumb-o-crats and that is all that mattered to this lying, ba** less slimball.
Sadly, Bonehead is assisting the Dims with this. Why don’t all of the establishment Pubbies just come out...as the Dims that they are?
When the gibsmedats and all the other teat suckers on the dole, everyone taking as much as a nickel from Uncle Sugar or not contributing a damned thing to this country get pricked, I'm on board with this...as a last resort.
The disabled veteran is owed much more than this country modestly compensates them for...
Both parties knew what they were doing when their leadership put through the budget deal last month to cut military pensions, the extended unemployment and raise taxes.
Now they are putting on an emotional political show to look good (Democrats on unemployment and Republicans on military
pensions) and divert your attention from what they did in the first place.
The United States, like European nations, has a debt problem and creditors and a credit rating. The piper has to be paid and the big political parties are joining together like the ones in Europe did to cut spending and raise taxes simultaneously like they did in the budget deal
(Murray-Ryan) last month.
Lets keep our eye on the ball and not be diverted by these emotional debates to create wedge issues so we support big party politicians this year.
It didn’t end well, but thoughts of the Bonus Army come to mind.
We have met the enemy.
All of these traitors need “new neck ties.” Some in a brown hemp pattern. Despicable, vile men and women, all.
Make that “something in a brown hemp pattern.
What is the Bonus Army?
“It’s simple ... people who sneaked into our country illegally vote for Democrats ... and people who fought valiantly for our country do not!”.......
And the veteran’s should not and will not. I’m one of them myself. Just imagine the size of that voting block (veteran’s). Perhaps not as large as the illegals in this country but a sizeable number indeed.
Sadly, I have several wives of Veterans as friends who are staunch Dems...they will still vote Democrat no matter what.....especially if Hillary runs....
Dems are hardly Americans, krap Dems are barely human, vile filthy creatures.