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The amendment would have repealed a provision in the budget deal that hits military retirees with a 1 percent decrease in their annual cost-of-living adjustments (COLA), which could cost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.
Senate democrats this time, but they wouldn’t even have had the opportunity to block this if republican Paul Ryan and the Republican controlled House had not voted in the first place to betray our veterans.
All of them despise our military with very few exceptions. We are worse off than the anti-military rhetoric days of the Vietnam era. At least then we had the old conservative democrats and almost all of our politicians had served in one of our big wars.
I was hoping for something a little more effective....
So we extend “unemployment benefits” for slugs on their ass at home but no bump for vets who consistently laid it on the line...
Virginia voters: remember who the dim libtard senators are in our state and make them pay in the next election...
At least we don't have to sign up for Obamacare.
Not yet, anyways.
Vets aren't going to burn down their neighborhoods when their benefits get cut off.
Hence the screw job....
You’ll wish you had Obamacare before this is all over, I imagine.
I know it can be hard to tell these days but you do realize that's satire, right?
As in BOHICA!
Can kicking Ryan!
Why did it become Ayotte’s amendment?
I thought this was Jeff Session’s idea. I saw a picture of the press conference and it was all RINOs. Ayotte, Wicker and some others.
You are being to kind to a liar that got caught. What is the most insulting is that he knew before hand and did nothing to correct and then acted like it was no big deal.
Now what is this liar going to do to correct it or as usual just hope that it goes away.
Well at least the dumb-o-crats think he did good job. These same dumb-o-crats who gave us obamacare without reading the bill and still think it’s great.
Such a great crowd to hang around with, they deserve each other. When they stab him in the back, and they will, don’t start crying about being lied to as you did to the vets.
Please, please tell me this is satire...that looks like the traitor bradley...er...chelsea manning in the photo.
Well - people keep voting for it.
If I were a liberal Democrat in 2014, I’d be laughing and peeing in everyone’s face too.
Something like that is going to be required to wrest control back from the Marxists and their GOPe collaborators.
Ok, it’s satire.
C’mon FFFReepers! Let’s respond by not attacking the Demwits!
Hairy Carey is being committed. Now off with his head!
(Yes, I know that Hairy Carey is not how to spell Harry Caray, but it's also not how to spell hara-kiri)
Dems are just begging for a project valkyrie moment eventually
More reality as satire as reality.
Miserable old Marxist fossils, every one of them.
The GOP is dead as well to me. They will never get a red cent from this house again until they start booting clowns out.
My sentiments too. We have some serious traitors in the curremt administration.