In being pro-illegal, Democrats are anti-American.
They’re unfair to immigrants who come here legally – to American workers who they crowd out of jobs, and who have their wages dragged down. They’re unfair to taxpayers who have to pick up the tab to subsidize illegal immigration and its consequences. Democrats can’t pretend to be both the party of the poor and working class, while also supporting policies that allow the rich to exploit cheap labor at the expense of the poor and working class.
A study in 2013 from the Heritage Foundation put a dollar figure on the cost of illegal immigration. They found that the average unlawful immigrant household received around $24,721 in government benefits and services while paying some $10,334 in taxes. This implies a cost of $14,387 per household. This cost had to be borne by U.S. taxpayers. Policies like amnesty, which Hillary’s VP Tim Kaine promises within 100 days of their Presidency, would provide unlawful households with access to over 80 means-tested welfare programs, Obamacare, Social Security, and Medicare. Under amnesty, the cost of illegal immigration would explode – and likely incentivize even more illegal immigration.
So if the government is going to be spending money related to illegal immigration, you’d think they’d be spending money fighting it. But don’t forget whose in the White House, after all.
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.”
So if our veterans presented themselves as illegal immigrants, would the government then bother to take care of them? Just some food for thought…