Illegal Aliens Benefit From Stimulus Bill, But VETERANS Get The Shaft!

More Stimulus Follies – Illegal Aliens Cash In while Veterans Get the Shaft

Guest Column  |  By Pamela Meister  |  February 1, 2009

During the 1700s and 1800s, immigrants who wanted to come to America were lured by the prospect of streets that were “lined with gold.” Well the streets may not have been lined with gold, but for those who had the will and desire to work hard, the possibilities for success were potentially endless.

The streets still are not lined with gold – but if Washington liberals get their way, the pockets of illegal aliens could be lined with taxpayer dollars. Part of the economic stimulus bill that was just passed by the House (except for House Republicans and 11 Democrats who voted against it), includes “tax credits” of $500 per person and $1,000 per couple. (Note: if the recipients pay no taxes, it’s not a credit, it’s a handout.)

Apparently the wording specifically disqualifies “nonresident aliens” – Washington-speak for illegals – people with no Social Security numbers could still get the cashola:

Undocumented immigrants [liberal reporter-speak for illegals] who are not eligible for a Social Security number can file tax returns with an alternative number. A House-passed version of the economic recovery bill and one making its way through the Senate would allow anyone with such a number, called an individual taxpayer identification number, to qualify for the tax credits.

In other words, it doesn’t disqualify illegal aliens. Awesome. Why bother having borders anymore? We are no longer “fellow Americans,” we are “fellow citizens.” Brings to mind the French Revolution…we all know how that turned out.

Meanwhile, in the same bill – which, let’s be clear (to use a stock phrase from our Glorious Leader), isn’t a stimulus bill but just an excuse to broaden the influence of government – five pro-veteran amendments were shot down in committee.

They included veteran work force training, small business loans to veterans, increased vocational training for veterans and job training for homeless female veterans and homeless veterans with children. One of the amendments didn’t even cost anything – it simply stipulated that any roads or bridges paid for with “stimulus money” would be named for a U.S. armed forces member killed in action.

So while illegal aliens can have a shot at what has turned from the American Dream into the Great American Handout, amendments that would have actually helped boost employment and help veterans at the same time were shot down.

How often to we hear liberals crying that they support the troops, even when they don’t support the mission? How about the children? “It’s for the children” is a phrase that we often hear when the government is about to blithely spend more of our money – the S-CHIP program is a prime example. So why say no to veterans with children? Add the fact that this will help some homeless veterans, the homeless being another favorite liberal special interest group, and it should have been an instant winner.

To be perfectly frank, the entire stimulus bill stinks to high heaven. It passed easily through the House and will undoubtedly pass through the Senate. But as long as we’re spending the money, it would have been nice if those who had served our nation would benefit instead of those who sponge off our nation.

Is this a pay-off for LaRaza for supporting President Obama?  The Gamaliel Foundation?  Smells like “payoff” money….


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  1. So since I havent worked in a few years because of PTSD along with 3 herniated discs, fractured vertebra, High blood pressure since the day of my accident where I picked up the symptoms of PTSD slowly but surely. It started out with me not being able to sleep, then anxiety, then depression, for the rest of the symptoms came over time and I was at a point that I was avoiding my family. So now you claim that I am a bum getting a handout. I have been both on top of the world “filling the government coffers that leak like a sive” and as low as being a homeless veteran still waiting for them to give me another handout for a housing grant. People that don’t work are not usually people that are lazy, they have problems like mine and others with problems worse and some not as bad. I agree there are some lazy people out there but most of the people would work if they were able to get a decent wage with benifits.

  2. If you are a veteran: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

    I feel that illegals should NOT benefit from the stimulus package. If ANYONE deserves assistance in funding, finding work, grants for homes, etc. it is OUR VETERANS that have served this country of ours with honor and spirit.

    Another problem I have is illegals taking jobs away from Americans that are capable and willing to work.

    My blog actually DEFENDS our Veterans and their needs.

  3. Thank you for this post. I am sick of the government not doing it’s job right. I am tired of them caring more about special interest groups like la raza instead of our veterans.

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