Friday, May 19, 2006

McCain: With Amnesty You Get Social Security

By way of The Washington Times comes this latest piece of McCain treachery.

The Senate voted yesterday to allow illegal aliens to collect Social Security benefits based on past illegal employment even if the job was obtained through forged or stolen documents.
"There was a felony they were committing, and now they can't be prosecuted. That sounds like amnesty to me," said Sen. John Ensign, the Nevada Republican who offered the amendment yesterday to strip out those provisions of the immigration reform bill. "It just boggles the mind how people could be against this amendment." The Ensign amendment was defeated on a 50-49 vote. What follows is the twisted logic of why John McCain would drive us deeper into debt, so he can make sure that after the amnesty these lawbreakers can get social security dollars to send back to Mexico, the only country they truly care about.

"We all know that millions of undocumented immigrants pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for years and sometimes decades while they work to contribute to our economy," said John McCain, Arizona Republican.
"The Ensign amendment would undermine the work of these people by preventing lawfully present immigrant workers from claiming Social Security benefits that they earned before they were authorized to work in our community," he said. "If this amendment were enacted, the nest egg that these immigrants have worked hard for would be taken from them and their families."

I love the way he weaves the word "lawfully" into his statement. Since these illegals were unlawfully working in the first place, they have no entitlements for that time. How can you earn benefits if you're not authorized to work? They were not covered, they knew they were not covered and they were certainly not thinking this was a nest egg. Thay have no social security accounts because they have no social security numbers. John McCain, like the liberals he loves, is willing to give the farm to those who have been stealing the cows. McCain you are a liar and a charlatan, your own words betray you.

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