This lays bare how Democrats think. Veterans have been cast aside in favor of illegal immigrants. How this could possibly sit with the American public, any of it, is beyond me. This is a glaring example of where Democrat priorities lie - not in what's right, but in what's right for them in vote buying. Disgraceful.
A final effort by Senate Republicans to halt cuts to pensions of military retirees failed late Tuesday, after Democrats blocked an amendment to the controversial budget bill.The two-year budget agreement, which cleared a key test vote earlier in the day, was expected to get a final vote no later than Wednesday.Ahead of the final vote, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., tried unsuccessfully to use a parliamentary tactic to force a vote on the amendment, which he wrote to undo the cuts for military retirees.A provision in the already House-passed bill would cut retirement benefits for military retirees by $6 billion over 10 years.Sessions wanted to instead eliminate an estimated $4.2 billion in annual spending by reining in an IRS credit that illegal immigrants have claimed.He and fellow senators argued the bill unfairly sticks veterans and other military retirees with the cost of new spending.
Spending cuts have to happen, and they have to come from somewhere. But come on, does this seem right to anyone?