Thursday, December 19, 2013


Follow-Up #1

Yesterday I posted a short piece examining the mainstream media's attempt to sanitize the political ideology of last week's high school shooter.

Today I ran across this list of "the media's history of convenient speculation and outright lies when it comes to the perpetrators of violence."

I'm not going to repost the whole thing - it is depressingly lengthy - but I will note that it is an excellent compilation illustrating the media's overwhelming bias and its desperate attempts to equate labels such as "conservative," "right wing," and of course "Tea Party" into synonyms for "violent," "despicable," and "psychopath."

Follow-Up #2

I also discussed Chuck Schumer's ridiculous position that we should cut veteran's benefits while preserving congressional pay and perks. It turns out that Chuckles isn't the only lunatic in the asylum known as the U.S. Senate.

The Ryan-Murray budget deal reduced spending by cutting retirement benefits for military retirees. Senator Jeff Sessions (R - Alabama) co-sponsored an amendment to repeal that provision of the deal. Even better, the amendment went on to close a loophole that enables illegal immigrants to bilk Uncle Sam of billions of dollars annually.

You'd think that would be a no-brainer, right?

Wrong again, politics-breath.

Democrats Prioritize Illegal Aliens Over Veterans
Sen. Jeff Sessions says a plan to cut retirement benefits for military retirees should be replaced with one to ensure billions of dollars of tax credits aren’t paid to illegal immigrants each year…

Those cuts [to military retirement benefits] could be avoided, Sessions said, by fixing a loophole that allows people in the country illegally to receive IRS payments through the Additional Child Tax Credit.

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has called on Congress to close the loophole that allows for average payments of about $1,800, even if the recipient has paid no taxes.

Federal law bars illegal immigrants from collecting tax benefits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, that can be claimed by residents with Social Security numbers. However, the child tax credit provision does not require a tax return to include a Social Security number, allowing the ACTC to be claimed by illegal immigrants.

According to a 2011 report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, millions of people without valid Social Security numbers received a total of $4.2 billion in ACTC in 2010 – up from $924 million in 2005. The IRS is expected to issue some $7.4 billion in ACTC payouts this year.
However, Harry Reid utilized an arcane senate rule to prevent amendments to the Ryan-Murray budget deal, effectively killing the Sessions amendment.
Prioritizing illegal aliens over military veterans: that tells you all you need to know about the Democratic Party.
Words cannot express my disgust with people like that.


Old NFO said...

Unbelievable, or maybe not... Those illegals VOTE dem... sigh

CenTexTim said...

They do vote dem ... many times...