Social Security for Illegal Alliens
I could hardly believe what I was reading when I reviewed the piece below.
How stupid can our politicians get (please don't answer, that was a rhetorical question)?
If, like me, you are sick and tired of Washington taking our money and
squandering it on dumb programs like this one, stand up and be counted.
Write & call your elected representatives and OBJECT!
Contact all your friends and suggest they join in.
This CONSERVATIVE ALERT ISSUE:
As Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) puts it,
"Dark clouds are gathering over our already dangerously fragile Social
In December, the press reported on a looming deal between the United States
and the government of Mexico which would make hundreds of thousands of
Mexican citizens eligible for U.S. Social Security benefits. The centerpiece
of the agreement would be a so-called
"totalization," which would mean that even if a Mexican citizen did not work
in the United States long enough to qualify for Social Security, the number
of years worked in Mexico would be added to bring up the total and thus make
the Mexican worker eligible for cash transfers from the United States.
Worse still, thousands of foreigners who would qualify for U.S. Social
Security benefits actually came to the United States and worked here
illegally. Under "totalization," a foreigner who came to the United States
illegally could work fewer than the required number of years,
return to Mexico for the rest of his working years, and collect full U.S.
Social Security benefits while living in Mexico. That is an insult to the
millions of Americans who pay their entire working lives into the system and
now face the possibility that there may be nothing left
when it is their turn to retire.
"The proposed agreement is nothing more than a financial reward to those who
have willingly and knowingly violated our own immigration laws," says Rep.
Paul. "Talk about an incentive for illegal immigration! How many more would
break the law to come to this country if promised U.S. government paychecks
for life? Is creating a global welfare state on the
back of the American taxpayer a good idea? The program also establishes a
very disturbing precedent of U.S. foreign aid to individual citizens rather
than to states."
Estimates of what this deal with the Mexican government would cost top one
billion dollars per year. As the system braces for Social Security for Illegal Alliens and a steep increase in those
who will be drawing from the Social Security trust fund, it makes no sense
to expand it into a global welfare system. Social
Security was designed to provide support for retired American citizens who
worked in the United States. We should be shoring up the system for those
Americans who have paid in for decades, not expanding it to cover foreigners who have not.
Supporters of the Social Security to Mexico deal may attempt to downplay the
effect the agreement would have on the system, but actions speak louder than
words: According to several press reports, the State Department and the
Social Security Administration are already negotiating to build a new
building in Mexico City to handle the expected rush of applicants for this new program!
ACTION ITEM: Social Security should be limited to United States citizens and
nationals who have paid into the system. It should not be a global giveaway.
In the 107th Congress, Rep. Paul introduced the "Social Security
Preservation Act" (H.R. 219), which would ensure that all money in the
Social Security trust fund is spent solely on Social Security.
As Congress continues to demonstrate an inability to control spending that
threatens the Social Security trust fund, the need for this legislation has
never been greater. So, Rep. Paul intends to re-introduce this legislation in the new 108th Congress.
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