Dems Grant Illegals Social Security

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. -Washington Times-

The vote was on the Ensign Amendment of the Immigration Reform Act. It was designed to prevent illegal aliens from receiving social security benefits. The amendment was defeated by the vote margin
50-49 with 45 democrats voting to kill it. In other words, Democrats want Middle America, not only to fit the bill of mass illegal immigration, but they want us to allow criminals to benefit from their criminality at the expense of the honest American and lawful immigrant. And Here’s a bit of backward logic from Vermont Democrat, Patrick Leahy who voted against the amendment. "We should not steal their funds or empty their Social Security accounts. That is not fair. It does not reward their hard work or their financial contributions. It violates the trust that underlies the Social Security Trust Fund."

Leahy said it violated the “trust” that underlies social security but the “trust” is that American Citizens have money for retirement, not illegals. If I were a Democrat I would wonder why it is my party opposes fixing Social Security while voting to allow illegal aliens to receive my benefits. Why are they putting at risk the retirement savings of Americans and spitting in the faces of those immigrants who have gone through the painstaking process of legal citizenship?