There's only one rational answer: They're insane.
I watched the debates on C-Span this afternoon, concerning one of the amendments proposed to the
The purpose of the amendment is quite simple and straight forward:
To reduce document fraud, prevent identity theft, and preserve the integrity of the Social Security system, by ensuring that persons who receive an adjustment of status under this bill are not able to receive Social Security benefits as a result of unlawful activity.In other words, IF an illegal alien has been working and part of their pay went into Social Security because they'd ripped off someone's Social Security number (which, by the way, is a felony), IF they become "regularized" they can't, then, go back and then make a claim and be rewarded for their illegal actions.
When an illegal alien becomes "regularized" (the Senators debating used that word a lot) and start paying into Social Security under their own identity, fine and dandy. No problem. That's when their Social Security record starts.
Makes sense, doesn't it?
Aside from identity theft being illegal, it may have caused or will cause a problem for the U.S. citizen who . . .
- Has been a stay-at-home mom since 2000 who got a bill from IRS for back taxes on $1 million on earned income in 2004, when 218 illegals used counterfeit Social Security cards with her number on it.
- Applies for Unemployment Compensation and is told they're not eligible because based on their Social Security number, they're still working . . . in lotsa different places.
- Gets turned down for a job because based on their Social Security number, they're already working for the company.
- Has their own, actual, official and real Social Security records deleted by the SSA because so many illegals have used that number, there's no way to sort anything out. So, the file is wiped clean, and now it's up to the U.S. citizen to come up with W-2s going back umpteen years IF they want to file a claim and expect an eligibility determination.
By a 50 - 49 vote, our glorious United States Senate sided with the illegal aliens.
Labels: Social Security