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Old 01-11-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington

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Amendment would close loophole that allows tax refunds for illegal aliens

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a Republican attempt to restore military pensions cut in last month’s budget deal, denying a vote that would save up to $20 billion by closing a loophole that allows tax refunds to go to illegal aliens.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) called an effort by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) to repeal the military retiree cuts “fiddling while Rome burns.”

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) “filled the amendment tree” on Thursday, ending debate and blocking any Republican amendments to a bill to extend unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.
They'll get away with this until next January when things will get turned around. Read the entire article @ Senate Democrats Block Amendment to Restore Military Pensions | Washington Free Beacon
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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A bit of a interesting article. One would wonder, how the benefits were cut in the first place? They were cut by a bi-partisan amendment:

'A Promise Broken': Budget Deal Hits Military Retirees' Pensions * | Fox Business
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