The idea that those who have entered our country illegally are entitled to benefits is utterly lubricious. Who rewards people for committing crimes? Crime is supposed to be punished, not rewarded. In other words, feed these criminals as long as it takes to deport them back to wherever they came.
At a time when there are efforts to get our national finances under control, finances that caused the national debt to double under the Obama regime, it would be a disgrace to consider cutting benefits to Americans while offering them to illegal aliens. If cuts are necessary, you begin with those who should not have received them in the first place.
Consistent with this principle, President Trump’s budget calls for tax credits to illegals to be eliminated. Since they should never have gotten those benefits in the first place, this move makes excellent sense.
Referring to the president’s 2018 budget proposal, “The $4.1 trillion budget would restrict eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit to taxpayers ‘who are authorized to work in the U.S.,’ MarketWatch reported.”
“’How do I go to somebody who pays their taxes, and say, “Look, I want you to give this earned income tax credit to somebody who’s working here illegally”? That’s not defensible,’ [White House Budget Director Mick] Mulvaney told reporters Monday. ‘And it’s a reasonable accommodation to simply ask them for Social Security numbers.'”
“The administration did not specify how the tighter eligibility rules would be enforced, other than to say the benefits would be limited to people who are authorized to work in the country, the Washington Examiner reported.”
You get what you subsidize, and when a nation offers lavish benefits to illegal aliens, it’s in effect inviting them to come to the country. This seems to have been the liberals’ idea all along, and it’s time it come to an end.
There is no excuse for giving American’s money away to those who will not enter the nation and gain permission to work here as provided by law. Or course the left wouldn’t cut American’s benefits to give them to the illegals. They would just increase the deficit to give money to everyone in their perpetual vote-buying scheme.
The laws of economics will see to it that their fiscally irresponsible programs will not last forever. It’s much better to fix the problems ourselves by measures such as removing illegals from the welfare rolls than to wait for the hammer of economic law to fall on the nation.
Source: Daily Caller