By Brian Anderson, November 25, 2014.
When Obama “legalized” 5 million undocumented immigrants with the stroke of his pen last week, he promised these newly amnestied individuals would not be eligible for ObamaCare subsidies. In a rare and shocking occurrence the President was technically telling the truth. However, these legal illegal aliens will qualify for Medicaid, which is actually better because it is way more free.
The Washington Post reports that Medicaid is but one of the many taxpayer-funded subsidies illegal aliens can now exploit:
Under President Obama’s new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official confirmed.
In last Thursday’s amnesty speech, Obama negotiated this deal with the illegal aliens without getting anything in return:
“We’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve with been in America more than five years. If you have children who are American citizens or residents. If you register, pass a criminal background check and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes, you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation,” said Obama in opposition to the rule of law he claims to be so fond of.
What Obama doesn’t mention is that most amnestied illegal aliens will not be paying any income tax because they don’t make enough money. Not only does this open them up to billions in government freebies, it means they will be getting huge tax refund checks.
The way this works is:
Current federal law holds that people who pay those taxes and are deemed “lawfully present” in the United States can collect benefits under those programs when they become eligible. They may also receive survivors and disability benefits.
“If they pay in, they can draw,” said White House spokesman Shawn Turner in an e-mail to The WaPo.
But the only way they really have to “pay in” is to have a couple of bucks extracted from a paycheck for FICA taxes. After that, they are in the system and free to exploit its bounty.
All these illegals have to do is get one of Hermano Obama’s work permits, collect a big tax refund, and then hold a job for a week or two. With as little as one measly paycheck a full compliment of “social safety net” handouts will be available to them.
Contrary to Obama’s claim that amnesty will be a boon for the economy, his executive order just created 5 million or so money sponges. These illegal aliens with no fear of deportation will suck up billions of dollars every year while contributing very little.
The Washington Post is quick to point out that the illegals will not be eligible for student financial aid, food stamps and housing subsidies, but I disagree. At the state level many illegal aliens already qualify for these giveaways and I’m almost certain that the liberals are working hard to make this a reality at the federal level as well.
Obama told us that these immigrants broke the law, coming to this country illegally, because they were looking for a better life. It don’t get much better than living for free off of the hard work of others. Isn’t it strange how the few times Obama is telling the truth it is actually much worse than when he’s lying?