Boehner’s Funding Bill Won’t Stop Obama’s Social Security Giveaway

Neil Munro White House Correspondent
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The funding bill drafted by the GOP leadership allows President Barack Obama’s illegals to enroll in the Social Security program.

The endorsement is found on page 202 of the 1,603-page bill, where GOP and Democratic leaders approved a modest change to Social Security rules that would deny payments to people already convicted of Social Security fraud.

But the section doesn’t bar the administration from granting new Social Security numbers to the 5 million illegals that can apply for Obama’s unilateral amnesty.

“It’s a sin of omission,” said a Hill aide. “By failing to make clear illegal aliens cannot get social security cards, it assumes the amnesty will go forward and they will get Social Security cards.”

Obama’s deputies say his unpopular plan will allow the 5 million to enroll in Medicaid and Social Security.

Letting the poor migrants use Social Security and Medicare will cost American taxpayers roughly $1 trillion over the next 50 years, according a Heritage Foundation report.

The overall amnesty is expected to increase the supply of legal labor and suppress wages for blue-collar and white-collar professionals.

A group of GOP legislators are pushing an amendment that would block spending on the amnesty. But their amendment is being opposed by top GOP leaders, including Rep. Pete Sessions, the chairman of the rules committee, who recently called for a GOP-drafted amnesty bill.

The Social Security section in the omnibus also shows the weakness of the GOP leadership’s token efforts to fight the Obama administration’s immigration activities, the aide said.

The leadership has agreed to a token vote that would prevent the Department of Homeland Security from spending tax-receipts on an amnesty after February.

But that vote can’t stop the DHS from using fees paid by immigrants to fund the amnesty after February.

The amendment also fails to stop other agencies from helping Obama implement the unpopular amnesty, the aide said.

“The major point is that executive amnesty is not limited to DHS, despite what proponents of this two-bill strategy suggest,” the aide said. “The House is about to pass [an omnibus] bill through Sept. 30th [2015] that assumes the amnesty goes forward.”

The Social Security endorsement is found in Section 518 of the omnibus bill.

“None of the funds appropriated in this Act shall be expended or obligated by the Commissioner of Social Security, for purposes of administering Social Security benefit payments under title II of the Social Security Act, to process any claim for credit for a quarter of coverage based on work performed under a social security account number that is not the claimant’s number and the performance of such work under such number has formed the basis for a conviction of the claimant of a violation of section 208[a][6] or [7] of the Social Security Act,” the section says.

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