Lots of people believe that Social Security isn’t even going to last for many of the American citizens who have paid into it. And yet Kirsten Gillibrand wants to expand it for illegal immigrants?
The Washington Examiner reports:
Gillibrand: Give Social Security to illegal immigrants
Democratic presidential candidate Kirstin Gillibrand wants to expand Social Security to people living in the United States illegally.
“First, we need comprehensive immigration reform,” the 2020 hopeful and New York senator said during a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa. “If you are in this country now you must have the right to pay into Social Security, to pay your taxes, to pay into the local school system and to have a pathway to citizenship. That must happen.”
Gillibrand’s comments are striking given her past as an immigration hawk. In 2009, the New York senator voted to increase funding for ICE and once said she believed English should be the official language of the United States.
Under current U.S. law, only legal immigrants are entitled to Social Security benefits after paying into the program for the requisite amount of time.
According to a 2010 analysis by the Social Security Administration’s Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, the program’s trust fund is expected to be exhausted by 2037. Social Security either has or is expected to soon begin paying out more in benefits than it earns in revenues.
Here’s the video:
While campaigning for President in Iowa, @gillibrandny said she wants to expand social security to cover illegal immigrants.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 20, 2019
Like the rest of the Democrats, she’s also obsessed with climate change.
The Des Moines Register reports:
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand links flooding to climate change, ‘the greatest threat to humanity’
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said climate change is “truly the greatest threat to humanity that exists” and said flooding in Iowa showed the urgency policy leaders must take on this issue.
The New York Democrat offered condolences to Iowans suffering from flooding throughout the state at her Des Moines town hall Wednesday and recalled her own experiences in upstate New York seeing the effects of Hurricanes Sandy and Irene on families and agriculture.
“I know what’s happening to your farms across your state, I know you’ve lost loved ones, and it is crippling,” she said to a crowd at the River Center in Des Moines. “But it’s one of the reasons why we deeply need to take on global climate change.”
She’s trying so hard to play to the far left base of the party.