(Tea Party PAC) – We have officially reached all-new heights of insanity over here in New York. It’s one thing to pass disgusting legislation that makes sense under the Dem’s deluded worldview, it’s quite another to pass laws that make no sense in any way, shape, or form.
That’s exactly what New York’s Democrat-dominated legislature did when they killed a proposal for tuition assistance for children of veterans killed in battle and instead—you won’t believe this—approved a bill to give illegal immigrants free tuition to SUNY schools
That’s right, folks. If your mom or dad gives the ultimate sacrifice in service of their own country, we sure appreciate it, but tough luck. We’ve got to save unearned spots in our liberal indoctrination centers for all these border jumpers!
“Democrats just rejected tuition assistance for Gold Star families but approved it for illegal immigrants,” mourned the Republican Party of New York. “Would these Democrats dare to look into the eyes of the children of fallen servicemen and women and say they matter less than those here illegally?”
Democrats just rejected tuition assistance for Gold Star families but approved it for illegal immigrants. Would these Democrats dare to look into the eyes of the children of fallen servicemen and women and say they matter less than those here illegally? https://t.co/813LozC9hJ
— New York GOP (@NewYorkGOP) April 11, 2019
“The Assembly’s Higher Education Committee voted 15 to 11 to hold the bipartisan bill, effectively ending its chances of making it to a floor vote this session,” Syracuse.com reported.
It might not have been such a horrendous move were it not for the fact that the same legislature made room for $27 million in tuition freebies for illegals when they passed the state budget just a week prior to shooting down the bill providing free tuition for Gold Star families.
Even the numbers don’t make sense as spend-happy New York barely keeps its fiscal head above water. The number of children of fallen service members in New York is incredibly minor compared to the amount of illegals who wind up in the state to take advantage of welfare programs and entry-level jobs in the current construction boom.
“It’s disgraceful,” Republican Assemblyman Gary Finch. “Soldiers who lay down their lives and make the ultimate sacrifice represent the best of us. The children they love so dearly deserve access to the opportunity and promise that is the hallmark of this country. I can’t imagine what’s in your heart when you vote ‘no’ on a bill like this.”
Naturally, New York’s Democrats are big and powerful when they’re passing these bills, but they hide away and refuse to comment on them in public.
Others in the state assembly saw what was really going on: their Dem colleagues don’t care about Gold Star families or illegals, they just care about political squabbling. Republican Assemblyman Will Barclay argued that Democrats killed the Gold Star tuition proposal for no other reason than to keep its author, Republican Steve Hawley, from having a “win”.
“We get so caught up in majority and minority issues here, we can’t see the forest through the trees,” Barclay said. “I don’t know how they don’t justify this.”