President Barack Obama, the high priest of pandering was at it again on Thursday to sign a bill stripping a handful of aging Nazis of their Social Security benefits. The bill had originally gotten media play earlier this month when McClatchy reported that the House of Representatives had voted 420-0 to waste millions of taxpayer dollars on getting payback against a pack of fossilized rat bastard war criminals who will all be dead soon anyway.
For Obama, who seems to believe that this latest dog and pony show somehow makes him into a darker complected version of Simon Wiesenthal or something it is the politics of cynicism taken to another level. The bill is now law although none of those show-boating “representatives” of the American people seem to have bothered to consider making the Nazis pay any of that Social Security money back.
The Associated Press reports on this scam in an online story via Yahoo News entitled “Obama signs legislation ending US benefit checks for Nazis” from which I excerpt:
President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. government pension benefits, known as Social Security.
AP's investigation, which was the impetus for the No Social Security for Nazis Act, found that dozens of former Nazis collected millions of dollars in retirement benefits after being forced to leave the United States. Recipients ranged from the SS guards who patrolled the Third Reich's network of camps where millions of Jews died to a rocket scientist who helped develop the V-2 rocket that Nazi Germany used to attack London.
The speed with which the legislation moved underscored the outrage AP's findings triggered among lawmakers in Congress — and American taxpayers. The House unanimously approved the bill Dec. 2 and the Senate passed it by voice vote just two days later.
The bill signed into law by Obama terminates Social Security payments for individuals stripped of their American citizenships due to their participation in Nazi persecutions during World War II. U.S. law previously mandated a higher threshold — a final order of deportation — before a person's Social Security benefits could be terminated.
By lowering the threshold to loss of citizenship, a step known as denaturalization, the bill effectively shuts a loophole that for years had allowed suspected Nazis to continue receiving benefits even after being expelled from the U.S. for their roles in Third Reich's atrocities.
AP found that since 1979 at least 38 of 66 suspects removed from the United States kept their Social Security benefits. Many of these former Nazis got in to the U.S. after the war by lying about their pasts and eventually became U.S. citizens.
Like good old Joe “Foghorn Leghorn” Biden would put it “this is a big f*cking deal” - at least for those who are impressed by futile and stupid political gestures. Everyone hates Nazis so it can be touted as another example of the triumph of bipartisanship like the “Cromnibus” with its amnesty for illegals and hidden Wall Street bailouts. But when you consider that U.S. intelligence agencies actually saved high level war criminals from the gallows and used taxpayer money to pay them very nicely it is clear that the "No Social Security for Nazis Act" is as phony as it gets. This is nothing more than pandering to the Jewish vote which in consideration of how smashingly that Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu get along won’t likely win many hearts and minds. Right-wing Zionist Jews would sooner see Obama dancing the jig at the end of a rope than give the bastard credit for anything.
Every day that Obama and the swinish Congress continue to feed like blood-engorged ticks off the taxpayer dole only provides more damning evidence of the evils of a government gone rogue.