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Social security — they earned it, but…

29 December 2006

You want to bet this is the next thing Lou Dobbs and his spawn start whining about?

Social Security Agreement With Mexico Released After 3 1/2 Year Freedom of Information Act Battle

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — After numerous refusals over three and a half years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has released the first known public copy of the U.S.-Mexico Social Security Totalization Agreement. The government was forced to make the disclosure in response to lawsuits filed under the Freedom of Information Act by TREA Senior Citizens League, a 1.2 million-member nonpartisan seniors advocacy group.

The Totalization Agreement could allow millions of illegal Mexican workers to draw billions of dollars from the U.S. Social Security Trust Fund.

The agreement between the U.S. and Mexico was signed in June 2004, and is awaiting President Bush’s signature. Once President Bush approves the agreement, which would be done without Congressional vote, either House of Congress would have 60 days to disapprove the agreement by voting to reject it…

The U.S. currently has 21 similar agreements in effect with other nations, which are intended to eliminate dual taxation for persons who work outside their country of origin.

(full article here)

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  1. 4 January 2007 8:06 pm

    I am shocked by this information. There is no way that ANY illegal should be able to draw ANY from our social security. No one should ever put our social security in any kind of negotiations with any foreign country or any business. People work hard for their benefits for years and I dont feel anyone should have the power to gamble or offer it up to any who hasnt.

    Sigh… “People work hard for their benefits for years” … What are these “illegal aliens”? Martians?

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