US House: No more Social Security benefits for Nazis

Representative Xavier Becerra speaks following a meeting of the Democratic Caucus on July 9, 2014 in Washington, DCUS lawmakers at each other’s throats over the budget, immigration and other tough issues united on Tuesday to demand that Nazis should not get Social Security benefits. By a vote of 420-0, the House of Representatives passed the No Social Security for Nazis Act, a bill that closes legal loopholes that have allowed a small number of World War II-era Nazis to collect government benefits even after many other Nazis who escaped to the United States were deported or prosecuted. “While the number of Nazis receiving Social Security is few, allowing payments to continue is an insult to those who suffered at the hands of the Nazis,” said Republican congressman Sam Johnson, chairman of the House panel that oversees Social Security, as he introduced the bill.

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