‘Appalling!’ NY Dems under fire, block tuition aid for Gold Star families, after approving for illegal immigrants

Welcome to the post-Obama Democrat Party.

Just when you think Democrats in New York reached rock bottom with their new law allowing abortions up to the moment of birth, the state legislature controlled by the party voted to block college financial aide for Gold Star families AFTER voting to provide tuition assistance to illegal immigrants.

The New York Republican Party expressed its outrage online.

“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?” the state GOP tweeted.

More from Syracuse.com:

New York lawmakers on Tuesday refused to advance a bill that would have provided free college tuition to the families of all military personnel from the state who were killed in the line of duty.

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.

The move comes a week after lawmakers passed a $175 billion state budget that included $27 million to provide college tuition aid for undocumented immigrants.

 

There seems to be no end to the pandering to Hispanic voters at the expense of U.S. citizens from a party intent on offering free stuff in exchange for votes.

Not that state Democrats didn’t have a ready defense for their actions.

Assemblywoman Deborah Glick said in a statement Wednesday that an existing state scholarship program provides generous tuition aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of military members killed in combat zones, Syracuse/com reported.

“The bill in question sought to extend this program to cover any service members killed or seriously disabled in any mishap while on duty,” Glick said.

The reaction online suggests that most folks don’t expect anything much more from Democrats in New York.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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