According to Breitbart, Empire State Democrats quashed a bill on Tuesday that would have provided free tuition for Gold Star families that had lost a child killed in the line of duty in service to the country.
But the move comes only a week after the same legislature passed a $175 billion state budget that contained $27 million to give free tuition to illegal aliens.
“It’s disgraceful,” Republican Assemblyman Gary Finch said after the Gold Star bill was shelved, “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.”
Republicans in New York slammed the backward Democrats, calling them out on their cowardice:
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? http://bit.ly/notuitionforgoldstarsaydems …
NY Assembly: No free college tuition for Gold Star families
Lawmakers block bill to provide SUNY tuition to families of NY military members killed in action.
I suspect that that’s the motive behind Democrats striking down tuition for Gold Star families but giving a free pass to illegals. I could be wrong. Let me know what you think in the comments bel