Legislators: Stop US benefits to former Nazis
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. elected officials are calling on Congress to stop Social Security payments to former Nazis.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney told a news conference Sunday that Congress must close a loophole that allows tax funds to go toward those involved in the persecution of Jews.
Maloney and Rep. Leonard Lance plan on introducing a bill that would terminate the benefits.
A report by The Associated Press revealed that millions of dollars are being paid to suspected Nazi war criminals after they were expelled from the United States.
Maloney and Lance say a federal judge should decide whether a person had participated in Nazi activities.
The bill is to be introduced in Congress next month.
Maloney says taxpayers should not subsidize those guilty of the some of the worst atrocities in human history.