Thursday, February 9, 2012

IRS welfare, helping illegal aliens get your money


Republicans are pushing a proposal that would halt what amounts to an IRS-administered entitlement that provides "free-funds" to low-income illegal immigrant filers who take advantage of a child tax credit to receive government payments that average about $1,800. 

The proposal would require people filing tax returns to prove they're legal workers. The effort has roused anger among Hispanics and some Democratic lawmakers. But it's being offered as a way to help pay for extending the payroll tax cut and is projected to trim federal spending by about $10 billion over a decade. The IRS checks average about $1,800. 

The debate addresses a quirk in U.S. law. Even people who are not authorized to work in the U.S. are supposed to file returns with the IRS. Many of those people cannot obtain a Social Security number, so to facilitate this the IRS hands out what are known as Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers -- so illegal workers can file returns. 

However, in doing so many of those workers are claiming tax benefits. For some, it's a way of making even more money. The IRS pays the tax filers, which for some amounts to an IRS-administered welfare program. 

Really?  My own representatives taking money from me and giving it to illegal aliens who are breaking the gd law? At $1,800 for the average check?  Nice.  I'd like to have $1,800 ... but guess what, not a happener.
 
And the Republicans have to argue with the Democratics to put a stop to it?  And people still vote for Democratics?  How does that make sense? Later in the article it appears some agree with me:

On the other side, Republicans and some Democrats say what's crazy is even having a debate over whether the government should be cutting checks to people who have sneaked into the country illegally. It's hard to imagine there isn't a healthy majority, even in the Democratic-controlled Senate, to stop the practice -- if it's actually brought to a vote. More here:
 
LOL @ "If it's actually brought to a vote."  Right, because how can we concentrate on this when we're busy driving up the cost of food and fuel by blocking drilling.

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