Millions of illegal immigrants are getting a bigger tax refund than you. Eyewitness News shows a massive tax loophole that provides billions of dollars in tax credits to undocumented workers and, in many cases, people who have never stepped foot in the United States. And you are paying for it! (WTHR News, Indiana)
The fun part? The IRS knows about this, and has known about it for some time, and yet has done nothing about it. It is now costing YOU, the American taxpayer, more than $4 Billion a year!
Still not enjoying yourself? How about the fact that the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration has repeatedly brought this scam to the attention of the agency for more than five years. “The magnitude of the problem has grown exponentially,” he reportedly said.
Will lawmakers act to close tax loophole for illegal immigrants? I’d say it’s unlikely as long as the Democrats are in charge, but you be the judge:
In spite of the fact that Congressman Paul Ryan and others have spoken up to close this costly tax loophole, nothing has been done. Senator Rubio has introduced legislation to end the fraud, and all it has gotten him is bad press:
“Is Sen. Rubio playing politics? I can’t really answer that,” said Leticia Miranda, senior policy advisor for economic security policy at La Raza. “But I don’t think it’s a good political strategy to attract Hispanic voters by creating proposals that would deny 4 million Latino children for using the child tax credit.” (Miami Herald blog)
Be honest now…are you remotely surprised that La Raza is supporting massive tax fraud? Are you remotely surprised that La Raza supports Barack Obama’s massive Santa Claus schemes?
Senator Rubio, alas, appears to have his ass in a sling, since he’s an avid supporter of the amnesty bill (which he claims is not an amnesty bill). Both Rubio and Congressman Paul Ryan appear foolish enough to actually believe that the government is capable – or willing – to solve the immigration problem, in spite of scandals like this one that add fuel to the fire of those who believe that the government is completely out of control.
Are we having fun yet? To the surprise of absolutely no-one, the IRS is blaming Congress…but the truth of the matter is that the problem lies within the IRS, as the continuing investigation proves. “If you push the issue,” says one interviewed IRS employee, “you’re unemployed.”
IRS workers OK “phony” documents from illegal immigrants – they have no way to validate them:
The Other Shoe Drops – Auditing the IRS…according to the most recent WTHR report, the IRS is now in the midst of a year-long audit – no, don’t hold your breath:
Which reminds me…