In yet another act of blatant partisan cowardice aimed at pandering to Hispanic voters in the United States, Congressional Democrats have balked at closing a tax loophole that allows illegal aliens to raid the United States treasury and rob citizens and legal aliens of their hard earned tax dollars. It is despicable and must be stopped immediately.
It has recently come to light that illegal aliens are allowed to claim tax credit refunds on children that may or may not live in this country, or exist at all! So while hard working American citizens and legal aliens toil to make ends meet in this failing economy, illegal aliens are walking away with billions upon billions of dollars EVERY SINGLE YEAR.
Apparently, the tax-and-spend Democrats STILL doesn’t understand the economic cataclysm that has befallen our country. As Gov. Chris Christie said in his keynote address at the 2012 Republican National Convention “Their plan: whistle a happy tune while driving us off the fiscal cliff, as long as they are behind the wheel of power.” That’s EXACTLY what they are doing. They see the writing on the wall and know that their time is almost at an end. So they are desperately clinging to power by giving away American dollars to those who have not earned them.
America’s National Debt currently sits at over $15 TRILLION; $5 trillion of which has been added in the last three and a half years!! President Obama’s Administration has added more to the National Debt than all other Presidents, COMBINED. Yet, these weak-minded liberals still think that giving away billions of dollars every year to those who are here illegally and file fraudulent tax returns is good use of YOUR money. This must end NOW!!
So here is how the scam works: the Internal Revenue Service requires EVERYONE residing in this country to pay taxes on money earned. It doesn’t matter if you were born here, immigrated here legally, or came into this country by illegal means; all must pay taxes. Sounds fair, right? But that’s just the beginning.
If you are here illegally then you will not have the required Social Security number to file taxes. Therefore, the IRS will issue you what is called an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). This number allows a person to file taxes and get refund checks.
The trouble begins with the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). The ACTC allows a taxpayer to deduct a refundable $1,000 for every child they claim as a dependent. A refundable deduction is one where even if an individual doesn’t owe a dime in taxes, the Federal government will send them a check for the amount of the refundable deduction. Therefore, if an illegal alien’s tax return states that they do not owe any taxes for that year, they will still get a check in the mail based on the number of dependent children claimed on the tax return. An illegal alien claiming $0 tax liability with four children is entitled to $4,000 nontaxable, free money. Unbelievable!!
You probably think that the IRS has created oversight to determine who is filing for the ACTC and attempts authenticate the claims of dependent children. They don’t. They never have. In 2011 alone, over $4 BILLION went to pay ACTC refunds to illegal aliens who offered absolutely no proof to the validity of their claims. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who co-sponsored a Senate bill to close the tax loophole, predicts that illegal aliens will receive over $7 billion in ACTC refunds this year. Why are we giving away $7 BILLION to folks who came here illegally when our economy is in such turmoil!
As mentioned in the foregoing paragraph, Sen. Sessions has co-sponsored S. 577, the “Child Tax Credit Integrity Preservation Act”, originally sponsored by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA); the bill is also co-sponsored by Sen. John Boozman (R-AR). This bill is an attempt to close the loophole that allows illegal aliens to steal billions of dollars from the US Treasury each year by mandating that anyone applying for the ACTC have a Social Security number. But guess what? In a despicable display of partisan politics, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) BLOCKED the legislation from reaching a Senate vote!!
You read that correctly, Sen. Reid BLOCKED this common sense legislation that stops illegal aliens from robbing the US Treasury at the expense of hard working citizens and legal aliens in a desperate attempt to stay in power by attempting to pay off the Hispanic vote. It is disrespectful to the Hispanic community and to taxpayers at large. We MUST demand that Dirty Harry allow a floor vote on S. 577. What is he scared of; fiscal sanity and common sense?
After Sen. Reid blocked S. 577, Sen. Sessions had this to say about the bill: “I’m disappointed that the Majority Leader objected to our effort today to prevent billions in tax credits from being wrongly sent to illegal immigrants claiming they have dependents, many of whom do not live in the US. This should not be a partisan issue: it is wrong for the government to use Americans’ tax dollars to directly subsidize illegality, especially at a time when our nation is spending so much money we don’t have.” Sen. Sessions’ remarks are spot on and we must continue to support S. 577 until Sen. Reid is forced to allow the legislation to come up for a vote.
Here is what the Inspector General of the Tax Administration wrote on the subject of ACTC: “The payment of federal funds through this tax benefit appears to provide an additional incentive for aliens to enter, reside, and work in the United States without authorization, which contradicts federal law and policy to remove such incentives”. So not only are we paying illegal aliens to break the law and lie to the IRS, we are also incentivizing their illegal presence within the borders of the United States!! This is unconscionable and Sen. Reid should be EMBARRASSED by his actions.
Our economy is shambles and, as Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan remarked in his speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention, “We don’t have much time. But if we are serious, and smart, and we lead, we can do this.” It is time we take a stand to protect our economy and the rule of law. It is up to us to provide a better nation for our children and grandchildren. We must stop Congressional Democrats from using the tax code and entitlements to pay off certain portions of society in a transparent and disrespectful attempt to gain votes and cling to power. It is up to US to bring fiscal sanity back to our government. The first step is closing the ACTC tax loophole. Stand with us today and DEMAND that Congress pass into law S.577!!