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IRS Confirms Illegal Immigrants Entitled to Back Tax Refunds Under Executive Amnesty

IRS Confirms Illegal Immigrants Entitled to Back Tax Refunds Under Executive Amnesty

 

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday that even illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes will be able to claim back-refunds once they get Social Security numbers under President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty…Mr. Koskinen, testifying to the House oversight committee, said the White House never asked him or anyone else at the IRS about the potential tax effects of his amnesty policy. “I haven’t talked to the White House about this at all,” he said…He also clarified his testimony to the Senate last week, where he acknowledged illegal immigrants who had paid taxes using substitute Social Security numbers but who gain real Social Security numbers when they are approved for the amnesty can apply for back-refunds of the Earned Income Tax Credit. On Wednesday, he said even illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes will be able to apply for back-credits once they get Social Security numbers. The EITC is a refundable tax credit, which means those who don’t have any tax liability can still get money back from the government.

Step one: Violate the laws and sovereignty of the United States of America by entering the country illegally. Step two: Find work and get paid (often off the books). Step three: Receive “deportation relief,” a work permit and a Social Security Number, courtesy of the president’s unilateral policy decree. Step four: Instantly become eligible for hefty future and back tax credits — ie, checks cut directly to people with no tax liability, in many cases — all courtesy of American taxpayers. Even to a pro-DREAM Act, pro-reform squish like myself, this is completely indefensible. Our own Conn Carroll, it must be said, saw this coming a few months back. He noted at the time that even though illegal immigrants already collect smaller tax credits ($4 billion from the Additional Child Tax Credit in 2011 alone), the EITC is a much bigger program involving a much deeper pot of money. Some Republican Senators are blasting this scheme as tantamount to an “amnesty bonus,” and if you believe Koskinen, the White House apparently didn’t bother to ask how the president’s power grab might open a fire-hose of new benefits for illegal immigrants via the tax code. Think about that. Then again, they probably don’t see it as a problem at all. Remember, Obama’s Attorney General nominee recently asserted that non-citizens have the “right” to work in the US. The IRS can’t say how much this little wrinkle will cost taxpayers, but Conn’s back-of-the-envelope calculations suggest we could be looking at tens of billions in back payments over the past three years alone. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats continue to obstruct any votes on the House-passed bill to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, minus the small subset of appropriations to implement and carry out the president’s unpopular, illegal (and evidently quite expensive) executive amnesty. As a Twitter buddy put it, they’re protesting ‘shutting down’ DHS while…objecting to funding DHS. And they’re hoping the media will give them an assist in pushing that preposterous narrative, which is entirely in service to the White House’s politically-motivated arrogation of power via executive decree. Incidentally, here’s another amnesty-related concern raised in the Washington Timesstory:

Lawmakers also raised concerns Mr. Obama’s amnesty could open a window to illegal immigrants finding ways to vote, despite it being against the law.“While we may disagree about whether your deferred action programs were lawfully created and implemented, we are confident that we can all agree that these programs cannot be permitted to impair the integrity of our elections,” Republican members of Congress from Ohio wrote in a letter to Mr. Obama Wednesday, ahead of a hearing on the issue in the House on Thursday.

I’d like to see more details on the basis for this specific worry, but before Democrats laugh off questions regarding illegal voting by non-citizens as a paranoid Republican fairy tale, they should read this. I’ll leave you with a few questions: Since the media and Democrats seem so interested this week in Scott Walker’s side-stepping of a silly questionabout his personal beliefs on evolution and faith, I’m sure they’ll eagerly ask prominent Democrats about this actual, current policy controversy, right? They’ll be banging down the door of wherever Hillary is hiding these days to ask her about billions in tax credit pay-outs to illegal immigrants, right? And while they’re at it, maybe they can challenge her with some thorny “gotchas” about religion and science, since they apparently love those (although Democrats oddly tend get special exemptions from sneery “anti-science” fingerpointing). To start, does Hillary think all of these people are ignorant?

 

Source: M.Townhall.com

 

 

 

12-Year-Old Conservative Black Boy Defends Giuliani, Blasts Obama, Then Had His Facebook Account Locked

12-Year-Old Conservative Black Boy Defends Giuliani, Blasts Obama, Then Had His Facebook Account Locked

A 12-year-old conservative defended former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his recent comments that President Obama doesn’t love America, and the video has gone viral.

“Today I just want to applaud Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about President Barack Obama,” Coreco “CJ” Pearson says in the video.

“President Obama, you don’t love America. If you really did love America, you would call ISIS what it really is: An assault on Christianity, an assault on America and a downright hate for the American values our country holds. Here in America, we don’t back down to terrorists. We fight them on their own battleground and we annihilate them to the very end.”

After posting the video to Facebook, however, Pearson’s account was locked due to “suspicious activity.”

Pearson appeared on “Fox and Friends Weekend” this morning to discuss what compelled him to take to Facebook to defend Giuliani.

He explained he was angered when he heard Giuliani being called a racist and a bigot over comments that he personally didn’t find racist at all.

“I literally had the urge to post this video,” Pearson said. “I rolled out of bed, I spoke to that camera and I uploaded the video. And I think it was well-received by many of the people who watched it.”

As for his locked Facebook account, Pearson explained that he believes Facebook has a habit of shutting down conservatives’ accounts when they speak out.

“If they are going to stifle free speech and hinder the First Amendment, then I think there should be necessary repercussions about that,” Pearson said.

“I think the point is this: When a person decides to speak up, their voice shouldn’t be hindered because of someone disagreeing.”

Watch the “Fox and Friends Weekend” clip above and see Pearson’s defense of Giuliani below

 

 

Source:  Insider.FoxNews

Congressman David Scott Say’s We Need Food Stamps Because So Many Fathers Are In Jail

Congressman David Scott Say's We Need Food Stamps Because So Many Fathers Are In Jail

 

Democratic Georgia Rep. David Scott said that food stamps are necessary because of America’s “policy” of imprisoning families.

“First of all, the situation regarding employment and jobs, poverty, all of that. All of that has been structured into our economic, social policy over the last quarter-century,” Scott said at Wednesday’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing to review the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), talking about the outsourcing of manufacturing jobs before turning to the incarceration issue.

“Our policy of sending so many of our young eligible fathers to prison. Millions,” Scott said. “Our prison population went from 300,000 in 1975 to over two million today. These are providers who are not there. This is why we have so many single female head of households. I mean, so when you look at everything we have done, we’ve got to correct some of these things first.”

“Sometimes, it’s not getting the right answer that matters if we don’t set up the right problem to get to that right answer. And I asked this question before. Where are examples of the fraud? Where are the examples of the abuse?…I can’t find any answers on that. I want somebody to tell me, where is the waste? Where is the abuse? And where is the fraud…”

 

Source: Daily caller

Phylicia Rashad and Raven-Symoné Set to play gay characters on TV

gendary ladies of The Cosby Show Phylicia Rashad and Raven-Symoné are both set to play lesbian characters on TV series.  In addition to appearing on FOX’s Empire, Raven-Symoné will soon guest star on ABC’s Black-ish as Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) gay sister Rhonda, who is not yet comfortable discussing her sexuality.  According to Variety, Rashad will star as a lesbian FBI agent, Georgina Howe, in the pilot for the new CBS drama For Justice.  The series, set to be directed by Ava DuVernay, will follow Georgina as she works in the criminal section of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and struggles to find the balance between tending to her radical real family and her professional family.

Legendary ladies of The Cosby Show Phylicia Rashad and Raven-Symoné are both set to play lesbian characters on TV series.

In addition to appearing on FOX’s Empire, Raven-Symoné will soon guest star on ABC’s Black-ish as Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) gay sister Rhonda, who is not yet comfortable discussing her sexuality.

According to Variety, Rashad will star as a lesbian FBI agent, Georgina Howe, in the pilot for the new CBS drama For Justice.

The series, set to be directed by Ava DuVernay, will follow Georgina as she works in the criminal section of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and struggles to find the balance between tending to her radical real family and her professional family.

 

 

Source: TheGrio

Chicago: $1 million Dollars Being Offered For Best Idea To Combat Youth Violence

Chicago: $1 million Dollars Being Offered For Best Idea To Combat Youth Violence

CHICAGO — One million dollars is being offered for the best idea to combat youth violence in Chicago.

The University of Chicago crime lab is working with the MacArthur Foundation and Get In Chicago to find solutions for the complex issue.

Chicago has a higher percentage of young homicide victims than the national average.

The deadline for letters of interest are due on Monday.

The awards will be announced in May and could be up and running in Chicago by this summer.

 

 

Source: WGNTV

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