Top of the Nest

First up tonight is this story from Washington Times. Obama has decided that illegals who entered this country uninvited, and somehow were able to land jobs using a phony Social Security number can apply for an actual Social Security number to file their taxes. Not only can they get a legal SS# but they can then apply for the Earned Income Tax credit retroactively for up to the last 3 yrs for which they worked in this country illegally.

I am not a fan of these tax credits whether it is the EITC or the child tax credit because it establishes inequality under the law by giving special privileges to a certain class of people. And I am certainly not in favor or giving someone a check against a tax bill they do not owe. In other words once your tax bill reaches zero and you do not owe the federal government any tax money you should not get a check in the mail from other taxpayers.

The IRS calls this an Earned Income tax credit but if the EITC ends up being more than your tax bill it is no longer a credit but a transfer of wealth payment (welfare). I can see offering a credit that eliminates your tax burden but not to make a profit from.

Secondly these folks have worked in the country illegally and they should be fined and or imprisoned along with the companies that hire them not rewarded for their illegal activity. There is nothing noble about these people who could, if they really wanted to, go into any immigration office and apply for legal citizenship status and apply for a work permit and become legal. These folks refuse to take that simple step and yet our government is telling us that for some reason these folks deserve special treatment.

Not only can these illegals claim the EITC for past years when they filed a tax return even if they did not file a return they will be able to claim the EITC. Now I understand that unless you are a prominent democrat if you fail to file and pay taxes you are subject to fines and a jail sentence. In fact the IRS code increases the penalties and interest for those who file fraudulent returns, I would think a tax return using a fake SS# would qualify as fraud.

So then if the government is going to give special exemptions for ILLEGAL residents of the US then shouldn’t a LEGAL citizen be given the same exemptions?

IRS to pay back-refunds to illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes

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.


Fair Tax, Flat Tax, and the United States Constitution

Out of control federal spending, Eliminate direct taxation completely, repeal the 16th Amendment, shut down the Federal Reserve, stop the process of our government printing fiat money As Federal Spending continues to skyrocket, and the deflation of the American Dollar worsens while the Federal Reserve keeps pumping fiat money into our weakened economy (while deceptively telling us we are in an economic recovery), we have come to the conclusion as Americans that something needs to be done about the madness.


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Government does not have a revenue problem it has a spending problem.


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The Last Word

It’s Too Cold To Protest Global Warming At Yale

Yale anti-fossil fuel campaigners have indefinitely postponed a protest that was set for this weekend due to “unfavorable weather and other logistical issues.” Fossil Free Yale, a group pushing the university to divest itself from fossil fuels, told the Yale Daily News that frigid, snowy weather set for this weekend will mean their global warming protest will have to be postponed.


Shouldn’t these students be celebrating the advances made toward curbing global warming? A record cold snap once again grips the northeast where Yale is located and I would think that most of the residents of the great white northeast are hoping for some GLOBAL WARMING to end this barrage of record snowfall. In fact I am sure more than one resident of the frozen northeast are thankful for the OIL and gas-fired heater systems installed in their homes.

Others are not so thankful and want to promote green energy like solar and wind. How much sun does a solar panel collect while buried under 6 feet of snow? How much wind energy can a wind turbine produce while frozen solid with several inches of ice?

As I sit here and freeze while temperatures hover in the single digits I am so thankful for the warmth of a well heated home. And I for one am praying for some global warming to take place real soon. If the alternative is more freezing temperatures and another ice age I say let’s do whatever we can to raise the global temperatures it is far easier to stay cool then it is to keep warm.

And that is the way I see it. What say you?

 

 

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