April 18, 2015

Tax Day amnesty propaganda and a letter to the editor with info unlikely to see print in the AJC – or Peach Pundit

Posted by D.A. King at 12:37 pm - Email the author   Print This Post Print This Post  

I sent the below letter to the editor at the Atlanta Journal Constitution yesterday when I saw their news on the report linked below.

This is not the kind of information they are looking for. Chances of publication? Slim and none.

Report: Deportation deferral programs could boost Georgia tax revenues

Dear editor,

The AJC report on the tax-day release of a report making the worn-out claim that amnesty for illegal aliens somehow would result in higher tax revenues left out a few notable details.

Most illegals are here because they work for lower wages than Americans need to live that vanishing American Dream. Low-wage workers qualify for income tax credits, not payments. Even without legalization, illegal aliens are already able to pay income taxes by using the Individual Tax Identification Number – but most of the ITINs issued do not result in tax payments, and many result in claims for Child Tax Credits to the IRS. From illegal aliens.

Example? A 2011 U.S. IG report stated that “more than 2.3 million persons who did not have Social Security numbers valid for working in the U.S. got an average of roughly $1,800 each in 2010 in child tax credit refunds. That included 9,000 illegal immigrants who each got a total of $10,000 or more by retroactively claiming credits for tax years prior to 2010.”

We look forward to the AJC coverage of this insanity.

If we are to ignore all of this, let’s all just skip to the end of the agenda manual and gush that officially open borders and the free flow of people would result in more people paying taxes. Presto, problem solved! Right?

D.A. King

Marietta, Ga.

President, the Dustin Inman Society