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hippiechick

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Posted: Apr 26, 2012 - 9:24am

 DaveInVA wrote:

It does say that many that didn't pay any income taxes still claimed the refund. And many don't file at all..And  its beyond broken. 

 
How do you get a refund if you don't pay in? The refurn is for overpaying, right?
 
DaveInVA

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Posted: Apr 26, 2012 - 9:22am

 cc_rider wrote:
Interesting.

1) So illegal workers actually DO pay taxes on their income. Plus sales tax on their purchases, et al. Kinda shoots a hole in THAT talking point.

2) The law is vague and apparently unenforced. Whose fault is that? Not really the ditch-digger's problem, he's trying to work the system just like everybody else.

3) The problem should be fixed, absolutely.

4) $4.2B into the estimated 12 million illegal workers comes out to about $350/person. I've seen the jobs those folks do, I find it pretty difficult to begrudge them that.

We have two big problems contributing here:
1) Our tax system is hopelessly complex.

2) Our immigration policy, even our very borders, are a patchwork, and loosely enforced if at all.

 
It does say that many that didn't pay any income taxes still claimed the refund. And many don't file at all to pay taxes..And  its beyond broken. 


cc_rider

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Posted: Apr 26, 2012 - 7:56am

 DaveInVA wrote:  Interesting.

1) So illegal workers actually DO pay taxes on their income. Plus sales tax on their purchases, et al. Kinda shoots a hole in THAT talking point.

2) The law is vague and apparently unenforced. Whose fault is that? Not really the ditch-digger's problem, he's trying to work the system just like everybody else.

3) The problem should be fixed, absolutely.

4) $4.2B into the estimated 12 million illegal workers comes out to about $350/person. I've seen the jobs those folks do, I find it pretty difficult to begrudge them that.

We have two big problems contributing here:
1) Our tax system is hopelessly complex.

2) Our immigration policy, even our very borders, are a patchwork, and loosely enforced if at all.


DaveInVA

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Posted: Apr 26, 2012 - 7:46am

Illegal Workers Used Tax Credit to Pocket $4.2 Billion, Audit Shows

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 7:54pm

 kurtster wrote:

That's what you get for getting a pork chop at an Italian restuarant.  Chinese restuarants have always been the best place for a good pork chop.

 
Except those small ones they serve probably used to bark more than oink..
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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 7:51pm

 kurtster wrote:

That's what you get for getting a pork chop at an Italian restuarant.  Chinese restuarants have always been the best place for a good pork chop.

 
{#Snooty}Check that! My Mama had 'em beat by worlds...

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 7:49pm

 oldviolin wrote:


I got a bad pork chop at Macaroni Grill once.  I puked my shoe heels up for three days straight.  I will NEVER eat there again.

 
That's what you get for getting a pork chop at an Italian restuarant.  Chinese restuarants have always been the best place for a good pork chop.
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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 7:43pm

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What I have to say on the immigration issue...

If the world is gonna play the nation state game, then borders have to mean something. 

 

I got a bad pork chop at Macaroni Grill once.  I puked my shoe heels up for three days straight.  I will NEVER eat there again.

oh, wait! my bad...
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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 6:39pm

What I have to say on the immigration issue...

If the world is gonna play the nation state game, then borders have to mean something. 
steeler

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 4:03pm

 kurtster wrote:


#1  You mockingly tried to shift the subject from the present to the past by mentioning that we had these problems prior to Obama, which we did.  What does the unbuilt fence have to do with this ?  Well if it was built and finished as intended, it would change the subject a little.  But it has not been built to the extent of the 2006 HR.  Congress controls the purse strings and who ran Congress from 2006 to 2010 ?

#2  Its a 10th Amendment issue because the Federal government ala Obama has abrogated its responsibities to defend the country against enemies, both foreign and domestic.

#3  Yes, it has expanded exponentially under Obama.  We have bullets flying actoss the border and hitting buildings in the State of Texas.  That never happened before.  Well maybe during the days of Pancho Villa, but not since.  We have the case of Fast and Furious.  We have the case of Arizona being the kidnapping capital of the world, all new under Obama.

 
Actually, if you look back, you will see that  I was responding to this statement of yours:

We didn't have an American president talking about moats and alligators for border protection before Obama.

I was pointing out that we were talking about building a fence on the border well before Obama took office.  So your accusations of my trying to shift the subject fails. The bouncing ball is of your making.  

And the Supreme Court is looking at a pre-emption issue. You simply refuse to acknowledge that part of the issue because it does not fit in with your political agenda.

There is a drug war going on iin Mexico, and it has spilled over the borders into Texas and Arizona. The amount of deaths in Mexico has escalated exponentially in the last several years. There has been much written about that.  The Obama administration — and whomever succeeds him — will have to deal with this problem vis-a-vis our borders.  The drug war being waged by the U.S. for decades now is a failed policy.  Laying the blame all at Obama's feet defies logic and common sense.    
kurtster

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 3:58pm

 oldslabsides wrote:


I gotta wonder why I bother posting sometimes. {#Arrowd}

 

Maybe because yer a mitt-a-gator ?

When we talk about borders, its about Obama and all-i-gators.
kurtster

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 3:52pm

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Paragraph 1:  I believe  those advocating building a fence on the border were concerned with illegal immigration and terrorism.  I did not change the subject. Those advocating that the fence be built were doing so before Obama took office.  

Paragraph 2:  It is an issue before the Supreme Court.  I would not label it a constitutional crisis. It is a federal pre-emption issue that is rather nuanced, but it is not manufactured by Obama as you seem to believe and have implied.  

Paragraphs 3 and 4: lllegal immigration from Mexico, or through Mexico, has been a problem for a long time. It is fair to focus on what we are doing about it now. But, per usual, your earlier posts assailed Obama and implied that the problem has grown exponentially during Obama's term.     

 

#1  You mockingly tried to shift the subject from the present to the past by mentioning that we had these problems prior to Obama, which we did.  What does the unbuilt fence have to do with this ?  Well if it was built and finished as intended, it would change the subject a little.  But it has not been built to the extent of the 2006 HR.  Congress controls the purse strings and who ran Congress from 2006 to 2010 ?

#2  Its a 10th Amendment issue because the Federal government ala Obama has abrogated its responsibities to defend the country against enemies, both foreign and domestic.

#3  Yes, it has expanded exponentially under Obama.  We have bullets flying actoss the border and hitting buildings in the State of Texas.  That never happened before.  Well maybe during the days of Pancho Villa, but not since.  We have the case of Fast and Furious.  We have the case of Arizona being the kidnapping capital of the world, all new under Obama.
steeler

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 3:28pm

 kurtster wrote:


I thought we were talking about legal versus illegal immigration and its present situation.  Everyone keeps changing the subject by trying to talk about it in the past tense and trying to ingnore that there is an illegal immigration problem by painting those against illegal immigration as being against any kind of immigration.  I'm trying to keep it on what is happening now.

Sure we can talk about how we got here, but that doesn't matter anymore, does it ?  We now have a Constitutional crisis manufactured because of our current POTUS' position on illegal immigration and what sovreignty is.

Why he is so concerned about about it that he is promising to get it fixed in the first year of his second term, just like he promised to do in the first year of his first term.  Gimme a flippin break.

Any conversation on the subject has to include and be about who is currently in charge and responsible for the current situation, doesn't it ?  Or would you simply like to talk about straw ?

 

Paragraph 1:  I believe  those advocating building a fence on the border were concerned with illegal immigration and terrorism.  I did not change the subject. Those advocating that the fence be built were doing so before Obama took office.  

Paragraph 2:  It is an issue before the Supreme Court.  I would not label it a constitutional crisis. It is a federal pre-emption issue that is rather nuanced, but it is not manufactured by Obama as you seem to believe and have implied.  

Paragraphs 3 and 4: lllegal immigration from Mexico, or through Mexico, has been a problem for a long time. It is fair to focus on what we are doing about it now. But, per usual, your earlier posts assailed Obama and implied that the problem has grown exponentially during Obama's term.     


kurtster

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 3:02pm

 steeler wrote:


What are you talking about?

Talk about building a fence along the border between Mexico and the U.S. surfaced well before Obama took office.

See, for example:

House Resolution 6061 (H.R. 6061), "Secure Fence Act of 2006", was introduced on September 13, 2006. It passed through the U.S. House of Representatives on September 14, 2006 with a vote of 283–138.



 

I thought we were talking about legal versus illegal immigration and its present situation.  Everyone keeps changing the subject by trying to talk about it in the past tense and trying to ingnore that there is an illegal immigration problem by painting those against illegal immigration as being against any kind of immigration.  I'm trying to keep it on what is happening now.

Sure we can talk about how we got here, but that doesn't matter anymore, does it ?  We now have a Constitutional crisis manufactured because of our current POTUS' position on illegal immigration and what sovreignty is.

Why he is so concerned about about it that he is promising to get it fixed in the first year of his second term, just like he promised to do in the first year of his first term.  Gimme a flippin break.

Any conversation on the subject has to include and be about who is currently in charge and responsible for the current situation, doesn't it ?  Or would you simply like to talk about straw ?


Monkeysdad

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 2:55pm

 steeler wrote:


There was little illegal immigration before Obama?

I just read a story in the Washington Post the other day about how the immigration from Mexico is waning.  

 
Heard it on NPR yesterday too. But that's all it's doing, waning, not down dramatically, waning. Less jobs to cross the border for = waning, not "the issue is fixed"...come an economic recovery, which we all know is just around the corner the problem will resurface.
sirdroseph

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 2:31pm

 kurtster wrote:


OK, screw the immigration issue then.  We have a full tilt flippin war on the border that wasn't happenning before 2009.

 
Legalize it.{#Cowboy}I agree Obama is not handling our relationship with Mexico and the drug war any better than the rest of em.
kurtster

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 2:29pm

 sirdroseph wrote:

Yep, no one has ever talked about illegal immigration before January 2009. That was the first time I ever heard of anyone entering this country illegally.

 

OK, screw the immigration issue then.  We have a full tilt flippin war on the border that wasn't happenning before 2009.
steeler

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 2:29pm

 kurtster wrote:

What kind of immigration is waning from Mexico ?  Legal or illegal ?

Before Obama, there wasn't much shooting and open war on the border.  States were not calling for federal troops at the borders before Obama, to my knowledge.  US law enforcement officers were not getting killed with weapons sold by the US governent to Mexican war lords before Obama.

We didn't have an American president talking about moats and alligators for border protection before Obama.

 

What are you talking about?

Talk about building a fence along the border between Mexico and the U.S. surfaced well before Obama took office.

See, for example:

House Resolution 6061 (H.R. 6061), "Secure Fence Act of 2006", was introduced on September 13, 2006. It passed through the U.S. House of Representatives on September 14, 2006 with a vote of 283–138.


steeler

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 2:25pm

 sirdroseph wrote:

There was no illegal immigration before Obama; nor was there crime or dwarf tossing.

 

No terrorism, either.  And no al-Queda, war in Iraq, war in Afghanistan, strife in Pakistan. All that amped up when Obama took office. Bin Laden did not exist as a threat until he was taken out under Obama's watch.  Wait . . . that last one isn't coming out the way it should.    


sirdroseph

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 2:25pm

 kurtster wrote:

What kind of immigration is waning from Mexico ?  Legal or illegal ?

Before Obama, there wasn't much shooting and open war on the border.  States were not calling for federal troops at the borders before Obama, to my knowledge.  US law enforcement officers were not getting killed with weapons sold by the US governent to Mexican war lords before Obama.

We didn't have an American president talking about moats and alligators for border protection before Obama.

 
Yep, no one has ever talked about illegal immigration before January 2009. That was the first time I ever heard of anyone entering this country illegally.


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