IRS Defends Giving “Back Pay” Tax Refunds to Illegal Immigrants

What? It’s bad enough that the civil government gives so-called refunds to people who haven’t actually paid any taxes. But now the IRS is claiming that illegal immigrants with new Social Security numbers (thanks to Obama’s executive amnesty) are apparently entitled to “refunds” for taxes they never paid while they were earning money in the US illegally.

What could their defense of this possibly be? Here it is , for what it’s worth:

President Obama’s new deportation amnesty could grant Social Security numbers to as many as 4 million illegal immigrants, making many of them eligible for tax refunds under the Earned Income Tax Credit even for years when they cheated on their taxes, working off the books and refusing to file tax returns.

“Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code requires an SSN on the return, but a taxpayer claiming the EITC is not required to have an SSN before the close of the year for which the EITC is claimed,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wrote in his letter to Sen. Charles E. Grassley on Wednesday.

Right. So they can get refunds on earned income for years they didn’t have SSNs as long as they have an SSN now? That makes their previous activities not illegal anymore? Yay. How many months do you think it will be before illegal immigrants are also allowed to vote? Not long. In fact, perhaps they can even retro-vote for campaigns that have already ended. Does anyone have any doubt this is all a calculated attempt to create voters for the Democrat party? Could the timing be any better? No.

I’m pretty tired of this thing. It’s bad enough the civil government is eroding the rights and privileges of what it means to be an American citizen for people who actually have a legitimate claim on those rights. They are also giving away distorted versions of what’s left of our privileges to basically anyone who will register to vote. This sucks.