Neal Barton's POV

No citizenship, no problem

POV

POSTED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 6:50pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 1:56pm

I appreciate it when viewers send me things to read.

I love hearing from you and getting a chance to tap in to what you are thinking.

After I read this, no wonder you guys were so mad.

This was reported recently from the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis.

Illegal aliens are getting billions of U.S. tax dollars in refundable tax credits for nieces, nephews, and other relatives back in Mexico because the IRS has allowed illegal aliens to claim such credits on their tax returns.

It's for people they list as "dependents." (Nearly three quarters of tax returns filed by illegal aliens received such tax credits). For example, an illegal alien with $14,000 in income not only paid no taxes, but received a refund of $10,000. In another case, illegal aliens used a phony address to claim 20 relatives as dependents and get thousands in refunds.

The I.R.S. has paid out billions in refunds to illegal aliens due to this refundable "additional child tax credit," which gives eligible families $1000 per child, ignoring warnings about these abuses from the agency's own inspector general.

Have you seen this on the nightly news? No.

As far as I know, you've seen it here and Indianapolis.

We're going broke. The feds are allowing it.

Rome burns.

And not many are outraged as long as they can be entertained by other things.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at at pov@ketknbc.com.

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Let me guess, we can't audit such outrageous returns by the illegal because it would be called racial profiling or violating their civil rights, even though you or I would be audited in a heart beat.

This headline and story don't strike at the root of the real issue. The real issue is not citizenship status or immigration. The real issue is the $10,000 checks being written by Uncle Sam. The outrage should be about the fact that the government pays anyone at all! Talk about inequality and unfair treatment.

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