Another Fraud Ripping Off Taxpayers to Tune of Several Billion
Posted in the Richmond Forum
#1 Apr 22, 2013
Another reason we need to fight increased taxes at the Federal level. How can we ever get the government to stop raising taxes to cover ever increasing spending. I am submitting excerpts from an article written by Jonathan Emord, a writer for NewsWithViews.com , entitled THIEVES AND ACCOMPLICES. It deals with the fraud connected to the Additional Child Tax Credit ripping taxpayers off to the tune of billions each year and worst of all it is the illegal immigrants doing most of it. Here is that excerpt and the link which will enable you to read the full article:
"Reporter Bob Segall of NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, Indiana, aired an investigative report on April 26, 2012, explaining that hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants were fraudulently obtaining the Additional Child Tax Credit, listing as relatives people who actually lived outside the United States, south of the border. Some $4.2 billion per year in U.S. tax dollars are going to illegals as refunds under this credit. Claimants can receive up to $1,000 per child listed. In Segall’s report, a tax preparer whose identity was masked explained,“we’ve seen sometimes 10 or 12 dependents, most times nieces and nephews, on these tax forms. The more you put on there, the more you get back.”
"On the anniversary of Segall’s report, which went viral a year ago, illegals are still obtaining the credit fraudulently. A bill has passed the House to stop the fraud, but Senator Harry Reid refuses to let it come to a vote in the Senate and all but a few Senate Democrats stand with him opposing the measure. The Internal Revenue Service takes the position that it is powerless to end disbursements of the billions in tax dollars given illegals because “current law entitles them to receive it.” The IRS is not undertaking a major investigation to uncover the fraud and penalize the perpetrators, who frequently list people as relatives who are either not actual relations or do not live with them in the United States (but reside south of the border). Segall interviewed U.S. Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration Russell George who said that “millions of people are seeking this tax credit who ... are not entitled to it” and, despite recommendations from him to the IRS, the agency has “not taken sufficient action ... to solve the problem.”
it is tragic that the people who run our government up in Washington are becoming more and more outright criminals and setting an example that crime pays and providing an irresistible temptation for us to break the law, too.
We desperately need to revitalize the militia of the several states as mandated in our U. S. Constitution to deal with the matter and remove these criminals from office and put them on trial for a myriad of felony charge, even including treason. In the meantime call your Congress critters; at least be a thorn in their side on this issue and that we are not going to allow them to sweep this blatant waste of our taxpayers' dollars under the rug.
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