TMLutas wrote:If the other identity holder provides only positive information to my records (ie, I'm already at the top bracket for taxes, my credit score is raised) I think you'd have a difficult time suing (there's a need to show harm there) and civil rules are generally looser than criminal when it comes to filing and evidentiary proof.
Brannick wrote:TMLutas wrote:If the other identity holder provides only positive information to my records (ie, I'm already at the top bracket for taxes, my credit score is raised) I think you'd have a difficult time suing (there's a need to show harm there) and civil rules are generally looser than criminal when it comes to filing and evidentiary proof.
But that's not how it works. Speaking as someone who's had this happen to me, let me give you the short version.
I file my income taxes like a good citizen. I declare all my income, consult the tables and find, wonder of wonders, I get some small amount of my money back. The check (eventually) comes and I spend it.
A year or so goes by and an innocent looking letter from the IRS arrives. They've thoughtfully audited my EZ return and come to find out, I wasn't owed a refund, in fact, I owe $2,500, payable now thank you very much!
So I call up the IRS and politely ask where did this extra money come from that I didn't claim? Come to find out, while I was busy working a security job in Georgia I was also picking oranges in California on an I-9 (contract worker), changing tires in Utah and flipping burgers in Kentucky!
I politely suggest to the IRS 'Customer Service Rep' the impossiblity of this commute and am told, "That's not my problem. Either pay the back taxes or you can go jail, pay fines and interest, have your wages garnished before you go to jail and have all of your assets seized and sold at auction to cover the debt."
Tell me how that positively affected my bottom line?
TMLutas wrote:I suspect that if you get the I-9 proofs (they xerox and save them) they will show several people's pictures, none of them yours. You might want to present that to the IRS in your appeal.
I was protesting the categorical denial that somebody can live their life honestly once they arrive illegally. In fact I know of one case, an english war bride<snip>
RHJunior wrote:I was protesting the categorical denial that somebody can live their life honestly once they arrive illegally. In fact I know of one case, an english war bride<snip>
And if she was over here without proper legal documentation, <I>she was breaking the law, and continually breaking the law every day she stayed in America illegaly, </i> no matter what a nice little ducky she was.
Disregarding the fact that there are extensive provisions providing for the automatic nationalization of a war bride--- or of any person who marries a native-born American.
Illegal immigrants are not "nice people." They are criminals.
The JAM wrote:At the risk of sounding like I'm "betraying my own people", I have to agree with Ralph. Jaywalking is punished with...what, a fine? Illegally crossing the border, while your intentions may be to send money to your ailing grandmother, is an international crime.
I'd say go ahead and build that wall. Hell, we need one on the Guatemala/Belize border, because those Salvatruchas are REALLY starting to get on my nerves.
TMLutas wrote:Funny enough, I'm in favor of a border wall too. Mexico has abused the privilege of our "take it easy" approach to migration. The government of Mexico has an obligation to create the conditions for enough jobs for the people of Mexico and they have gotten away with poor governance for decades because of the safety valve of US immigration. Besides that, Mexico seems to have a growing incidence of irredentists and those sorts of people just tick me off.
The USA is probably the greatest nation in the history of the world. I certainly can't think of any greater.
Axelgear wrote:The USA is probably the greatest nation in the history of the world. I certainly can't think of any greater.
That's really more personal opinion. I can certainly argue a nation like England is a greater one, considering it is a nation that has lasted for well over a millenia, established human rights and freedoms, racial equity, and women's rights well before most Western nations, founded America, Canada, Australia (Which was founded as much by wealth-seekers, British Soldiers, and politicians as it was convicts) and many of the other nations people consider the powerhouses today. Could it not, therefore, be argued Britain is greater? Or heck, why not Sweden? I could definitely argue that too.
The JAM wrote:Thank you, Deckard. Yes, I'm a Mexican, living in Mexico, and working in Mexico. I will only cross the border by either plane, ferry, and only through an official port of entry, and only if I am invited and/or have enough money to enter as a LEGAL tourist, and for the record, I lived for 8 years near the Texas border, ya'll, and I have NEVER crossed the border illegally, and I have no intentions to do so in the near or far future.
I'll say that the US should slap a 50% tax on all money transfers that go out of the country if the sender cannot provide proof of legal residence, and revoke citizenship to anyone born of illegal immigrants since 1990.
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We are also in considerable debt getting that everything.
Axelgear wrote:1. I was referring not to high earners, I was referring to CEO's.
I also know for a fact that the Cayman Islands has some of the richest banks in the world thanks to the top percent of income earners in the world funneling cash there.
I did say there was a small amount, but the fact is these people deserve a chance at life as much as you or I.
You're right, 8 to ten million is not a percent ofa percent, it's about 9 percent or so. That does not invalidate the point, however.
Uneducated jobs that pay very little barely cover one person, let alone an entire family.
I shall offer a solution I think will probably not make everyone happy but will ensure a fair compromise.
A Low-Income Immigration System. This system would allow Immigrants who have very little money to get a low- or no-interest loan from the United States so long as they submit to extensive identification.
Does this solve your problem?
P.S. By the way, if 50% of the earners pay 99% of the income tax... Where does the 34% from the top 1% come from? I'm guessing that's a typo.
RHJunior wrote:America is the greatest nation on earth because it accomplished in 200 years what every other nation on earth is STILL struggling to accomplish after two MILLENIA.
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