“We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends”- Barack Obama Oct. 25, 2010
Earlier today, I got another lesson in what the above means. I had gone down to our bank to see about getting set up to be able to transfer money electronically between a business account and a personal checking account, thereby saving the need to write and manually deposit checks. Upon visiting with a couple of very nice women bank employees, I discovered that this could not be done, because of new IRS rules. Basically, the Internal Revenue Service doesn’t trust American business owners to have the power to transfer money in and out of a business without leaving a paper trail, so they force us to behave in an inefficient manner in order to be able to keep closer tabs on us.
And it’s not just business people. I was also informed that the IRS won’t allow electronic transfers into or out of our Health Savings Account, because, once again, it doesn’t trust American citizens to behave honestly when it comes to paying for medical expenses.
I contrast that with the way the IRS and the rest of the federal government treat illegal aliens. If you are an illegal alien, you can apply for a non-social security “individual taxpayer identification number”, which will be issued without any other identification, and can then be used to file tax returns and claim refundable credits (cash payments from the Treasury) for non-existent dependents. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration reported that $4.2 billion in refundable “Additional Child Tax Credits” were paid to illegal aliens in 2010. In 2011, according to TIGTA, the IRS paid more than $46 million in tax refunds to what theoretically were 23,994 illegal aliens who all used the same address in Atlanta.
Further, in implementing its new policy of allowing younger illegal aliens to remain in the country if they were “brought here as children”, the Obama administration relies for proof of such status on nothing other than the say-so of the illegal alien in question. Young adult illegal aliens have been coached by their coyotes to claim this status if they are caught while entering the country, whether they have ever been here before or not.
On a not altogether unrelated front, the federal government allows voter registration based solely on the registrant’s certification that he/she is eligible to vote, and, in fact, has sued local jurisdictions for demanding actual proof of eligibility in the form of birth certificates or other identification documents.
Perhaps I’m just cynical, but with the IRS no longer even pretending to be anything other than the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party, could it be that the reason it treats legal American business owners so much worse than illegal alien tax scammers is because its masters need money from the former in order to buy the support and (illegal) votes of the latter?