Recent deal-making in DC includes an item that is long overdue — removing the tax credit that allows illegal aliens to claim cash benefits from their children.
The title of last July’s Treasury Department report tells all you need to know: “Individuals Who Are Not Authorized to Work in the United States Were Paid $4.2 Billion in Refundable Credits”.
Below, diverse moms celebrate their meal-ticket babies in a May Day parade.
Boehner Says He’s ‘Confident’ Payroll Tax Cut Can Pass House, Business Week, December 8, 2011
[. . .] Representative Elton Gallegly, a California Republican, said the package could win his support because of additional savings that would be found by cutting tax benefits, such as the child tax credit, for illegal immigrants who don’t pay taxes. That would provide about $10 billion in savings, Gallegly said.
“There are certain benefits that are going to people who have no legal right to be in the United States,” he said. “If we can’t cut giving benefits, I mean dollar benefits, actual dollar checks, to people who have no legal right to be in the United States, where in the hell can we cut?” [. . .]