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They Pay Their Taxes, All Right (Horse’s Feather)


By “Mark Andrew Dwyer”


April 23, 2006


I am sick and tired of the lies that we are bombarded with on a daily basis by the open border lobby and Mexican fifth-column organizations. As I filed my tax return for the year 2005, which painful act helped me realize that from the beginning of the year 2006 up until few weeks ago I was working for the sole purpose of paying all kinds of taxes, one such lie made me particularly upset: illegal “immigrants” pay their share of taxes, so they and their families are entitled to all kinds of public benefits and, eventually, to their “right” to vote. “No taxation without representation” they say as if the Mexican illegals were the ones who built this country and are now objecting foreign power ripping them of the fruits of their work and ingenuity.


 Although, apparently, most “undocumented” workers collect at least some of their paychecks under the table and don’t report their total incomes to the IRS, I don’t question the fact that many of them actually file their tax returns. As a matter of fact, one would have to be a complete moron, which many of them probably are, to not file a return as it may be a source of extra cash for a resourceful but willing to cheat “taxpayer”. After all, if they had no problems with violating international border and breaking our laws in order to “improve their lives”, then what would make them abandon their unlawful behavior if it could generate a handsome income of $4,400 that can “improve their lives” even more?


It turns out that if a family of illegals (a working adult with wife and four kids) report to IRS an annual income of $15,000 (which is not to say that this amount necessarily covers all the wages that they received under the table and otherwise) with absolutely no tax withholding, they not only pay no state or federal taxes, but are entitled to a federal refund of $4,400 (four thousand four hundred dollars) on the taxes they didn’t pay. This amounts to roughly -30% (minus thirty percent) “tax” rate. That’s right. Not only they cheat and are being rewarded for that, but now they can claim their membership in “taxpayers” category and all the benefits that come with it.


If you can’t believe it’s true, here is a link to a PDF file with a fictitious tax return that my TurboTax software generated for an “undocumented” worker and his family:


Do the math for yourself, if you wish, and get angry. We are being ripped off big time and told that we somehow benefit from it. And I don’t have to tell you who in Washington, DC, made this rip-off possible.




They Pay More In Taxes Than They Receive In Services (Or Do They?)


Past commentary (March 29, 2006): Liberation and Socialism, Or The Marching Morons?


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