Here’s a great example of priorities. Yesterday, as part of the budget vote, it was reported that an amendment was offered that would’ve alleviated the military pension cuts. To pay for saving the military pension, the IRS would be forced to start denying fraudulent tax claims filed by illegal immigrants (right now, their intentionally looking the other way). Senate Democrats wanted nothing of the sort and in a party-line vote (with the noted exception of Senator Hagan), stopped the amendment cold.
For those who’ve read this blog, the tax fraud should sound very familiar:
In 2011, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that “individuals who are not authorized to work in the United States” and therefore did not have a valid Social Security number were still able to obtain billions in Additional Child Tax Credits by filing returns with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
I’ve covered this issued for a couple of years now (thanks to Bob Segall’s outstanding perseverance and assistance from whislteblowers) and includes a likely local example as well. The latest was that this fraud issue would be dealt with legislatively but Harry Reid decided to stand in the way. Now his party is blocking to doorway too. Glad they have their priorities straight…