Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It's Not Just Illegals And Green-Carders Doing Jobs American's Won't Do

     Nope, they're going after a core American competency and making most citizens look like pikers at it: cheating the IRS.

     One of the local stations here in Indy dug into it last year and when the story broke, it was an eight-day wonder, complete with whistleblowers, happy cheaters, mountains of dodgy paperwork and somber government officials, soberly promising There Will Be Reforms and asserting how They Would Do Better In Future.

     So, being an usually diligent newsie, the reporter went back this year for a follow-up.  He probably expected a nice, short bit on how the great improvements were proceeding but that's not what he found.  Nope: the situation is not much better.  (Yes, yes, I was shocked -- shocked -- to learn such things were still happening, just like you are).

     Y'know, when non-citizens are doing a better job scamming the IRS than folks who grew up here--  Well, it's some kind of a sign.  Kind of cryptic but a sign, nonetheless.

     (Edited to replace "Geen" with "Green" in title.  Can't find my r's with both hands, I guess.)

11 comments:

Stranger said...

Wait until the Eastern Europeans get here.

Old NFO said...

They should do that in NY especially Long Island where the Russians have taken over, THEN they would see scamming... Just sayin...

JohninMd.(too late?!??) said...

Every 'murican gets stamped, fingerprinted, photographed and numbered (name the show) at birth. Border jumpers are USED to forged and dodgy paperwork, they been doin' it since they decided to head to the Big P.X.....

Paul said...

Well, if you don't follow the laws about getting here, why follow them once you are here. And since the police are to scared to actually arrest real criminals all they have to chase is the law abiding. Does not take a rocket scientist to see that crime is currently paying better than expected.

It is going to get really bumpy. fasten your seat belt.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Didja see that in New York, they're turning EBT cards into foreign food aid now?

Sigh.

armedlaughing said...

Geen?

gfa

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't be surprising. In many of the countries these people come from, not paying taxes is a full time career; and for those who don't choose that career path, it's at least a skill taught from childhood on.

Kishnevi

Opinionated Grump (Rich in NC) said...

...uh Miss? its 'line end - with the ctrl key that ustabee under the left pinky'. that is left hand pointer finger being scratched by the middle finger at the first knuckle's where the R is [at least that's where it was last time I checked it coulda moved since] Geen works for me though, as to some of my relatives it's a color and all.

Rich in NC

Robin said...

The connivance of the IRS is so necessary to these scams, that it long ago became obvious that its intentional.

docjim505 said...

Ditto Robin: illegals aren't any better at cheating on taxes than college football players are at cheating on their schoolwork. It's simply that the rules are... different... for them.

markm said...

The problem is with the penalties. While it is possible to go to jail for cheating on taxes, this is extremely rare for citizens. Aside from tax protesters, who are in effect _publically_ saying, "Come and get me, I dare you", the only cases I can remember right now were Leona Helmsley and Al Capone - there must have been others, but that's two infamous cases in 80 years, and in one of them they only used the tax code in lieue of many serious charges they couldn't prove against Capone (including murdering the witnesses to his crimes). It's even less likely for the IRS to send a non-citizen to jail, because the INS usually steps in and deports non-violent criminals. (Deporting crooks instead of jailing them would save heaps of money, except that we can't stop them from coming right back...)

No, what really terrifies most citizens is the IRS's power to levy financial penalties and snatch all their assets to pay them. That's terrible for someone with bank accounts, retirement funds, a house, and cars in the US, but it's no worry for someone who's been mailing all his extra cash back to Mexico.