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Michele Bachmann:
Tax illegals ‘100 percent’
on money they send abroad

Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/5/2014 3:14:08 PM

Rep. Michele Bachmann has suggested the federal government levy a 100 percent tax on money illegal immigrants send back to their home countries as a way of remedying the border crisis. In addition to building a secure, well-lit, fully staffed border fence, the Minnesota Republican said there should be “a 100 percent tax on remittances, the money that illegal aliens send back to these countries.” “Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, those countries are laughing at us because they’re making money with their corrupt governments in conjunction with these international criminal cartels, they’re all making money and

Rep. Michele Bachmann refuses to act like a lame duck Congressperson.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/5/2014 3:25:35 PM     (No. 9954288)

Higher taxes - - that´s really smart, Michelle.

Stupid - - stupid - - stupid.

How about getting to the real root of the problem - - namely, the welfare state? How about elimination of all the failed New Deal and Great Society socialist scams?

But, then again - - those things are beyond your level of brainpower - - and courage.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: The Advocate, 8/5/2014 3:27:47 PM     (No. 9954289)

Great way to get them to self deport.
Build the fence, enforce the laws and tax ALL illegal remittances to Mexico, El Salvador etc from illegals.
Remove ALL incentives for illegals, including ANY welfare payments.
Switch from family reunification to merit and skills needed by America.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PageTurner, 8/5/2014 3:36:31 PM     (No. 9954294)

She´s 100 percent right.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/5/2014 3:37:56 PM     (No. 9954296)

HEY # 1 BEFORE you call someone stupid spend some time near a WalMart service counter and note how much money is sent out of the country. Rep Bachmann´s idea eliminates one of the incentives.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bridgepard, 8/5/2014 3:38:43 PM     (No. 9954297)

What an utterly stupid idea. "Conservatives" should allow people to keep and use their own money as they see fit, after they have paid taxes like everyone else.

It´s no wonder Republicans have a hard time attracting votes from immigrants and minorities. Tax them differently that´s the ticket. The Democrats will have a hay-day with idiotic ideas like this.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wtm, 8/5/2014 3:43:54 PM     (No. 9954304)

You have to also understand that most of this money sent out of the Country is "Not Taxed" by the U.S. It is money paid "under the table" to the illegal worker, by the employer that wants cheap labor ! Income tax , and Social Security is not paid on it, by either the Illegal or the Employer !

So TAXING it as it should be taxed, say at about 50% would put it in the same category as the rest of us have to pay out !

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Reply 7 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 8/5/2014 4:19:12 PM     (No. 9954338)

She stole my idea! How is it that people who make less than minimum wage can send 1/2 their earnings to Mexico? Because they aren´t paying taxes. Illegal aliens need to pay for what they are getting from US taxpayers. This is how we do it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: KingBubo, 8/5/2014 4:24:20 PM     (No. 9954346)

They also live many to a single residence adn reduce their expenses. They sacrifice. I see what they do and send m oney home, but why not an extra fee or tax, the gov wants to tax everything else.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: saguni, 8/5/2014 4:45:55 PM     (No. 9954355)

Bachman is right, as I posted earlier today on another article. Illegals working under the table and sending remittances back home hurts our economy four ways:

Working "under the table" they don´t pay the taxes a US citizen would pay, income tax, Social Security, Disability, yet they take every "opportunity" to receive from those taxes if they can.

Working for less than a US citizen would request increases unemployment, the payout of unemployment benefits, and often other benefits such as Food Stamps.

The amount they send out of the country cannot thus be spent in our economy...food, clothes, entertainment, a nicer house, every business that depends on sales loses when the money is not spent where it is earned.

People who void our border/immigrations laws also are more likely to ignore other laws, driving without a license or insurance? Drunk in public/drunk driving/vehicular manslaughter? Trafficking/using drugs? Many reports of rape/forced prostitution? Which of these mean anything to a person who has violated the law by stepping into this country.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/5/2014 4:55:11 PM     (No. 9954360)

@#5: How do you pay taxes when you get paid in cash? Not only are illegals getting paid under the table, they are sending untaxed $$$ out of the country to be spent elsewhere with zero benefit to the country from which they have illegally entered.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 8/5/2014 4:57:27 PM     (No. 9954362)

There´s something about this that appeals to me given that the gummint grabs expat´s worldwide income (having been one for several years) - while still having to deal with the tax in the resident country. It only seems fair.
Why should it be tax free money? They don´t pay tax at home and they aren´t paying tax here for the most part. They could allow an exemption for any tax paid here. No proof of paid tax no exemption maximum rate applied.
They live here they get the benefits that come from tax dollars, paying makes sense.
It´s the the complete answer but it does make some sense.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/5/2014 5:00:57 PM     (No. 9954365)

#1. I don´t care if illegals get taxed 100%.
They sent 120 BILLION to Mexico in 2013.
It is probably the largest source of revenue for Mexico. Take away the motivation and many will self deport, and that´s a good start.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/5/2014 5:08:15 PM     (No. 9954372)

Bachmann is right, an illegal sending money to another country that is earned here isn´t any different than stealing it. I´d bet that income tax wasn´t paid on either end, and my feeling is that any illegal that is apprehended should show the law their income tax returns to avoid immediate deportation without trial.

Lets get serious. They have broken the law by entering illegally, and they aren´t paying taxes, so what in heavens name are they adding to our society. I have no respect for them and they have no respect for this country.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/5/2014 5:24:51 PM     (No. 9954386)

Michele is absolutely RIGHT. Yes duh, it doesn´t solve all the problem but folks, this is a very very good idea. It puts Democrats on the defensive too. Their tax $$$ can help pay for all the government bennies their illegal brethren are costing the rest of us. Ya know, unfortunately we can expect establishment Pubbies to laugh, mock or just plain disregard anything this good Congresswoman says!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: curious1, 8/5/2014 6:14:56 PM     (No. 9954417)

While I think the idea is excellent, I wonder just how badly the fedgov would wind up implementing it, and how much more onerous a regulatory burden it would place on citizens. Remember, the fedgov is just like a recruit, put ´em in an empty room with a steel ball and a rubber hammer and they´ll find a way to break the steel ball.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 8/5/2014 6:28:49 PM     (No. 9954426)

Definitely. If they can afford to send cash home via Western Union, they can afford taxes. I grind my teeth when I think that we´re paying for their retirement in another country, by supplying the funds they need to build a retirement home and/or providing them with Social Security retirement funds, which they will spend in that other country.

Those scores of thousands of the little darlings whose foster parents will be paid $7k/month by the taxpayers, will be up and working ASAP. They need to pay off their coyotes and/or save money to pay coyotes for relatives. There´ll be so many of them, working even more cheaply than now, and more employers will be looking to hire them because THEIR income taxes have gone up to pay for the expenses of allowing illegals to cross the border--and they can´t afford legal employees. Vicious circle.

Yes. Do it. Soon as the politicians return from summer vacation. Use the taxes to pay for those services which the illegals have heavily plundered--like border security, medical care (overburdened hospitals will love that), education, law enforcement, jails, social services--all those things we´re funding with our hard-earned money.

Also strengthen the laws which penalize employers who hire illegals, something that should have been done right from the beginning.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bogeegolf, 8/5/2014 7:31:26 PM     (No. 9954467)

Or just use the money to build a fence

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Reply 18 - Posted by: VOLKSFORD, 8/5/2014 8:04:53 PM     (No. 9954486)

Amen # 4.. instead of snooping on us loyal Americans the NSA should be snooping on WESTERN UNION !

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/5/2014 8:13:53 PM     (No. 9954491)

Tax something if you want less of it, subsidize something if you want more of it. I like the idea of using taxation to hit the illegals -- dimocrats never met a tax they didn´t love, until they were being used against them!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: frenesi1, 8/5/2014 8:52:28 PM     (No. 9954505)

I said the same thing the other day. Great idea.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: frenesi1, 8/5/2014 8:54:23 PM     (No. 9954506)

It would also put pressure on Mexico to release our Marine.

I don´t understand #1´s comment...unless the purpose was just to bash Bachmann.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mnwxyz, 8/5/2014 10:45:50 PM     (No. 9954596)

From Bachmann´s lips to God´s ear: men to her excellent idea.

We´re losing the country our forefathers bequeathed to us, but... few notice & fewer care.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/5/2014 11:24:43 PM     (No. 9954630)

Ms. Bachmann should approach the liberal Democrats with her tax idea, as they are always support raising up everyone´s taxes.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/6/2014 12:52:56 AM     (No. 9954692)

#9 & #16 Well said.

I live in a sea of brown and unless you see it first hand, you can´t believe how much money is sent through Western Union, all day, every day. They work for cash, pop out Anchor babies and collect welfare and get medical care. I don´t care how hard they work unless they are paying taxes and declaring what they made. The islanders are just as bad and sending crates of food bought with food stamps.

It´s not right that Puerto Ricans live and work stateside for years and get their taxes back at the end of the year either.

Western Union should be made to report every dollar they send out of the country with names to cross reference with welfare and crime reports.

If your bank reports your large deposits to the feds, why can´t WU report ?

What Bachmann didn´t say was not only are they coming here, going on welfare, sending cash back, but Zippy is sending the countries they left millions. Why ?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 8/6/2014 10:22:07 AM     (No. 9955138)

Lotsa good points. How about declaring MS 13 a terrorist organization, so we can bring the full force against them. Where do the drug dollars go?

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Posted By: garnet- 10/3/2014 9:19:26 AM     Post Reply
Go to a grocery store in California and buy all the milk, eggs and vegetables you want. But there’s one thing you won’t find at the checkout line, beginning July 1, 2015: Plastic bags to carry your stuff home. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to prohibit stores from using the ubiquitous carry-alls. Shoppers will be charged 10 cents for every paper bag and heavy-duty plastic bag they use. “This bill is a step in the right direction,” Brown said in a press release announcing his approval. “It

Lindsey Graham Mulling White House Run
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 10/3/2014 1:37:53 PM     Post Reply
The hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he is thinking about running for president in 2016. In an interview with Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, the senator, running for re-election to the Senate this year, said: “If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking — me and McCain have been talking — I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” Graham said. Graham, 59, also dismissed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 43, as a presidential candidate, saying he is too young. “He’s a good

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