Saturday, February 20, 2010
"We need a path to citizenship for the undocumented people who are working and contributing with their sweat and paying their taxes." Joshua Hoyt, Director, IL Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights 1/15/10
"They (illegal aliens)are paying taxes anyway, even if they are using other's Social Security or fake Social Security or whatever, they are paying taxes" NPR Ap 17, 2007
The poor beleagured Illinois illegal alien! As if he didn't have enough trouble with Barack Obama backing off his pledge to put amnesty on the legislative front burner and with the ever present threat that he might be detained by ICE for possible deportation with his next traffic stop and with the downturn in the construction and restaurant economy -- he now finds that even his own leaders want to increase his taxes.
That's right, the state's principal advocacy groups for immigrants rights were down in Springfield last week as part of a larger coalition of labor and social welfare groups, urging our legislators to pass HB 174. That bill would increase the state income tax from 3% to 5% on individuals.
Here are the immigrant welfare advocacy groups that signed on to the "Responsible Budget Coalition," which assembled in the state Capitol last week to demand that we all shell out more in state income taxes:
Coalition of African, Arab, Asian, European and Latino Immigrants of Illinois - El Valor Corporation ~ Esperanza Community Services ~ Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights ~ Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights ~ Latino Consortium ~ Latino Organization of the Southwest ~ Latino Policy Forum ~ McHenry Co. Latino Coalition ~ Mujeres Latinas en Acción ~ ~Polish American Association ~~ Proveedores en Acción para Nuestros Niños ~ ~ South Asian Progressive Action Collective ~
For years, Joshua Hoyt, the state's chief illegal alien dissembler, has been telling us that illegal aliens pay taxes just like everyone else. Even more so, he says, since they have no hope of retrieving their social security taxes.
So why then is he, along with every other immigrant welfare outfit, working feverishly to increase income taxes?
Could it be that old Josh may just have been spewing out so much prevaricating hogwash all along?
Could it be that that just as immigration control advocates have been arguing all along, immigration poses a serious net drain on our ever declining public purse? That immigrants eat up far more in tax services that they pay in taxes?