The new GOP tax bill passed very narrowly, making it a massive victory for Republicans since Donald Trump has taken office.
One of the best parts about the new bill (aside from the fact that we will get to keep more of our hard earned money) is that illegal immigrants will be blocked from collecting tax credits. That’s right! The criminals are stripped of their ability to get free money from a country in which they are not even a citizen!
This will save our federal government an estimated $23.1 BILLION over the next ten years. Trump promised to start saving us money and daddy is delivering!
The bill will do this by closing IRS loopholes and requiring all taxpayers to submit work-eligible Social Security numbers in order to claim tax credits.
This may come as a shock to some who take for granted the assumption that illegal aliens don’t receive state benefits—especially tax credits. However, it’s an open secret that the IRS has allowed illegal aliens who pay tax to collect a number of tax benefits, including the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Although previous governments have attempted to end the spending, the IRS has maintained that it has the authority to interpret tax law, given that direction from Congress is often bare-bones, and presidential direction (under Obama) was two-faced.
While this presumption is generally accepted, this cannot be used to shield the IRS from specific Congressional diktats.
Now that President Trump controls the White House, the IRS will have no latitude to interpret the law as it sees fit: Trump is cracking down on illegal immigrants and the administration will need to fall in line.
Illegal immigration costs each state millions every single year. I don’t know about you but I can think of numerous ways that our country could put that money to use that would benefit actual Americans. We need to stop funding criminals!