How Do I Become an “Illegal”?

Thursday, June 1st, 2006 11:47 pm by Neal

Let’s start with these observations.

  1. Employers save a lot of money employing illegal aliens.
  2. The employers save by not paying taxes and other government-mandated fees (such as insurance) and by dodging regulations (illegals rarely file lawsuits).
  3. Many of the illegals, who are paid “under the table”, are also immune from these government taxes and fees.
  4. Thus, these illegals can demand a much lower hourly wage than Americans who cannot escape the government taxation and regulations tied to them like a ball and chain.
  5. Thus, the businesses who employ these illegals lobby the Bush administration to keep this system in place lest it “wreck” their business in particular or the economy in general.
  6. As a result, the administration (and Senate) is sympathetic to the presence of illegals who, because of the government’s regulations, have an competetive advantage over legal, taxpaying Americans.

Ann Coulter asks the following question in her essay, Se puede get two years tax-free!:

“What’s the process for losing your citizenship and becoming an illegal alien?”

If the Senate Immigration bill passes, we (taxpaying, legal, assimilated Americans) may be asking that very question. Ann continues

The “path to citizenship” that Bush and the Senate are trying to pawn off on Americans requires that illegals pay huge fines and back taxes, with “huge” being defined as a $2,000 fine and taxes for three of the last five years. Even with the special “Two Years Tax-Free” package for illegals, this is about as likely as me paying my dad back the money I “borrowed” from him when I was in college.

We’re told illegal immigrants are dying to pay taxes if only they can become citizens. Oh by the way, they also will have a panoply of government benefits available to them if they become citizens — in fact, even if they get green cards. They’re probably unaware of this and are just dying to send half their paychecks to the government just like us shiftless, lazy Americans.

Inasmuch as most of these low-skilled immigrant workers are in the 0 percent tax bracket, this should be a real boon for the U.S. Treasury. Indeed, the government may end up paying the illegals money: “Let’s see, Juan. According to our records, you owe us 0 percent for the past three years, and because you qualify for the earned-income tax credit, we actually owe you! Are 20s OK?”

The Senate bill also forgives illegal aliens who have committed identity theft by stealing American Social Security numbers to get jobs.

So in addition to the Two Years Tax-Free plan for illegals, they get one free felony. Also, illegal immigrants from Mexico qualify for affirmative action, allowing them to get into U.S. colleges with lower grades and scores than Americans.

What’s the process for losing your citizenship and becoming an illegal alien?

What a deal! As we’ve discussed previously, though, “compassionate conservatism” is double-speak for screwing American taxpayers. Coulter has more:

However hardworking illegal immigrants are when they come here, the moment they become citizens, they will be immediately demagogued by Democrats into viewing welfare as a universal human right, just as they now view living in America.

Of course illegal immigrants will “work for less.” They don’t have to pay taxes at all now, and under Bush’s plan they will have to pay taxes for only — at most — three of the last five years. Not only that, but illegal aliens don’t require their employers to comply with OSHA regulations, overtime and minimum wage laws, unemployment insurance, disability laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, a slew of oppressive environmental regulations, and 4 million other ways the government has developed to make it extremely expensive to hire legal employees.

Instead of creating a separate class of citizens who are immune from oppressive government rules, how about relieving all of us — even us shiftless Americans — from the cost of government?

There’s more. Very funny. Hah. How come y’all ain’t laughin’?

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