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Senate Makes Fixes to Stimulus Bill, But Not Everyone is Happy
FOXNews.com ^ | Wednesday, January 30, 2008 | FoxNews

Posted on 01/30/2008 7:11:43 PM PST by metmom

WASHINGTON — Members of the Senate Finance Committee passed a bill Wednesday they say will fix a loophole in the House-passed economic stimulus package that allows some illegal immigrants to qualify for tax rebate checks.

The fix requires that anyone eligible for a rebate envisioned in a House-passed $161 billion stimulus package must have to have a valid Social Security number, rather than an Individual Tax Identification Number.

The stimulus plan overwhelmingly passed the House on a suspended vote, meaning no amendments were included on the initial legislation. A mini-brushfire broke out in the Capitol Wednesday as members realized that the decision to refund tax payments to ITIN holders meant illegal immigrants could possibly benefit.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; illegals; rebate; taxes
It's outrageous that illegals should even be considered in getting a rebate with tax money of US citizens.
1 posted on 01/30/2008 7:11:50 PM PST by metmom
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To: metmom

Must have social security numbers to hire them, green card or not. I’ve seen 6 workers using the same SSN. So what’s the problem?


2 posted on 01/30/2008 7:16:59 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: metmom

It’s ok, but my amendment would be that any tax payer with the first name of “Mark “ should get ten times the amount.


3 posted on 01/30/2008 7:18:07 PM PST by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
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To: metmom

I heard the 800 has dropped to 500.


4 posted on 01/30/2008 7:23:17 PM PST by edcoil
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To: Mark
It’s ok, but my amendment would be that any tax payer with the first name of “Mark “ should get ten times the amount.

It works in my household, LOL!!

5 posted on 01/30/2008 7:23:21 PM PST by maxter
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To: metmom

So if 20 illegals are using the same stolen SS number, only ONE check will be mailed to the real owner of the card. The illegals will get nothing.


6 posted on 01/30/2008 7:26:10 PM PST by LetsRok
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To: LetsRok

That would be nice.


7 posted on 01/30/2008 7:34:39 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: LetsRok

With any kind of luck the 20 illegals would fight over the one single check. Not a bad idea!


8 posted on 01/30/2008 7:40:37 PM PST by encm(ss) (USN Ret.)
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To: encm(ss)

The check will be mailed to the address on record at the SS office. That is not going to be the home of an illegal.


9 posted on 01/30/2008 7:42:25 PM PST by LetsRok
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To: metmom

Thank God for Tancredo: “But Colorado Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo, one of the most-vocal anti-illegal immigration voices in Washington didn’t appear to take solace in Boehner’s argument or the Senate fix. In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Tancredo implored the Senate to “fix” the loophole”.

Why don’t they name the members of the Senate Finance Committee that voted for this. This is often done in these articles.

Names, I want names!


10 posted on 01/30/2008 7:45:53 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: metmom
...House-passed economic stimulus package that allows some illegal immigrants to qualify for tax rebate checks.

This is not true! There is NO WAY our representatives would allow a bill to pass the house that would allow illegal aliens to get tax checks from the treasury! NO WAY, NO HOW!!

11 posted on 01/30/2008 8:04:25 PM PST by theymakemesick (The war on drugs benefits government agencies, politicians and drug dealers, they don't want to win.)
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To: Beowulf9

Yup Tancredo is one of the lone voices of reason on the immigration issue. Until we get rid of EVERY subsidy to illegals, we absolutely must do everything to send them packing.


12 posted on 01/30/2008 8:05:37 PM PST by rb22982
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To: LetsRok
"So if 20 illegals are using the same stolen SS number, only ONE check will be mailed to the real owner of the card. The illegals will get nothing."

Great....so if I get another one I know my SS number is being used illegally.

13 posted on 01/30/2008 8:18:41 PM PST by spokeshave (Hey GOP...NO money till border closed and criminal illegals deported)
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To: metmom
Let me see if I understand this:

1. Pork Barrel, earmarks = bad. ($35 billion)

2. Pork for votes = good ($165 billion)

3. Both borrowed from Arabs and Chinese

14 posted on 01/30/2008 9:26:05 PM PST by John Jamieson
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To: CIDKauf

I’ve seen one guy using 3 different social security cards at the Texas Employment Center. He even got ushered in on a red carpet. There was only 1 social security card and no red carpet for the legal in America.

This actually happened over 10 years ago here in Houston and I will never forget it. Right in front of picture of Gov. George W. Bush.


15 posted on 01/30/2008 9:30:08 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: metmom

I sm going to vote against all of the incumbents; if I have to will write names in.


16 posted on 01/30/2008 9:31:29 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: metmom

This is no rebate. Let us call it what it is: money to be borrowed from the Chinese, to be paid back by our posterity, so that politicians can say they tried to do something while the economic house of cards they built comes crashing down around us.


17 posted on 01/30/2008 9:37:40 PM PST by FR Class of 1998
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To: rb22982

thank God for him....let’s remember that we are electing more than just a lame president this year.....we can take back Congress and perhaps prevent the debacle that is coming...


18 posted on 01/30/2008 9:42:35 PM PST by cherry
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To: FR Class of 1998

I am doing every thing I can to become as self-sufficient as possible.

Should the economy ever really crash, I’ll be able to eat and stay warm.


19 posted on 01/30/2008 9:56:03 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: CIDKauf
"So what's the problem"

Creating policy based on the possibility that illegals may-could-might benefit, but in reality the policy will definitely make legally working non-citizens ineligible.

20 posted on 01/31/2008 4:46:33 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: metmom

Thinking outside the box here’s my proposal - how about if everyone could take a federal tax ‘vacation’ for one week, rather than a ‘rebate’? This would save millions of $$$ in governmental administrative costs involved in collecting the money, determining who will get a rebate and redistributing the money back to people. People will be able to actually keep some of the money they earn.


21 posted on 01/31/2008 7:41:53 AM PST by TMD (Keep Planned Parenthood out of our schools!)
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To: TMD

The government would never go for it. It makes sense. The two are incompatible.


22 posted on 01/31/2008 8:03:41 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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