Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Says, Even Memebers of Congress Live Paycheck to Paycheck … WHAT!!!
COULD ANYONE BE MORE OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAN NANCY PELOSI, OTHER THAN BARACK OBAMA?
The delusional Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the following at a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday in the run up to impending battle and vote on Capitol Hill over Department of Homeland Security funding, “I don’t know about you, but I think almost everybody I know cannot live without having our paycheck on time — members of Congress, even.” WHAT!!! Some one better call Pelosi a WAHmbulance.
SanFran Nan said, “but I think almost everybody I know cannot live without having our paycheck on time”. Who is she kidding, who is the “EVERYBODY” that Pelosi knows who goes paycheck to paycheck? Pelosi would not be caught dead hanging around the common folk who live paycheck to paycheck. Pelosi, or her ilk would not know in the slightest what it means to struggle. Oh, is she having to do without an extra Botox treatment these days? Pelosi ranks at number 14 in CQ/Roll Call’s list of wealthiest members of Congress, with a net worth of around $29 million. I am so sure she hangs around the common folk who live paycheck to paycheck. Of course Pelosi gets more because she has a ranking position in the House.
Pelosi’s minimum net worth in 2013 was slightly more than $29 million, a few million more than what she reported in 2012.
The boost in the House minority leader’s personal finances is, in part, attributable to stock investments associated with her husband that grew significantly over the course of a year. Paul Pelosi’s investment in Comcast, for instance, doubled between 2012 and 2013, from at least $250,000 to at least $500,000. Meanwhile, his stake in a real estate development project in Sacramento, Calif., skyrocketed from at least $1 million to at least $5 million.
Lawmakers are strapped for cash like ordinary “We the People” American folks? Get bent Nancy. Pelosi needs to retire. This might be one of the most embarrassing comments she has ever made, and trust me, she has made many. Let us never forget the infamous, “we must pass the bill in order to find out what s in it.”
A member of Congress makes $174,000, meanwhile an average American makes $55,424 and many others who live paycheck to paycheck make much less than the average. As Melissa Francis from the Fox Business Network said on this morning’s Bulls& Bears, “they have no idea what it is like to live in an average household and trying to compare themselves is disingenuous, pathetic and disgusting.” BINGO!!!
Another one of the Bulls & Bears nailed it … “Congress should be responsible when dealing with the affairs of whether it is DHS or whether its shutting down the government, everybody expects a paycheck.” Then comes the money quote … “The problem is that Congress is so out of touch, so out of touch with everyday Americans, they don’t even know how to speak to everyday Americans on behalf of everyday Americans. When you are running for Congress the average campaign is 2 million, 1.5 million. Who’s is going to be able to raise that kind of money, rich people. That is why we have a bunch of rich Congressman.”
Check out how the median income for families in the United States has gone backwards as adjusted for inflation.
How sad and pathetic is this that we have an elite class of rich people in charge? Guess what, America you are to blame. This is hardly what our Founding Fathers ever envisioned. You have elected and continue to reelect US Representatives and Senators that are so out of touch and do not represent you in any shape, matter or form. My personal believe is that Congresses pay should be tied to the average pay scale for Americans and then raised 10% or 20%, not the over 300% it currently is. This way there will be no incentive for “forever” politicians and it will not be a lifetime job. Also, their pension needs to be nixed completely.
VIDEO via Fox News, Bulls & Bears
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper contradicts John Kerry, Says 2014 Deadliest Year for Terror Ever Recorded
ARE YOU KIDDING ME, WHO FEELS SAFE FROM TERRORISM WITH THE JV IN THE WHITE HOUSE?
Less than 24 hours after Secretary of State John Kerry told a Foreign Affairs and State Department budget hearing that, “we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally— less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper contradicted Kerry in a major way. It turns out according to Director Clapper that we are not safer than any time in the last century. As it turns out, 2014 was the deadliest year for terror, EVER!!!
“When the final accounting is done. 2014 will be the most lethal year in global terrorism in the 45 years such data has been compiled. About half of all attacks including fatalities in 2014 occurred in just three countries, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.”
Fox News Martha MacCallum could only muster the following in stunned bewilderment, “I guess John Kerry did not get that message.”
Barack Obama to Ban AR-15 Bullets By Executive Action … Attempts a Back-Door Gun Ban & Assault on 2nd Amendment
SHOCKER, OBAMA GOING BACK ON PROMISE NOT TO TAKE GUNS AND IS USING EXECUTIVE ACTION ATTEMPTING TO DO A BACK DOOR GUN BAN …
As reported at The Washington Times, Barack Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the law abiding citizens of the United States. The imperial president is targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters, 5.56 mm ammunition. Unbelievable. Obama was unable to ban the AR-15 and other similar semi-automatic rifles he seemed to scary through the legislative process, so instead he will once again circumvent the US Constitution and the Second Amendment to enact his “kingly” wishes. At issue is the inexpensive 5.56 M855 ammo, commonly called lightgreen tips, that have been exempt for years, as have higher-caliber ammunition that also easily pierces the type of soft armor worn by police. The BATFE says that since the bullets can be used in semi-automatic handguns they pose a threat to police and must be banned from production, sale and use. However, the BATFE could offer no proof that this ammo is used as such and any officers from any agency have been the victims of their claims.
As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing to put the ban on 5.56 mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.
Wednesday night, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, stepped in with a critical letter to the bureau demanding it explain the surprise and abrupt bullet ban. The letter is shown below.
The National Rifle Association, which is working with Goodlatte to gather co-signers, told Secrets that30 House members have already co-signed the letter and Goodlatte and the NRA are hoping to get a total of 100 fast.
“The Obama administration was unable to ban America’s most popular sporting rifle through the legislative process, so now it’s trying to ban commonly owned and used ammunition through regulation,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA, the group’s policy and lobby shop. “The NRA and our tens of millions of supporters across the country will fight to stop President Obama’s latest attack on our Second Amendment freedoms.”
At issue is so-called “armor-piercing” ammunition, an exemption for those bullets mostly used for sport by AR-15 owners, and the recent popularity of pistol-style ARs that use the ammo.
WELCOME TO TYRANNY IN AMERICA UNDER BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA … WE THE PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO USE SOMETHING BECAUSE IT MIGHT HARM A POLICE OFFICER. I would dare say that more police officers and federal agents have been killed by cars and trucks in the course of a crime, are we going to ban them next?
Over 100 members of Congress have signed on to a letter that will go to the Director of the ATF expressing serious concern over the ban of the AR-15 ammo. To read a copy of the letter, click link HERE.
Dear Director Jones:
We are writing to express our serious concern with the “ATF Framework for Determining Whether
Certain Projectiles are ‘Primarily Intended for Sporting Purposes’ Within the Meaning of 18 U.S.C.
921(a)(17)(C),” issued on February 13, 2015.
The proposed “Framework” purports to establish an “objective” test for determining whether certain
projectiles otherwise considered “armor piercing” under federal law qualify for an exemption allowing
them to be lawfully manufactured, imported, and sold on the civilian market in the United States.
This is infringing on the rights of law abiding citizens and not going to have an affect on criminals.
In fact the FBI reports that this bullet has not been used in a hand gun, which is the claim, to kill any law enforcement agents in over 10 years. (Rep. Bob Goodlatte)
Finally, please contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to sign Rep. Goodlatte’s letter and to oppose BATFE’s proposed “armor piercing” ammunition Framework. To contact them by phone, call the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or CLICK HERE TO WRITE YOUR REPRESENTATIVE.
Posted February 27, 2015 by Scared Monkeys
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Secretary of State John Kerry: Despite ISIS, “We Are Actually Living In A Period Of Less Daily Threat To Americans”
OK AMERICA, WHO HONESTLY BELIEVES THE FOLLOWING WORDS FROM JOHN “FRAUD” KERRY …
UNREAL … Barack Obama’s Secretary of State said the following yesterday, “Our citizens, our world today is actually, despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are”. The partisan hack politician went on to say, we have had “less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century.” HUH, GO FIGURE. So in 1915 we had more terrorist threats and deaths than in 2015? Who feels safer today than they did 6 or 7 years ago? That’s it America, don’t believe your lying eyes, believe John Kerry.
What page from Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ does this come from … “If you lie to the people long enough, it because the truth. Especially with a complicit liberal propaganda media.
Maybe Kerry should have said, dating back to the time when President Jimmy Carter unleashed the radical Islam with the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979?
SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY: And frankly – and last thing, this is counterintuitive but it’s true: Our citizens, our world today is actually, despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are, we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally— less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century. And so even the concept of state war has changed in many people’s minds, and we’re seeing now more asymmetrical kinds of struggles.
Wright State University President Apoligizes for Black History Month Menu Featuring Fried Chicken & Collard Greens
AM I MISSING SOMETHING, IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE A JOKE. POLITICAL CORRECTNESS REACHES A NEW STUPIDITY … FRIED CHICKEN AND COLLARD GREENS ARE AUTHENTIC SOUL FOOD?
Wright State University president David Hopkins and its dining services vendor have apologized for creating a menu for Black History month that included fried chicken and collard greens. HUH? The menu consisted of fried chicken, collard greens, mashed potatoes and cornbread. Okay, I am still missing the problem, was it the fact that potatoes are not ethnic? This is just another example that some people will complain about anything and will forever be a victim, no matter what. Supposedly, Billy Barabino, a senior organizational leadership major from New Jersey and president of the Black Student Union was offended saying the following, “I was really hurt (by the menu). Extremely hurt.” For me, it was a knock in the face for African (and) African- American individuals who have fought for us to be progressive. I was extremely offended by it because it minimizes who we are as people.” Dude, did anyone tell you that this type of food is your heritage? Isn’t that the point of Black History month, to honor the black heritage and culture in America?
A note to Billy Barabino and the rest of the victims, you do realize that fried chicken, hog maw, collard greens, ham hocks, black-eyed peas, okra, turnip greens, cornbread, Hoecake, Hoppin John, fatback and chitlins are all authentic African-American soul food, right? You might want to try some fried catfish, chicken and dumplings or Collar Greens with Ham Hocks. Instead of complaining about being offended, maybe you might want to try them, they are actually good. Amen to the folks over at The Last Tradition, PC Stupidity when Liberals at Wright State University feel Fried Chicken and Collard Greens is offensive cuisine for Black history month.
After a menu featuring fried chicken and collard greens under a photo of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other African American leaders for Black History Month, the president of Wright State University in Ohio and its dining services vendor have apologized.
The Dayton Daily News reported that images were circulated on social media, calling it offensive and disrespectful.
President David Hopkins wrote in an email of the university’s commitment to diversity and pride at hosting the Phoenix Project and forum featuring daughters of several civil rights leaders. Hopkins said he would find out why a menu sign included chicken, mashed potatoes, collard greens and cornbread under a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. and other famous black figures, according to the Dayton Daily News.
“I apologize to anyone hurt by the display,” Hopkins wrote in an email. “To our credit, the menu was quickly removed. But the larger question remains: Why was it done? I will find out. We will take steps to prevent this kind of behavior occurring in the future.”
Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services released a statement that read, in part:
“Chartwells celebrates many national events on campus and tries to provide authentic and traditional cuisine to reflect each theme. In no way was the promotion associated with Black History Month meant to be insensitive. We could have done a better job putting this in context of a cultural dining experience. We sincerely apologize.”
I am still trying to figure out how this idiot Billy Barabino is extremely hurt and exactly what action do you plan to take? How exactly is having on a menu, that which is ethnic food that blacks have ate in the past and continue to do so offensive and not an effort in diversity? Seriously, does Billy not understand that is his history? Are you telling me that the many times that I have gone to friends houses that are black and we ate fried chicken, collard greens, black-eyed peas, black-eyed peas, fried okra, turnip greens and cornbread, we were being racist? Maybe some one should tell my black friends. I hate to break it to you Billy Barabino but no one of your ancestors in the United States were eating Kapenta with sadza and Namibian venison.
I guess Billy doesn’t get too much soul food in Jersey.
I can’t wait until the Irish complain that they are offended and extremely hurt on St. Patrick’s Day when when the food vender serve corned-beef and cabbage, boxty, and Shepherd’s Pie.
Or in March during Greek-American Heritage Month when the Greek students conduct boycotts and “no justice, no peace” protests in the cafeteria when they serve Moussaka, Baklava, Tzatziki and Gyros.
And in May during Asian Pacific American History Month don’t even think about serving rice.
You have heard of “cash for clunkers, now comes … “Jobs for Jihadis”. Check out the below video of Dana Loesch mocking the Obama White House and State Department spokesperson Marie Harf’s comments that it is because ISIS lacks jobs and opportunities as to the reason why they are terrorists and barbarically slaughter Christians in the Middle East … #Jobs for Jihadis. However, wouldn’t one of the issues be that the Jihadis would not be interest in Obama’s “green” job agenda, the radical Islamists are more interested in blood “red” ones.
Watch and enjoy … remember when SNL used to have sarcastic humor of real life events like this? I wonder if this humor is too nuanced for State Department spokesperson Marie Harf?
72 Year Old Gordon VanGilder is Facing Up to 10 Years in Prison for Having an Antique 1700′s Flintlock Pistol in his Car
THIS WEEKS, THIS IS WHAT TYRANNY LOOKS LIKE MOMENT OF THE WEEK … NEW JERSEY, THE
GARDEN TYRANNY STATE.
If this New Jersey resident is found guilty and is sentenced to prison time, then this country is lost. Here is today’s quiz, 72 year old Gordon VanGilder is facing up to 10 years in prison for having the which of the following guns in his possession?
- a Ruger 9 mm semiautomatic
- a Smith and Wesson .357 revolver
- an AK-47 or AR-15
- 1770′s Flintlock Pistol
If you answered #4, an 18th century flintlock pistol, you would be correct. In what might be one of the greatest overreach of government and assault on the 2nd Amendment, 72 year old Gordon VanGilder, a former school teacher of 34 years, was pulled over by Cumberland County police. He was later arrested by multiple police officers, hand cuffed and perp walked to the police cruiser for the possession of an antique 1700′s flintlock pistol that could never be mistaken as a self-defense type weapon. In fact the pistol is celebrating its 300th birthday. The entire miscarriage of justice began when VanGuider was pulled over by a Sheriff’s deputy for a minor traffic violation.
WITH ALL THE FRIGGING CRIME YOU HAVE IN NEW JERSEY AND YOU HARASS A 72 YEAR OLD WITH A FLINTLOCK BECAUSE YOU CAN … YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. BECAUSE I GET A FLINTLOCK AND AN UZI AND MAC-10 CONFUSED ALL THE TIME.
Please watch the below VIDEO and see a real case of police overreach and thanks to the libs and RINO’s in the NJ State legislature, what tyranny looks like. How ironic that we would be discussing a story like this, a day after George Washington’s birthday. You remember him New Jersey, the same guy who before becoming the first President of the United States was a military general during the War of Independence and fought campaigns in New Jersey. Hey maybe he and other might have even used this relic that you are now looking to make a 73 year old man’s life miserable.
The retired teacher is facing a possible 10 years in prison — and the jeopardization of his pension — all because New Jersey state law classifies antique firearms the same way it classifies regular guns, meaning the state views van Gilder’s possession of an antique on par with him possessing a .44 Magnum.
The day after van Gilder told a deputy during a routine traffic stop about his antique gun, four law enforcement officers showed up at his house to arrest him.
Evan Nappen, an attorney who specializes in gun law cases and is representing Mr. Van Gilder, says that even a plea agreement that avoids jail time but convicts Mr. Van Gilder of a felony would likely jeopardize his teacher’s pension he spent 34 years earning, Legal Insurrection reported.
“It’s a mid-1700s flintlock bonafide antique pistol, unloaded, and yet he’s facing the same draconian penalty as if he had a .44 magnum loaded on his person. It doesn’t matter. There’s no distinction,” Mr. Nappen said.
Mr. Nappen said the prosecutor in the case even asked for ballistics testing on the black powder gun — an exercise that experts in the video argued is futile on such an old firearm.
Mr. Van Gilder said he refuses to spend what could be the rest of his life behind bars and declared he isn’t going to go down without a fight.
State Department SPOX Marie Harf Trying to Defend Her ‘JOBS FOR JIHADISTS” Comments … Quotes the GWB Doctrine
GOOD GRIEF, STATE DEPT SPOX IS STILL TRYING TO DEFEND HER JOBS FOR JIHADISTS COMMENTS … WHO IS THE JV?
State Department SPOX Marie Harf goes on the defensive and tells us that we are just not smart enough to understand what she said … Marie Harf to Critics: Maybe My Comments Were ‘Too Nuanced’ for you. Looks like the MSM is giving Harf another opportunity to explain her ridiculous comments. That’s correct, Harf defends her “JOBS FOR JIHADISTS” comments. What else is the liberal Democrat media complex to do. Harf appeared with Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s The Situation Room and attempted to clarify her point. Sorry, did I just hear Harf repeat the following, “We cannot kill every terrorist around the world, nor should we try.” NOR SHOULD WE TRY? NOR SHOULD WE TRY!!!
Maybe Barack Obama will create a new government program, Welfare and Food Stamps for terrorist.
“I’m not the first person to say something like this,” Harf said. “Military commanders that we’ve had throughout many years here fighting this war on terrorism have said the exact same thing, that in the short term when there’s a threat like ISIL. We’ll take direct military action against these terrorists. We have done that. We are doing that in Iraq and Syria. But longer term, we have to look at how we combat the conditions that can lead people to turn to extremism.”
Unbelievable, she is quoting George W. Bush and the Bush doctrine. This from the same Obama administration that has had nothing good to say about GWB and his handling of the war on terror. Barack Obama has tried to distance himself from w, and change everything and anything away from Bush … now when backed into a corner because of so-called “nuanced” comments, they turn to GWB to defend their foreign policy. ARE YOU KIDDING? You know the Obama administration has hit rock bottom when they need W for help.
State Department spokesperson Harf tries to put the toothpaste back in the tube as she goes on the defensive regarding her ignorant comments. Check out the Twitter-fest at Twitchy as Harf is just making matters worse trying to defend her foolish comments. Hey Ms. Harf, backpedaling from beyond stupid comments is like quicksand, the more you try, the worse it gets. Get this, for the past 6 years and two years prior to that campaigning for president, Barack Obama distanced himself and trashed George W. Bush for his handled the war on terror, now his administration is quoting Bush and appealing to the Bush Doctrine.
Marie Harf - @marieharf
Jobs programs don’t quite cut it when you’re in the 72 virgins business. This is where the administration’s comprehensive denial of the motive forces driving the terrorists is key. They aren’t looking for work. They aren’t looking to get rich. They aren’t looking for early childhood education. They aren’t looking for daycare programs. They’ve got something else on their mind, something else that is taboo to speak of in the higher reaches of the Obama administration.
“I’m not the first person to say something like this,” Harf said this afternoon. “Military commanders that we’ve had throughout many years here fighting this war on terrorism have said the exact same thing, that in the short term when there’s a threat like ISIL. We’ll take direct military action against these terrorists. We have done that. We are doing that in Iraq and Syria. But longer term, we have to look at how we combat the conditions that can lead people to turn to extremism.”
“So you suggested that maybe if you find these young men jobs, they might not become terrorists?” Blitzer asked.
WHAT HAPPENED TO SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE … HHS Pushes Church Talking Points For Bulletin Announcement to Promote Obamacare
IT WOULD APPEAR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE DOES NOT APPLY TO FEDERALLY MANDATED OBAMACARE.
Just what one wants to listen to when they head off to church on a Sunday morning, an Obamacare sermon. That is possible, in an effort to sign up as many individuals as possible to Obamacare, the Obama administration has gone to incredible, extraordinary lengths to partner with churches and faith-based groups, to even publishing sample church bulletin inserts, flyers, and Obamacre “talking points.” This brought to you by the same people that rail against religion, the Christian religion that is, that might have the slightest inclusion within government. When it is about 10 Commandments in a Court House … that is Seperation of Church and State. But of course it is perfectly okay to promote a federal government mandated law in Church, complete with talking points.
Isn’t this the same crew that is currently suing the Little Sisters of the Poor, trying to force Obamacare on nuns?
In an effort to sign up as many consumers as possible for insurance under the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), the Obama administration has gone to extraordinary lengths to partner with churches and other faith-based groups, even publishing sample church bulletin inserts, flyers, and scripts for announcements, as well as “talking points.” These materials are part of the “Second Sunday & Faith Weekend of Action Toolkit,” which is available on the website of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
From the beginning, HHS has sought to develop partnerships with faith-based organizations to promote the Obamacare. This “toolkit” has been available since 2013. However, the details of these partnerships have largely escaped the attention of the national media. The Second Sunday & Faith Weekend of Action program encourages churches to use the second Sunday of each month during open enrollment to hold informational meetings and sign-up events. The sample bulletin insert appears as follows:
The materials also include two full pages of “talking points,” which end with an admonition to churches that “[y]ou are trusted messengers in this community. We hope you share this information with those around you so they can be connected with the care they need.”
IRS Commissioner Koskinen Says Illegals Are Now Eligible for Tax Credits Under Obama’s Amnesty (even for years past) Without Having Paid a Dime of Taxes
UNBELIEVABLE … ILLEGALS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR TAX CREDITS UNDER OBAMA’S ILLEGAL AMNESTY …
When is enough, enough America? Last week we learned from Legal Insurrection that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s testimony about the shocking tax consequences of Obama’s executive amnesty plan.
Koskinen explained that illegal immigrants who were granted amnesty would be eligible to receive back-refunds in the form of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—but only if they had registered with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN.) This means that, although the person was here illegally, they were still working and paying taxes and thus eligible for a refund. It’s a bogus loophole, but it stems from an existing IRS interpretation of their own rules, so at the end of the day it was a “fix this now” situation rather than an “end of the world” scenario.”
That was bad enough and a big enough kick in the gut for those who are in America legally and paying taxes. But wait, it gets worse, much worse. From The Washington Times come the following clarification from IRS commissioner Koskinen. As it turns out, illegals are now eligible for Earned Income Tax Credits, retroactively, even though they may have never paid a dime in taxes. WTF has happened to this country? The rule of law means nothing for this class of people. Absolutely nothing. Meanwhile, lawabiding, tax paying citizens have to follow the rules, or else.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday that even illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes will be able to claim back-refunds once they get Social Security numbers under President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty.
The revelation — which contradicts what he told Congress last week — comes as lawmakers also raised concerns Mr. Obama’s amnesty could open a window to illegal immigrants finding ways to vote, despite it being against the law.
“While we may disagree about whether your deferred action programs were lawfully created and implemented, we are confident that we can all agree that these programs cannot be permitted to impair the integrity of our elections,” Republican members of Congress from Ohio wrote in a letter to Mr. Obama Wednesday, ahead of a hearing on the issue in the House on Thursday.
He also clarified his testimony to the Senate last week, where he acknowledged illegal immigrants who had paid taxes using substitute Social Security numbers but who gain real Social Security numbers when they are approved for the amnesty can apply for back-refunds of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
On Wednesday, he said even illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes will be able to apply for back-credits once they get Social Security numbers.
The EITC is a refundable tax credit, which means those who don’t have any tax liability can still get money back from the government.
“Under the new program, if you get a Social Security number and you work, you’ll be eligible to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit,” Mr. Koskinen said.
He said that would apply even “if you did not file” taxes, as long as the illegal immigrant could demonstrate having worked off-the-books during those years.
That expands the universe of people eligible for the tax credit by millions. He said only about 700,000 illegal immigrants currently work and pay taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, but as many as 4 million illegal immigrants could get a stay of deportation and work permits under the temporary amnesty, which would mean they would be eligible to claim back-refunds if they worked those years.