April 15 Tax Day Deadline Reflection: We need new tax payers via legal immigration to share our tax burdensMonday, April 15th, 2013
Anyone notice how Congress waited until after Tax Day to release the comprehensive immigration plan? April 15th is “D-Day” — or the deadline to submit your tax paperwork and have it in the mail to the IRS.
Taxes help pay for our roads, wars, and etc., but they also sustains government benefits for the government programs that are out there — especially for our elderly. I believe in taking care of our elderly, but at some point we must address the approximate 85 million aging Americans. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will soon exhaust all federal tax revenues and we are heading towards a retirement crisis if Congress will not take proactive steps to secure it.
The government needs the additional tax revenues that new tax payers via the immigrants will generate in order to sustain the burgeoning entitlement programs baby boomers require as they continue to retire. By developing a reasonable legal immigration plan, we create a system where immigrants share American tax burdens as they continue to contribute millions of dollars into our tax coffers. New immigrants sharing our tax burdens will help discourage our government from increasing taxes, because under the current system these entitlement programs will drain all federal revenues within 15 years.
I do not believe in taxation without representation. Recall to memory the Boston Tea Party and the purpose of it.
According to Jacob Silverman:
At its core, the Boston Tea Party was a conflict over taxation. You may have heard the phrase “taxation without representation,” which developed in this era. Unlike their British brethren, the people living in the 13 colonies did not have direct representatives in the British parliament. Because of that, the colonists had no way to vote for how they would be taxed or who would represent them. And because of this lack of representation, the British government was free to tax the colonists in any way — and for any amount — that it saw fit. With no way to fight taxation and no way to claim their rights, many colonists feared that their property could be taken away through debilitating taxes.
Yet according to the Associated Press:
“Bipartisan immigration legislation emerging in the Senate could prevent hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S. illegally from ever becoming citizens..” and in essence preventing them from voting.
It appears politicians are fine with taking tax revenues from immigrants without giving them the ability to vote — especially from those who are from the Republican Party. Essentially they fear President Obama signing and supporting a comprehensive immigration reform bill that might create generational Latin Democrats.
One politician who stands out to me is Senator Marco Rubio who is of Cuban descent helping decide the fate of those who are of Mexican descent. Keep in mind that the Tea Party darling Rubio has family members that benefited from the Cuban privileged amnesty under the Cuban Adjustment Act. Cuban immigrants receive government benefits without those immigrants first contributing to the tax payer system because once their wet-foot touches our dry-land, Cubans are able to receive government benefits and it is the American tax payers like ourselves who have been paying for those benefits. Mexican immigrants do not get those Cuban immigrant government benefits once their dry foot reaches dry land, and this is precisely why it appears Cuban-American Rubio does not want those of Mexican descent to advance. He more than likely knows that Mexicans account for almost 70% of the entire Latin population pie. The time will come when we see a Mexican-American United States Senator rise to the political occasion helping to keep things fair and balanced.
“…it will allow them to stay in the US, work, travel and pay taxes. They will not qualify for any federal benefits of any kind, including Obamacare and they will have to be in that system for over ten years before they can apply to the existing legal immigration system for a green card…”
Meanwhile, Cuban-American Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is MIA (missing in action) even though Texas is the only state in the Union that shares the longest border length that includes over 20 ports of entry. Texas shares a whopping 64% of the border with Mexico. It is a no-brainer that a Texas official would know more with regard to the economic impact of immigrants than an official from a non-border state like Florida, and this is precisely why you will see the Mexican-Americans trust Mexican-American Texas officials like Congressman Joaquin Castro.
It is no secret the Mexican-American community has been hurt the most in light of the record deportations that involves those of Mexican descent — so naturally we are going to gravitate to Mexican-American leadership. Rep. Castro understands our pain. I believe Cuban Senators Rubio and Cruz do not — and this is evident when they are MIA or support ideas that virtually embraces a Mexican underclass. It appears these 2 Cuban-American Senators pull their Latin card when it is convenient for them and when they want the Hispanic lime light benefits. Cubans only account for 3% of the Latin population pie, and it is only a matter of time before the tail stops wagging the dog as we get the dog to eventually wag the tail.
Nevertheless, we are keeping score.
We are documenting Rubio’s every move because we know that once that door is cracked open — we will kick and knock over those unfair obstacles within the next decade. Numbers are on the side of the Mexican-American Community, and as those numbers catch up, you will find that we are going to be the ones who ultimately take care of our American elderly. After all, those of Mexican descent are indigenous and native to our Nation, and we believe in taking care of Her and the people who dwell in it. We have proved our Patriotic Hearts with the blood we have shed to keep our Nation safe.