It Never Ends – NEVER!

What never ends? The news about how inefficient and negligent our government really is, and some people expect the Hildabeast to straighten it all out. What rock are you living under?

 

I apologize, but I could not help from making some comments on this horrible example of  how bad our congress is at doing their job. They all need to go!!!

IRS doesn’t tell 1M taxpayers that illegals stole their Social Security numbers

JohnKoskinen_s878x585IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified at the time that it may take new legislation from Congress to let his agency inform taxpayers they’d been the subject of identity theft. (Associated Press)

 

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agency’s inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday.

Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, but it’s still not fixed, the inspector general said, and a pilot program meant to test a solution was canceled — and fell woefully short anyway.

As a result, most taxpayers don’t learn that their identities have been stolen and their Social Security files may be screwed up.

“Taxpayers identified as victims of employment-related identity theft are not notified,” the inspector general said.

The report alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill, who were shocked that the IRS had gone for so long without fixing the issue. Really? Five years? That’s because we do not have a pragmatist any where in the administration – we have inept politicians

“It is stunning that the IRS has chosen to aid and abet identity thieves for so long instead of protecting the innocent victims of the theft,” said Sen. Daniel Coats, Indiana Republican.

Victims’ numbers are stolen by illegal immigrants who need to give employers a valid Social Security number in order to get a job. Employers are prohibited from probing too deeply into numbers, even when they suspect fraud. Really? What would it take to change that prohibition? A pragmatist like Trump.

But the IRS learns of the scam when the illegal immigrants file their taxes using a special Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) the agency doles out chiefly to illegal immigrants as a way of making sure they’re paying taxes even if they’re not supposed to be in the U.S. OMG!

Between 2011 and 2015 the agency flagged nearly 1.1 million returns where someone appeared to have stolen a valid Social Security number, the inspector general said.

The IRS did not have any new comment on the findings, instead referring reporters to an official response filed with the inspector general, in which the agency insisted it’s making progress. Really? After five years? Wow!

Karen Schiller, commissioner for the IRS‘ small business and self-employed division, said the 2014 pilot program was helpful, even if it didn’t completely solve the notification problem, and said the agency will try to alert all taxpayers beginning next year. Really? Next year?

“As we continue to battle and make progress against all strains of identity theft in the tax ecosystem, we recognized that we were missing an important partner in this effort — the taxpaying public,” said Ms. Schiller, who had the task of answering the inspector general. What pray tell is a tax ecosystem?

She also vowed to figure out a system to let the Social Security Administration (SSA) know if someone’s number has been stolen.

Under the 2014 pilot program, the IRS did notify some 25,000 taxpayers whose SSN’s were pilfered. The notice they received told them to contact credit-monitoring agencies to try to head off any more damage to their personal finances.

But the IRS said it’s prevented by federal law from telling taxpayers who stole their identity. Then change the law Congress!

The IRS says its role is not to enforce immigration laws but rather to collect taxes. The agency issues ITINs to ensure that unauthorized workers can still file tax returns, even if they aren’t supposed to be working in the U.S. Taxpayers who use an ITIN are eligible for some tax credits, particularly for their children who are U.S. citizens. OMG. 

Congressional Republicans have long complained to the IRS that it is protecting illegal immigrants from discovery by allowing the use of ITINs but failing to share the information with other agencies.

Mr. Coats, who has written legislation requiring victims to be notified, even confronted IRS officials about their lax behavior at a hearing in April.

“All of us can agree that victims need to know that they’re victims, and need to know that an agency of the federal government, whether it’s IRS or whether it’s SSA, or both, ought to have some ability to talk to each other,” Mr. Coats said.

IRS Commissioner John G. Koskinen told Mr. Coats at the hearing that in many of the cases, friends or relatives lent their Social Security numbers to the unauthorized workers, and already know their information is being fraudulently used.

He also said the agency struggled to come up with a solution that wouldn’t chase illegal immigrants away from filing their taxes altogether. So, you are more worried about getting your tax dollars than protecting the American citizen? This jerk needs to be fired, and I believe he will when Trump gets into office.

“Obviously, priority for taxpayers and the IRS is collecting those taxes,” he said.

Mr. Koskinen testified at the time that it may take new legislation from Congress to let his agency inform taxpayers they’d been the subject of identity theft. So, Mr. Congress person when are you going to do your job and  provide that new legislation, it’s only been five years.

But the hiccup in communicating with the Social Security Administration seems like it should be easier to solve. The inspector general, however, said the IRS didn’t have a system set up to make sure SSA always knew of the fraud.

In some cases IRS employees said they sent a notice, but the Social Security Administration had no record of it. In other cases, it appears the IRS didn’t even bother to make a notification.

“The lack of a formal process to ensure that the SSA is notified of income not associated with an innocent taxpayer is problematic because this notification is essential to ensure that victims’ Social Security benefits are not affected,” the inspector general said.

I am beside myself. What has happened to our government? Please give me your thoughts. 

From “The Gunny”

Gunny’s Rule. Gunny’s tell it like it is. Gunny’s never lie. When Gunny’s talk, everyone listens> read what the Gunny says about Colin Kaeperpoop. Did I spell that correctly Gunny?

 

GunnyMost of my friends know I am totally not into sports. I mean I am not impressed by these sports so-called super stars who make millions for playing games and too often make the worst choices in their daily lives because they cannot handle the fame and their own finances.   I mean really, if you are making millions a year and still beating up your girlfriend, getting DUI’s, dog fighting, drunk in public, illegal firearms….I mean grow up already.  If you’re making that kind if money, you are no longer in the frat house or back on the block.  It is now your time to be a responsible adult or learn how to be one.  If you want all these endorsements and to have your wealthy asses on the Cheerios box for young kids to emulate, then pull up your pants, get a haircut, learn how to speak,  buy yourself an education and get your act together!

I feel the same way most Veterans do about this idiot football player (notice I did not defile this commentary by using his name) refusing to stand for the National Anthem. Part of me realizes that is his right as an American, but most of me also realizes if he is that passionate about his cause, he should be taking the millions he is making and putting his money where his mouth…or in his case his butt…is.  What have you done, Mr. Football player, to help the “oppressed people” in this country you obviously hold in contempt?

Now the football fans in videos all over Facebook and the internet that are standing in salute playing the National Anthem while they burn his jersey hit a home run, in my eyes, right out of the ball park. So I join these fans in a  salute to you, you moron.  Of all the things you could protest or show youngsters in America as a role model, you had to show how to be “un-American.”

Just Sayin’,
The Gunny

Colin Kaepernick

ColinOne of my frequent readers queried me asking if I was going to sit out the news of this scumbag’s actions? I thought about it and decided this piece of garbage does not deserve any more news coverage than he is getting. So, having said that I will only add, look at what team he is playing for, a sanctuary city that hosts some of the craziest politicians known to the country. I never left my heart in there, so I have no reason to return. Oh, and BTW scratch the 49=ers from my TV listings. Nuff said!

Abstract immigrants in an Abstract World..

 

A superb piece by a well-respected, knowledgeable intellect who deserves to be read.

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Why would a country with the world’s largest Jewish population, outside of Israel, admit large numbers of immigrants from countries where hatred of Jews has been taught to their people from earliest childhood? This question is ultimately not about Muslims and Jews. It is about discussing immigrants in the abstract, rather than in terms of the specific concrete realities of particular immigrants in particular circumstances at a particular time and place — that time being now and that place being the United States of America.

A hundred years ago, when immigration from other parts of the world was a major issue, there was a government study which provided voluminous statistics on how immigrants from various countries performed in American society — economically, educationally and in terms of social pathology. Today, it would not be considered right — that is, not politically correct — even to ask such questions about immigrants, especially if immigrants were broken down by country of origin. Despite some among the intelligentsia who like to refer to the past as “earlier and simpler times,” it is we today who are so simple-minded as to discuss immigrants as if they were just abstract people in an abstract world, to whom we could apply our abstract principles.

Yet there are immigrants from some countries who swell the welfare rolls, while immigrants from some other countries almost never go on welfare. Immigrants from some countries are highly educated — more so than most Americans — while immigrants from other countries have little education and few skills. So much of what is said about immigration today simply lumps very different immigrants together, and even lumps very different circumstances together. Insipid statements about how “we are all descendants of immigrants” blithely ignore the fact that millions of Americans are descendants of legal immigrants who were not allowed into the country until they met medical and other criteria.

Today people flood across the border with whatever diseases they bring, and are dispersed to various communities around the country by the federal government, without even a notice to local authorities as to what history of diseases, or crimes, these immigrants bring — much less what risks of terrorism they bring. Such high-handedness is neither incidental nor accidental. It is part of a much wider pattern, extending beyond immigration, and extending beyond the United States to many European countries, where narrow elites imagine themselves so superior to the rest of us that it is both their right and their duty to impose their notions on us.

Many of these elites seem to see themselves as citizens of the world, and to regard national borders as unfortunate relics of the benighted past. If people within those borders are so much better off than other people outside those borders, then to such elites it is only a matter of fairness or “social justice” to let the outsiders in, to get a share of our windfall gain. However lovely this vision may seem, and however much it flatters those who embrace it, admitting immigrants is an irreversible decision, regardless of how it turns out. Any problems, or even disasters, that particular immigrants may cause are unlikely to be caused within the gated communities or other upscale enclaves where the elites live.

However much educational standards or behavioral standards may suffer in schools when immigrant children from a poorer background flood in, that is not likely to affect the elite’s children in pricey private schools. European countries have gone much further down this road, and their elites have been even more immune to hard facts about the disasters they have created. Rapes of women on the streets of Germany by male refugees from the Middle East have been ignored or downplayed by authorities. Recurrent terrorist attacks across Europe from the same source have not caused any reconsideration of “hate speech” laws that can be invoked against anyone who warns of the dangers. American elites who say that we should learn from other countries almost always mean that we should imitate what they have done. But what we need to learn most of all is not to repeat their mistakes.

Thomas Sowell