Like the rest of the federal behemoth, the IRS is only your enemy if you are a normal, self-supporting, law-abiding American. For others it can be a very dear friend:
The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically used by thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011. In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to “unauthorized” aliens were in Atlanta.
The IRS sent 11,284 refunds worth a combined $2,164,976 to unauthorized alien workers at a second Atlanta address; 3,608 worth $2,691,448 to a third; and 2,386 worth $1,232,943 to a fourth.
Atlanta is hardly the only city where this takes place. An address here in Phoenix collected $5,558,608 in free money.
Theoretically, the purpose of the IRS is to collect revenue to finance the small handful of constitutionally allowed functions of the federal government. In practice, it largely serves to redistribute wealth from those who create it to those who have no right to it.
When Democrats claim to cut taxes, they are referring to even larger “refunds” of other people’s money to those who don’t pay taxes – and who often don’t even belong in this country.
The IRS actually issues Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers to illegal aliens to help them use Tax Day to loot Americans.
The IRS has long known it was giving these numbers to illegal aliens, and thus facilitating their ability to work illegally in the United States. For example, the Treasury Inspector General’s Semiannual Report to Congress published on Oct. 29, 1999 – nearly fourteen years ago – specifically drew attention to this problem…
“TIGTA’s audit found that IRS management has not established adequate internal controls to detect and prevent the assignment of an ITIN to individuals submitting questionable applications,” said Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George. “Even more troubling, TIGTA found an environment which discourages employees from detecting fraudulent applications.”
Why would the IRS deliberately facilitate massive fraud, even as national bankruptcy looms on the horizon? Because as the scandals involving the targeting of groups ideologically opposed to the Obama Regime made obvious, it is as hyperpoliticized as the rest of the federal bureaucracy. A prime objective of Washington bureaucrats is to displace Americans with millions upon millions of Third World peasants who will gladly vote for more government dependency. To get the numbers our rulers are after, generous inducements must be offered to those willing to travel from afar to climb aboard the gravy train.