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  • josephlawrence43 Oct 29, 5:58 p.m.

    wildpig777: How would you catagorize the "agenda" of Obama? As a roaring success or a complete and abject failure? Did Bush win Iraq? yes, he did. Has Obama won Afgahn? No he has not. Did Bush add $6 Trillion dollars to our national deficit in under 4 years? Yep--he did. Do you want to discuss the $860 Billion stimulus (70% of which went to foreign companies and to create foreign jobs): How many hundreds of millions of dollars has he wasted on his "green energy" policies? Oh yeah-=-Obama has truly acquitted himself notably.

  • Tarheel born Oct 29, 12:37 p.m.

    The IRS is like the J Edgar Hoover of the FBI...they feel like no one can touch their job "or else". Congress better get their behinds (can't use the real word needed) in gear OR be prepared to be voted out. Hey Elmers and Byrd "can you me now"?

  • Offshore Oct 29, 11:57 a.m.

    I'll try this again. Since this is run by the IRS, I feel very uneasy about them running Obamacare. Something is amiss, and the leaders are looking the other way. I like ykm's solution.

  • ykm Oct 29, 10:42 a.m.

    Remember this article so ya can tell the government types that continue to cry for more money where to go......................get it.

  • wildpig777 Oct 29, 8:50 a.m.

    ELMERS, you get a small pass because you have not been in there very long, but it you do not immediately start pushing for SECURING the borders and removing ALL ILLEGALS from the country, you need to leave Congress as well. -- whatelse

    if youre looking for elmers to help you're decreived-- she has been a 100% turncoat on the platform she ran on. she should be voted out of office immediately and consider your vote against her as a service of merit to the united states of america.

  • wildpig777 Oct 29, 8:47 a.m.

    do you now see the fallout from george bushs welcome to all illegals to enter america?

    he started 2 wars, mismanaged them, couldnt finish them and now lives in luxury-- a real model of CONSERVATISM HUH? note i did not touch on 200 other areas where he was an abject failure....

  • Kaitlyn Oct 29, 8:47 a.m.

    "Yet another example of the wasteful spending of the current administration 4 years is 4 years too much Who is minding the store?-"wilmalathrup

    Read the article again. This problem has been known to exist for over a dozen years. Which administration has been in power for 2/3 of that time? Could it be...the Republicans?

  • lisa4 Oct 29, 8:42 a.m.

    I agree Scubagirl.....if you don't pay income tax....then you don't get a refund!! JUST THAT SIMPLE!!!! Maybe those of us working & paying taxes need to find out how to buy ss#'s so we can claim dozens of children, brothers, sisters, etc!!!!

  • driverkid3 Oct 29, 8:32 a.m.

    If that had been any of us pulling this garbage, WE would already be in prison and the key would have been thrown away!

  • mustainemad Oct 29, 8:21 a.m.

    How about stopping ALL of the giveaways to ILLEGAL immigrants?!?! If we stop the free health care, welfare, education, and let them work without paying a dime in taxes (oh, that's right, they "pay taxes"), then maybe they will stay in their own country!!!

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 26, 7:55 p.m.

    LOL, this is the same thing they said last time and didn't do anything about it. It'll go to the next group, next year, and guess what they'll do?

  • westernwake1 Oct 26, 7:52 p.m.

    How about simply passing a law that child tax credits do NOT apply to ITINs.

    ITINs imply tha the person is working in the US as a guest. Child tax credits should not apply to non-citizens in these type of returns. Why should we be paying out money to non-citizens for their children.

  • Gork Oct 26, 7:49 p.m.

    As you folks sit there and sip your tea, you do realize this has gone on for far more than 4 years bcause - and this is the same reason civil servants who don't want to lose their jobs don't just stop it - IT'S WRITTEN INTO THE LAW BY CONGRESS, not President Obama. If the results weren't to be generations long, it would be funny to see Romney elected just to see how disappointed you'all would have been...

  • changedmyname Oct 26, 7:32 p.m.

    It's not just claiming children, they claim sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers and inlaws.
    The IRS is just the tip of the mountain of fraud.
    Using the US childs SSN to get work.

  • wilmalathrup Oct 26, 7:31 p.m.

    Yet another example of the wasteful spending of the current administration 4 years is 4 years too much Who is minding the store?

  • disgusted2010 Oct 26, 6:56 p.m.

    Sure they do, now that it has made news. If it had not it would be business as usual for the politicians, lining their pockets and getting richer.

  • Scubagirl Oct 26, 6:45 p.m.

    and the IRS says they won't close the loophole until congress TELLS them to! Now I'm sorry but what the heck kind of response is that???? And Congress, now that this is so publicly known had best be telling them that very thing

  • whatelseisnew Oct 26, 6:20 p.m.

    Well PERHAPS if WE HAD SECURED OUR BORDERS and gotten rid of people that are not supposed to be here, this problem would not exist. But who knows, maybe the newly hired IRS people that were preparing to bring the hammer down on Americans who did not purchase health insurance can be used to help stem some of the lost money. Senator Burr, you should resign. You have been there long enough to be considered a lifer and you are part of the problem. ELMERS, you get a small pass because you have not been in there very long, but it you do not immediately start pushing for SECURING the borders and removing ALL ILLEGALS from the country, you need to leave Congress as well. The money issue is bad enough, far far worse is all the unnecessary American deaths that are inflicted on us by these criminals.

  • jrfergerson Oct 26, 6:13 p.m.

    This is an embarssment for the IRS - and might I say IT DOES DEFINATELY SHOW THAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS WEAKER THAN IT HAS BEEN IN YEARS - If it were not weak - it would have closed the loophold to this years back and corrected the flaued system that has allowed this to continue.

  • Scubagirl Oct 26, 6:12 p.m.

    oh yea, and: "suspected illegal immigrants"......Just EXACTLY how hard and how long does it take to determine that. I should think not very, especially in the digital age. If it's hard then it's proof a job is NOT being done.

  • Scubagirl Oct 26, 6:10 p.m.

    First of all; if you don't PAY income taxes there is no way in hello that you should get a refund!!! That's just insane! I don't care WHAT it's for.

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