The NBC News affiliate in Indianapolis is reporting that illegal immigrants are using a tax loop hole in the USA tax code to extract nearly $4 billion in cash refunds. The immigrants are claiming multiple children living in Mexico. The three-month investigation by reporter Bob Segall, also quotes an unnamed long-time Indiana tax preparer as saying this is a “multi-billion dollar fraud scheme.” Word is spreading among the illegal immigrant community on how to exploit the Additional Child Tax Credit.
The gloves are off in the 2012 presidential campaign. Now former Navy SEALS are slamming President Barack Obama for taking too much credit for the death of Osama bin Laden. They are also taking him to task for publicly releasing classified information about the raid. An ad has even been produced by the Special Operations Education Fund. But CNN also reports the Fund shares office space with Republican Party consulting firms.
Connecticut’s unemployment rate has skyrocketed up four ticks in July to 8.5 percent, placing the rate ahead of the national average of 8.3 percent, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is disputing the numbers from his own Connecticut Department of Labor. The governor, who has spent nearly $200 million in taxpayers’ money under his “First Five” initiative to give to business in return for job creation, issued a statement, essentially saying he does not believe the household survey, taken by the department, that shows people saying they are out of work.
Connecticut has joined13 other states in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold racial quotas, when it comes to college admissions. Abigail Fisher, a white student, has filed a lawsuit,
claiming she was not admitted to the University of Texas in 2008 because of quotas and that her civil and constitutional rights were violated. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case on Oct. 10.
The Washington Free Beacon is reporting that an armed Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine roamed undetected in strategic U.S. waters. The submarine was armed with long range missiles. The incident occurred at the same time Russian bombers cracked restricted U.S. airspace near Alaska and California.
Vice President Joseph Biden has caused quite a stir at a campaign stop in Danville, VA Tuesday, telling a group made up mostly of minorities, that if Mitt Romney is elected president, “They’re gonna put Y’all back in chains.”
A United Nations commission is calling for the legalization of prostitution worldwide, as a means of stemming the HIV epidemic. It is also calling for a change in drug laws in order to tackle the same HIV problem. The panel was made up of 15 former heads of state, legal scholars and HIV/AIDS activists.
We can all agree, the tragedy at the Aurora, Colo. cinema on Friday, will remain seared in our memories forever. The media continues to report on the story, daily. It still makes many radio top and bottom hour newscasts. Outside of the Internet, and maybe a mention in the main stream media, have you heard much about the 14 illegal immigrants killed in Texas Sunday night? Will President Obama visit the families?
“It’s the worst single-vehicle wreck I’ve worked in my 40 years in the funeral business,” Adrian Fulton told Fox News.
The crash occurred 150 miles northeast of the Mexican border. The Ford F250 was carrying 23 illegal immigrants from Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, when it left the road and crashed into trees. Several survivors have life threatening injuries. We are told the Federal government is investigating whether this was part of a human smuggling operation.
The idea is not to compare tragedies, but the crash in Texas Sunday night, is as tragic as the bizarre shootings in Colorado on Friday night. How much coverage will the mainstream media give it? In my morning newspaper, for a fourth straight day, the Aurora, Colo. shootings was the lead story. The Texas tragedy was relegated to a couple of paragraphs inside the paper. It may be the only time the story merits even that amount of ink.
The crash in Texas, should bring about as much of a national debate on illegal immigration, as the shootings in Colorado have on gun control. Sadly, in this politically charged election year, I doubt that will happen. I hope I’m wrong.
U.S. Senator Scott Brown’s latest campaign ad, “Let America Be America Again,” goes after President Obama and his Senate opponent Elizabeth Warren on their comments about business.
Criticism continues to pour in about the Hartford-to-New Britain busway project, including part of the route being constructed near a cemetery in Newington, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is continuing to stick by the project, defending it to a caller in a tense exchange on the Chaz & AJ 99.1 FM WPLR show.[audio:malloybus.mp3]