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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

This One Got My Attention

Today's required reading should be entitled, US Feds Extort Dishwasher. I know, he's here illegally. And I agree, he shouldn't be here illegally. But the guy worked hard (earning $5.50/hr) and actually saved $59K, which is more than most Americans do. How long would it take any one of us to save up $59K when we're making minimum wage? I think maybe they should have taken the taxes and applicable fees, given him the rest, and sent him home. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a little hot on the issue of illegal immigration (not just Mexicans, either). But I am TOTALLY FRUSTRATED with government extortion!!!!! It happens every day - to legal citizens! OK, OK, I'm not going to get on my soapbox today. Just wanted to point out that article. Poor guy.


Big Daddy said...

I assure you that thousands of Veterans didn't give all of themselves for this kind of bullshit. I'm asshamed to call the IRS part of my goverment. Big D

Big Daddy said...

And yes ASS-shamed is what I meant. our Gov makes us fell like asses for what they do in our name.

Veronnica said...

Seriously, I have my issues about the government themselves - see my blog about how the world would be if nobody felt they had that kind of entitlement - and of course I have my opinion on illegal immigrants too, but for Christ's sake, he worked hard as hell for that money, it's not like he was runnin' drugs or robbin' people, or worse, give it back to him and let him go back home!

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

He annual salary would be $29k. Saving 50% of his salary would take two years. Saving 25% would take 4 years.

Somehow there is something fish going on.

Kim Thomas said...

It sucks but he shouldn't have been working here illegally.