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Old 03-29-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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This is so warm and fuzzy. How many U.S. citizens would love to work and pay no taxes, save enough money to start a business, and live comfortably? I thought illegal aliens were fleeing poverty and starvation, and were contributing to our economy. I had no idea we were just being used.

Adios, Senor Rodrigues. Donít come slithering across our border again if things get rough in Brazil. The U.S. is not a giant ATM to be used for your personal gain.



Illegal immigrant couple going back to Brazil after 6 years - Framingham, MA - The MetroWest Daily News

I think U.S. Customs should stop him at the border and charge him a 90 percent tarriff on all his illegally gained earnings -- now, that's change we can believe in!
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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At who's expense?? The man worked hard, putting in 90 hrs week, very likely working for low wages. He could have been doing drugs, on welfare and stealing like so many lazy, sue happy American citizens. He had a mission he put in his labor therefore he earned whatever he got. I applaud the man.

Our society is set up to support fellow Americans. I hope you don't have someone walk into your house, steal your stuff and leave. That thief also had a mission and succeeded. It's not easy work being a thief or would you think it is?
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:22 PM
 
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At whose expense? The legal US taxpayer-that is who. In the first paragraph, they admit to working under the table-which means they did not pay taxes. I don't know, maybe it is just me, but I believe that is at the legal US taxpayer's expense. .

Just because someone claims to work hard, that does not excuse them from breaking the law. These criminals not only stole from legal taxpayers but also cut in line in front of those who could have come here legally, worked hard, paid taxes and chose to remain here and give back to the USA. All of their assets should be seized just as the US seizes assets from drug dealers, tax cheats and people like Bernie Madoff.
Bingo and ITA. The fact that he worked as opposed to being on welfare doesn't make him any less of a criminal. Those who use the 3rd world yardstick to measure the degree of the crime as opposed to acknowledging that a crime by any measure does not make the perpetrator any less of a criminal, consistently confirm that another amnesty would be the final nail in America's coffin.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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At who's expense?? The man worked hard, putting in 90 hrs week, very likely working for low wages. He could have been doing drugs, on welfare and stealing like so many lazy, sue happy American citizens. He had a mission he put in his labor therefore he earned whatever he got. I applaud the man.
He worked under the table and paid no taxes. He also took a job away from an American citizen. The man is a crook, and, at the very least, before he goes, the IRS needs to deduct from his ill-gotten gains the taxes he owes to this country.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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He worked under the table and paid no taxes. He also took a job away from an American citizen. The man is a crook, and, at the very least, before he goes, the IRS needs to deduct from his ill-gotten gains the taxes he owes to this country.
I have a feeling he has already left with the goods.

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On that afternoon, he sat for the last time at the restaurant where he worked for the past five years. A man approached Rodrigues to bid farewell. After shaking hands, Rodrigues told him, "See you in Brazil."
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I have a feeling he has already left with the goods.
Here in S Cal we call them remittances and they should be taxed 40 perceont just like everything else here is taxed to death.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Heartland of Murica
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Adios, Senor Rodrigues. Donít come slithering across our border again if things get rough in Brazil. The U.S. is not a giant ATM to be used for your personal gain.
Actually, in Brazil, they speak Portuguese, not Spanish Anyways, I don't agree with this at all but they should either fix the system and give these people a Green Card and make them pay taxes or deport them immediately. What we currently have in place is a JOKE
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Actually, in Brazil, they speak Portuguese, not Spanish Anyways, I don't agree with this at all but they should either fix the system and give these people a Green Card and make them pay taxes or deport them immediately. What we currently have in place is a JOKE
Thanks, youíre right, I forgot about that. If they enforce our laws, we would not have this problem. We don't need to issue anything to illegals but deportation papers.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:59 PM
 
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[b]Actually, in Brazil, they speak Portuguese, not Spanish Anyways, I don't agree with this at all but they should either fix the system and give these people a Green Card and make them pay taxes or deport them immediately. What we currently have in place is a JOKE
Speaking of correcting others, FYI "anyways" IS NOT a word.

Semantics aside, other than limiting "need based" legal immigration and reinstituting the strict enforcement of our current immigration laws, there is nothing wrong with our system that adherence to the rule of law won't fix.

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Old 03-29-2009, 06:24 PM
 
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Isn't that the truth! I'm still trying to understand how this man, and other illegals who take from this country and give nothing back, are considered such an asset.
What do you mean he did not give nothing back??? He gave his time and labor, and wealth was created according to the law of capitalism. As far as taxes are concerned, he as anyone who lives in the US; one has to eat and needs a place to sleep and other things. Therefore he paid local and excise tax amongst others.
There are millions of citizens, many amongst you who should be paying taxes but only half of you pay their fair share of taxes. That's not counting the other cheats who are on disability, drugs, welfare or all three. Let's not even include the lazy and the incompetent and criminal minded amongst you. In a free market society, work + labor = wealth, but welfare +laziness = the poor house.
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