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Immigration and Taxes

From Steve Sailer’s homepage:

“Showing how carefully the Bushies have thought through this whole immigration thing, the two ’senior administration officials’ who briefed the press on Tuesday announced that when the no longer illegal aliens emerge from the underground economy, ‘They’ll pay sales taxes when they buy things.’ Hmmmhmmhm… What do they do now? Do they show their Illegal Alien Card to the cashier and get a rebate? Obviously, legalized illegals will continue to pay exactly the same amount of sales tax as they do now.

“The other administration poobah said, ‘As they rent property, they’ll pay property taxes.’ No, they won’t. How do I know? Because nobody pays property taxes when they rent. They pay rent to the landlord who pays the property tax.

“Do these guys know what they’re talking about?”

There’s a lot more there on the amnesty worth checking out.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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