OPINION: The Democrat Leadership is Going to Get Someone Killed

Dear Editor:

The Democrat leadership is going to get someone killed by encouraging, condoning or remaining silent about the vicious behavior that is plaguing the country lately.

In just the last few weeks; a NY man was arrested after threatening to kill Trump supporters and a Republican Congressman, a man was arrested for ripping a MAGA hat of the head of a teenager and throwing a drink in his face, Senator Rand Paul’s life was threatened, protesters hounded and harassed Senator Mitch McConnell as he left a restaurant, Sarah Sanders was thrown out of a restaurant and both Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and EPA director Scott Pruitt, where harassed by protesters while eating in a restaurant and forced to leave.

Lets face it, there are many lunatics on the Left as evidenced by the now almost daily attacks on Republicans and Trump supporters and a few lunatics on the Right, who will not turn the other cheek and will respond with equal violence and someone is going to get hurt or worse, if this Democrat instigated violence does not stop.

Tell your Democrat member of Congress and the Democrat hate groups to call off their attack dogs before it’s too late. In my opinion, these Democrats and Left Wing groups have already caused a number of policemen to be murdered and caused the attempted murder of more than a dozen Republican members of Congress, whose only crime was practicing for a charity baseball game. Enough is enough!

And tell your Republican member of Congress to come out from hiding under their desk and speak out against this as well.

Conrad Quagliaroli

 

Carter Introduces Legislation to Prevent Fraudulent Use of Social Security Numbers by Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON – Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today to prevent fraudulent use of Social Security numbers by illegal immigrants.

During an audit of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Treasury Department’s Inspector General found that over 1.4 million illegal immigrants could be working and operating fraudulently under the Social Security numbers of legal citizens. However, the IRS has refused to take action claiming they can’t tell the difference between fraud or a mismatch due to an automated system.

Carter’s legislation, the Tax Identity Protection Act, requires the IRS to address how they can better identify illegal immigrants who are fraudulently using the information of legal citizens to work in the United States.

“The fact that the IRS knows illegal immigrants are using American’s Social Security numbers but refuses to do anything about it is egregious and intolerable,” said Carter. “Once I learned of this situation I contacted the IRS and was told they weren’t even in the position to notify victims that their Social Security number was being used fraudulently and blamed it on a computer system. This is completely unbelievable. The American people deserve trust and accountability in the federal government. The IRS must take steps immediately to notify citizens if their personal information has been stolen and end this unacceptable situation.”

The Tax Identity Protection Act would require the IRS to produce a report to Congress that states how they can better identify illegal immigrants who are operating in the U.S. under the Social Security number of a legal citizen.

Original cosponsors include Representatives Joe Barton (Tx.-06), Scott DesJarlais (Tn.-04) , Bill Flores (Tx.-17), Matt Gaetz (Fl.-01), Jody Hice (Ga.-10), Doug LaMalfa (Ca.-01), Paul Mitchell (Mi.-10), Scott Perry (Pa.-04), Todd Rokita (In.-04), and Joe Wilson (SC-02).

Deal: June Tax Revenues Up 1 Percent

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for June totaled $1.98 billion, for an increase of $20.5 million, or 1 percent, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled nearly $1.96 billion. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled roughly $22.71 billion, for an increase of $961.3 million, or 4.4 percent, compared to June 2017, when net tax revenues totaled almost $21.75 billion.

The changes within the following tax categories contributed to the overall net tax revenue increase in June:

Individual Income Tax: Individual Income Tax collections for June decreased by $10.4 million, or -1.1 percent, compared to last year when Income Tax collections totaled $958.2 million.

The following notable components within Individual Income Tax combine for the net decrease:

  • Individual Income Tax refunds issued (net of voided checks) were up $41 million, or 29.4 percent.
  • Individual Withholding payments were up $24.6 million, or 2.9 percent.
  • Individual Income Tax Estimated payments were up $11 million, or 6.9 percent.
  • All other Individual Tax categories, including Non-Resident Return payments, were down a combined $5 million.

 Sales and Use Tax: Gross Sales and Use Tax collections totaled $992.5 million, for an increase of $61.3 million, or 6.6 percent, over last year. Net Sales and Use Tax increased by nearly $24.3 million, or 5 percent, compared to June 2017, when net sales tax totaled $483 million. The adjusted distribution of sales tax to local governments totaled $483.4 million, for an increase of $40.8 million, or 9.2 percent, over last year. Finally, sales tax refunds decreased by roughly $3.7 million, or 66.8 percent.

Corporate Income Tax: Corporate Income Tax collections for June decreased by $10.6 million, or -5.5 percent, compared to last year when Corporate Tax collections totaled $193.3 million.

The following notable components within Corporate Income Tax make up the net decrease:

  • Corporate Income Tax refunds issued (net of voided checks) were up $23.2 million, or 266.7 percent.
  • Corporate Income Tax payments were up $7.8 million, or 62.1 percent.
  • All other Corporate Tax categories, including Corporate Estimated payments, were up roughly $4.8 million.

Motor Fuel Taxes: Motor Fuel Tax collections during the month totaled nearly $160.8 million, for an increase of $11.9 million, or 8 percent, compared to June 2017.

Motor Vehicle Tag & Title Fees: Motor Vehicle Tag & Title Fees for the month totaled $32.2 million, for an increase of almost $1.8 million, or 5.8 percent, over last year. Title Ad Valorem Tax (TAVT) collections increased by roughly $2.9 million, or 4 percent, compared to June 2017, when TAVT collections totaled $71.6 million.






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