With some time to waste I’m listening to the first broadcast of Gheen’s ALIPAC radio show. He uses the phrase we hear quite often – “hard earned tax dollars” which always sounds odd to me. First of all because he’s claiming that undocumented migrants contribute nothing to the tax system and secondly I didn’t realize tax dollars were earned. I always thought they were just taken away by the government. Does the government earn the tax dollars they take from me? I don’t think this government has earned them, but I know for sure I don’t because I never see them.
As far as undocumented migrants paying nothing into the system – we all know that’s a bunch of bs. The idea here to to conjure the image of some person sweating over a laborious job while an undocumented migrant sits in comfort counting their large wad of money. It’s pure ridiculousness.