constabul wrote:Well one, Those traveling to Vegas are doing so via passport, They are here legally and they are here for a specific time
Bullshit. Nobody asks for your passport or visa in a casino. You could have walked straight from Mexico, for all they know, or care.
A lottery is a state pool collected via citizens contributions, and in a couple cases are a grouping of states that tally into the same pool. Public money, for the public citizenry.
There are many, many studies on the subject of how much tax etc illegal immigrants pay, and they mostly agree that illegals pay plenty, even including those who don't pay income tax.
The IRS themselves suggest that 6 million "unauthorized immigrants" file individual state and federal income tax returns each year.http://www.cbo.gov/publication/41645
The same link you just posted also states this:
Most available studies conclude that the unauthorized population pays less in state and local
taxes than it costs state and local governments to provide services to that population.
it also goes on to say that those estimates have severe limitations.
it still goes to show that having fake credentials (a felony) and documents, and getting paid and expecting services that cost more to run than you are paying back in a country you are not only lying to live in but illegally occupying is something that EVERYONE shouldn't have to deal with.
It's like saying that someone who is incarcerated in a federal prison should be allowed to buy a lottery ticket and use his funds to purchase special rights in prison that aren't granted by the law.
This is a case of legality and morality.
from a legal sense, he doesn't deserve anything, if he illegally paid taxes for a country he doesn't live in and expect to get a legal pay back, .... well you see the conundrum in that certainly?
from a moral sense, he came over here illegally, infringed on other peoples tax services to pay for American citizens services (not illegal immigrants). illegally asked for a citizen to take the earnings under a proxy to avoid legal detention, then expects LEGAL redemption in a country which he illegally used for how may years?
money is a motive, not justice.
Filing a tax return under faulty information is also illegal, and since most filing are under the poverty line, guess what? they get a tremendous tax return. how wonderfully illegal for them.
that is wanting your cake and eating it too, you can't have both.
he knew what and why he was doing it, and now he expects those reasons he was avoiding to come to his aid. typical illegal immigrant mentality.