Okay, okay, calm down and clean off your computer screen. Of course they aren't. Here is just one example of where a half million of your dollars went.
The FBI seized $500,000 in cash during a raid of an illegal immigrant's home as part of an investigation into false tax filings, agents said.A couple of points I want to make in regards to this case. One it wasn't the IRS, the Treasury Department, or any other law enforcement generally associated with either tax law or immigration that was involved in this seizure. In fact, you have to feel just a little bit lucky that this happened in one of the few areas of the country where local law enforcement is allowed to check the immigration status of people they detain for law violations. In case you didn't catch it in the snippet above, a stop for a traffic violation is what set this whole series of events into motion.
Federal agents and Hall County deputies arrested 34-year old Guillermo Merino on Friday after a traffic stop in Gainesville.
Investigators told Channel 2's Richard Elliot they found more than $50,000 in his car. Afterward, they searched his house and said they discovered more than $450,000 in cash inside the home. According to agents, they seized a total of $540,000.
The other point is that here is a very tangible example of how illegal immigrants costs us all without having to hypothesize on how much of the expense is due to illegals using public services.
The last point is this is just one case. I am sure if this guy figured it out there are several others who have also, which begs the question of how much money is leaving our treasury directly to pay these fraudulent refunds?