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Feb 6Quote from MarkperryIllegals have no right to work in the USA, thus making it illegal. It called Civil Seizure, where your cash or assets are seized while doing a crime.
Here in my area we have a lot of illegals open landscaping business, which is a taxable service and you are suppose to remit back to state your sales tax, You think they are charging sales tax? Of course not, and it make it harder for the legit landscapers to compete because of the few dollars per yard they undercut.
Heck you think they are even paying Federal income tax on their incomes? No Way
Isn't there anything the legit people can do? Turn them in to some agency? Report them? Seems odd that a widely known practice from known people makes legit business people so helpless.
Feb 6Quote from TweetyIsn't there anything the legit people can do? Turn them in to some agency? Report them? Seems odd that a widely known practice from known people makes legit business people so helpless.
I bet money those reporting would be called racist, bigotted and other things. Perhaps they are afraid of retaliation. But this kind of thing happens....we know it does.
Feb 6Quote from tntrnI bet money those reporting would be called racist, bigotted and other things. Perhaps they are afraid of retaliation. But this kind of thing happens....we know it does.
No I don't because I've never known anyone that has turned in undocumented business owners/workers or I wouldn't have asked.
I'll take your word for it.
My guess is also a lot of people benefit from the undocumented workers, by paying them less for their goods and services under the table, and paying slave wages so they don't report them.
But if I built porches legit and my competitor was undocumented and taking my business, I probably would find a way to report them.
Some of us, myself included, and some that have spoken out against undocumented workers in this thread, do so with common sense. But surely you know that there is anti-immigrant prejudice based on racism and bigots. This I have seen and experienced.
Feb 22Quote from pmabraham'Medicare for All' Only Way for Trump to Keep Healthcare PromisesSince the majority of Americans, including myself, believe the ACA to be a disaster --
-- ACA Recap:
* "You can keep your health care insurance if you like your current insurance"
* "You can keep your doctor if you like your doctor."
* "Families will save an average of $2,500 per year."
* "It is not a tax"
-- it is my hope that the ACA will be replaced with something that does not involve insurance companies for a primary means to expand/ensure access to health care.
Cut the bureaucratic mess.
Make it great.
President Donald Trump put forth a good number of lofty promises on healthcare on the 2016 campaign trail. A new analysis released Tuesday reveals there's only one way to achieve them: Enact a single-payer, Medicare-for-All system.
In their paper, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, health policy experts Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein show that plans put forth by House Speaker Paul Ryan or Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price are "unlikely" to meet Trump's campaign promises of more coverage, better benefits, and lower costs...
...But "single-payer could," write the co-founders of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program (PNHP).
"Such reform would replace the current welter of insurance plans with a single, public plan covering everyone for all medically necessary care—in essence, an expanded and upgraded version of the traditional Medicare program."
Such reform, also known as Medicare-for-all, could save $504 billion annually on healthcare bureaucracy, they say, plus an additional $113 billion "could come from adopting the negotiating strategies that most nations with national health insurance use, which pay approximately one half what we do for prescription drugs."
These savings would offset the cost of expanding insurance to the 26 million who remain uninsured despite the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as "plugging the gaps in existing coverage—abolishing co-payments and deductibles [and] covering such services as dental and long-term care that many policies exclude."...
'Medicare for All' Only Way for Trump to Keep Healthcare Promises | Common Dreams