I'm still trying to chase down the actual legislation that created ITIN. It was a joint effort between the Republicans to get the IRS off businesses back for employing undocumented workers and the Democrats to try and get more tax revenue in. There were other bi-partisan reasons as well.
The bipartisan part, comes from the realization by both parties clear back in the early 90's(and before. I think our population growth started to flatline clear back in the late 70's), that SS was going in the tank. The worker demographic was running out of legal reinforcements from the US. The huge imbalance that was being created between those working to add money to SS, and those taking money out, was growing on the horizon at an alarming rate.
Then too, there is the ever present desire to pander to the "latino/hispanic" vote, by streamlining citizenship. Both parties pant after the "latino/hispanic" vote, like dogs after a bitch in heat.
No one was more PO
'd at Bush when he went all weak kneed regarding the border security issues, and the building of the fence, then myself. Having Obama joke about some wanting alligators in a moat, and taking Arizona to court, was icing on the cake.
The politicians in Washington see those crossing the border legally, and illegally, as the salvation of their grand ponzi scheme known as SS.....and some, the coming to fruition of "a great redistribution of wealth" on a Global basis.
They are willing to tolerate the abuse because they can collect monies to fund SS etc. for now. They probably consider the abuse, the cost of doing business for the time being. Anything to kick the can down the road for another day, and let the problem fall in the lap of whoever catches the hot potato. The same way that they inflated the lending bubble for 30 years, until it blew up in 05,06, and 07, that resulted in the TARP fiasco in 08, and 09.
In all likelyhood, they see going soft on illegals, as a sort of trap. A lure to bring them in. Future slaves to taxation.
Those who are all for raising taxes on "the wealthy", just don't get 'it' regarding the need for revenues from a thriving and strong econmomy, that needs workers(and alot of them) contributing on a regular basis in order to function at all.
By law....anybody who is claimed as a dependent by a ITIN filer, has to also file the ITIN(or similar) paperwork. They probably are filing the paperwork(maybe
), it's just that the dependents aren't where their supposed to be(and never were), and the IRS would rather chase down something they can catch, instead of stopping the gravy train of monies collected from illegals who do register, and peeing off politicians who are courting, the "latino/hispanic" vote.
They are dealing with "the devil they know". You or I couldn't play the game fast and loose and get away with it, because neither one of us, are "judgement proof", nor can we skip back across the border. Nor, do we have somebody trying to curry favor with a particular voting block for political moxey.
In the end, those in Washington who are encouraging the migration to the US, are willing to use whatever incentives they can to get them here, and make them legal, they want to postpone the inevitable collapse of SS as long as they can, perpetuate their redistribution schemes, and, attempt to fill the population with people who could care less, about what our Constitution says.
Its to bad we can't seem to get to a "Flat tax", or a "Fair tax", or a precurser to the "Fair tax" like Herman Cain's 999. Then, everybody who lives in this country, and enjoys the benefits would have to contribute. If we did that, all these games would come to an end, where illegals are concerned.
Pretending we don't have a problem with voter fraud, and throwing a hissey fit about Photo ID
's and or proof of citizenship requirements for voting, are just more tricks to win votes and encourage people to come to the US(besides the chance to vote, vote often, vote where ever, and vote even if your dead). It is the specter of a great Social Democracy where everybody can have a say regardless, versus the Republic we have that some of us are trying to save.