As Media Matters noted, the Associated Press retracted an article claiming that Obama’s stimulus plan would allow illegal aliens to claim a “$500 per person or $1000 a couple” tax credit. Obama’s plan specifically excludes undocumented workers.
The new revised version of the AP article correctly states that ” clear that the stimulus bill limits eligibility for the Making Work Pay tax credit to individuals with Social Security Numbers, thereby excluding undocumented immigrants. ”
Furthermore, “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act specifically precludes from eligibility for the Making Work Pay tax credit of $500 per individual and $1,000 per family “any nonresident alien individual” or “any individual unless the requirements of [the Earned Income Tax Credit] are met.” Requirements to qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit include “a social security number issued to an individual by the Social Security Administration.”
In the face of honesty, Laura Ingraham falsely claims otherwise. For someone who thinks she is so smart, she certainly gets her information wrong a lot. I tend to think it’s a combination of being dishonest, not being prepared, and being totally out of her mind. What do you think? Write in to us! Let us know.
Some of the above quote material comes from Media Matters.