May 30, 2019 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads — Thursday, May 30, 2019 Morning Reads — Thursday, May 30, 2019 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 11 Comments It’s Thursday! It’s also the anniversary of the very first automobile accident in the country, which happened on this date in 1896 in New York City. Peaches First things first: Bigfoot Sightings in NE Georgia.Sec. Perdue: University of Georgia USMCA study “all wrong”Georgia unveils plan for internet service in rural areasWe’re 34th in the nation for per pupil education spending.These 11 sites have been added to Georgia’s register of historic places.City of Rome looking to tighten alcohol ordinances.This is why people assume there are backroom deals in local gov’t.Sea Island wetlands lawsuit rages on.State gives SoGA hospital more time for construction. Jimmy Carter A four-day school week? Teachers and kids give it an A.“You can’t sit with us!”Amash gets standing ovation at town hall after calling impeachment.An interesting read on the border crisis (but best viewed on a computer)The Bay Area of 1970 was less racially segregated than it was in 2010.Beer Industry Blames Tariffs for 40,000 Job Losses.…and a study says it’s costing $831 per household per year.MAGA patches on Army uniforms?Why Is the Military Gunning for Wind Farms? Sweet Tea The deadly season at Mt. Everest.Mysterious shipwreck from mid-1800s found by accident in Gulf of Mexico off US coast.97-year-old crowned prom queen at her first prom.It just feels wrong that there is a hybrid Ferrari. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 11 Comments chefdavid The tariff seems relatively small to me. Eventually we will win and they will give. Meanwhile how much does all this illegal aliens cost us per year? https://www.foxnews.com/us/each-illegal-immigrant-cost-us-82k-conservative-think-tank-claims May 30, 2019 10:42 AM Log in to Reply Grindelwald Yawn. Fake news. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/fact-check-how-much-does-illegal-immigration-cost-america-not-n950981 An estimated half of the nation’s undocumented immigrants are believed to be working under fake Social Security numbers, which means they are paying taxes and into Social Security. The ITEP estimates that state and local governments take in $11.74 billion a year from undocumented immigrants. Wiehe added that undocumented immigrants are also not eligible for the federal earned income tax credit, so they’re taxed at higher rates than similar low-income Americans. Capps said that undocumented immigrants also pay taxes in other ways: paying sales taxes on items they purchase, and funding property taxes through rent payments, too. Meanwhile, undocumented immigrants are not eligible for Social Security and the vast majority of taxpayer-funded welfare programs like food stamps and cash assistance, according to Capps, the expert with the Migration Policy Institute. May 30, 2019 1:25 PM Log in to Reply chefdavid An estimated half of the nation’s undocumented immigrants are believed to be working under fake Social Security numbers, 1/2 are breaking the law by stealing identities. I didn’t even take that into account. That should cause immediate deportation. If they will go to that extent when does the law breaking stop. We are a nation of laws for a reason. May 30, 2019 1:33 PM Log in to Reply Grindelwald As a Millennial who isn’t going to see a dime of Social Security thanks to selfish, money-grubbing Boomers, I’m just happy that they’re paying into the program. May 30, 2019 1:42 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus Hey, if we’re going to start cracking down on lawbreakers, let’s not restrict it to brown people. “Millions of Americans are simply not paying their taxes. For about every 30 taxpayers who file their tax returns each year, there’s one business or household that doesn’t. The amount of money they collectively owe is not trivial — about 14 million taxpayers owed $131 billion in taxes and penalties to the federal government in 2017, according to the latest IRS data.” https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/16/18311366/tax-day-cheating-prosecutions-jail May 30, 2019 1:59 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn FYI Ben, if heading to Tybee this month, the obstacle course at the drawbridge is roughly the same. They do close down a lane a few days a week between 9:00-4:30, but it’s still functional. The state patrol is hang out in the area too since it’s a 40 MPH work zone. May 30, 2019 2:21 PM Benevolus Thanks! We’ve had to delay until Sept since we moved recently and doing a fair amount of renov at the new place. Selling the RV trailer too, but probably still stay at the campground in a cabin if we can get one. May 30, 2019 2:30 PM Ellynn Book now. Seriously. May 30, 2019 3:42 PM NoParty4Me Nostalgic for another view on taxes? “Donald Trump has claimed not paying taxes makes him “smart”, in a heated exchange with Hillary Clinton during the first US presidential debate.” (no link necessary, we can all find it.) May 30, 2019 5:00 PM armanidog FREEDOM GAS! Molecules of American Freedom! “In a press release published on Tuesday, two Department of Energy officials used the terms “freedom gas” and “molecules of US freedom” to replace your average, everyday term “natural gas.”” https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/05/us-department-of-energy-is-now-referring-to-fossil-fuels-as-freedom-gas/ May 30, 2019 11:00 AM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me “Not sold in the US”. “Not intended for Energy Independence”. Your natural resources branded and sold to the highest importing bidder. May 30, 2019 5:06 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.