AF’s mission includes raising awareness of the need to reform and strengthen our existing entitlement system for the benefit of our citizens and their children.  The basic structural problem underlying our entitlement programs is that Social Security and Medicare were established as unfunded, “pay as you go” systems that are not sustainable under the current tax and benefit structure. Both programs can be likened to “Ponzi” finance schemes: i.e., our government has promised more in benefits than the current system can generate in revenues.

These programs support many of our most impoverished and needy citizens. It is imperative that these programs be reformed to operate on a permanently “sustainable” basis so that our most vulnerable citizens can be protected.

AF wants to further raise awareness of how many of our least fortunate citizens depend on government programs such as food stamps and section 8 assistance to literally survive. AF believes that these programs need to be strengthened and reformed to eliminate fraud, but to enhance the benefit of these programs to citizens.

AF believes the funding for the preservation and reforms of these programs should be sought in large part by increasing taxes on foreign interests operating in the US and through other means to minimize the negative economic consequences to US citizenry.

With regard to the state of our least fortunate citizens, AF believes it is important for the public to understand that many of our urban areas have turned into high crime zones from which businesses and residents are fleeing. The survival of America as a functioning nation depends on whether these cities can be saved.  Our resources need to be focused on helping our existing lower income citizens, not trying to save the world.

 References

Individuals Who Are Not Authorized to Work in the United States Were Paid $4.2 Billion in Refundable Credits
Read the 2011 report from the US Treasury Department.

Collecting billions in a loophole: Fraudulent tax refunds yield a bonanza for illegal immigrants
Edwin S. Rubenstein, The Washington Times, April 16, 2013
This story is posted on the website of Congressman Sam Johnson (R – TX)

IRS: illegal aliens can qualify for earned income tax credit
Jan C. Ting, Newsworks, May 6, 2011
Learn how they do it.

 

 

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