So I was scanning a few articles earlier and came upon one from the NY Times entitled “Tax Returns Rise for Immigrants in US Illegally” from which comes my favorite quote of the day from the commissioner of the IRS Mark W. Everson:
“We want your money whether you are here legally or not and whether you earned it legally or not.”
Followed closely by my second favorite from illegal immigrant Elsa Forero from Columbia who is quoted as saying:
“I want to pay taxes because I live in this country and I like to follow the rules.”
Clearly she meant separate from those she chose to ignore coming here in the first place.
P.S. My apologies- after I sent this post I realized the NY Times article is accessible only through a login page- the gist of article is in the title; quotes still remain the highlight for me.