Georgia Congressman McCormick praises Indian-Americans, says 1% of US population pays 6% of taxes
Indian-Americans pay over 6% of all taxes despite making up only 1% of society
The third-largest Asian ethnic community, including 4.2 million people, is Indian-American
On January 12, 2023, Georgia Congressman, Dr. Rich McCormick addressed the US House of Representatives for the first time. He commended the Indian Americans for being patriotic, law-abiding, and good friends. The Indian Consul General in Atlanta, Dr. Swati Vijay Kulkarni, who is going back to her own country, was also recognized by him. In his first House of Representatives speech, the Georgia lawmaker also called for immigration reform.
“I rise to this occasion to just appreciate my constituents, especially those who have immigrated from India. We have a very large portion of my community that’s made up of almost 100,000 People who have immigrated directly from India. One out of every five doctors in my community is from India. They represent some of the best citizens we have in America. We should make sure that we streamline the immigration process for those who come here to obey the law and pay their taxes.”
Indian-Americans pay over 6% of all taxes despite making up only 1% of society, according to McCormick, who represents Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. He lauded the community’s efficiency and morality.
“Although they make up about 1 percent of American society, they pay about 6 percent of the taxes. They are amongst the top producers, and they do not cause problems. They follow laws. They don’t have the problems that we see other people have when they come to the emergency room for overdoses and depression anxiety because they’re the most productive, most family oriented and the best of what represents American citizens. God bless my Indian constituents,” said the US Congressman.
As Dr. Swati Vijay Kulkarni leaves her position as consul general in Atlanta and heads back to India, McCormick tweeted, “I wanted to send a little tribute to her and our outstanding Indian-American community in Georgia, who are excellent patriots, upstanding citizens, and terrific friends.”
The third-largest Asian ethnic community, including 4.2 million people, is Indian-American. Politics is only one of the many fields in which Indian Americans are successful. Indian immigrants living abroad have improved US-Indian relations.
Around 200,000 Indian students give the US economy USD 7.7 billion. It represented 23% of remittances for 2020–21.