Friday, March 30, 2012

Big Brother is at it again!

Heard about the latest in-your-face control measure planned by the US government? The Daily Economist reports:

Senate Bill 1813 (Highway trust fund), which was passed by the Senate last week and is now pending in the House of Representatives contains a provision that would allow the IRS to order the State Department to refuse to grant, refuse to renew, revoke or restrict the passport of any US citizen which the IRS certifies owes the IRS $50,000 or more in unpaid taxes. There is no requirement that the tax payer be guilty of or even charged with tax evasion, fraud, or any criminal offense - only that the citizen is alleged to owe the IRS back taxes of $50,000 or more.

There's more at the link. Bold print is my emphasis.

Due process? What due process? Who cares about that 'Constitution' thing any more, anyway?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I gotta wonder, how many members of the Federal Government will this impact? I'm pretty sure there are some legislators who owe back taxes, and there's a rumor that quite a few staffers, WH and congressional, who owe. And it probably wouldn't hurt to take another look at TurboTax Tim and, while we're at it, the upper layers of the IRS.
I bet we could put at least a dent in the national debt, and it would feel better than cutting medical benefits for military retirees!