Congress Debates Imprisoning Taxpayers Who Owe the IRS Within Our Borders

Fucking lawmakers, always trying to sneak in legislation in other legislation:

Senate Bill 1813 was introduced back in November by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Los Angeles) to “reauthorize Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs, and for other purposes” .

After clearing the Senate on a 74 – 22 vote on March 14, SB 1813 is now headed for a vote in the House of Representatives, where it’s expected to encounter stiffer opposition among the GOP majority.

In addition to authorizing appropriations for federal transportation and infrastructure programs, the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” or “MAP-21″ includes a provision that would allow for the “revocation or denial” of a passport for anyone with “certain unpaid taxes” or “tax delinquencies”.

Section 40304 of the legislation states that any individual who owes more than $50,000 to the Internal Revenue Service may be subject to “action with respect to denial, revocation, or limitation of a passport”.

"Moving Ahead for Progress" huh? Perhaps someone should have named that "New and Not Improved Credit Agreements With the Chinese That Need to Be Paid."

Here's the thing... the IRS can already do this if you owe a ton of money (let them define "a ton" for you, it's obviously relative) and the GAO recommended this a year ago in their Potential for Using Passport Issuance to Increase Collection of Unpaid Taxes report. The State Department issues passports, obviously, and can deny you one if you owe excessive child support or have outstanding warrants but as is, the IRS can only intervene through federal criminal tax fraud proceedings.

Are you with me now? No? OK then... ask yourself why the IRS can fine you if you provide incorrect information on a passport application.

NOW are you with me?

It's OK if you're not... you'll figure it out when they start enforcing our borders again. Except this time, it won't be to keep immigrants OUT.

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


Anonymous said...

There should be no strings attached to freedom. This bill has already passed in the senate. Everyone should contact their US Government representatives and order them to vote no for senate bill 1813 and also vote no for any bill including the revocation or suspension of passports for individuals owing back taxes or any other reasons. Americans should have the right to travel no matter what happens. Freedom is the most important part of life. Please contact them before it is too late. Links below are for contacting your government representatives and senators. Please help support freedom.

Tom Stevens said...

"The greatest [calamity] which could befall [us would be] submission to a government of unlimited powers."
Thomas Jefferson

“Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.”
Thomas Jefferson

"There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
James Madison

"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what is will be tomorrow."
James Madison

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."
Patrick Henry

“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.”
Thomas Jefferson

An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.
Daniel Webster

“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”
George Washington

The problem is always the same. Inaction of the people is the government politicians best defense to get everything they want. Inaction keeps bad politicians in office. Inaction give mores power to the government. Inaction destroys people rights and limits their freedom. This Bill 1813 will most likely become law because most people just complain, very few people do anything to fix anything in this country. I have begun weekly faxing and writing and emailing my representatives in regards to my opposition to senate bill 1813 and the attached IRS amendment. I am doing everything I can think of to prevent Senate Bill 1813 and the attached amendment giving new power to the IRS to revoke and suspend passports from becoming law. Everyone needs to do something to make their country better, that means making sure their representatives are not destroying the country. Our forefathers would have died trying to keep America great. Nowadays Americans just sit back and watch the country deteriorate. They let politicians destroy their own country. Inaction is allowing our politicians to destroy our country. Complaining is good but please do something useful to prevent the senate bill 1813 and the amendment giving the IRS new powers to revoke passports from becoming law.