IRS Confiscates Passports !!!


Remember the GOP debate when Ron Paul said, that they might want to build a fence on the border not to keep illegals out, but to keep Americans from leaving the country? I was sitting in the lazy boy and slapped my forehead, thinking “Nobody is going to understand this.” Seems he was right again.

Ron Paul Says The Border Fence Built To Keep Us In

In Wednesday’s GOP presidential debate Ron Paul (R-TX) suggested a fence along the U.S. Mexico border could be used to keep Americans in.

Owe The IRS? Bill Would Suspend Passport Rights For Delinquent Taxpayers
April 4, 2012 11:57 AM

Delinquent, IRS, Passport, SB 1813, Sen. Barbara Boxer, Tax, Taxes, Travel

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A bill authored by a Southland lawmaker that could potentially allow the federal government to prevent any Americans who owe back taxes from traveling outside the U.S. is one step closer to becoming law.

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”.

The bill does allow for exceptions in the event of emergency or humanitarian situations or limited return travel to the U.S., or in cases when any tax debt is currently being repaid in a “timely manner” or when collection efforts have been suspended.

However, there does not appear to be any specific language requiring a taxpayer to be charged with tax evasion or any other crime in order to have their passport revoked or limited — only that a notice of lien or levy has been filed by the IRS.

Boxer vowed last week to push House Republicans to pass the bipartisan transportation bill that would keep the Highway Trust Fund from going bankrupt.

“Thousands of businesses are at stake, and eventually we are talking about nearly three million jobs at stake,” she said in a statement. “There are many people on both sides of the aisle in the Senate who want to get our bill, MAP-21, passed into law, and I am going to do everything I can to keep the pressure on the Republican House to do just that.”

4 Responses to “IRS Confiscates Passports !!!”

  1. David Says:

    This is Outragous

  2. Grace O Says:

    I understood the fence comment and like you, thought no one else really would. I took heed to his words (because he always seems to know things ahead of time) and have been waiting to hear something about keeping us in. Here it finally is. Thanks for the info

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  4. Tom Stevens Says:

    Thomas Jefferson Quotes
    A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.

    A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!

    A little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.

    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

    Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.

    Educate and inform the whole mass of the people…they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

    Experience has shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

    Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.

    Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.

    I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

    I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

    I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

    In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

    My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

    Most bad government has grown out of too much government.

    Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.

    The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

    The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.

    The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.

    The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.

    The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.

    The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

    The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.

    There is not in the British empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose.

    Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.

    To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.

    Upon the altar of God I pledge eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

    We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.

    We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.

    What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?

    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

    One man with courage is a majority.

    Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
    (yes,all the above are Thomas Jefferson quotes)

    Now it is easy to see that Thomas Jefferson one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence would have opposed the attached amendment in senate 1813 giving new power to the IRS to revoke and suspend passports. This bill 1813 has already passed the senate, it is very important that you contact your representatives to oppose senate bill 1813 and request that the amendment giving new power to the IRS to revoke and suspend passports removed. It is very easy to contact your representatives by email, here is the link.

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