The IRS steals property and cash


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Theft by government: The IRS admits to seizing hundreds of thousands of dollars of private assets, without any proof of illegal activity, merely because there is a law that lets them do it.

Using a law designed to catch drug traffickers, racketeers and terrorists by tracking their cash, the government has gone after run-of-the-mill business owners and wage earners without so much as an allegation that they have committed serious crimes. The government can take the money without ever filing a criminal complaint, and the owners are left to prove they are innocent. Many give up and settle the case for a portion of their money. “They’re going after people who are really not criminals,” said David Smith, a former federal prosecutor who is now a forfeiture expert and lawyer in Virginia. “They’re middle-class citizens who have never had any trouble with the law.”

The article describes several specific cases, all of which are beyond egregious and are in fact entirely unconstitutional. The Bill of Rights is very clear about this: The federal government cannot take private property without just compensation.

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  • joe

    http://reason.com/blog/2013/09/25/feds-steal-35k-from-small-grocers-bank-a , http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-f-will-the-heavy-hand-of-the-irs/2014/04/30/7a56ca9e-cfc5-11e3-a6b1-45c4dffb85a6_story.html I believe you posted some other article pertaining to this gentleman in Frasier Mi Robert, this seems to have been an ongoing problem that congress critters don’t want to deal with.

  • fred k

    This makes me sick.

    The injustice here is enormous.

    Where is the out cry? Where are the pro bono lawyers? Good lord, where is the ACLU?

  • Max

    As I understand it, the IRS works for the federal reserve which is a private Corporation. They have their own judges, courts, and law-enforcement (IRS).
    I remember laws being passed with the patriot act which allows them not to be under US law anymore. They are independent entity. Congress cannot touch them. It now has the freedom to be all that it can be. It started out a criminal organization and clearinghouse/money laundry for organizations associated with the federal government. Now it holds the purse strings that are tied to all government agencies and makes them dance to their tune.
    This is how property, with the wave of the magic wand, becomes an entity and commits a crime simply by its existence. Money is arrested and confiscated because it is there. The IRS assumes you, or your money, is guilty until proof of its innocence which will cost you a fortune to prove. (Some states and countries are confiscating retirement accounts because they were inactive for more than three years)
    Keep in mind, every illegal alien working and paying federal and state taxes in this country with a fake ID and fake social security number is considered “donations” because they are a non-entity In the US. Their employer Is matching plus paying for unemployment tax which is also considered a donation. This is why illegal aliens are only deported by ICE if they’re paid under the table and not paying their protection tax.
    THE FEDERAL RESERVE HAS NEVER BEEN AUDITED. Tens to hundreds of billions of dollars flowing in under the radar. Much of it being parceled out to the political parties that feed and support the Federal Reserve and it’s little brother the IRS.
    Since the “hanging Chad” all voting machines have been converted to voting computers. Those who own the computers own the election thus insuring the status quo remains constant. Election results are predetermined.
    I know, it’s depressing.
    PS. Tax returns come from the treasury, not the Federal Reserve.

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