Illegal Tax Refund Seizures in Our Corrupt Republic

The IRS has seized tax refunds to the tune of $1.9 billion from the children of deceased taxpayers who were overpaid Social Security benefits in the 1970s, reports The Washington Post. The blame is being placed on a provision in the 2011 farm bill lifting a 10-year statute of limitations on debts owed to federal agencies. The seizures are probably illegal nevertheless since they were done before notice was provided, and while debts should be paid out of an estate, tax refunds are not part of the estate. But due process and moral laws of property are rarely taken seriously anymore. Illegal laws too often trump constitutional protections despite the intended supremacy of the Constitution, which was written to govern and limit government. So far no Member of Congress has stepped forward to claim credit for adding this provision to the farm bill. Whoever it was should be tossed out of office this November -- before given a proper tarring and feathering The latter remedy is...(Read Full Post)