The IRS:  Obama’s Powerful Army of Punishment and Fear

Every empire needs its army.  The Romans had their Legions.  Obama has his IRS.

Two months ago, Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook, put a spotlight on a growing trend in our country.  The number of Americans giving up their U.S. citizenship has exploded.  In 2008, 235 Americans gave up their citizenship.  In 2011, that number was 1,780.  That is an absolutely stunning 700+ percent increase in the volume of expatriation since Barack Obama took office.

Travel back through almost four years of Obama’s tenure of tyranny to reform our country into something abhorrently unrecognizable and we begin with his attack on the global banks.  At the same time he was busy subjugating America’s dignity to the dictators of the underworld, Obama launched his campaign of threat and retribution to offshore banks doing business with America’s citizens, along with the largest organization safeguarding their banking privacy.  After Obama’s aggressive campaign of Chicago-style bullying and extortion, Americans who have no connection with criminal wrongdoing are no longer afforded any financial privacy outside the boundaries of the United States, and even the most innocently affected now live in fear of financial ruin for the slightest misstep.

This was not an issue of going after money launderers or tax evaders.  This was a ruthless and brutal attempt by Obama’s IRS to confiscate the wealth of innocent U.S. citizens, many of whom are living and working abroad.  And, of course, this scheme to shake the planet for every last U.S. coin that escaped the clutches of a Socialist administration demanded a massive increase in the size of its IRS by 800 more agents.  Two years later, Obama would need 5,000 more.

A New York asset law firm explains,

Banking secrecy was codified as statutory law (and in some cases, written into the constitution) of certain countries. Other countries observed long traditions and cultures of financial secrecy. Although Switzerland signed a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with the US back in the 1990′s, that treaty allowed for secrecy to be breached and information shared only for criminal investigations, not the mere failure to report income in a foreign bank account. Thus, Americans with accounts in Switzerland were able to rely on Swiss banking secrecy, as long as they were not connected with criminal activities.

No longer. …offshore banking secrecy has been significantly eroded. Now, in all countries, failure to report a foreign account or income in that account constitutes criminal activity and will give rise to exchange of banking information with the IRS. …

- The IRS has sued UBS, criminally and civilly, claiming that UBS conspired and even encouraged Americans to hide income in secret UBS accounts. In February, 2009, UBS settled the criminal charges, paid a large fine and handed the IRS the names of hundreds of Americans with UBS accounts. The IRS is now investigating and prosecuting these account holders. In the civil lawsuit, the US has subpoenaed the names of some 52,000 Americans with undeclared UBS accounts. …

- … One IRS tactic is to issue “John Doe” summonses, which seek information on an entire class of unknown account holders, rather than an individual taxpayer already known to have a foreign bank account.

- Domestically, President Obama and Senators Levin and Baucus have each introduced proposed legislation targeting foreign accounts and Americans who own them. President Obama’s legislation seeks to increase the IRS budget and manpower to pursue undeclared money offshore, including hiring 800 IRS special agents to investigate foreign accounts.

Within weeks of swearing his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution, Obama began his campaign to amass his army of IRS agents, and he continued that campaign with his landmark ObamaCare legislation.  Even while the right hand was vociferously professing that the individual mandate in his ObamaCare leviathan was not a tax, the left hand was building up the IRS by another 16,500 agents.  But, the slight of hand came to a halt last week when the Supreme Court rejected the individual mandate as a gross violation of our Constitution under the Commerce Clause, then relabeled the same violation a tax and gave it a free pass.  Thus, the Supreme Court has given the Federal government unrestrained power to force its citizens to do anything it capriciously commands under the guise of a tax, and Obama has gloriously found his way to circumvent the Constitution.  His army is the IRS and his ammunition is money.

Our Founding Fathers framed our Constitution to protect not only our right to liberty, but also our property, for the two are as “sacred as the Laws of God” and cannot be separated.

“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If ‘Thou shalt not covet’ and ‘Thou shalt not steal’ were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free.” ~ John Adams

Of course, there was no IRS when our Constitution was written, because as the Supreme Court ruled in 1894 in Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Company, the Federal government did not have the authority or power under the U.S. Constitution to directly tax an individual’s personal income.  But, in 1913, that changed with the Sixteenth Amendment.

Here we are one hundred years later with an incomprehensible debt crisis, an economy teetering on the brink of disaster, high unemployment, and the largest tax increase in history is about to roll across America with the implementation of ObamaCare…after the massive tax increase coming January, 2013.  The unalienable rights of humanity held sacred and protected by our Constitution have been taxed and regulated into extinction.  And after last week, sovereignty of the individual was judicially replaced with sovereignty of the unrestrained Federal government.  There’s a reason so many Americans are leaving.  When our individual liberty and property are no longer revered as sacred as the Laws of God, American citizenship has no value.

This was cross-posted at FreedomWorks.

 

 

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  1. Wow… Well written !

  2. What’s wrong?

    All I want is your money and your medical records. Then I can decide what is best for you and your childern. Is that too much to ask?

    Don’t answer that!

    You have several choices. You can buy and 0bamaTax Waiver. You can donate to my campaign. You can pay a Fine – or a Tax penalty – whatever the Supreme Court says.

    Alternately, you can get rousted by the IRS and fleeced of all of your money. I have effectively turned the government’s guns on you. Pay now! Good day.

  3. factcheck.org says the “16,000 IRS” story is a lie, but then about 90% of their negative stories are from the Right. It would be nice to have a fact-checking site that didn’t lean completely left. Sigh.

    On a related note, my daughter in Vancouver Canada called today to tell me her latest horror stories about the Canadian health care system. She went for her annual pap smear only to be told she no longer qualified for the test because she does not have any DIRECT relatives with cervical cancer (sister, mother only). They didn’t seem to think it was important that her 30 year old 1st cousin has Stage 4 cervical cancer or that her 24 year old aunt died of it. Without the direct family connection, she can only have the test every 2 years.

    There’s a sign posted in her doctor’s office that says: Only 1 question per visit is allowed. She has had 4 different doctors in less than 2 years; they keep quitting.

    And finally — in BC they are no longer covering yearly physicals unless you have a “direct family history” of certain diseases. Apparently you can pay to have one (approx $300) but good luck finding a doctor to do it.

    Welcome to the world of “universal health care” America. But don’t worry, it’s the “right and fair thing to do”.

  4. If Obama wins in November, I too will be leaving this country for Germany. The Germans realize that multi-culturism is destroying their country and have taken steps to drastically curtail immigration. Here in America, WE JUST DON”T GET IT and our government (mainly the Democrats) will do anything to entice foreigners to come here, get on the dole, and vote Democrat for the rest of their Life. If Obama wins again, despite being an utter failure, then we have basically reached the tipping point and the US will continue to decline and collapse under it’s entitlement culture. By the way, that’s exactly the Cloward – Piven Strategy to bring about the downfall of the US. Inundate the society with takers and provide them entitlements until the system can no longer sustain itself and then collapses. Glen Beck isn’t as nutty as people think.

  5. ps. Factcheck.org also says the “largest tax increase in history” is a lie. Don’t know what’s true any more, but people who write articles here and elsewhere need to make sure they have their facts right.

    telling whoppers — if that’s what this is — gives the left more ammunition against conservatives, and makes us all look like a bunch of loons.

    PLEASE EVERYBODY, DO YOUR BEST POST ONLY CREDIBLE, VERIFIABLE FACTS!

  6. In CONGRESS, SATURDAY, March 16, 1776.

    IN times of impending calamity and distress; when the Liberties of America are imminently endangered by the secret machinations and open assaults of an insidious and vindictive Administration, it becomes the indispensible duty of these hitherto free and happy Colonies, with true penitence of heart, and the most reverent devotion, publickly to acknowledge the over ruling providence of God; to confess and deplore our offences against him; and to supplicate his interposition for averting the threatened danger, and prospering our strenuous efforts in the cause of Freedom, Virtue and Posterity.

    The Congress therefore,…
    http://apocalypseparadigm.blogspot.com/2012/07/what-activity-did-our-founders-do-in.html

  7. I guess I may not understand this, so I’m willing to be enlightened. But if the law is that all income of citizens must be reported for taxation purposes, then what’s the issue? If expatriots have been relying on some agreement that doesn’t require foreign banks to give up information based on the “mere failure to report income in a foreign bank account”, then haven’t they been getting away with a crime? Aren’t we for the rule of law, with no one being above the law? If we thiink that Americans with overseas bank accounts shouldn’t have to pay taxes on income going to these accounts, don’t we have to change the law?

  8. #7 Nelle: don’t quote me on this but my understanding is that in many cases the money in question has already been taxed by the country where the money was earned /invested. The US believes it should be taxed again, by them, if you are an American citizen.

    Some people, of course, use foreign banks to ‘hide’ money earned thru’ illegal activities, and in those cases, it makes sense to go after them. But for everyone else, it’s just double taxation, which is pretty much immoral.

  9. Factcheck.org is part of the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania and is funded by the Annenberg Foundation that employed Obama in Chicago.

  10. #9 – is there a fact-checking group that can be trusted to be fair and accurate?

  11. He is a commie,marcist,bastard. watch what happens in a few days at the u.n.,lets just say 2nd amendment.

  12. Meximom

    Pull your head out your ass.

    Wake up and get informed.

    Listen to RUSH ,HANNITY,

    BECK. I have for two

    decades. The MSM is the liar.

    Cruse the Internet. Drudge

    Is a good site, look at the

    links on this site. Damnit

    Wake up. Most of all don’t

    Believe democrats. We here are the new media. The MSM
    Is dead and gone. You gonna
    Believe some hack or another
    Citizen who loves America?

    WTFU!

    Powder is dry

  13. What we need to do now is to make sure that we get control of the senate.

    After that we can tell Mitch McConnell that most of Obamacare can be repealed through reconciliation. They shoved it through by that process it can be backed out through that process. A Romney stroke of the pen.

    If this is done, most of Obamacare is completely gone. Write McConnell and tell him, “you’ll get the votes, so you better get it done.”

    Very simple. Not hard, it’s just backing it out the same way it was forced in. We need the senate.

    Let’s make Cinco de Mayo 2013 our “freedom from zero day” and send the IRS army to the unemployment office.

  14. Happy Independence Day!!

  15. #13 – Militant: I don’t believe anything the left says, so I don’t appreciate your implication that I do. I used to listen to Beck all the time until he started charging for his opinions.

    Hannity is a hack who spends the whole hour beating the same dead horses over and over again, and getting his guests to say they agree with him. He’s a broken record.

    All I wanted to know is if there is an honest fact-checking site that isn’t pushing its own agenda.

    Let’s face it, this site and other right wing sites sometimes distort the facts almost as badly as they do on the left. Not often, but it happens, and I for one, think it’s important to check your facts before you spout off about something. Even Beck says, “Don’t believe me, do your own research”.

    Koolaid is Koolaid on both sides of the aisle.

  16. Meximom, try http://www.godlikeproductions.com Just curious, why the mexi ID
    when 72% of legit US voters want illegal hispanics deported en masse?



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