Paul L. Caron

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 961

IRS Logo 2Investor's Business Daily, After Tearing Up First Amendment, IRS Can Tear Up Passports:

Abuse Of Power: Some thought the IRS would be punished after interfering in a presidential election by harassing conservative organizations. Instead, the tax man gets the new power of revoking your passport.

The massive transportation bill that a Republican Congress passed this month gives the Internal Revenue Service new powers to authorize the State Department to revoke U.S. passports.

It's hard not to draw a connection between this and Americans living abroad who are renouncing their precious U.S. citizenship in record numbers in recent years for one reason: to prevent the IRS from shaking them down.

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