Tax Bill Is Beginning of Formal Debt Criminalization
The United States Congress is steadily headed to a place where those who owe money to the US government shall be treated criminally.
This phenomenon is advancing domestically and now, increasingly, internationally. The first shot in this latest campaign took place in 2010 when US President Barack Obama signed into law The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. It demanded, basically, that foreign banks withhold up to 30 percent of the income that an American abroad might earn.
This bill isn't working so well because overseas banks are not cooperating (a state of affairs that was certainly expected). Thus, there is a need for something else: Senate Bill 1813, recently introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). This bill, in part, states that taxpayers with unpaid taxes over US$50,000 may find their passports confiscated.
This isn't criminal per se, but the IRS has recently made noises about "sharing" information with police authorities. The last time it was an institutionalized crime to owe money within the context of the Anglosphere was during the British industrial revolution when there were such things as debtors prisons. Those were eventually disbanded as it was seen as counterproductive (and even inhuman) to put a man in prison for a debt he could not pay.
But both in the US and in Europe, the concept of imprisoning an individual over debt is making a comeback. In the US it is especially clear. There are plenty of people, mostly men, who are behind bars for falling behind on their child support payments.
Current US incarceration for debts takes place mostly at the state level. But the IRS – and other taxing facilities throughout the Western world – are increasingly putting people in prison for falling behind on their taxes.
From my point of view, this is not a coincidence. It is part of a gradual process of increasing global control by using money as a weapon to control middle classes.
The arguments over just why the US instituted its controversial income tax back in 1913 is gradually fading away as the lineaments of the New World Order are becoming increasingly evident. Taxes are a method of government control. They force people to reveal intimate details of their personal lives and make it difficult for entrepreneurial activity as well.
This conclusion is only available to those who discern, as we do, a malign intelligence behind the world's woes, one gathering a coming storm that is supposed to transform the West and the rest of the world into a globalist plantation.
What's going on can't be overemphasized for those who have long given up on the idea that the nefarious trends now afflicting our life and times are mere coincidence, however grim.
For those who can bear to look, the patterns are evident and obvious. There is a power elite: It certainly seems so. These dynastic families want to run the world and use their apparent control over 150 central banks around the world as a kind of war chest.
These families and their enablers and associates use dominant social themes to frighten the masses into giving up wealth and power to specially created globalist facilities: The UN, IMF, WHO, etc.
The nexus of this elite seems to be located in the City of London with proximate facilities in Washington DC, Tel Aviv, the Vatican and Brussels, among other places.
It works like a crime family, using various locations for various functions. Israel may be used for Intel operations but the US without a doubt is this entity's "muscle."
That's the reason so much of the current "new world" enforcement activity is coming out of the US. The US, on behalf of the elites, is the cop-on-the-beat, the international enforcer of the increasingly evident globalist paradigm.
NATO is basically the US military writ large, and it travels to wherever the elite wishes it to. The US FBI has now expanded to 90 countries. (The FBI's brief – illegal to begin with – has not yet been challenged by the US Congress.) The CIA has long committed murder and mayhem around the world.
In fact, the US and its evolving global interference is simply the ever-elongating arm of the coming formal, global empire – if the power elite has its way. The current fiscal encumbrances emerging from the bowels of Washington DC should simply be seen as an extension of ongoing trends.
How the elites believe that they will be able to pursue their agenda to fruition in the era of what we call the Internet Reformation is a mystery to me. This passport bill is yet one more evidence that they will try. But like debtors' prisons and other such schemes, it is likely fated not to work over time ...
What barbarity can be greater than for gaolers (without provocation) to load prisoners with irons, and thrust them into dungeons, and manacle them, and deny their friends to visit them, and force them to pay excessive fines for their chamber rent, their victuals and drinks; to open their letters and seize the charity that is sent to them! And when debtors have succeeded in arranging with their creditors, hundreds are detained in prison for chamber-rent and other unjust demands put forward by their gaolers, so that at last, in their despair, many are driven to commit suicide... gaolers should be paid a fixed salary and forbidden, under pain of instant dismissal, to accept bribe, fee or reward of any kind... law of imprisonment for debts inflicts a greater loss on the country, in the way of wasted power and energies, than do monasteries and nunneries in foreign lands, and among Roman-Catholic peoples... Holland, the most unpolite country in the world, uses debtors with mildness and malefactors with rigour; England, on the other hand, shows mercy to murderers and robbers, but of poor debtors impossibilities are demanded... − Letter from Samuel Byrom to the Duke of Dorset (mid-1700s)
Posted by provolone on 04/11/12 12:09 AM
the illusion of "state" as security are having their teddy bears "securities"
Which passport would you use? or would you give a speech at the airport and hope for the best?
Posted by sanger on 04/09/12 11:04 PM
This is a very good article that explains NWO type stuff without ever referencing NWO or sounding conspiracy-like. I also commend you for implicating Israel in this without sounding antisemitic or even antizionist! That really deserves respect.
Id like to see more about what London and the Vatican do. Is London just the capital? Is the Queen involved? Is the Vatican the mind control unit? What does Brussels do? Also, what about New York and Geneva? Those werent mentioned.
Posted by Silky_Johnson on 04/09/12 08:56 PM
The Vatican, for all the power you allege it has, barely has two dimes to rub together. You remind me of the Scottish father in "So I married an axe murderer."
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Posted by kenn on 04/08/12 09:25 PM
The US Government along with the US Military are in a state of Constitutional Treason. They know this and thus care less what draconian laws are passed and even less about the citizens they "represent". They have gotten away with so much for so long that they now arrogantly laugh in our face,,, and we still do nothing...
Posted by Kriss Robin on 04/08/12 03:57 AM
You have always been a stateless person, it has just been clouded by the illusion that you belong to a state. As soon as that was accepted all the decoration followed. One is Already Free, one just comes to recognise this and the crumbling of the illusion is just part and parcel of that recognition however painful it may appear.
If you were to take a child's teddy bear away for sure it would protest, for the teddy bear is part of the child's security, hence each of those that seem to be waking from the illusion of "state" as security are having their teddy bears "securities" taken away. None of this is a BAD thing even though it may appear that way. Freedom is on the other side of 'state security', one just needs to take a leap into the unknown.
This is what the 'Titans - powers that be' know and are most afraid of, people recognising that they cannot be held in slavery, that they are Free with Inalienable Rights. What can a bully in the playground do when you are not afraid of him, when you laugh at him. But that Freedom comes from Within not the without.
Posted by Saffire29979 on 04/08/12 02:45 AM
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It's entirely possible the recent rumblings about drug decriminalization is an effort to free up more space in American prisons for tax-protestors and other libertarians in the near future.
Posted by provolone on 04/07/12 11:36 PM
Which citizenship would you seek after renouncing or would you remain a 'stateless' person?
Posted by seer on 04/07/12 11:21 PM
"From my point of view, this is not a coincidence."
I sense this a just a point of view. The Elite are worried about holding their SYSTEM together, whether we describe it as Fascism, Corporatocracy, Plutocracy, or Corporate Predatory Capitalism. These very Elite frequently Hire Law Firm Think Tanks that come up with some seemingly logical scheme to avoid paying taxes. Since the lawyer has a "logical argument" and the super rich elitist is just taking his lawyers advice, it is all very legal. If the IRS manages to catch the scheme, the evader may end up paying a small fine in addition to his due taxes. Often these schemes are beyond the normal IRS means of detection and often too complicated for the average IRS employee to understand.
The US government is starved for revenue. The current currency wars show Nations are looking out for themselves first and foremost. China is a prime example of this and of course there is No Better example than the USA. The actions taken by the US FED and European Banks are just as I stated, to preserve the System. The System is an "artificial man-made creation" and can be replaced in any number of ways. The masses will not care what form their "tokens" take so long as they can trade them for food and shelter. When food and shelter cease to exist all Hell will break loose. The Elite fear this.
Posted by Kelly on 04/07/12 10:55 PM
There is a subtle trick in the Internal Revenue Code that illustrates the scam. Title 26 USC has 2 definitions of what is the United States. The section that allows states to use IRS info in the child support programs uses the key words 'means' and 'the 50 states'. The section that relates to individual income taxes uses the key words 'includes' and all of the 50 states are carefully excluded (special legislation took out Hawaii and Alaska immediately after statehood). So anyone reading this carefully can come to the conclusion that "Hey, I'm not a US person, I'm an Iowa person". Chaining the stated definitions in 26 usc 7701 shows that if you are not a US person(geographically), you don't have an employer, you can't be an employee, so you can't have wages.
The author of the best material on this is Peter Henrickson and he is now in prison. His web had some interesting discussions, but it seems down now.
Everyone needs some feeling of significance, Good Luck in finding a new one!!!
Posted by WD on 04/07/12 06:08 PM
I hope this law passes. We could then look forward to the day when the middle class will fight back rather than just scheme to avoid the holacaust of out of control 'we know better than you' government. Maybe then the creators among us will recognize that totalitarian government, like congenital criminals, will not, and can not stop until stopped by force. As long as it's cheaper to go along, everybody will go along. When the Muslim in chief has brought America to its knees, maybe someone will admit the truth. I'm not holding my breath. Look how far the Germans went with the Nazis.
Posted by earnst on 04/07/12 05:14 PM
Does anyone in the US still have respect (not to be confused with fear) for the government authorities? The sad answer is yes, they do. In fact I would say the overwhelming majority still regard government leadership as the legitimate elected rather than the criminal tyrants they are. It's the frog in the pot technique that allows even the roadblocks to proceed with patient compliance.
My hope is with the next generation as I have seen their energy and dogged efforts with the Ron Paul campaign. But I believe that Ronald Reagan was correct about this country being the last hope for freedom. And Eisenhower's comments about the shadow government ring ever truer year by year. God help us.
Posted by Danny B on 04/07/12 04:53 PM
Paul Craig Roberts;
"The American empire works by stripping Americans of wealth and liberty."
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Apparently we're a nation of cannibals. The stewpot is running empty. We're down to the bones and in need of new victuals. So, the IRS reaches as far as possible.
"We are accumulating debt at a rate of $3.7 billion per day, or $154 million per hour"
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"Our friend, Stephanie Pomboy, who heads the MacroMavens advisory, offers some other inconvenient facts about the Treasury market: Uncle Sam is borrowing some $1.1 trillion a year, while our foreign creditors have been buying just $286 billion.
"I'm no mathematician, but that seems to leave $800 billion of "slack"
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Investors are generally shunning U.S. debt. Gov may try to pick the pockets of its citizens but, they just don't have enough.
Posted by josejoe on 04/07/12 03:51 PM
let's see-if everyone who hates what is happening in this country, repatriates to a welcoming,docile, we don't tax you if you are rich, country (and they are everywhere in the world (except the usa of course) then we all should ,sooner or later-be drinking that free bubble-up and eatin' that rainbow stew.good luck with that,sports fans!
Posted by rossbcan on 04/07/12 03:30 PM
"But to whom? Or to what?"
The cruel hell of it is that ANYTHING you create can be turned to a weopon. Not working for they whose business is death and destruction is a good start, my basic choice for my entire engineering career. And, they still weoponized my work.
"But it's identity eludes me.". Ad-hoc, disorganization, mirror, is the only hint you need.
Posted by Chemist on 04/07/12 03:20 PM
I didn't rate it a 5 because the article left me wanting. I want a pathway laid out, or maybe even just a dot or 2, that tells me what to do to re-introduce truth and beauty to the system.
I just quit a career doing things for the military industrial complex on the order of what my avatar's name would suggest. Further, if you merge the fields of materials and cryptography then you have my focus. Try breaking through. Very difficult.
I'm pausing for half a year to contemplate what I've done, and what I want to do. I don't want to stray far my field of expertise, there is so much novelty to contribute. But to whom? Or to what? In my mind's eye there is some organization to this backbone of libertarian thinking, this beacon we are all gathering around, this organization that must be forming in opposition to this New World Order! But it's identity eludes me. Can anyone help?
Posted by Joelg on 04/07/12 02:06 PM
Another excellent Daily Bell article, stating so much so concisely. Where else but City of London and the center of the old colonial empire could there be the strength and nostalgia and blueprints for a new colonial empire. Neo-colonialism. Arm the rebels (e.g. most conspicuously in Libya & Syria, but no doubt elsewhere more quietly) and let the proxies gain control, as done in India and elsewhere during the original Colonial days of the British Commonwealth. Now an Anglo-American empire/commonwealth or whatever you want to call it. Those facts do indeed point to the City of London for a mastermind.
But so much going on all at once: Using the banks to do economic warfare against Iran while assassinating its scientists, to lay the groundwork for whatever comes next. Drones and calls for assassination with cash rewards to lethally silently voices whose message is disliked in Pakistan. Whatever happened to free speech and the marketplace of ideas? More like a forced homogenization of the whole world to be more to the liking of whomever is running the show. Stalin would be envious; he starved Ukraine, and we turn the same tactics against millions of North Koreans. Ironically, all the product of a democracy where the neo-con faction (probably not PC, even at DB, to go too far in identifying their origins) seems to own the government minions lock stock and barrel.
But to have a tax system that chokes off wealth creation? If not dysfunctional on the revenue-raising side by choking off revenue growth, then it does indeed point to a decision at the top that revenue be damned because control of the populace matters even matter. My hats off to you, Daily Bell.
As I struggle with schedule D for the IRS, which now requires sometimes three new forms be filled out first, one checking off box A, another checking off box B, and another checking off box C. I have to wonder. And all gets labeled Paperwork Reduction Act. Catch 22 and the character Yossarian created by author Joseph Heller must be required reading for those designing government to better entangle its citizens. The days of government for the people, by the people, of the people seem to be morphed into Government Uber Allis. The new serfdom for a new feudalism with government lording over the populace, as the Daily Bell has pointed out long ago. You do not need chains to shackle people when you have the law (and more people in prison expands that branch of government, and means more pension-spiking prison workers and police to support the system as stakeholders). The intellectual fingerprints of the City of London do indeed become visible with a little dusting -and they are probably proud of it, and clinking their glasses.
Posted by Spectator on 04/07/12 01:19 PM
"Liniment" is rubbed into sore muscles. "Lineaments" are outlines.
Posted by JM on 04/07/12 12:49 PM
The Federal Reserve is a loan shark.
The IRS is their enforcer
Just like the mafia... some think they are run by the mafia.
Posted by Frank on 04/07/12 12:36 PM
Another step in the direction of Big Brother by the USA (and eventually a One World Government & One World Currency) to first ensnare US citizens with the cooperation of foreign banks & institutions, then later the entire world. I never thought the USA would wind up a Police State with tentacles worldwide, but so it has turned into. Were it not for our grown kids living in the USA, I'd move my family and all my possessions asap to a place like Singapore, where the economy is booming & free market capitalism still seems to reign. Big time financial advisors that I subscribe to have mostly moved to Asia, especially Singapore. They continually warn me & other subscribers to get out of the USA before it's too late & take all my assets with me before a bankrupt, out-of-control Federal Government confiscates it all one way or the other (inflation, taxes, or outright confiscation of things like gold, which I've put most of my free cash into). Others suggest Central or South American countries to move to. Regardless, the point is the same: the handwriting is on the wall to expatriate your family out of the USSA (Union of Socialist States of America) before it's too late! Nighttime is coming soon to this once great beacon of freedom to the world. Its light is being snuffed out before our very eyes.
Posted by rossbcan on 04/07/12 12:19 PM
"The United States Congress is steadily headed to a place where those who owe money to the US government shall be treated criminally."
Criminal or not has become a subjective matter of "might is right's" perspective. Criminal used to have an objective (independent of "side") definition: Those who cause REAL, measurable, as opposed to speculated harm, specificially by initiating aggression, causing material damage, initiating force and / or fraud.
Now, criminal is defined as "opinion" of those wielding OUR guns, pointed at US. The net result is that based solely on subjective opinion, aggression IS initiated. This is "rule of man", historical destroyer of civilizations, as opposed to "rule of law":
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Even if THEY empty the prison / industrial complex of all victimless decreed "criminals" to make room and free up resources for other decreed "criminals" who make insane predators conclude they are "victims" of those who refuse to be servile and provide predators with "something from nothing" (by THEIR decree), it still will not help THEIR predatory system or THEM to survive because, it is destructive to and totally hostile to the productive, productivity, peace and civilization.
If "we, the people" do not deal with our predators, the far more harsh grim reaper of "Mathematics of Rule" IS and WILL effectively deal with THEM, as well as US:
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It all hinges on THEIR assumed "moral high ground", falsely assumed "just cause" to threaten and initiate aggression against those who "just want to be left alone", to live in peace. THEY cannot do this because, they are predators, having rejected "peaceful division of labor" (civilization) as a means to survive. We need justice back, and, they will not give it, so, we must take it:
Justice Defined: We are all free to profit or suffer and learn (adapt to excellence) by facing the consequences of our OWN choices. Injustice is to be forced to suffer the consequences of choices of unaccountable (irresponsible) others..