EPA the “Green IRS” – Garnishments, Attachments, Without Court Order Coming in September

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The continuous press for more power and control of the American people by the Obama regime continues, with one of its more egregious offenders announcing a new policy in the totalitarian march.

The EPA is now claiming the authority to bypass courts and unilaterally, on their own, garnish paychecks and attach assets of those it accuses of violating their rules.

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) opposes the power grab, saying, “The EPA has a history of overreaching its authority. It seems like once again the EPA is trying to take power it doesn’t have away from American citizens.”

Repeated efforts were made by The Washington Times to contact the EPA for an explanation as to why they feel it is necessary to be able to garnish people’s wages. In true tyrannical fashion, they ignored those requests.

Last week The EPA made the announcement in the Federal Register, claiming that existing federal law allows it “to garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order.” They claimed authority is granted under the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996.

That law provides every federal agency with the authority to conduct administrative wage garnishments, provided hearings are conducted in which debtors can challenge the amount of the debt or the terms of a repayment schedule.

This action comes on the heels of new energy-killing coal regulations and an attempt by the EPA to obtain regulatory authority over virtually all land, public and private, through the manipulation of the water regulations as they pertain to water which may or may not even exist. The potential for casual water collection is enough to provide the premise for the EPA to intrude onto property, including that which is privately owned.

This extension of their reach into the wallets, bank accounts and private property of any and every American citizens will truly create a monster capable of killing off what remnants this nation has of a free people.

An example of their tyranny, which will compound exponentially if this is allowed to proceed, is the $75,000 fine and order to remove levied against a Wyoming man, Andy Johnson, for constructing a pond on his 40 acre property. This is an open door to tyranny, and their victims don’t have to be polluters.

The EPA is setting itself up to become an enforcement agency through which every aspect of American life can and will be controlled.

Anyone who doubts the threat is real need only read the UN document on Agenda 21 which was introduced into Congress by Nancy Pelosi and Implemented by the newly elected Bill Clinton in 1992. This is the continuation of a plan which has been in the works for a long time.

There is absolutely no reason to acquire power they don’t intend to use, and no doubt they will use it liberally.

Rick Wells is a conservative author who recognizes that our nation, our Constitution and our traditions are under a full scale assault from multiple threats. Please “Like” him on Facebook, “Follow” him on Twitter or visit www.rickwells.us