The Republican Mother brings us this news. Maybe now we know more about the Check Points that the DHS is working on. No way out of the U.S. soon. Just claim a citizen owes taxes and they take your passport.Recall DHS adding bullet proof Guard Booths to its arsenal or recall
More than a third of all states now allow borrowers who don’t pay their bills to be jailed, even when debtor’s prisons have been explicitly banned by state constitutions. A report by the American Civil Liberties Union found that people were imprisoned even when the cost of doing so exceeded the amount of debt they owed.
After clearing the Senate on a 74 – 22 vote on March 14, SB 1813 is now headed for a vote in the House of Representatives, where it’s expected to encounter stiffer opposition among the GOP majority.
In addition to authorizing appropriations for federal transportation and infrastructure programs, the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” or “MAP-21″ [Agenda 21 anyone?!!!] includes a provision that would allow for the “revocation or denial” of a passport for anyone with “certain unpaid taxes” or “tax delinquencies”.
Section 40304 of the legislation states that any individual who owes more than $50,000 to the Internal Revenue Service may be subject to “action with respect to denial, revocation, or limitation of a passport”.
So its tied into a transportation bill, which is classic. I’m sure that even if you owe less that $50,000 and are an undesirable, you’ll find yourself passportless, and put on some review list to be gotten to five years from now.