April 12, 2014

YOU KNOW, TARRING AND FEATHERING REALLY SEEMS APPROPRIATE HERE: Shakedown: Treasury now seizing tax refunds from adult children to pay parents’ decades-old Social Security debts. What makes an extralegal response appropriate is that the Treasury seems to be knowingly proceeding without legal or factual support for its shakedown efforts. If the government isn’t bound by the law, why should the rest of us be? And as our Muslim compatriots have demonstrated, even a small amount of fear goes a long way with the functionaries.

It’s a historically sanctioned response to government lawlessness. . . .

At the very least, it’s more reason never to put yourself in the position of needing a tax refund.