The Militarization of the EPA

Having turned the Justice Department, the I.R.S., the N.S.A., the B.L.M., the T.S.A and the Border Patrol into weapons to be used against Americans who disagree with him, it was only a matter of time before little Barry and his minions got around to the E.P.A.

Proposed without a peep from the so called mainstream media the E.P.A. is seeking approval of a new regulation that will cement that agencies ability to destroy not just companies they don’t like or can’t regulate out of business but people like you and me as well.

The new proposed regulation reads as follows, “The proposed rule will allow the EPA to garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order [emphasis added]. In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register we are approving an amendment to EPA’s regulations on claims collection standards by using administrative wage garnishment as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, the direct final rule will go into effect and we will not take further action on this proposed rule.”

Before you say this can’t happen consider the following. Having bankrupted the country little Barry and his minions are in desperate need of cash. This regulation, by removing the courts from the process gives him a direct line to your pocket book. All the money he can grab while bragging that he “never raised taxes on the working poor.”

The beauty of this regulation for the progressives is that they can accomplish three goals at the same time. First, punish their enemies with drastic fines (maybe even enough to put them out of business). Second, raise large sums of cash to perpetuate their voter dependency plans. Third, and little Barry himself no doubt delights in this, intimidate the bejesus out of anyone who may disagree with him or his minions.

Thelma Taromina the founder and chair of We the People and The 9-12 Association, Inc., explains further:

“The EPA has proposed a new rule that will affect each and every American. Do not think that you need to be a landowner for this to affect you! The EPA is proposing a rule that would establish the ability for the EPA to garnish wages if the EPA determines that a landowner has violated one of their regulations. What this mean is that if they determine you broke a rule, and they fine you $75,000.00 a day for each violation, they can take up to 15 percent of your income to pay for the fine.

“What is even worse is that the determination of violation will not be made by a court, or a judge. The EPA proposes that it has the right to make the determination of violation, assign the amount of the fine, and then collect that fine without any intervention by a court of law.

“Why does this matter to you? This matters because this rule will affect every rancher, farmer and homeowner in the United States. This means that if a farmer is designated as in violation of one of [the EPA’s] regulations, that farmer will be fined, even if the farmer has done nothing wrong. Since no court is involved, the EPA could virtually put every farmer in this nation out of business. The same is true for ranchers, and what is worse, it is an open door for the EPA to place liens and eventually steal property from average Americans!”

I will carry her thoughts out one more logical step. Fifteen percent of your income will likely never satisfy the penalty. That means when you die your estate will be garnished as well. No Virginia, the government will not let you keep your mom’s house because some cricket somewhere got his feelings hurt and the E.P.A. needs the money from the sale of the home.

Scared yet? Still clinging to that hope and change thing? A government agency with a tendency to run roughshod over our liberties is now giving itself the right to be judge, jury and executioner in all matters “environmental”.

But, but, you say, the E.P.A. is here to help. Right, and if you believe that I have a bridge to sell you.

In a study released by the National Association of Manufacturers they noted that, “Each year, literally thousands of new regulations are emitted by the EPA … and as the regulatory leviathan grows, it increasingly sucks up revenue, resources and manpower that otherwise would be invested in productive pursuits – thereby driving an increasing number of businessmen and investors offshore.”

Killing business’s, killing jobs and driving down American productivity. Remind me again exactly who is the E.P.A. helping here?

If the E.P.A. gets enough negative comments they might abandon this attack on you, me and all the ordinary Americans that disagree with this regime. I strongly recommend making your voice heard at both the E.P.A. and with your senators and congressmen. When communicating please be civil, resolute and polite, name calling is their weapon of choice. I prefer the truth. Written comments must be received by August 1, 2014.

Submit your comments by one (I recommend one each) of the following methods:

1. Email: jones.anita@epa.gov.

2. Fax: (202) 565-2585.

3. Mail: Anita Jones, OCFO/OFM/FPPS, Mailcode 2733R, Environmental Protection Agency, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460.

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