As reported on July 8 by the Washington Times:
The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly floated a rule claiming authority to bypass the courts and unilaterally garnish paychecks of those accused of violating its rules, a power currently used by agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service.
The EPA has been flexing its regulatory muscle under President Obama, collecting more fines each year and hitting individuals with costly penalties for violating environmental rules, including recently slapping a $75,000 fine on Wyoming homeowner Andy Johnson for building a pond on his rural property.
Given recent judicial setbacks suffered by the EPA, it is no wonder they have created a scheme whereby they can collect fines without having to let a judge rule on the legitimacy of the levy.
The Washington Times story reports that the agency “announced the plan last week in a notice in the Federal Register, saying 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.”
FK – How ’bout we say all EPA trash found on private property makes good tree food? We need to ‘protect the environment’ from certain corporate interests but not via this commie organization or at the price of everyone’s property rights.
Here’s the proposed rule. They’re awaiting your ‘comments.’ Try not to write anything that will get you arrested no matter how great the temptation may be. This is not a free country and we’re not free to tell our lowlife domestic blood enemies what they deserve to have happen to them, or at least what might happen to them directly if they’re found in certain places.
Here’s my comments, emailed to email@example.com:
Re. this evil:
Administrative Wage Garnishment
All EPA employees, after they have been arrested, tried for treason and sentenced to busting rocks for the rest of their time in this world, should have their nickel a day garnished to help their victims.
Does that get the point across or do I need to be more clear?