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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/09/epa-claims-it-has-power-to-garnish-wages-without-court-approval/

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The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly claimed that it has the authority to unilaterally garnish the wages of individuals who have been accused of violating its rules.

According to The Washington Times, the agency announced the plan to enhance its purview last week in a notice in the Federal Register. The notice claimed that federal law allows the EPA to "garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order."

The notice went on to say that the EPA had fast-tracked the new rule, enabling it to take effect September 2 unless the agency receives enough adverse public comments by August 1. The EPA said the rule was not subject to review because it was not a "significant regulatory action."


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Re: EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 01:36:52 PM »
I guess anyone in the government can now do as they want, when they want, and for any reason.
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Re: EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 02:20:58 PM »
I guess anyone in the government can now do as they want, when they want, and for any reason.
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Re: EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 02:36:28 PM »


                           


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Re: EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 03:34:24 PM »
Blame this on Congress; they did give federal agencies the power to do precisely this sort of nonsense.

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Re: EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 03:51:24 PM »
I guess anyone in the government can now do as they want, when they want, and for any reason.

Who's to stop them?
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Re: EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 08:21:45 PM »
Headline:
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Next step:
"EPA claims it has the power to seize the real property of persons accused of violating its rules without court approval..."

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Re: EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014, 09:01:54 PM »
So what this means is when they declare Uncle Willie's duck pond a "wetland" and impose $5000 a day fines on him because his illicit waterfowl shit pollutes the water, they can go seize his bank account to collect the fines while Uncle Willie tries to figure out (A) What the bleep just happened and  (B) how in hell he's going to hire an attorney with no money.

Sweet.  Your Representative Republic in action.

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