Another EPA Power Grab
“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,” according to The Washington Times. Why not take this additional power? The IRS already garnishes everyone’s paychecks for taxes, not to mention penalties. And we all know how trustworthy that agency is. The Times notes the case of a Wyoming homeowner who built a pond on his rural property and was fined $75,000 by the EPA. Now the agency is evidently claiming the power to take those sorts of fines right out of your paycheck, and to do so without review because it isn’t a “significant regulatory action.” We’ll bet people on the “giving” end disagree. More…
Patriot Post – Digest For Thursday
My Opinion: For an entity that was not voted in by the People, the EPA sure wants to take control of your life. Are you comfortable with people you didn’t vote for having this much control? Are you comfortable with waking up one morning to find $X has been deducted from your bank account “because?” Are you comfortable with a government entity that has the ability to control you “without review?” Sounds like the Spanish Inquisition to me.