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4 shocking examples of federal overreach

Published in Blog on July 17, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

You just can't make this stuff up...

Here are four recent examples of the federal government abusing its power:

Small business owners forced to battle IRS over seized bank accounts

Andrew Clyde, a Navy veteran who served in Iraq, was on the wrong end of a murky federal program that allows agencies to seize assets they suspect could be tied to criminal activity -- even without actual criminal activity.

IRS to pay back-refunds to illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday that even illegal immigrants who didn't pay taxes will be able to claim back-refunds once they get Social Security numbers under President Obama's temporary deportation amnesty.

Government wonders: What’s in your old emails?

If you’ve been remiss in cleaning out your email in-box, here’s some incentive: The federal government can read any emails that are more than six months old without a warrant.

Finally, here's a case of potential future government overreach...


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