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4 shocking examples of federal overreach

Published in Blog on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

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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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