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Hey, letís give the EPA unrestrained power to garnish wages (w/o court order) (Action Required)
Human Events ^ | July 11, 2014 | John Hayward

Posted on 07/12/2014 7:40:27 AM PDT by Innovative

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 a history of overreaching its authority. It seems like once again the EPA is trying to take power it doesn’t have away from American citizens,” Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican, said when he learned of the EPA’s wage garnishment scheme.

(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; actionrequired; epa; governmentcontrol; johnbarrasso; obama; wyoming
We CAN STOP this.

EPA is soliciting comments and if they get enough negative ones, they may not implement this. Please keep reading on where to comment.

This info was first posted by blam:

EPA Claims It Has The Power To Garnish Wages Without Court Approval

"“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.”

I urge everyone to comment — need to comment before Aug 1 --the rule is described and there is a “comment” button on the top right:

Administrative Wage Garnishment

http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OA-2014-0012-0002

They also published in the Federal Register where they give more options to comment, including sending them an e-mail.

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/07/02/2014-15578/administrative-wage-garnishment

1 posted on 07/12/2014 7:40:27 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

The communists empire pecking away at a few at a time until they have total control over Americans. All part of the plan to destroy the individual one by one until they cannot be stopped.


2 posted on 07/12/2014 7:42:53 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Innovative

Let’s give the EPA and all it’s Stooges the PNK SLIP.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 7:46:55 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Innovative

Don’t you just love it when congress creates a department/agency and give them the ability to write rules and regs and requirements that carry the weight of law without an actual law being passed. And then the courts uphold them. I’m kinda thinkin’ this ain’t exactly what the Founders had in mind. Comment at your will but I’m kinda thinkin’ negative comments will be mysteriously lost during a computer crash and the hard drives scrapped. And discoverd two years after the enactment of the “rules”. And the lyin’ king will first hear about it on cnnnbccbsabcnprmsnbcaljizzeera.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 7:47:07 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Logical me

All done unilaterally, without involvement of Congress and behind the backs of the American public.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 7:50:02 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

From the Federal Register:

Submit your comments by one of the following methods:
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1. Email: jones.anita@epa.gov.

2. Fax: (202) 565-2585.

3. Mail: OCFO-2014-0001; FRL-9910-14-OCFO FPPS c/o Anita Jones, OCFO/OFM/FPPS, Mailcode 2733R, Environmental Protection Agency, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460.

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/07/02/2014-15578/administrative-wage-garnishment


6 posted on 07/12/2014 7:52:58 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative; All

“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”

Link for useful idiot lurkers…here...

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM

DISMANTLE EPA


7 posted on 07/12/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: SandRat

I suggest that new legislation be imposed that government employees who are found to be enpgaging in any corruption or malfeasance against the public that involves producing profif for personal enrichment or the government that is unreasonable or used to punish unjustly shall be held personally accountable and that their wages be garnished without court order.

Fixed.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 8:03:43 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Innovative

The problems at the IRS have created a bit of a power vacuum. The bureaucrats in the EPA see an opportunity here ... a pull as strong as a heroin addict would ever face.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 8:08:03 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: jsanders2001

“You don’t need a president-for-life when you have a bureaucracy-for-life”. Mark Steyn


10 posted on 07/12/2014 8:09:09 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: SandRat

We need to demand when we ever get a sane person in charge to clean out everyone in the agencies and start anew


11 posted on 07/12/2014 8:20:31 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Innovative

Sent my letter. If you don’t hear from me in the next few weeks you’ll know why... :)

This is something that should concern everyone. If you give them this power they will extend it to all government agencies. It basically violates one of the very tenets of law and bypasses the court system. It automatically assumes guilt without the person / entity being able to answer the charges or prove his innocence. This administration has gone completely over the line on this one. They are obliterating the rule of law. They need to be reminded that the pendulum swings both ways.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 8:25:12 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

“This is something that should concern everyone. If you give them this power they will extend it to all government agencies. It basically violates one of the very tenets of law and bypasses the court system. It automatically assumes guilt without the person / entity being able to answer the charges or prove his innocence. This administration has gone completely over the line on this one. They are obliterating the rule of law. They need to be reminded that the pendulum swings both ways.”

You described it perfectly — this is why it is important to take advantage of the opportunity to comment to try to kill this before it becomes a monster.


13 posted on 07/12/2014 8:48:14 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Innovative.


14 posted on 07/12/2014 8:50:56 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Innovative

Our fearless leader told them to do this.
If they get away with it, then all government agencies will be doing it too.


15 posted on 07/12/2014 8:57:07 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: jsanders2001
suggest that new legislation be imposed that government employees who are found to be enpgaging in any corruption or malfeasance against the public that involves producing profif for personal enrichment or the government that is unreasonable or used to punish unjustly shall be held personally accountable and that their wages be garnished without court order.
16 posted on 07/12/2014 9:46:20 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: rktman
Regulations are so complex neither the courts nor the Congress can handle them. The coolest "solution" in the regulatory pantheon insoas far as the separation of powers is concerned is the "administrative law judge."

That just about says it all.

17 posted on 07/12/2014 10:00:43 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Innovative

So they’re going to ‘garnish’ wages? LOL

What are they going to do, put a piece of parsley on them?


18 posted on 07/12/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: SandRat

> suggest that new legislation be imposed that government employees who are found to be enpgaging in any corruption or malfeasance against the public that involves producing profif for personal enrichment or the government that is unreasonable or used to punish unjustly shall be held personally accountable and that their wages be garnished without court order.

Every once in a while I like to out the Grammar Nazis around here. It’s a liberal trait...lol


19 posted on 07/12/2014 10:10:39 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SandRat; jsanders2001

“enpgaging in any corruption or malfeasance against the public that involves producing profif for ...”

Let he/she who never made a typo cast the first stone... SandRat, while I am sure you have many positive qualities, I doubt that you never made a typo in your life...


20 posted on 07/12/2014 10:51:05 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Didn’t take it seriously at all. Anyone’s that’s typed on one of these small keypads knows its more uncommon to not make a mistake (grammar nazis will hate that one...lol)


21 posted on 07/12/2014 11:01:20 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Innovative

Done. I sent a brief comment politely expressing my opposition. Took about 45 seconds.


22 posted on 07/12/2014 11:22:30 AM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Innovative

I frequently do.


23 posted on 07/12/2014 1:15:13 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Innovative

OK. But for a question for all. Why doesn’t congress fix this. If we can’t get rid of the EPA, then we can de-fund them. Pick the rules they want eliminated and tell the EPA they get funded when they toe the line. Let the king rant all he wants when the dims shut down the government. I would make sure all the folks on the government dole understand that the money they loose as a result of a democrat driven government shutdown will never be restored. Bet they will light up the phones to their representatives then.


24 posted on 07/12/2014 6:10:10 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Innovative
Bump
(The more the merrier)
25 posted on 07/13/2014 4:13:32 AM PDT by blam
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