As Always, Official Thieves are Worse Than Their Unofficial Competitors

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I guess the thugs at the IRS are jealous that the TSA and the NSA are running neck-and-neck with them as the most hated collection of bureaucratic criminals in the country. So they’re trying to pull ahead with this outright theft of a hard-working shopkeeper’s bank account. What’s their excuse for robbing him? They say he deposited less than $10,000 many times, which the IRS deems a sign of money-laundering and an invitation to forfeiture. And our hero does indeed make many smaller deposits, as he has for years, in an effort to keep his small store safe from thieves — the unofficial kind, that is.

The victim asked one of the goons “how I can keep managing my business when my account has been seized. She responded, ‘I don’t care.’” (Thanks to Bill Martin for the link.)

Update: Mike reminds me that the thieves in question “would be the IRS Small Business Division, the very same guys that can’t account for $67 million of  missing funds from their ‘slush fund.'”

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute tyranny, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government…”

9:18 am on October 3, 2013