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January 28, 2017, 10:51 AM
Forget about tariffs and taxes and concentrate on your everyday life in the US as Jeff Sessions wants you to pay the government for being a citizen. Mind you, I was a Trump supporter but when he nominated this scoundrel I was shocked.

How does he want you to pay? It's called civil asset forfeiture. Here's an exerpt from an assistant US attorney explaining it:

The government simply files a civil action in rem against the property itself, and then generally must prove, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the property is forfeitable under the applicable forfeiture statute. Civil forfeiture is independent of any criminal case, and because of this, the forfeiture action may be filed before indictment, after indictment, or even if there is no indictment. Likewise, civil forfeiture may be sought in cases in which the owner is criminally acquitted of the underlying crimes…

Get what he said? Here is a real life example. The DEA has agents in train stations taking money from people who pay for their ticket in cash. Oh, and they also have agents in airports taking money from people who pay for tickets in cash. The agents simply walk up to the person and take the cash they have and say the money comes from drug proceeds. Yep, that's it. All it takes is what was once a very common act, paying cash.

Civil asset forfeiture was enacted under then Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert in the 70's. Dennis was found guilty of pedophile actions and was himself a receiver of civil asset forfeiture.

The new US president is gonna give us quite a ride.

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