IRS steals innocent Americans’ assets

by Megan Stiles on MAY 1, 2014

dontsteal-ronpaulCampaign for Liberty knows first-hand what it is like to have the IRS target and intimidate you. Here is another saddening story of the IRS going after innocent Americans courtesy of The Washington Post:

Terry, who came to Michigan from Iraq in 1970, soon did what immigrants often do: He went into business, buying Schott’s Supermarket in Fraser, Mich., where he still works six days a week. The Internal Revenue Service, a tentacle of a government that spent $3.5 trillion in 2013, tried to steal more than $35,000 from Terry and Sandy that year.

Sandy, a mother of four, has a master’s degree in urban planning but has worked in the store off and on since she was 12. She remembers, “They just walked into the store” and announced that they had emptied the store’s bank account. The IRS agents believed, or pretended to believe, that Terry and Sandy were or conceivably could be — which is sufficient for the IRS — conducting a criminal enterprise when not selling groceries.

Now, the Dehkos eventually got their money back, but it took a long and expensive lawsuit to do so. The entire article is worth a read, but probably the most saddening part was the quote from Terry Dehkos- an immigrant- exclaiming, “Aren’t we in the United States? We did nothing wrong.”