Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dragnet Closing in on US Citizens n Their Assets


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Dragnet Closing in on US Citizens and Their Assets
Dragnet Closing in on US Citizens and Their Assets

Dragnet Closing in on US Citizens and Their Assets

Published by The Daily Bell - February 09 2015
TSA to Arrest Anyone Charged with any Crime trying to
Come or Leave – including taxes ... The border is closing rapidly. First it was
FATCA hunting Americans with any assets overseas whatsoever. Now just two days
after taking charge of the committee chairing the House Homeland Security
subcommittee hearing, U.S. Rep. John Katko introduced two bills. He is looking
to effectively close the borders using terrorism as the excuse as always to hunt
down Americans. Katko is a former federal prosecutor. So he knows precisely what
he is doing writing a law that is so broad, that anyone suspected of a crime
cannot leave the country. This is any crime. Keeping gold in a safe deposit box
is money laundering carrying up to 25 years in prison. – Martin
Dominant Social Theme: Terrorism has to
be fought. Broad laws are better.
Free-Market Analysis: This article from
Martin Armstrong is a timely reminder that cross-border protections are getting
stronger not weaker.
We've estimated in the past that within two years time it
will be significantly more difficult to get funds in and out of the US.
Armstrong has come to the same conclusion. Most of the terrorism legislation and
military and civilian terrorism measures are not aimed so much at terrorists,
from our point of view, as they are at citizens.
The idea is to reduce US constitutional freedoms to make
the US more integrated into the larger Americas, especially North America. The
US Constitution poses significant hurdles to such amalgamation.
Nonetheless, this trend toward more constrictions on
freedoms continues. It is not especially gentle but it is never couched in terms
of restricting liberty and always in the context of providing safety and
This is how John Katco is positioning his bills,
according to a recent press release:

Katko Introduces Legislation to Enhance Airport
Security ... Days after chairing his first Transportation Security subcommittee
hearing, Rep. John Katko (NY-24) has introduced two bipartisan bills to enhance
security measures at domestic airports and to ensure funding is used wisely by
the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Katko's inaugural Transportation Security
subcommittee hearing, entitled "A Review of Access Control Measures at Our
Nation's Airports," was held this past Tuesday, February 3. The hearing followed
reports of several high profile security breaches at domestic airports.
Specifically, the hearing examined security programs designed to mitigate
potential insider threats from airport employees, TSA personnel, and others who
have access to sterile areas of domestic airports.
The bipartisan bills introduced by Katko are designed
to enhance airport security measures in a cost-effective manner. H.R. 720, the
Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act, directs the Department of Homeland
Security to undertake a variety of activities to enhance security and
communication at domestic airports, specifically requiring TSA to verify that
all airports have appropriate security response plans.
H.R. 719, the TSA Office of Inspection Accountability
Act, ensures that funding is used wisely by TSA. It would require that TSA
Criminal Investigators spend at least 50 percent of their time investigating,
apprehending, or detaining individuals suspected of committing a crime.
Currently, TSA does not necessitate that its Criminal Investigators meet this
requirement, despite being considered law enforcement officers and receiving
premium pay.
We can see from the last graf of this release that
Katko's bill would shove the TSA in the direction of investigating ANYONE
suspected of committing a crime. The TSA was set up to keep US skies safe from
terrorism. Now it is morphing into a full-fledged criminal investigation
The broad powers that Katko is seeking provoked
Armstrong's column, as we can see above. But here's more:
Katko's bill will ... now result in the arrest of
anyone for any alleged crime whatsoever and that will apply to taxes. Katko is
constructing a highly dangerous version of the Berlin Wall around all American
citizens. He is converting the TSA into a police force less concerned about air
safety and focused more on catching anyone the government can argue violates
some law federal or state. It is so broad, this would apply to domestic disputes
as well.
Armstrong labels Katko a "former prosecutor" and claims
such individuals are too dangerous to be elected to public office. Their impetus
is to create actionable legislation that can result in increased arrests. In
this case, what seems obvious is that a large part of the "criminality" that
Katko wants investigated and stopped will inevitably have to do with the
transfer of funds and property out of the US and offshore.
Here at The Daily Bell we have introduced solutions that
assist people in protecting themselves from increasing aggressive federal
governments (for instance,
, security
of gold
, a second home here or here and more). As the US government becomes more desperate to fund its vast
programmatic and military apparatus, the search for revenue is becoming ever
more invasive.

Those who understand the course of history when it comes
to empires such as that which the US has constructed will surely plan ahead for
worse to come.
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