Here’s How the Government Is Turning the Entire United States into a Debt Prison

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by Shaun Bradley

Since the United States was founded, citizenship has represented a safe haven from oppressive regimes around the world. By preserving the principles of small government and free markets, those who were willing to work hard found success, and America became a magnet for innovation. But as the U.S. continues to erode personal and economic freedom, more people than ever before are handing over their U.S. passports to seek better opportunities abroad.

The staggering amount of debt held by the American empire ensures the public will be working it off for generations to come. The government has already begun its campaign to make it more difficult to leave the country, and it has also begun to crack down on the finances of the eight million Americans living abroad. Regardless of whether you’re a millionaire with multiple foreign bank accounts or a recent college graduate with a boatload of debt, the status of being a United States citizen brings with it a burden that will only grow heavier over time.

Since 2008, the number of individuals giving up their citizenship has increased by almost 560%, setting new records each of the past three years. Some of these expats are motivated by the extra tax load paid when working abroad while others are trying to avoid student loan debt. Others have just had enough of the encroaching police state.

Every taxpayer left in the country now owes more than $149,000 of the national debt, so it’s no surprise the tide is beginning to turn. By hook or by crook, in the coming years, citizens will be fleeced of that money through higher taxes, savings that are inflated away, and an overall drop in their standard of living. Many can see the writing on the wall and have become determined to protect themselves from the years of economic repression coming down the pipe.

Draconian steps have already been taken to slow the rate of expatriation. For one, the IRS has broadened its reach into foreign bank accounts through the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Through agreements with over 100 nations, the law is able to require all financial institutions abroad to report the account details of any American customers they have. With access to this new information, the IRS can revoke the passports of potential tax evaders and hinder their ability to travel using yet another additional power the agency was granted last year.

The Internal Revenue Service is one of the most powerful agencies of the federal government and has a track record of persecuting groups for political reasons. The fact that they have now set their sights are expats shouldn’t surprise anyone.

The Tea Party movement, whatever your views on it, experienced this first-hand during the 2012 elections. Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots spoke on the targeting scandal:

“The IRS has demonstrated the most disturbing, illegal and outrageous abuse of government power. This deliberate targeting and harassment of tea party groups reaches a new low in illegal government activity and overreach.”

While penalties are being levied against those with enough money to work around the world, the most impactful measures are aimed at those just making ends meet. The initial paperwork for renouncing citizenship used to cost just $450, but it has skyrocketed to $2,350, making it the most expensive fee of any country in the world. It may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, but this additional expense directly targets the young and working class, creating a huge barrier to even starting the process. As an added bonus, the price increase has raised over $12 million for government coffers in just over a year.

The $19.5 trillion in debt that has been amassed through decades of interventionist policies and clandestine operations can only be maintained by taxing the government’s human livestock. After all, the federal government counts student loans as almost 30% of their net worth. If the young and productive workers of the future are allowed to leave, U.S. power and wealth will go with them.

The Millennial generation has been completely duped by the federal loan programs, pumped out to any 18-year-old with a pulse. The $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loans is akin to indentured servitude for those entering the dismal job market. And students themselves aren’t the only ones on the chopping block — 90% of these loans are co-signed by the parents, attaching the ball and chain further up the family tree. For those tempted to jump ship and disappear into another country, their families will be held responsible in their stead. It’s reminiscent of North Korea, where the families of defectors are punished.

Noah Brown, president of the Association of Community College Trustees wrote:

“If you default, your financial life is ruined. You have to deal in cash for the rest of your life. It used to be death and taxes were the only certainty. You can throw in student loans now.”

Many are learning the hard way that these loans are unique and can’t be wiped away by simply declaring bankruptcy. Instead of the collateral being a house or a car, it’s future earnings that can be seized.

Those who find themselves with no way out have been offered a deal with the devil — work in the public sector for 10 years and you will be granted your freedom. This has created a perverse incentive to work directly for the state, placing fresh cogs in the military, police, and bureaucratic machines. The policies seen so far are soft measures compared to what may be tried in the future as the government grows and the economy weakens. A new type of debt prison is being built in the U.S., and as the inmates realize their predicament, the rush for the exits could be chaotic — so long as people can afford to pay the fee to leave.

Those who understand the fragile state of our economic and political system can see that when politicians start building walls, it may be more about keeping people in than out. Despite the brainwashing often conducted in public schools, many are realizing the future for U.S. citizens may look very different than the past. The freedom and opportunity that have been synonymous with U.S. citizenship are being transformed before our eyes. When America abandoned its core values and let loose the scourge of oppressive big government, the countdown to when citizens would pay the price began.

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  • Roy Hobs

    “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes it’s laws” — Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild
    Truly Orwellian — the solution to the world’s problem is so obvious, but yet the majority of the world is in complete delusion. Why? That is the question.

    • g.johnon

      roy,, if you were not such a hateful racist, you would be a pretty sharp fella.
      I am gonna actually give you an uppie for that post.

  • g.johnon

    dunno where you are from fools because you don’t seem to be proud enough to let us know, but I bet that your country has an imf central bank too, and just as high a percentage of sheeple in your populace.
    eye on the prize dumbass, this is not just an American problem.

  • Frank

    This article presents and tries to IMPOSE such a Defeatist mind-set. WTF?
    Nobody forces anybody to take a student loan or any other loan, or going along with the system as a Sheeple and incurring more debt than one can reasonably repay. There are other options, and blaming others or the “system” for the CHOICES of an individual is very disingenuous. We can REJECT the shackles of debt slavery by refusing to incur debt, only buying what we truly need, and using alternative forms of currency for conducting commerce/trade (i.e.: cash, barter, in-kind exchange, BitCoin, etc.).
    Nobody is forced to incur student debt so they can go to a four-year college right out of high school. Smart kids do their first two years at a community college, which is WAY cheaper, live at home and work a part-time job – and learn about the real world and the value of work and education. I have no sympathy for kids and families that take out huge student loans and then cry or weasel out of repaying that debt. They made the CHOICE and now are learning the consequences of submitting to the debt financiers/debt slave masters.

    When a government builds walls to keep people in, like the Soviet Union, the people have a duty to subvert the systems being imposed – and eventually compel the destruction of that wall.

    • tag

      When people learn if you don’t work, you don’t eat, live within their means, not concerned with driving a new vehicle every 2 years or so, (mine is 10 yrs. old and 175,000 Mi and it gets me where I need to go just fine! And it is PAID FOR!) If they could be happy to live in a house that doesn’t have the ability to house 12 families, cut the cable, toss the smart phone and get a land line, grow at least a portion of their own food, work ANY job to not become a “sucker” of others… (should I go on?) Maybe then they would find they don’t have debt to worry about in the first place! Today’s sheep need a lot of help and the biggest help they need is some financial SMARTS!

      • PoshZolA

        So, you’re basically saying “stop the American dream bullsh*t,” because that’s all it is….! I never fell for it.

  • Tatiana Covington

    Families of defecators are punished? 🙂

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  • marlene

    The globalists that run our country are the same ones that did the same thing to Greece, Italy, and Ireland. It’s main agenda is to own the assets, resources and populations in the world. The EU has signed off on the bankster elite’s new rule that the citizens are responsible for the debt created by their leaders who incurred it, always through bribes and unmet promises by the banks. The debt then becomes not one of money, but of the control of enslaved people and the theft of everything they own.

  • Steve Rusk

    The mountains of gold owned by our ruling oligarchy were at one time based on the productivity of our society. The wealth of the few is now determined by the debts of an entire social class for at least a generation to come, this is already an unmanageable situation for a Democratic society. As the victims become more aware of their enslavement it will take increasingly extreme totalitarian methods to enforce and maintain this social order.