This will likely be largely irrelevant to my readers living outside of the United States, but I’ve made an observation today which I would like to file in this archive/blog of mine.
It starts with banks being incapable of cashing certain kinds of checks if the person trying to cash the check does not have at least one account with that bank. One can cash a pay check. Maybe a personal check, but that isn’t always the case. One cannot, however, do anything with a check from the IRS without a bank account.
Now isn’t it odd that this privately-owned central bank which controls the economy and other, lesser banks with their exclusive ability to print money, would require people to fork over their personal information and let this private bank hold on to at least part of their money (assuming the person is not in debt) in order for someone to collect money from this bank? No? I didn’t think so either. I furthermore assert this to have all the appearances of a business strategy (banks being businesses which get money from people by doing things like charging fees for having or using an account or cashing a check, not to mention interest on any loan (loans = instant debt) one might desire).
For a bank to refuse to serve a customer who does not wish to have an account with such things is a rather unfair business method and, furthermore, discrimination against those of us who do not wish to do any business with these vermin.
It could of course be argued that no one is legally required to cash a check from the IRS, but it could be countered that if one cannot do anything with a return check, then that person shouldn’t have to bother filing their taxes in the first place regardless of how much or how little they make. (As a side note I’d also like to point out that there isn’t much point in most people filing taxes anyway since the United States is in such a phenomenal amount of debt. And if the proverbial “one percent” owns and controls so much of America’s money it wouldn’t make much, if any, difference for the IRS to know what happens with the “ninety-nine percent’s” significantly smaller amount of money.)
Unfortunately I had to wait over an hour today for a chance to ask a banker for a quote about his opinions on this, but he was not allowed to comment. How disappointing.
Not that I didn’t expect something like that to happen, but at least I tried.
NB: I use “Federal Reserve” and “IRS” interchangeably in this post. I do see them as two heads on the same beast, after all.