U.S. legislators are proposing a bill that would remove a person’s passport if they owe money to the government.
A bill is being proposed in the House after passing the Senate in March, which would strip the passport from Americans who owe taxes to the government. Lawmakers are considering the bill that was sponsored in the senate by Barbara Boxer a Democratic Senator from California.
The bill calls for the limitation, denial or revocation of a passport for those who are seriously delinquent with a tax debt in excess of $50,000. The law will not require someone to be found guilty of evading taxes. If the IRS has a lien filed against an individual in excess of $50,000, then the government could revoke the person’s passport.
What is scary to some people is the law in which this legislation is attached covers the funding of highways in America. Many laws today are cobbled together and are passed at times without anyone really knowing they are contained in legislation that on the surface is completely different.
The IRS has not made any comment on the proposed legislation. Thus far, it is only legislation that is up for approval sponsored by a Democrat in a Republican dominated House.
If the legislation passes, the vast majority of travellers will not be affected by the bill, as there are not that many federal taxes liens over $50,000 compared to the number of passport holders.
The packaged combination of a diesel engine, a generator and various ancillary devices (such as base, canopy, sound attenuation, control systems, circuit breakers, jacket water heaters and starting system) is referred to as a “generating set” or a “genset” for short.
Set sizes range from 8 to 30 kW (also 8 to 30 kVA single phase) for homes, small shops and offices with the larger industrial generators from 8 kW (11 kVA) up to 2,000 kW (2,500 kVA three phase) used for large office complexes, factories. A 2,000 kW set can be housed in a 40 ft (12 m) ISO container with fuel tank, controls, power distribution equipment and all other equipment needed to operate as a standalone power station or as a standby backup to grid power. These units, referred to as power modules are gensets on large triple axle trailers weighing 85,000 pounds (38,555 kg) or more. A combination of these modules are used for small power stations and these may use from one to 20 units per power section and these sections can be combined to involve hundreds of power modules. In these larger sizes the power module (engine and generator) are brought to site on trailers separately and are connected together with large cables and a control cable to form a complete synchronized power plant. A number of options also exist to tailor specific needs, including control panels for autostart and mains paralleling, acoustic canopies for fixed or mobile applications, ventilation equipment, fuel supply systems, exhaust systems, etc. Diesel generators, sometimes as small as 200 kW (250 kVA) are widely used not only for emergency power, but also many have a secondary function of feeding power to utility grids either during peak periods, or periods when there is a shortage of large power generators.
Ships often also employ a Cummins generator on board, sometimes not only to provide auxiliary power for lights, fans, winches etc., but also indirectly for main propulsion. With electric propulsion the generators can be placed in a convenient position, to allow more cargo to be carried. Electric drives for ships were developed prior to World War I. Electric drives were specified in many warships built during World War II because manufacturing capacity for large reduction gears was in short supply, compared to capacity for manufacture of electrical equipment. Such a diesel-electric arrangement is also used in some very large land vehicles such as railroad locomotives.
Flammable liquid storage cabinets are designed for laboratories within large facilities to store flammable liquids. They usually have shelves to store bottles. It is ideal for workplaces where workers use various chemicals, compounds and reagents.
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