The Social Security Administration says it will stop seizing IRS refunds from Americans whose deceased parents incurred debts if the debts are more than 10 years old.

The government had been seizing IRS refunds from adults whose parents were allegedly overpaid Social Security money and have since died. Some of the debts dated back as far as the middle of last century.

Judge Andrew Napolitano said the government sent a notice to people’s last known address, then held hearings where no one was there to resist them, then got judgments against them. Social Security then seized the refund checks.

Napolitano said that one cannot attribute the debt of parents to a child if the child had nothing to do with the debt.

“Why do they do it? Because they can get away with it,” he said, adding that the government is out of control.

Watch Napolitano on “The Kelly File” above.

Napolitano also discussed the standoff between the government and a Nevada rancher this afternoon on Fox Business Network. Watch that clip below.


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