Apparently, the Federal government is intent on continuing its never-ending war on your right to privacy. According to a new plan unveiled by the U.S. Treasury Department, the Obama administration is now seeking authorization to provide all U.S. spy agencies with unlimited access to a massive database containing financial data on virtually every American citizen who uses the banking system.
Access to this sensitive financial data has been available to the FBI since the tragic events of 9/11 (thanks to the “freedom-loving” President George W. Bush.) Now, the Obama administration wants to provide access to this vast database with even more U.S. intelligence agencies, including the CIA and the National Security Agency. What reason has been given for the new invasive powers by the CIA and the NSA? Terrorism, of course. [more...]