Posted by | May 19, 2012 14:22 | Filed under: Top Stories

Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist invoked Nazi Germany in response to Senator Charles Schumer’s ex-PATRIOT Act.

[Norquist] said the targeting people that turn in their passports reminded him of regimes that had driven people out of the country, only to confiscate their wealth at the door.

“I think Schumer can probably find the legislation to do this. It existed in Germany in the 1930s and Rhodesia in the ’70s and in South Africa as well,” said Norquist. “He probably just plagiarized it and translated it from the original German.”

The Nazis infamously implemented a departure tax on Jews who tried to flee Germany before World War II. Schumer is Jewish.

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