Just Me sent me this:
At last a well known author and blogger, James Fallows of the Atlantic, with lots of cred in the progressive community, is writing about FATCA.
This hopefully will get attention in a more bipartisan way, as it is now not just a conservative or libertarian issue. It is an issue that can and will affect all Americans not just those of a particular political persuasion.
I know I have been a bit of a pest to James on this subject for months, but I have been beseeching to look into FATCA and current IRS actions and perhaps comment on it, as so few in the MSM have given it any attention. I thought that the recent stories from the NYTs and the WSJ would provide the opening. NPR has been totally silent on the subject, which was a big disappointment to me. As a regular commentator on NPR, All Things Considered on Saturdays, I had to think that if he would look into the subject, and find the that the story had relevance, his giving voice to it might help move the conversation along. I had no idea that he would make it his New Year’s eve story on his Atlantic blog. It has taken him a while to get his brain around the subject, as we know it is complicated story for Americans to understand, but I knew, with him living overseas as much as he has, that this would start to resonant eventually.
Enjoy this New Years gift.
If you would like to comment to James, his email is… JamesFallows@theatlantic.com