What’s he going to do to finance this? http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/22/politics/obama-payroll-tax/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
Maybe try to do it on the backs of compliant US Persons Abroad by removing the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion: http://www.aca.ch/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=507&Itemid=46 and make it even harder (epecially in the case of compliant minnows) for families to pay their bills and exercise equal economic oppourtunity.
Friends at Isaac Brock (and anyone else who is concerned): please write to Tierney [Mass.] and the bill’s cosponsors (Steve Cohen [D-TN9], Keith Ellison [D-MN5], Raul Grijalva [D-AZ7], Jesse Jackson [D-IL2], Betty McCollum [D-MN4]) to tell them to remove this paragraph from the bill H.R.2495 Section 402. Please also write to your Congresspeople in any home state you might have (as well as the DC commissioner to Congress) and tell them to do the same. You may also want to write the two Senators for your state and tell them to block the bill if it comes to Senate for approval in its current state or containing any language that would remove the FEIE. Discussion and links to Congress follow:
If you can’t vote for any reason (no home state or renunciation/relinquishment but still attacked by IRS as a “US Person”, and/or don’t have a home state, you might want to write the entire delegation (Senate / House) for any state(s) you like and/or feel a connection with. In such a case you might want to emphasize that you are not counted in the Census in contravention of Article 1 Section 2 USConst, and hence deprived of full representation in Congress.
To find the email and street addresses for members of Congress, you can use these links:
House Washington DC Rep, E. Holmes Norton https://forms.house.gov/norton/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm (her site claimes that her services are for “constituents from the District of Columbia only and will not accept messages from locations outside our area” ). However, as Internal Revenue Code 26USC (§ 7701) (39) treats United States persons abroad as residents of Washington D.C., I would begin any communication to her with a phrase like “I am indeed your constituent because [cite above statute]) For more discussion of the IRS “fictive DC residence” please see Petros’ article at: http://isaacbrocksociety.com/2012/01/03/do-united-states-persons-differ-substantially-from-residents-of-washington-d-c/
Every little bit helps.