Just to provide some background Mark Shields is big time “insider” journalist and has been for years. In many ways the current problems the United States is having is because of Washington “insiders” like Mark Shields. He is everything wrong with Washington.
He’s a bit holier than thou. I am surprised how easy it is for progressives today to act as judge and jury to condemn, and then also, to discern with such crystal clear accuracy the motives of individuals.
Anyway, to make it clear to Mr. Mark Shields, in case he ever happens upon this blog, the reason that I renounced my citizenship has nothing to do with taxes or money. No, I renounced so that I could be as far away as possible from hypocrites like himself.
Interesting how he tars Ms Rich with her husbands behaviour. Maybe someone should let him know that Congressman Tierney’s (of end-the-FEIE fame) wife was convicted of felony tax fraud, and I believe they are still married. But then, muck rakers like this seldom let facts get in the way of their reporting.
*Unadulterated hogwash at its worst. Who does this guy think his is anyway?
Gosh, I would love to post there, but registering for all of these sites can be a pain. I guess these geniuses have never heard of the FATCA before, huh? It will be nice when a high-profile renunciant states FATCA as the reason. That would probably open some eyes.
I’m still-to-this-day trying to figure out why most American “journalists” take the very small amount of filtered information that they are given and write articles based on that. Whatever happened to fact-checking and trying to look at things from other angles? Guess that’s just how they are…
@geeez, yeah, I can’t be bothered to register because a year down the road when I want to comment again at their lousy site, I’ll have forgotten all the login information. If I had time, I could be infamous on the internet for responding to dumb dumbs.
I would suspect that if you state FATCA or even denial of banking opportunities in a foreign country as a reason for your renunciation that it most probably would be rejected!
I haven’t read the story yet, but before I would flame Mark Shields, I must admit to a bias, and that is I have been watching the David Brooks and Mark Shields Friday night commentary (civil debate) on PBS News Hour for years. He and David are definitely insiders, but they are civil, which is rare these days, and neither one of them are dogmatic. They are often widely criticized by their partisan mates. So, I will use this opportunity to educate and not flame, I think.
Now, that said, I will go read the link, and decide on a response. 🙂
Well, I finally read the Op-ed, and was disappointed in Mark’s commentary. I was going to respond, and maybe I will, but I have to give a shout out to ” recalcitrantexpat ”
Eloquently said… In fact, I am going to publish it here…
Very eloquently written @recalcitrant, and thank you for posting it here for us to be inspired by, @JustMe.