Sounds like a cool thing to do. One can meet the most powerful man and woman in the world in person, free of charge! This is a great benefit of being an American citizen, of paying US taxes, of contributing to a presidential campaign!
Meet the President in person and be a guest of the First Lady at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Airfare and hotel included!
Yet, there is a little catch, hidden away in the fine print. If you are an American working overseas, go away. This does not apply to you. You are excluded, rejected, unwanted. America is not for you!
PROMOTION OPEN ONLY TO INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND LAWFUL PERMANENT U.S. RESIDENTS WHO ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND PUERTO RICO, AND OVER THE AGE OF 18 (OR THE AGE OF MAJORITY UNDER APPLICABLE LAW).
The bold text states that one must live in the 50 States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico to qualify. So, if you live in Mexico, vamos a la playa. If you live in Canada, go play ice hockey. The president doesn’t want to meet you.
One (1) winner will receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination in or near Charlotte, North Carolina;
This issue has been addressed in the past many times before and it still persists as if nothing happened. It is understandable that America is a territorial-based system, providing its services only to those who are residents of the 50 States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. Yet, one can’t help to wonder why Americans who live outside of this region are denied banking services simply because they are US persons?
This is your last chance. The contest to win a free trip to the Democratic National Convention ends tonight — and I want to make sure you get your name in the hat for this incredible prize… I’ve got my fingers crossed for you
– Email from Democrats.org
Well, great, but shouldn’t Americans living abroad be excluded on banking issues too so that such does not effect their ability to refinance their mortgage abroad?
It is a shame to be a US person. America used to be a great nation, but look at what has become of it today.
*American equality seems to work well within the US residency-based system:
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Many speakers last night at the Democratic Convention were all about the American Dream, and success in America after immigrating to this country.
Romney’s response to that should be to publicly expose the crackdown on Foreign accounts and how the current administration is turning the American Dream into an American Nightmare for millions of immigrants, and a pledge to do something about it. If he were to do that, he would get the vote of many from the Hispanic community. I am sure that many naturalized hispanics in the US continue to send money to their home country.
If he added to that a pledge to repeal FATCA, he would get the vote from lots of expats!
‘to publicly expose the crackdown on Foreign accounts’ would be to tell the story within the Romney offshore tax evasion story wouldn’t it? That would involve way too much convoluted thinking for the average voter!