Posted on June 28, 2013 by USCitizenAbroad Posted in Issues regarding US persons abroad 8 Comments Pakin interviews outgoing US Ambassador Jacobson – No mention of #FATCA or #IRS #FBAR assault on Canadian citizens http://t.co/zd9GTmnmC9 — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) June 29, 2013 Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...
He seems to have done very little for “US persons” in Canada. Glad he’s leaving.
Make that NOTHING! I have a file of unanswered correspondence directed to the US Ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson.
Never received any response from him or his office either.
Of course ambassadors don’t do anything for Americans abroad. Contrary to what Homelanders think, they’re not here to offer “great embassy services” to citizens living in countries; they’re here to represent the commercial and military interests of DC. That’s why US spends tens of thousands of dollars building imperial fortresses in Iraq and Afghanistan where the only civilian Americans are Blackwater contractors, while here in Korea there’s only the embassy in Seoul and a useless “US presence post” in Busan which won’t accept renunciations.
So of course I don’t have high hopes for the next US ambassador to Canada either; it would already be a big milestone if he stopped lying and claiming that the US is “reasonable” and claiming that they’re “not going after Toronto grandmas”. I never got any response from US ambassadors in HK or Korea either. I guess Stephen Young in HK is too busy rebuking CY Leung for not detaining Ed Snowden without any legal basis.
Eric and Marie,
The non-responses to US Persons Abroad from US Ambassadors to their countries is enough to tell us what the US thinks of those who have moved away from the homeland. In my formerly brainwashed by the US mind but now my mind of an enlightened Canadian, it is shameful.
“Formerly brainwashed mind”
Incredible how they’ve managed to destroy all the good will expats had. They think this is valueless. In years to come I think they’re going to regret this jack booted thug march on expats all over the world. Jacobson won’t be around to have to answer for his comments. How handy!
Homelanders think that US Embassies and the US Government ‘protect’ US citizens living abroad, and that a US passport is priceless and thus, it is entirely proper to tax based on citizenship. Nothing could be further from the truth. US citizens in a country outside a war zone get no protection and no services free. I recently had to get my signature on a Malaysian government document notarized at the Malaysian Embassy – cost USD $2.50 where the same notarization service at the US Embassy would cost USD $82! US Citizens pay US taxes living overseas and still have to pay extra for every routine service at the US Embassy. Take and then take some more is the motto of the US government in dealing with its citizens.
Lets not forget that being a US Passport holder can actually make you a target in some places in the world. Some benefit.