The huge write in effort to the Ways and Means and Senate created a marked result in Congress.
The American Chamber of Commerce is now looking for feedback. So why not oblige?
“If you could draft one New Year’s resolution for the 114th Congress, what would it be? #WeTheVoters“
That opens up 2 opportunities: One opportunity is to tweet that resolution.
The other is on facebook.
See the announcement on the Chamber of Commerce webpage
Read how the Chamber of Commerce thinks. And make your response appropriately. Think like Roger Conklin always had talked—that US global success is dependent upon the expat boots on the ground.
“So new year, new Congress… America voted for a new direction. But, unless voters hold lawmakers accountable, we run the risk of achieving the same old gridlock.
Let’s welcome our new representatives to Washington, DC by offering a list of suggested New Year’s resolutions. Be creative—share a photo of your storefront, take a video, have fun—remember lawmakers are humans; they love to hear from their constituents. Sometimes it just takes a compelling message to rise above the noise.
Messages from small business owners are particularly important—they hold enormous credibility for lawmakers. And it makes sense considering that small businesses are responsible for 66% of all net new jobs since the 1970s. We understand you’re busy. The good news is that you don’t have to travel all the way to DC to make your voice heard! That’s our job; we’re here to help.
If you could draft one New Year’s resolution for the 114th Congress, what would it be?
Tax reform, regulatory relief, workforce development, increased access to global markets? You tell us! Share a resolution for your representatives on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Vine, and include the following hashtag: #WeTheVoters.
As the world’s largest business federation, it’s our job to represent American businesses in our nation’s capital. We’ll be monitoring, retweeting, and sharing key messages that include the hashtag. Furthermore, we’ll be selecting a few of the very best messages and white-listing them for promotion during the State of The Union address. This is an opportunity to reach beyond your normal audience, and engage directly with lawmakers.
Let’s make 2015 the year of jobs, growth, and opportunity!
Share your New Year’s resolution for Congress, and don’t forget to include the hashtag! “
I’d like to remind everyone that the US Chamber of Commerce already opposes CBT, and it is by far the largest lobbying organization in the US.
Done and done.
Done as well
Tweets are recommended. This is publicity gained by quantity of responses. (quality too)
If someone wishes to post the following on my behalf he/she may do so:
“My wish list for the 114th Congress has one item on it: the repeal of America’s policy of citizenship-based taxation (CBT), and its replacement with the world-standard known as “residence-based taxation” (RBT). CBT tyrannizes ordinary citizens of countries all around the world simply because they have American origins or associations and, therefore, are deemed to be US taxpayers by the US government. These people *do not live* within the borders of the United States; these people receive nothing from the US government yet every single one is required to file mountains of useless paperwork to the IRS every year at horrendous expense. Now, with the addition of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) these individuals are being terrorized by their own governments who have agreed to turn over the names, account numbers and account balances of *their own citizens* to the IRS if their banks discover that they have a US connection.
“CBT is un-American at its profoundest root. The Revolution that created the United States of America was, to use modern terminology, an anti-CBT revolt that threw off the yoke of taxation by the mother country. Not long after she lost her colonies, Great Britain (and, later, most of the rest of the world) adopted the principle that residence in a country is the only criterion upon which an income tax can be fairly imposed. Only residents receive the benefits of the tax dollars they pay. I ask the 114th Congress to do right by its sons, daughters and associates who no longer live within the borders of the United States. Repeal CBT and adopt residence-based taxation.”