As requested by the Obama regime, 7000 suspected U.S. citizens were recently identified by the Kuwaiti government, assumed guilty of crimes unless proven to be innocent.
Under the U.S. citizen locating program called FATCA, 7000 suspected U.S. citizens have been rounded up in a database of names now stored centrally in the Kuwaiti government, as reported by the Arab Times. Those suspected U.S. citizens await an unspecified fate.
These citizens had previously been living undisturbed in the country amongst other nationalities. However, the recent Obama legislation has required the government identification of U.S. citizens in every country of the world.
In Kuwait, it is identified that each American is worth approximately $328,000, although it is not specified as to how that value might be realized by other actors.
The Kuwaiti government now has the addresses, telephones, and asset values of all U.S. citizens that it was able to locate. The files are stored in ways that are not specified and are transferred over the open internet without encryption. It is not specified as to how many lower level I.T. contractors or politically connected managers have access to the information.
Some of the information collecting Kuwaiti organizations are Al Hilal Islamic Fund, Noor GCC ISLAMIC FUND, Al Durra Islamic Fund, and Kuwait Insurance Company. The collected information is delivered to the Kuwaiti government under Operation FATCA.
Global U.S. Citizen Target
When some politician or media gives that standard line “#FATCA’s unintended consequences” — think twice about whether you should be pacified by the author’s pandering.
Michael Parenti, in “To Kill a Nation–The Attack on Yugoslavia” describes also the “unintended consequences” of the actions carried under orders of the 1999 leader of the executive branch after having been caught with his pants down. During this time, the to-be-FATCA-implementing Secretary-of-State was hiding in embarrassment from the U.S. public, but this SoS-IGA-implementer-to-be was known in the targeted villages and cities at that time as The Mistress of the War.
Parenti enlightens us: “Top policy makers are intelligent, resourceful, and generally more aware of what they are doing than those who see them as foolish and bungling. US policy is not filled with contradictions and inconsistencies. It has performed brilliantly and steadily in the service of those who own most of the world and who want to own all of it. That some critics may not know what policy makers are doing does not mean the policy makers themselves do not know what they are doing. That Western leaders make misleading statements about their goals and intentions does not denote confusion on their part but a desire to confuse their publics as to what interests they are really serving. That they are misleading others does not mean that they are themselves misled, although of course there are times when they make mistakes and suffer bafflement in regard to tactics and timing.”
When the law tries to paint us all “offshore tax evaders”, and it turns out they are talking about us, there are lessons to be learned as to how the media and politicians operate to accomplish a mission. Whether you are ready to hear this author’s entire premise or not, it gives a valid lesson as to how a population of diaspora can be used to accomplish a political and economic goal.
Don’t allow yourself to be pacified by the talk of “FATCA’s unintended consequences” and plan your strategy knowing that it wasn’t an unplanned attack.
Yes, with FATCA, my government has forced itself deep into my most private financial affairs. Little had I realized, that the government had also forced previously itself deep into the smallest crevasses of my fingers.
My Government Demands my Fingerprints: #FATCA isn’t the first American Imperialist Intrusion into #EU and other countries
So, what happened was that I innocently went down to get my EU passport renewed. This is not a place where I expect conflict. But it turns out that they fingerprinted me as if it was just part of the process.
Well, it turns out that my country required fingerprints on passports as of 2012.
But why the hull did EU require fingerprints in their passports?
The same article states the U.S. Visa Waiver Program. Following legislative amendments in 2002, this program required the inclusion of biometric identifiers into selected countries’ passports by October 26, 2004 in order to allow for the continuation of visa-free travel to the United States.”
And then, yes, EU did it:“As it is not possible for legal reasons to harmonise the passport format, the Commission has set out with Regulation (EC) 2252/2004 common security standards including biometric identifiers.” “The Commission adopted on 28 February 2005 the first part of the technical specifications which relate to the storage of the facial image of the holder on a contactless chip in the passport. The protection of this image is ensured by “Basic Access Control” which needs the reading of the machine readable zone in the passport for opening the chip. This Commission decision triggered the implementation time frame so that all Member States have to implement the facial image requirement at the latest on 28th August 2006. As a consequence all Member States will also fulfil the US requirements for the Visa Waiver countries to issue biometrically enabled passports by October 2006. “
For the lesser-polite version, read here
The United States Government uses, on average, $54 million per year to locate its expat U.S. citizens and their assets in the bizarre government expat-locator program called FATCA.
FATCA, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, was designed to locate 9 million U.S. citizens residing overseas and their assets.
Indeed, there is also a quantity of U.S. citizens who have savings and investments overseas, and also a U.S. immigrant population whose assets might remain in their country of origin. However, the greatest population of persons sought in the FATCA program are the 9 million U.S. expats. With respect to the 9 million, those quantities are nearly negligible, and it is quite accurate to say that the population that FATCA seeks to locate is approximately the 9 million U.S. expats. And the Obama rollout of FATCA pointed out that it was Americans overseas that were the object of FATCA.
$54 million / 9 million = $6 of costs to locate each of the U.S. citizens overseas.
Q: What value does America put on its expats? A: 6 bucks a piece. #FATCA
America’s colonists are taxed from a faraway capitol
The population of the U.S. citizens overseas rose 34% in only 4 yrs, according to U.S. Dept. of State, whilst no U.S. candidates are addressing their issues and not even speaking to them. 9 million U.S. citizens overseas are PISSED OFF.
In comparison, the average U.S. growth rate over 5 years has been only 4.1%. The fastest growing state in U.S., North Dakota, has risen only 12.5% in the last five years, to 602,000 residents.
There are more U.S. citizens overseas than 40 of the U.S. states. Yet, not a single U.S. presidential candidate nor candidate for any of the federal offices has addressed the issues of U.S. citizens overseas or even spoken to them.
Although figures are difficult to obtain, the highest increase in voter registrations is occurring overseas. You would think that candidates for federal offices would want to speak to their voters? How wrong you are–the candidates are back in the Homeland with their heads up their whazoo.
So, where the heck are the U.S. candidates? Presidential? Senate? House of Reps? — Nowhere to be seen. We are being led by nobodies.
So what have the U.S. political candidates have to say about this? Absolutely nothing. Nada. Not a single remaining candidate has spoken to any of the 9 million U.S. citizens overseas.
Republican Donald Trump has not uttered a peep, despite the active involvement and lobbying of Republicans Overseas and the expat/emigrant-friendly RNC platform.
Democrats Abroad has involvement with its bureaucratic FATCA same-country exception platform and its support of Residence-Based Taxation (RBT), but (although it is part of the DNC) it has not penetrated the DNC platform. Bernie Sanders (after choking back his standard “offshore bank account rhetoric”) had told a D.A. audience that he supposedly supported Same Country Exception and RBT. Hillary did not attend the Democrats Abroad Global Town Hall, as she was busy at a fundraiser for herself in California. Her standin was Madeleine Albright, who attempted to placate the Democrats Abroad listeners with some semblance of herself as Hillary. Interesting that the Hillary-supporter online DA crowd was based in the recently-conquered, newly NATO-favorable Ukraine. Ukraine was a critical domino for the Hillary NATO conquest. Hillary plans to make FATCA more comfortable for its victims and to make Democrats more comfortable with dual taxation.
The up-and-coming Gary Johnson is rising, despite being shut out of the polling mechanisms and the debates which are contingent upon polling results. He is expected to be on all of the ballots of all the U.S. states. However, Gary Johnson is yet to realize that Americans could actually live outside of America.
The Green party is barely noticeable, but will soon also be on the ballots of all the states. However, the party and its presumed nominee Jill Stein have shown no interest to the U.S. expat population which numbers more than 40 of the U.S. states.
The issues for U.S. expats are quite well summarized in their 2nd class status as colonial subjects. These U.S. colonists have listed up the Intolerable Acts which have been imparted upon them by their rulers in Washington. None of the new Washington rulers have given a squat about it.
One would think also that the hundreds of U.S. Congress representatives and the current class of U.S. Senators might give a shirt. But they don’t. We haven’t seen a darmn shirt of them. Senators Paul and Lee have made noticeable efforts, but have not made much traction.
Well, America, figure it out. You’ve got a current balance deficit that has been below zero since 1976. You deserve it. You should have figured it out that it is the result of extra-territorial taxation. Your exporters and your salesmen are sitting outside of your borders. If America treats their best allies (U.S. citizens overseas) like dirt, America will go down the hole. U.S. expats have been holding your export water for years, but all you do is piss on us.
U.S. expats need to think like Al-Anon members. The U.S. will never get better until it completely crashes. So USA, either speak to us now or go crash. And don’t look for us until you’ve figured out what is wrong with yourself.
Independence Day has brought upon new meanings to U.S. expats and U.S. emigrants.
Update from the Stepford Wives
The Hillary’s 4th of July message to her global subjects (which appears to be triggered by this post):
(Knowing that it was her that jammed the IGA’s down each country’s throat) Please do inform us if there is something that she offers that is of any use.
which invoke immoral and unconstitutional restrictions upon the inalienable rights of U.S. Citizens and of so-called “U.S. Persons for Tax Purposes”.
These actions, performed by the government of the United States of America, upon its own citizens living outside its borders, are heretofore listed as The Intolerable Actions:
Your violation of our inalienable rights simply because of our presence outside your borders,
your placement of your laws outside your borders and upon our persons,
your extra-territorial taxation,
your redundant taxation reporting requirement, after we have reported taxes where we live,
your evaluation of our tax if it is high enough, and your assessment of additional tax if you do not believe our local tax is high enough to your tastes, and which is evaluated on every category,
your excessive governmental usage of reverse-tax-loopholes against us,
your bizarre judicial and extra-judicial governmental determinations of willful versus non-willful conduct,
your required extra-territorial activity-reporting upon trusts and business activities,
your excessive taxation of mutual funds and labeling to “PFIC’s”,
your presumption of guilt of tax evasion until innocence is proven,
your concepts of forced FBAR personal asset reporting,
your management of our private affairs through forced FBAR reporting to the federal police agency FINCEN,
your assessments of unconstitutional fines (greater than the value of the assets!),
your “amnesty” programs such as OVDP which devastated the assets of the colonists who could not prove their innate innocence,
your waving of our bills of rights, including the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th amendments,
your absence of government services,
your global FATCA bounty-hunting of U.S. persons,
your FATCA IGA deputization of friendly and unfriendly governments to bounty hunt U.S. persons,
your FATCA sanction threats and your forceful over-ruling of our local government’s laws,
your even further over-reach of the above to our families, associates and “U.S. Persons for Tax Purposes”,
your for-profit consulate services,
your taxation-based citizenship and tax-based issuance of travel documents such as passports,
your threat of revocation of our passports if we do not fulfill your unconstitutional demands,
your restriction of our emigration rights,
your excessive payments for emigration ($2350),
your criminally lousy emigration consulate service, and long lines,
your non-optional servitude of your citizenship and your designation of “US person”, stealing our children for servitude to you,
your so-called “protection” of your Bank Securities Act of 1933, which disallows us from purchasing securities where we live,
your WEP discount of our earned Social Security solely because we have additional non-American supplemental pension programs,
your toleration and encouragement of global discrimination inside our colonies because of our American national origin,
your forced registration and potential draft of our youth in your army,
your dismissal of our legal arguments,
your barriers upon voting, and often disallowance of our children’s right to vote,
your lack of response to our correspondences,
your labeling of us all as criminals and tax evaders within the halls of buildings we are forced to pay for, and
your demonization of our colonies and our colonists in your government buildings and in your captive media.
Posted: These unconstitutional violations of our inalienable rights shall not be tolerated by those citizens of the United States of America who live outside America in the colonies.
This listing of Intolerable Acts may be updated periodically, based upon the democratic inputs of the United States Citizens and U.S. Persons for Tax Purposes.
Whereas, since the close of the last administration, the Legislature and Executive Branch, claiming a power, of right, to bind the people of American nationality by statutes in all cases whatsoever, hath, in some acts, expressly imposed taxes on them, and in others, under various presences, but in fact for the purpose of raising a revenue, hath imposed rates and duties payable in these colonies, established a board of commissioners, with unconstitutional powers, and extended the jurisdiction of courts of admiralty, not only for collecting the said duties, but for the trial and extra-judicial judgements and penalty assessments of causes merely arising within the body of a county:
And whereas, in consequence of other statutes, judges, who before held only estates at will in their offices, have been made dependant on the executive alone for their salaries, and standing armies of lawyers and accountants kept in times of peace: And whereas it has lately been resolved in Congress, that by force of a statute, made in the 1st year of the reign of President Obama, colonists may be transported to U.S.A., and tried there upon accusations for treasons and formcrimes and misprisions, or concealments of treasons committed in the colonies, and by a late statute, such trials have been directed in cases therein mentioned:
And whereas, in the last session of Congress, a statutes was made; one entitled, “Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act;” another entitled, “An act for the Revocation of Passports by the Executive Branch by Decision of the Executive Branch;” and another unconstitutional foreign agreement IGA was then made, “for Enforcing the FATCA through coercion of Foreign Governments.” All which statutes and executive agreements are impolitic, unjust, and cruel, as well as unconstitutional, and most dangerous and destructive of American colonist’s rights:
And whereas, assemblies have been frequently dissolved, contrary to the rights of the people, when they attempted to deliberate on grievances; and their dutiful, humble, loyal, and reasonable petitions to the executive and legislature and judicial for redress, have been repeatedly treated with contempt, by his executive’s ministers of state:
The good people of the several colonies about the world, justly alarmed at these arbitrary proceedings of congress and administration, have severally elected, constituted, and appointed deputies to meet, and sit in general Congress, in the embassies in our cities, in order to obtain such establishment, as that their religion, laws, and liberties, may not be subverted: Whereupon the deputies so appointed being now assembled, in a full and free representation of these colonies, taking into their most serious consideration, the best means of attaining the ends aforesaid, do, in the first place, as Americans, their ancestors in like cases have usually done, for asserting and vindicating their rights and liberties, DECLARE,
That the inhabitants of the American colonies throughout the world, by the immutable laws of nature, the principles of the American constitution, and the several charters or compacts, have the following RIGHTS:
Resolved, N.C.D. 1. That they are entitled to life, liberty and property: and they have never ceded to any foreign power whatever, a right to dispose of either without their consent.
Resolved, N.C.D. 2. That our ancestors, who first settled these colonies, were at the time of their emigration from the mother country, entitled to all the rights, liberties, and immunities of free and natural- born subjects, outside the realm of U.S.A..
Resolved, N.C.D. 3. That by such emigration they by no means forfeited, surrendered, or lost any of those rights, but that they were, and their descendants now are, entitled to the exercise and enjoyment of all such of them, as their local and other circumstances enable them to exercise and enjoy.
Resolved, 4. That the foundation of American liberty, and of all free government, is a right in the people to participate in their legislative council: and as the American colonists are not represented, and from their local and other circumstances, cannot properly be represented in the American congress, they are entitled to a free and exclusive power of legislation in their several provincial legislatures, where their right of representation can alone be preserved, in all cases of taxation and internal polity, subject only to the negative of their sovereign, in such manner as has been heretofore used and accustomed: But, from the necessity of the case, and a regard to the mutual interest of both countries, we cheerfully consent to the operation of such acts of the American Congres, as are bonfide, restrained to the regulation of our external commerce, for the purpose of securing the commercial advantages of the whole empire to the mother country, and the commercial benefits of its respective members; excluding every idea of taxation internal or external, for raising a revenue on the subjects, outside of America, without their consent.
If it was possible for men, who exercise their reason to believe, that the divine Author of our existence intended a part of the human race to hold an absolute property in, and an unbounded power over others, marked out by his infinite goodness and wisdom, as the objects of a legal domination never rightfully resistible, however severe and oppressive, the inhabitants of these colonies might at least require from the Congress of U.S.A. some evidence, that this dreadful authority over them, has been granted to that body. But a reverance for our Creator, principles of humanity, and the dictates of common sense, must convince all those who reflect upon the subject, that government was instituted to promote the welfare of mankind, and ought to be administered for the attainment of that end. The legislature of the United States of America, however, stimulated by an inordinate passion for a power not only unjustifiable, but which they know to be peculiarly reprobated by the very constitution of that kingdom, and desparate of success in any mode of contest, where regard should be had to truth, law, or right, have at length, deserting those, attempted to effect their cruel and impolitic purpose of enslaving these colonies by violence, and have thereby rendered it necessary for us to close with their last appeal from reason to resistance. – Yet, however blinded that assembly may be, by their intemperate rage for unlimited domination, so to sight justice and the opinion of mankind, we esteem ourselves bound by obligations of respect to the rest of the world, to make known the justice of our cause.
Our forefathers, inhabitants of the island of the United States of America, left their native land, to seek on these shores a residence for civil and religious freedom. At the expense of their blood, at the hazard of their fortunes, without the least charge to the country from which they removed, by unceasing labour, and an unconquerable spirit, they effected settlements outside the distant and unhospitable wilds of America, then filled with numerous and warlike barbarians. — Outside of America, societies or governments, vested with perfect legislatures, have always existed under sovereign charters, and an harmonious intercourse has always existed between the colonies and the republic from which they had departed. The mutual benefits of this union became in a short time so extraordinary, as to excite astonishment. It is universally confessed, that the amazing increase of the wealth, strength, and navigation of the realm, arose from this source; and the minister, who so wisely and successfully directed the measures of United States in the multiple late wars, publicly declared, that these colonies enabled her to triumph over her enemies. –In the middle of these nonending wars, it pleased the executive to make a change in his counsel’s assignment. — From that fatal movement, the affairs of the United States empire began to fall into confusion, and gradually sliding from the summit of glorious prosperity, to which they had been advanced by the virtues and abilities of one man, are at length distracted by the convulsions, that now shake it to its deepest foundations. — The new ministry finding the brave foes of United States, though never defeated, yet still contending, took up the unfortunate idea of granting them a hasty peace, and then subduing her faithful friends.
The President declared: “Gross Taxable Product (GTP) shall replace GDP as the statistical measure of the U.S. economy” at 12:01 a.m. EDT today, April 1, 2016. “During 1991, the Republicans lowered the statistical value of the United States Economy by switching from the GNP measurement to the less-favorable GDP measurement. At no other time in history had any government official lowered the measurement of the perceived U.S. economy so drastically and made the government look so bad. The action I am taking today will more than recover from those damaging policies of the past, and make the U.S. economy to appear as taking an immediate $3 trillion jump in perceived performance”.
Most pundits responded quickly and positively to the move. MSNBC has been reporting that the announcement reverses the criticisms the President once received after having said that the United States is not exceptional. “No other country in the world measures their economy this way. Measuring the economy by the performance of its taxed individuals is something that no other country has ever done before. This is truly an exceptional announcement–contrary to what critics have been saying for so long”.
Fox News pundits immediately cast a less-than-positive light upon the announcement. “This is not the type of decision that should be made by a lame-duck president. This decision should have been put off until someone is in office who is much better at spending Americans’ money.”
Continued here in today’s special edition of The Rag