The risk of opening a dialogue: Better be careful what you wish for you might just get it!
Democracy and U.S. Citizens Abroad
The following message was sent to Just Me from Patric Hale and was posted as a comment on this site with the permission of Patric Hale.
I’ve just signed up on their website (referring to americansabroadforobama.org) and sent the following message. I suggest everybody does the same – maybe they’ll get the message:
I’ve been a director of American Citizens Abroad for over 35 years. I lived in Europe for 28 of those years.
Here is the question that ALL overseas Americans want to know:
What has President Obama done for them that he deserves our support? We know that he has unleashed Doug Shulman of the IRS, and Senators Levin, Schumer, Casey, and Reid in writing legislation that makes the lives of ALL overseas Americans absolutely miserable so that more and more Americans are giving up their citizenship rather than live under the tyrannical tax regimes and policies of the USA while President Obama – and Hillary Clinton, too – has stood by and done nothing!
This goes diametrically against everything that Pres. Obama pledged to overseas Americans in 2008.
All politicians ever care about from overseas Americans is MONEY when elections come around but do absolutely NOTHING about the concerns overseas Americans have the rest of the time.
There are 5 million overseas Americans and in a tight election as this one will be we are looking not just for smiling faces and broken promises but ACTION!
The first thing Pres. Obama can do is tell the members of the Democratic Party in Congress to kill the amendment to the Transportation Bill that forces the IRS to determine whether a US citizen gets his/her passport renewed because of tax issues.
How successful do you think the Democrats would be if they proposed that everyone in America had to pay his/her taxes before getting their drivers licenses renewed??
Overseas Americans are SICK of being ignored and then dumped on by Congress while Pres. Obama does NOTHING to stop it! The IRS is even ignoring Executive Orders requiring cost-benefit analyses on their actions.
So the question is simple: What is the President going to do to HELP overseas Americans instead of permitting his administration and party dump all over them?
On June 4, 2012 I created a post called: President Obama opens dialogue with U.S. citizens abroad. The above message from Patric Hale was posted as a comment to that post. Those who are interested in this issue may want to reread that post. The gist of the post was that the Obama campaign, in an attempt to create the illusion of support for Obama, had created three sites: Continue reading