I wanted to finally provide the transcript of the one and only Congressional hearing ever held on FATCA before it passed into law.
Even in 2009 there was significant opposition to the law
Congress really didn’t know what the hell they were voting on there were almost no witnesses invited other than from Treasury. ACA for example wasn’t invited to attend. Almost none of the committee members asked any relevant questions.
The public service of the US Treasury Department badly wanted this legislation however, by not informing Congress that much about it I suspect it will be public servants who will walk the plank when the you know what hits the fan.