The single most important thing the United States can do for Canada is improve its ailing economy, says the U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Envoy David Jacobson says Wednesday’s first presidential debate will play in key role in determining whether President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger Mitt Romney get to tackle that job next year.
I have often said that the single most important thing the United States can do for Canada is to get our economy back on track,” he added.
“If we get our economy back on track, it has enormous positive implications for Canada.”
Jacobson emphasized he was speaking as the U.S. ambassador to all Americans, even though he is a Democrat who was part of Obama’s historic 2008 election team. He was the chief of Obama’s appointments office for the first nine months of 2009 before he took up his post in Ottawa, three years ago this week.
*Yeah…and quit taxing US citizens who don’t draw on your economy or partake of your resources. Namely those expatriate citizens who don’t live in the United States.
This is Ambassador Jacobson of we have not gone after the “70 year old grandma” fame. October 18 is the anniversary of his great speech that turned out to be a great lie.
Interestingly in that speech, Jacobson said that the best thing for the Canadian economy would be a strong US economy.
“First, the single most important thing the United States can do to help
the Canadian economy is to get our own economy back on track. That’s
what the President is trying to do with his Jobs Bill.”
Rather a narcissistic statement.
You just gotta love these communications to death, don’t you? Your exprience is one of so many.
My latest response from Senator Rubio, where I am registered, to my latest FATCA correspondences: Dear Mr. Twain. Thank you for taking the time to contact me to express your concerns regarding the attacks on the U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya, and foreign aid in the region. Like you, I am saddened by the murder of four American diplomats,….
And today, I met a field rep to the Senator in this western districtat a job fair, and I gave her an earful. Her response was, that my issue was certainly “on the radar”. It wasn’t til much later when I explained that the law was already in effect that she had no idea what law I was talking about. I finished the conversation by giving her my resume and offering to help deliver 500,000 new jobs for Americans and allowing her clowns access to the voting base of all US citizens abroad and immigrant dual citizens. For me, it was pretty much another waste of good air and delivering my address again for further investigations.
*Mark Twain, Rubio responded with unrelated mumblings? My writings to Rubio have given me the impression that he’s a Zombie, the living dead, or a creation of my imagination which is incapable of writing to those he is said to represent. I’m sitting on my ballot and don’t have anyone to vote for.
*Here’s my response to “Expats Get Out And Vote!”:
*What do you expect? Do you think the US politicians need the expatriate vote? Think again! The US presidential elections are decided by a few votes in the swing states. All efforts are focused to keep the voters in those states bamboozled and on the 2 party system reservation. Further more you have 2 presidential candidates who differ only in skin colour but otherwise stand for essentially identical policies and you can be assured that the true meaning of hope and change is continuity of agenda.
You already cast your most important vote! You voted with your feet and left. Now follow through and get yourself a second citizenship. If current trends continue and you want to continue living abroad, you may be forced to renounce. The state is bankrupt and will come and shake you down for as much money as possible.
Ambassador Jacobson “We are not irresponsible”, “sit tight”. What has the US government done to improve anything in the last year? The IRS’s commissioner has ignored the National Tax Advocates recommendations, the IRS has created yet another OVD that in some ways is more punitive and uncertain than the previous ones, they’ve created a new ‘streamline’ compliance procedure that doesn’t give anyone anything more than what one would have without it. The only improvement I can see in the last year is how Canadian’s RRSP’s are being dealt with.
The single best thing the US can do for Canada is to stop threatening > 1million deemed to be US citizens, duals and those deemed to be US ‘taxable persons’.
The best thing the US can do for itself vis a vis Canada, is to get its hands out of Canadian pockets.
Comments by Finance Minister Flaherty on the US economy.
Jim Flaherty is proving himself to be quite the alpha male.
*Here is what the US can do to help the Canadian economy. Stop meddling in the internal Canadian affairs through NGO’s; i.e. funding of the greenies (fake environmentalists) interfering with energy development projects in Canada.
Ambassador Jacobson indulges in some meaningless and self-congratulatory navel gazing – with significant lack of mention of FATCA and US extraterritorial incursions onto Canadian sovereign soil, and threatening the wellbeing and assets of those Canadians deemed ‘US taxable serfs’. Also no mention of what its like to be a US ambassador in a country chock full of toxic ‘foreign accounts’ and as yet untapped ‘foreign assets’ – those RRSP, RRIF, TFSA, RESP, RDSP and now PRPP pirate troves the IRS is trying to seize by hook or by crook . Mr. Jacobson – where is any mention of what you’ve done for US deemed taxable persons and citizens in Canada during your tenure? Or, started the Jacobson IRS Assistance fund – Helped any Canadian grandmas with their ‘streamlined procedures’ to come into IRS compliance yet? Started a fund for those destitute after paying a crossborder specialist thousands to demonstrate ZERO US tax owed – yet again.
We’re certainly looking forward to more years of your advocacy and assistance here in Canada.
And, have your Canadian resident family members filed their FBARs, and FATCA forms and 3520s, and 3520a, and and, and, and ……? Oh right, as ambassador, you don’t have to worry about all of that.
“October 2, 2012: Ottawa
October 3rd, 2012
“Three years ago today I presented my credentials to the Governor General of Canada to become the 22nd United States Ambassador to Canada. “…..”I do it to try to better understand Canada and the Canadian people. Because understanding your country and your people is – in my view – the most important thing I can do to make the most of my opportunity as United States Ambassador.”…..
Another example of those inside the US who the IRS fails to pursue – because it’s too busy persecuting those living abroad:
‘Did the IRS Cause the Financial Crisis?’ by Bradley Borden
“As the dust from the financial crisis begins to settle, we learn that
the lack of IRS enforcement of the mortgage-backed securities industry
bears blame for the financial crisis. The financial crisis began when
lenders started making bad loans
on a large-scale basis in the late ’90s and early ’00s. Big banks
purchased these bad loans, bundled them into trusts, and sold interests
in the trusts to investors worldwide.”….
…..”Things we are learning about lending and bundling practices reveal
that the IRS was noticeably absent from this industry or grossly
incompetent in its audit procedures. The IRS’s apparent failure to audit
the industry during the years preceding the financial crisis opened the
door for banks and lenders to skirt the law. We know now that the
financial crisis that imploded in 2008 could have been prevented if the
IRS had been more active policing REMICs and their organizers.
The IRS’s failure in this area is puzzling. Perhaps it relied too much on special interests
within the industry. Maybe others did not play a big enough role in
studying and commenting on this area of the law that had seemed so
esoteric up to the collapse of the mortgage-backed securities market.
Perhaps Congress and Treasury relaxed their oversight of the IRS and
neglected this important part of our economy.”…….
Perhaps the IRS and Treasury decided to overlook special interests at home, with US banks and financial institutions, because they’d rather pursue phantom criminals with no influence in Washington – better to persecute all those ordinary dual citizens with bank accounts in Canada and who don’t have dedicated legal and accounting departments, or US politicians to lobby for them.