Are you an American moving to Canada or who has moved there in the last few years? I'd like to speak with you for a story I'm working on. Please DM me or reply.
— Bob Ortega (@Bob_Ortega) January 21, 2020
This may be of interest to some readers.
Sorry to be a bit skeptical, but looking at the time frame he’s looking at and the network he works for, I sense that he’s just writing another Trump-bashing article.
Whatever article he was planning on writing, it appears that the people who are contacting him, such as Laura Snyder and Suzanne Hermann, are certainly giving him an education on what he NEEDS to write about. This is a fantastic opportunity. Let’s use it to our best advantage. Thanks for listening to us, Mr. Ortega!
I agree that Ortega should be educated on real issues yet given his network … i fear duplicity. Be prepared to be taken out of context and to be generally misreported.
Yes, I talked to him. He’s doing a piece on the record number of Americans fleeing the US. What I didn’t ask during my discussion with him is if it’s the record number (according to a January, 2019 Gallup poll) of Americans just threatening to leave, or those who’ve actually followed through with their threats of moving to Canada. I later asked him where he might have gotten stats on that, and he said that I’ll have to wait until the article comes out.
After talking to various people on the tax situation, he agreed that those fleeing probably don’t know about Citizenship Based Taxation, and said he may mention it in the article. He also said that he may follow up with another story on CBT.
I think that if it’s based on the Gallup poll, it’s a big nothing sandwich, as I believe very few people have actually followed through on their threats to leave when they realize that a potential maximum of 8 years with a president they hate doesn’t compare to the commitment of moving to Canada would entail. Personally I’m weary of homeland Americans using Canada as a potential shelter for battered voters, a place to rebound to instead of a place they’d realistically like to live.
As expected then @BB
Another irrelevant anti Trump piece.
Not necessarily anti-Trump, according to Ortega.