Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Millions of Americans being forced to denounce citizenship.

Hmm? A year ago when I started writing the novel, I had no idea that those Americans living overseas were being forced by US burdensome tax regulations to reconsider their citizenship.

The Weekly Standard writes: "The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or Fatca, is forcing millions of Americans living abroad to reconsider their U.S. citizenship, a lawyer, Colleen Graffy, writes in the Wall Street Journal."  Fatca was passed in 2010, just a few years ago to plug another one of those loopholes that rules and regulations create and lawyers later find for their clients to use.
The Wall Street Journal headlines it as: "How to Lose Friends, Citizens and Influence."

In the novel my fictional American citizens send letters to the Secretary of State, and to the UN denouncing their citizenship, influencing the State Dept. through the force of the US Navy to harass and threaten.

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