The Democrats passed FATCA in 2010. Under FATCA, banks around the world are required to shell out huge sums on accountants to scour every account in the bank for signs the depositor may be classified as a United States person under United States law. Since one small misstep could trigger severe penalties on the banks U.S.-based income and assets, big banks prevailed on their governments to enter into agreements with the U.S. Treasury called IGAs, which are not treaties. Under the IGAs all banks in a country are deemed compliant with FATCA, and in exchange, that countrys government requires all the banks to comply. That means banks with no exposure to the United States government are still required to comply.
Besides the outrageous expense to the banks in other countries, Canadian citizens living in Canada are finding themselves facing criminal charges and devastating financial penalties for failing to file income taxes, or for failing to report their foreign bank account in their home town in Canada, to the United States Treasury.
Your father brings in the mail and hands you something. Your grandparents sent you a birthday card. In it, there is a strange slip of paper. They sent you money for college. Of course, you like you other grandparents better, because they sent you toys.
Your mother brings you to that special place where they have free lollipops, and instructs you to sign your name on the back of that slip of paper, and then on this printed form. Then off you go to your birthday party.
Decades later, you find yourself facing devastating financial penalties and criminal charges. Your grandparents are Canadians and your parents are Canadians, but while your parents were on their way between Ontario and the Maritimes, the stork wouldn't wait, and you were born in the hospital in the United States of America. Even though you are a Canadian citizen by birth, you are classified under United States laws as a United States citizen, even after you reach Canada. You failed to report you foreign bank account on a form to the United States Treasury, as if it was any of their business.
Its as if California continued to impose her taxes and other laws on persons born there, who have not been there in decades.
Some persons who moved to Canada became citizens there. Under U.S. federal statutes, they were relieved of the United States citizenship when they got sworn in as Canadian citizens. Guess what? SCOTUS handed them back U.S. citizenship whether they wanted it or not. Many dont want it because they are Canadians and their town and their province are in Canada. Can Monaco declare that everybody born on leap year day is a Monegasque citizen and must pay taxes to Monaco? Can Vatican City declare that everybody who has been baptised in a Catholic church — and they do keep records which are legal documents — must pay a tithe to the State of Vatican City? Can Kenya declare that Barack Obama is a Kenyan citizen born overseas in Hawai‘i, to a Kenya-born father, and then impose income taxes and bank account reporting requirements on him? Why should a Canadian citizen living in Canada have to visit some foreign countrys diplomatic mission, pay a fee to renounce citizenship (like a pimp demanding payment from a worker who wants to quit,) and then catch up on documents and payments that foreign country never had a right to require? (Hint: The United States of America is a foreign country to them.)
Anybody who wants to hand the Democrats a big defeat can make a big difference by donating the remaining balance, — about $40,000 USD — for legal fees to carry out a legal challenge to the Democrats FATCA in Canada.
The good news is that there is a Libertarian Party. The bad news for some of you is that the Libertarians want the United States of America to become a free country, with liberty and justice for all. That is many a Republocrats worst nightmare.
Pro-Life? No problem. Pro-Life Congressman Ron Paul, M.D., OB/GYN was the Libertarian nominee for POTUS in 1988. Look over the chessboard for libertarian options such as :
• Dont force anybody to buy insurance that covers abortions. (Better yet, dont force anybody to buy health insurance, period.)
• Exempt maternity homes from local zoning restrictions, by State law. (Better yet, abolish all local zoning restrictions, by State law.)
• Make Arkansas a safe haven for pregnant, Papa Dont Preach runaways. Let the parents, and the bureaucrats from the parents home State fume furiously, but those lines on the map mean a lot to bureaucrats. On Arkansas soil, she is under Arkansas law.
Remember, if you vote against the Libertarians because they are considered unlikely to win, it is your fault that they dont win. You are as guilty as the rest of them.
Lets see, now... The rioters honestly thought they were defending the Constitution of the United States by physically resisting the fulfillment of the most vivid sentence in that document: The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted.
The election wasnt stolen. Trump lost, largely because he personally enjoyed the thrills of being POTUS while refusing to perform the job. Dr. Fauci told us what he knew. Trump told us what he made up. His administration also left regulations in place that hindered testing.
Where to go from here... First, make it easier for candidates of other parties to get listed on the ballots. Next, adopt ranked choice voting. Trump won in 2016 in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin with a minority of the votes there. Biden won in 2020 in Arizona, Georgia and Wisconsin with a minority of the vote in each of those States, with a total of 37 electoral votes. Under ranked choice voting, a candidate would have needed a majority of the votes, either a majority of the first choice votes, or if no candidate has such a majority, then a majority of the first and second choice votes, and so on. It is in use now from coast to coast (in Alaska and Maine). Next, expand the U.S. House of Representatives to the maximum under the U.S. Constitution, namely, one member for every 30,000 Inhabitants, to diminish the advantage a group of small-population States has in the Electoral College. The U.S. Constitution says, Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct... and it is sad that all the State legislatures have abdicated this duty to the same morons who elected the legislators themselves. (Lets see now, for State legislature, oh, this one lives right next door to my sister-in-law and she told me to vote for this one.) That is why campaign money plays such a big role in elections. The electors should be selected by a distinguished panel of experts. Conservative Republican electors might have voted for Mike Pence, even though he is boring, instead of Donald Trump, who is exciting, but an ignorant jackass. Liberal Democrats might have voted for Tulsi Gabbard, because she wants to end regime change wars and she has military experience a commander-in-chief needs, even if her campaign didnt have a lot of money. Too many voters let pollsters and other voters tell them whom to vote for. They go by what their TV spoon-feeds them.
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