Americans Abroad Caucus is Growing

Perhaps this is an exception to the general principle that:
“It’s a good thing that we don’t get all the government that we pay for”.

IRS vs expats

At least there is some degree of indirect representation for those of us EXPATS who are taxed. So now I suppose that I must amend my statements made in the past about taxation without representation. Well, it is not really representation in the fullest sense of the word. The origin of the word caucus, is debated, but there is some agreement that it first came into use in the English colonies of North America and was first written in a February 1763 entry in the diary of John Adams of Braintree, Massachusetts. There are presently some 257 caucuses listed alphabetically in the Wikipedia page on Caucuses of the United States Congress, including from the Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus to the Zero Capital Gains Caucus. What is their value to those whose interests are “represented” by them? How much influence do these caucuses have in initiating…

View original post 126 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s