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”.
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…
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