I have been blogging on U.S. citizenship-based taxation since 2011. In February of 2012, I wrote the “Prologue” for this series of posts:
That post included the following poll. The results are shocking!
In January of 2013 I began a series of posts to explore the rationale (if there is one) for “citizenship-based taxation”. I simply cannot understand how the United States of America, a country that once was a leader in human rights, can treat it’s citizens (not to mention Green Card holders) so badly. I assume that Congress has simply not considered this issue.
This series of posts (including the Prologue are):
Cook v. Tait Prologue: Citizenship renunciations soaring under Obama – Renunciation as an Act of Self Defense
Cook v. Tait 2: The presumption of government benefit
Cook v. Tait 6: Taxation of Green Card holders who reside outside the U.S.
In our country the people are sovereign and the Government cannot sever its relationship to the people by taking away their citizenship. Our Constitution governs us and we must never forget that our Constitution limits the Government to those powers specifically granted or those that are necessary and proper to carry out the specifically granted ones.
– Justice Black Afroyim v. Rusk