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Roseanne Barr for President

If you are able to vote in US elections, you may want to Vote for Roseanne.
I don’t think Roseanne would be any worse than Romney or Obama.  She sounds like she understands our issues:  “They have stolen our money, our future and the American Dream and continue to enslave us with a broken monetary system,”
Roseanne was actually talking about banks and US Federal Reserve, but her comments apply to IRS, FBAR and FATCA too. It’s more than we’ve heard from other candidates.
I bet she won’t fire Big Bird either.  Maybe she’ll make him her Chief of Staff.

US Biggest Tax Haven In World

Finally, someone besides us is saying what we have been saying for months. “U.S. is the biggest tax haven in the world.”
I think the author, Daniel Mitchell, is American.  At least, he works for the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. His article was published in Switzerland, I believe.
In Janus Face of US Tax Policy, Mr. Mitchell asks the same question we have been asking:

How can a nation be a tax haven while simultaneously browbeating other jurisdictions that have similar policies?

Mr. Mitchell comes to the same conclusion we do:

Politicians are not exactly known for their intellectual honesty and rigor, so this disjointed approach should not be too surprising.

Unfortunately, the world’s biggest tax haven is not just bullying smaller tax havens.  It is also threatening non-tax haven nations, including those like Canada which has a 70 year effective tax treaty with US to combat tax evasion.
I suspect US politicians will not listen to Mr. Mitchell any more than they listen to anyone else.  As Hazy2’s thread says, Who’s listening.  I think the answer is nobody.  Listening is another trait politicians are not known for.

Crossing the US Border on a non-US passport showing a US birthplace

There is a bit of anxiety concerning what happens at the US border once you have a CLN or once you’ve applied for one.  Or for that matter, if you have a Canadian passport that shows a US birthplace, have no US passport and don’t want one, and haven’t yet decided whether a CLN is a good idea for you.  If you’re one of any of these concerned people, this post and thread are for you. Continue reading Crossing the US Border on a non-US passport showing a US birthplace