Americans Helping Americans Abroad

District 05, John Michael Galbraith

Question 1: Taxation

Would you commit to working with Americans residing abroad to reform the current citizenship-based US tax system?

The 16th amendment to the Constitution of the United States gives Congress the “power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived.” There are many reasons for re-examining the contents of the 16th Amendment not the least of which is the issue of taxation based on citizenship rather than geographical location. I would strongly support any measure to adjust and reform the 16th Amendment in order to create a fairer system for hard working Americans who live abroad.

Question 2: Services

Will you support on-line access to government agencies and adequate funding for consular functions upon which Americans abroad rely?

Americans living abroad act as unofficial ambassadors for our country and should have reasonable access to any government agencies and resources which they may need to promote American values.

Question 3: Banking

Would you support an enforceable right for all US citizens to a US bank account so they can retain their US savings and retirement accounts and make and receive payments in the United States?

I would certainly support an enforceable right for all US citizens to a US bank account so they can retain their US savings and retirement accounts and make and receive payments in the United States.

Message from the Candidate:

My family and I lived outside the United States for nearly 30 years and I understand the issues which expatriate Americans face. As I stated above, expatriates are unofficial ambassadors of the United States and they should not be disadvantaged by the consequences of poorly thought out legislation.

Visit the candidate's website:  https://galbraithforcongress.com/

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