Question 1: Taxation
Would you commit to working with Americans residing abroad to reform the current citizenship-based US tax system?
I would work with AARO and American citizens residing abroad to develop reforms that would best serve the needs of those citizens, including reformation of the appropriate sections of the tax code.
Question 2: Services
Will you support on-line access to government agencies and adequate funding for consular functions upon which Americans abroad rely?
It is important that the American government maintain these services for American citizens living abroad in order to provide a baseline level of support and security for them. I will support directing adequate funding for consular services and advocate for providing the means for on-line access to all government services.
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 support an investigation into the laws and regulations enacted since 1970, pertaining to U.S and foreign financial institutions, that have impinged on the right of American citizens residing abroad, to maintain their U.S. bank accounts, including savings and retirement accounts. These regulations, especially those enacted since 2001, appear to be outdated and designed to allow the American government to bring pressure on foreign banks for purposes of forcing restrictive actions relating to American account holders.
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