As outrage and despair continue to grow among millions of middle-class Americans living abroad over the uniquely draconian U.S. taxation regime, which taxes citizens no matter where in the world they live and work, the Republican National Committee took a significant step toward fixing the problem. Last month, as part of a broader effort spearheaded by leaders of the GOP-affiliated Republicans Overseas group, the RNC voted unanimously to support ending the controversial U.S. system of “citizenship-based taxation.” In the measure, the Republican Party’s decision-making body also cited numerous threats to the U.S. economy, American jobs, and even the dollar’s status as the global reserve currency while blasting FATCA. GOP leaders say the stance will be included in the party’s 2016 platform.
The Obama administration wants everyone to know that it claims the power to conduct dragnet surveillance of American phone records and that it is not going to bother revealing the source of that authority.
Not only is the content of the 9/11 Commission report being kept hidden, but so is the reason for its continuing classification.