Question 1: Taxation
Would you commit to working with Americans residing abroad to reform the current citizenship-based US tax system?
I would absolutely work to reform this system. I don't believe Americans should pay taxes at all on money they earn not within the US, and I generally do not support any taxation. I believe in people keeping their hard-earned money and spending it however suits them.
Question 2: Services
Will you support on-line access to government agencies and adequate funding for consular functions upon which Americans abroad rely?
As a Libertarian, I believe that social security and Medicare should be phased out to be replaced with private options. However, those who have already paid their dues deserve these services, no matter where they are residing. I also believe that these online services should not be location-restricted since these citizens' taxes paid for the services. I would work to ensure Americans abroad have access to the same resources they would at home.
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?
This is a tricky question. As a Libertarian I believe in property rights and businesses' rights to make their own decisions. However, the only reason they are making these decisions is because of intrusive government regulations. So while I do not support a law forcing banks to serve customers, I would support elimination of government intrusion which would make many banks reopen their doors to those whom they have closed them.
Message from the Candidate:
Americans overseas enjoy the same Constitutional rights as those at home, and I will fight to protect each and every one of them.
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