Question 1: Taxation
Would you commit to working with Americans residing abroad to reform the current citizenship-based US tax system?
The U. S. tax system needs reformation. We are only one of two countries which taxes citizens, regardless of where they live. We need a simplification of the tax process, as it affects citizens living abroad, to eliminate double taxation.
Question 2: Services
Will you support on-line access to government agencies and adequate funding for consular functions upon which Americans abroad rely?
We live in a global society, online access for Americans living abroad should be expanded, not reduced or eliminated. There should be a dedicated support, provided by the Social Security Administration, that supports Americans abroad.
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 US citizens being able to retain a US bank account, to make and receive payments in the United States, especially with the realization of the complications involved for Americans living abroad.
Message from the Candidate:
My office will be open to continually being educated about issues that affect citizens living abroad.
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