Americans Helping Americans Abroad

Question 1: Taxation

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

Yes, I agree that we have an overly burdensome tax system and people have every right to their labor regardless of where they were earning it. I definitely disagree with being double taxed on income.

Question 2: Services

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

I would have to understand the issue better, but i see no reason we could not have adequate tech resources to help overseas citizens the same as citizens here. Technology solutions, done correctly, help save costs and time.

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?

Yes, there is no reason to treat people unequally simply for being overseas. Banks should be free to make their own decisions about which customers they want to service and customers should be free to make their own choices as well. I am not in favor of laws that treat citizens as a subclass simply for crossing the border.

Message from the Candidate:

I am a Libertarian running for congress. I believe people have the right to their labor and lives wherever they may be. I don't claim to have perfect solutions but I think the government should work for all people equally and fairly.

The simplest way to sum up my approach to government is with the following quote:

It is not the business of government to make men virtuous or religious, or to preserve the fool from the consequences of his own folly. Government should be repressive no further than is necessary to secure liberty by protecting the equal rights of each from aggression on the part of others, and the moment governmental prohibitions extend beyond this line they are in danger of defeating the very ends they are intended to serve. – Henry George

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