Expats see potential in launch of third parties in U.S. politics

American expatriates who say they've been frustrated by the unwilllingness of either of the two major U.S. political parties to take their issues on board are pointing to the recent emergence of at least three new political parties in the U.S. as a reason to be hopeful that their voices might at last begin to be heard.

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Joe Biden to Americans abroad: we'll "work...with you" on the issues impacting your lives

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has at last acknowledged the American expatriate voter, with a letter "to all Americans Residing Abroad" in which he pledges that a Biden-Harris administration would "work in partnership with you on all the issues that impact your lives and well-being as Americans resident abroad, including reviewing the barriers to accessing banking and financial services".

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Tax Foundation: Joe Biden’s plan to address 'offshoring' comes with contradictions 

Last week, American voters – and business executives, onshore and abroad – finally got a look at Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's thoughts about how he planned to change the way the U.S. taxes cross-border commerce, if he wins the election in November.

Here, Daniel Bunn, vice president of Global Projects at the Washington, DC-based Tax Foundation think tank, reveals certain contradictions and discrepancies he sees in the Biden draft tax plan... 

Uncle Sam wants YOU… to vote!

Many overseas Americans – even more, in percentage terms, than their homeland counterparts – don’t vote.  A common attitude among such expats is expressed by one thirtysomething New Yorker, who was raised abroad and now lives in London, who says, “New York doesn’t need my vote. I’m a Democrat, like everyone else there. If I did vote, the outcome would be exactly the same as if I didn’t.”  

Others think their ballots won’t be counted. Still others aren’t even aware that they are eligible to vote, especially if they’ve been away from the States for many years, or even grew up abroad.

Concerns over Sanders's proposed 'exit tax', as Dems' prez primary field shrinks to 2

As the list of Democratic Party candidates still in the running for this year's U.S. presidential election has narrowed within the last few days to just two, some in the American expat community have begun expressing concern over a Bernie Sanders proposal to tax "all wealthy individuals" who might seek to relinquish their U.S. citizenships once his proposed "Wealth Tax" came into force, if he were elected.

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Dems Abroad's Global‌ ‌Presidential Primary‌ ends Tuesday

The Democrats Abroad's Global Presidential Primary, which kicked off on March 3 ("Super Tuesday"), will wrap up this coming Tuesday, as expat Democrats  who live outside the U.S. turn out to support their candidate of choice to take on President Trump in November.

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Ross McGill: ‘FATCA isn’t the problem: CBT is’ 

Ross McGill: ‘FATCA isn’t the problem: CBT is’ 

In the early years of this century, a number of major media exposés reported how Homeland Americans, as well as rich people from other developed and developing countries, were making...