The Tax Reform Alternative by Vernon K. Jacobs.
January 6, 2011 by Bob Livingston
This new book is timely and an excellent primer for millions of frustrated Americans who believe that there is widespread wrong and crisis in America. They feel great danger but have not connected the dots that would bring into focus the big picture. This book puts the blame where it should be, on the vested political and bureaucratic system.
Millions of alert Americans are very busy trying to preserve their assets from a depreciating currency and political chicanery that has infected the land. The whole orchestration of government in our time is about transferring the wealth and assets of the people to the State under one ruse or another.
It is very hard for me to expect any genuine reform from so-called “elected representatives” who are in fact government employees. The government pays them and they do what the government wants. It is ludicrous to talk about legislative reform. A rigged system cannot be reformed. It must be replaced.
Vested interest will not change. There is a host of parasitic lawyers and accountants who keep the bureaucratic system on the backs of the people. They, in fact work, for the government but the people pay them. We are required to get “professional help” because we can’t understand the system.
Jacobs writes that the 16th Amendment (income tax) must be abolished before any serious tax reform alternative can be considered. He spends considerable pages outlining the various alternatives to the income tax. Most of them would, admittedly, be usurped by a variety of interests.
At the last of the book Jacobs gives good information on expatriation, i.e., leaving America.
He says that to expatriate, a foreign citizenship and passport is required as a first step. U.S. immigration authorities require a foreign passport and citizenship for all people who wish to expatriate.
Getting completely out of the system requires expatriation. You could expect a passport and citizenship to cost about $125,000 per person.
You may contact Henley and Partners in Switzerland for detailed information. You can find them here.
Although the concept of expatriation is connected mentally with oppressive taxation, do not identify to U.S. immigration authorities your desire for expatriation with tax issues. Use other reasons.
Jacobs’ book is only available at Offshore Press, Inc. He can be contacted for further advice on expatriation tax matters at Offshore Press Inc., Box 8137, Prairie Village, KS, (913) 362-9667, Fax (913) 432-7174 or www.offshorepress.com.