I just came across this article from the Forbes website and found out that the US State Department has just raised the fee for renunciation of U.S. citizenship from $450 to $2,350.
The article goes on to quote the State Department’s reasoning for this 422 percent ass raping.
1. Consular officers must confirm that the potential renunciant fully understands the consequences of renunciation, including losing the right to reside in the United States without documentation as an alien.
2. Consular officers must verify that the renunciant is a U.S. citizen and they must conduct a minimum of two intensive interviews with the potential renunciant. Consular officers must even review at least three consular systems before administering the oath of renunciation.
3. The final approval of the loss of nationality must be done within the Directorate of Overseas Citizens Services in Washington, D.C. After that, the case is returned to the Consular officer overseas for final delivery of the Certificate of Loss of Nationality to the renunciant.
4. These steps add to the time and labor be involved in the process. Accordingly, the Department is increasing the fee for processing such requests from $450 to $2,350.
Thanks assholes. It would have been so hard to just take a little money away from the hookers and coke budget over at the State Department. This fee way more than any other country, by a mile. And there is so much red tape. It’s worse than a fucking divorce in a lot of countries! And why do you have to go to all those interviews? If you want you should be able to leave, dudes! I think this is how one should renounce one’s US slavehood.
It is obvious that the US government’s greatest talent is its amazing ability to piss off almost everyone. They are so good at being complete fucking assholes to everyone it is amazing. I am particularly impressed by their ability to spit in such a diverse group of faces, including rednecks, inner city blacks, US based companies, other world leaders, their biggest trade partners, their “allies”, the middle class, rich people, poor people, and of course the usual drone-bombed wedding parties, water boarded Arab shopkeepers, SWAT no knock flash-bombed babies, and now, expats who moved abroad and don’t see the need to keep paying taxes to the USA for nothing.
Actually the taxes are worse than nothing, because they are actually using our money to go commit these atrocities, bail out bankers, start wars, and then hookers and coke. Our tax dollars pay for murder, basically.
The US is the one of only 2 countries that taxes it’s expats’ foreign income. The other one is Eritrea.