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Re: Clooney to visit Geneva for Obama fundraiser

maybe my judgement is wrong, but didn't under recent US govt the laws for US expats got more tight? banks cancelling their accounts, no help with double taxation... anybody having 15k for dinner with some movie guy I consider rich, and many of these people are here also because of taxes.
Well maybe it's just me, but I see no point in raising self-confidence or need to feel important to be seen around/have photo with somebody well known.
(don't take me wrong, I like this guy and most of his movies, just don't get the fuss around it, or need to contribute to dirty politics, no matter who appears to steer the wheel)
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Old 10.08.2012, 07:22
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maybe my judgement is wrong, but didn't under recent US govt the laws for US expats got more tight? banks cancelling their accounts, no help with double taxation...
Yup, your understanding is wrong. Recent changes had to do with foreign financial institutions, not expats.
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$5k for a photo op at the reception -- the $15k is for the private dinner. And there's a $1k entry point too if you don't need a pic.
Oh, only $5K if I need a pic - that's good. But why oh why would I need a pic with George Clooney? And if I did, all you really need is a photoshop job done...how much is that software these days?

He does seem like a swell guy, though
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Oh, only $5K if I need a pic - that's good. But why oh why would I need a pic with George Clooney? And if I did, all you really need is a photoshop job done...how much is that software these days?

He does seem like a swell guy, though
I don't know why they want to give me 5k to have a picture with him, I can do a lot more to him for free....

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Re: Clooney to visit Geneva for Obama fundraiser

This year my 5K goes to my accountant and tax advisor, in order to keep compliant with FATCA, FBAR and all the other headaches of being an American resident overseas.

So sorry, I won't be spending that money on a photo opportunity.

If the campaign is soliciting support from Americans expats, why are they silent on the issue that is of utmost concern for many of us?
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If the campaign is soliciting support from Americans expats, why are they silent on the issue that is of utmost concern for many of us?
And if you read Isaacbrocksociety.ca, they (Obama campaign) recently closed down nearly all dialoge with americans abroad.

AmericansabroadforObama.org website is gone

Facebook page americansabroadforObama is shut down

And a Americans Abroad for Obama twitter page technically still exists but doesn't really allow for a dialog, and what was re-posted from there was getting quite ugly.
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