Residence Based Taxation - A Level Playing Field
A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD GIVES NO COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, BUT DOES REMOVE THE COMPETITIVE DISADVANTAGE WE HAVE UNIQUELY IMPOSED ON OURSELVES:
This sensible recommendation, which would not give overseas Americans any competitive advantage, but would remove the major competitive obstacle, has never been heeded. As a result, Americans living and working today in
Japan, the current target of our trade frustration and intended recipient of Super 301 therapy, face their biggest obstacles THROUGH THE UNILATERAL POLICIES OF THE US GOVORNMENT, not the policies of Japan that
specifically target Americans alone. The Japanese do not single out Americans for discrimination, but the US Government does!
We have the paradoxical situation of the US Government making very difficult for Americans
to penetrate the Japanese markets for US products and services, while the same US Government (working hand in hand with the Government of Japan) ensures that Japanese citizens trying to penetrate the US market with
Japanese goods and services will have full competitive equality with Americans at home. No wonder we have a major trade problem.
WE CAUSE OURSELVES MORE HARM THAN ASIAN MARKET IMPEDIMENTS DO:
Such deliberate efforts
to make overseas Americans competitively infirm contribute more to the chronic trade deficit of the United States than the alleged discriminatory practices of any foreign country. If you don't believe that, just ask the
local American communities abroad. The many vicars of United States trade policy who focus on Super 301 threats could quickly have this verity confirmed by serious conversations with overseas American business people
all over the world. Overseas American organizations and Chambers of Commerce
have grown hoarse asking that a Super 911 change be instituted to roll back the tragic mistake of 1962.
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