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Need assistance of US citizen to vote

Postby karl rkf » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 8:08 pm

Apologies if this is posted in the wrong forum, I wasn't really sure where to put this.

Basically I would like to vote in the US elections and I need another US citizen to act as a witness. It is inconvenient that I don't seem to have any American friends, which is why I hope I can find another American here willing to meet at a place of their choosing and act as my witness.

If it matters to you who I am voting for please message me.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 8:32 pm

I can do it, send me a PM to arrange a time. Although I personally prefer Obama (just like I prefer a hangover to the flu), I hope you vote for Romney. He's less likely to kill our earned income exclusion :P

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 8:33 pm

Oh, you need 5 posts to PM. I'll send you one with my email.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 9:52 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I can do it, send me a PM to arrange a time. Although I personally prefer Obama (just like I prefer a hangover to the flu), I hope you vote for Romney. He's less likely to kill our earned income exclusion :P


Valid point!
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Postby nakatago » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 9:52 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I can do it, send me a PM to arrange a time. Although I personally prefer Obama (just like I prefer a hangover to the flu), I hope you vote for Romney. He's less likely to kill our earned income exclusion :P


No love for Gary Johnson?

:P :P :P

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:21 pm

... your embassy could also do it.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 9:26 am

JR8 wrote:... your embassy could also do it.


US Consulate sucks. First, they probably charge. You'll be treated like a criminal waiting outside in the sweltering heat for hours to come in.

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Postby Brah » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 7:48 pm

Ok I missed that one. Completely.

First stab at Googling this didn't turn up much, do you have any more on this?

zzm9980 wrote:Romney.... He's less likely to kill our earned income exclusion :P

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 8:45 pm

I'll be the first to admit that the sources aren't NYTimes or WSJ Credible, but it's a possibility:
http://www.expatcfo.com/Death-of-foreig ... ns/55.html

Sketchy as the source is, Romney still seems the safe bet considering almost nothing else that happens in the US significantly affects me except for taxes. If Paul Ryan gets his way and eliminates capital gains? Well that would just be icing on the cake.

And I've already apologized to all of my female friends and their sex organs for supporting Romney.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:25 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Sketchy as the source is, Romney still seems the safe bet considering almost nothing else that happens in the US significantly affects me except for taxes.


Disagree... a lot more factors affect you. It's long... and it lays out my position as to why Obama is the preferred candidate. You don't think that the US leading the world into another global recession won't affect you?

Cheers.

Why I Will Vote for Obama (And Why I Will Not Vote for Any Republican)

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 20 Oct 2012 1:07 am

I deleted my reply to the above. As they say 'Other posters will never see the twinkle in your eye, just your apparent anger'.

:)
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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 20 Oct 2012 9:35 am

I agree with most of what you say SE, and if I lived in the US I'd probably vote for Obama also. But I'd rather have more money in my pocket to whether a global recession than 'Hope and Change' over in the US. :)

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Postby Brah » Sat, 20 Oct 2012 11:06 am

Thanks for that SE, very detailed and well articulated, and made me think of a couple of things I hadn't considered.

To zzm's question though, do you agree with his claim about the negative impact of taxation on us good overseas taxpayers if Obama gets elected over Romney's plan?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 20 Oct 2012 12:08 pm

That's the scary part. While Romney is switching position, Obamy isn't! And his position for the past 4 years hasn't helped anybody. In fact, the man on the street is worse off. Once net figures are taken into account, he's not created any net jobs as once jobs lost are subtracted, those who have dropped of the unemployment rolls (so are no longer counted as unemployed as that is the only measure so far) and those who have "tried" to enter the workforce and are unable to find meaningful employment (new Graduates) don't show up in the "unemployment" figures just released. And he's planning on doing more of the same? Blaming the trebling the deficient on what "Bush" left him, is a bit of a red herring and a tired old joke. I'm not in favour of either one of them, but I do know that the US cannot endure 4 more years of the same.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 20 Oct 2012 2:23 pm

Honestly, I see Romney's flipping on issues as pandering to his base. He'll get more votes making sure the looney extreme right come out to vote for him than he will fighting Obama for the thin undecided middle.

I imagine once he's elected he'll turn back to being a pragmatist on many issues just like Obama did.


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