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Big brother Obama

Published:Thursday | March 31, 2016 | 12:00 AM


I recently went to my stockbrokers to sell some shares.

To my astonishment I was asked to sign a form that declared that I was not a US citizen, not a US resident and had not claimed tax residence elsewhere.

I am a Jamaican. I was in Jamaica. Why on earth should I be forced to waste my time signing a form to indicate that I am not a US citizen in Kingston, Jamaica in my stockbroker's office?

Why is Big Brother Obama watching over me? This is not 1984.

If the IRS cannot keep track of its taxpayers, that is their problem. I should not have to kowtow to Obama when I am trying to sell shares in my own country.

Obama's intelligence always scared me because he projects American power in an insidious, intrusive manner, just without guns.

Martha Brae