From Zero Hedge:
It couldn't have happened to a nicer country.
On March 18, with very little pomp and circumstance, president Obama passed the most recent stimulus act, the $17.5 billion Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (H.R. 2487), brilliantly goalseeked by the administration's millionaire cronies to abbreviate as HIRE.
As it was merely the latest in an endless stream of acts destined to expand the government payroll to infinity, nobody cared about it, or actually read it.
Because if anyone had read it, the act would have been known as the Capital Controls Act, as one of the lesser, but infinitely more important provisions on page 27, known as Offset Provisions - Subtitle A—Foreign Account Tax Compliance, institutes just that. In brief, the Provision requires...
Read full article...
More on taxes:
"Atlas Shrugged" taxes blow up in Maryland's face
Crux Classic: This tax fact should make your blood boil
World's top trading firm: Tax rates are going through the roof