“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
The US taxes global income due to the protections afforded to US citizens living abroad. Believe me...you DON'T want to give those up. In other words, if, say, you are an english teacher working in China...while you have to follow China's rules, you ARE afforded all the rights of a US citizen. It's kinda like being in a gang. And just about all gangs have dues of some form or another. Ours happens to be taxes.
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me