April 12th, 2019

No American likes doing their taxes, but as someone living outside the USA I’ve developed an even larger disgust with the process. I already vehemently detest much of the things this tax money goes to, unnecessarily military adventurism being the biggest. But I find it ridiculous that I need to file taxes with the US government (and in certain cases pay US taxes in addition to taxes to our country of residence) when the money we earn doesn’t involve the USA at all. The US is almost alone in having a purely citizenship-based taxation policy no matter where said citizens live and work. Americans are raised being told we are the “land of the free”, and yet the government seems to treat US citizens like property. Kind of telling, I think.

So yeah, this strip is a productive way for me to vent. 😈