Target: Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan
Goal: Stop wealthy Americans from keeping money in offshore banks in order to avoid taxes
Credit Suisse, a Swiss bank, has been allowing wealthy Americans to evade tax payments by hiding their riches in offshore bank accounts. The CEO of Credit Suisse has admittedly allowed this illegality to occur, though refuses to allow the U.S. government to prosecute the thousands of people who have accounts with the bank. While most do not agree with having to pay taxes, we all must; and wealthy people should especially pay their share. The CEO of Credit Suisse must hand over the names.
Approximately 22,000 wealthy U.S. citizens have active accounts at Credit Suisse in Switzerland. In order to help account holders avoid paying taxes, the bank sends representatives to the states to consult with the account holders, ensuring no paper trail is left. When account holders go to Credit Suisse they are taken to a private room to discuss matters, accessed by a secret elevator. The funds kept in Credit Suisse by U.S. citizens amounts to twelve billion dollars; those billions are not claimed in the states, therefore are not taxed.
This is highly illegal and unfair to the millions of people who claim their income and pay annual taxes. The CEO of Credit Suisse has not cooperated with the U.S. and continues to protect thousands of account holders. The account holders must be exposed so their unjust lifestyles are put to a halt. Urge the CEO to release the names to the U.S. so the money can be fairly taxed.
Dear Brady Dougan,
You have created national headlines by helping thousands of United States citizens keep their money in Credit Suisse. The amounts add up to twelve billion dollars at its peak; these billions are hurting honest citizens who pay taxes. The account holders who are supposed to be paying taxes on their incomes should be exposed, and it is up to you to do the right thing.
While no U.S. citizen wants to pay taxes, the requirement is a part of being a citizen. Every citizen of the United States should pay his or her fair share, even wealthy individuals who have devised ways around paying. I understand that you have released a couple hundred account holder names to the U.S.; I urge you to submit the other thousands.
What these individuals are doing is wrong and illegal. Do the right thing, Mr. Dougan; hand over all the names of the account holders so they will be obligated to pay taxes.
[Your Name Here]
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