I wrote about this point months ago, and recently, concerning FACTA and TISA.
But, what most people do not realize is that America and Americans, except for corporations, are getting more and more isolated from Europe owing to financial laws. These laws have been passed by America, as the US government wants European banks to act as IRS agents. Of course, the European banks do not want to do this and rightly so.
Besides being double-taxed, like no other country except Eritrea, for property and income here, now Americans have less ability to transfer monies, and in some cases, none at all.
Europeans on the ground, the ordinary man on the street, dislike Americans more and more for various reasons. We are no longer trusted as individuals or as a nation.
Whose fault is this?
I can only say that this is a huge tragedy, this deterioration of relationships.
The nice, positive post-war feelings of mutual admiration have vanished. We have only ourselves to blame.
America is no longer seen as a refuge, an opportunity or the golden land. At least Europeans are waking up, if not Americans.