I came across the phrase “He got a kick out of doing Uncle Sam,” in the following sentence of Jeffery Archer’s novel, “Not a penny more, Not a penny less.”
“It amused him (Harvey Metcalfe, a billionaire who climbed up from a NYSE messengerboy) to do a little business in Europe at the same time, giving him the opportunity to make some more money for his Swiss bank account in Zurich. He did not need a Swiss account, but somehow he got a kick out of doing Uncle Sam.”
What does “Do Uncle Sam" mean? I don’t find the head of “Do Uncle Sam” in Google Search, or on Ngram.
Does “got a kick out of doing Uncle Sam” mean “excited in doing American dream business”?