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    Re: Representative Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post


    For me it is more about fairness. If my friend, who works in the community, had to renounce his UK citizenship in order to obtain his clearance, why the hell should a member of the Committee on Intelligence be allowed to go off and become a foreign citizen?
    I wondered the same thing.


    Apparently this "new" move happened in 1978...

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    Re: Representative Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so what is YOUR damage dude?
    This is a legitimate IC concern - those with TS/SCI clearances are regularly exposed as part of their daily work to materials marked for No Foreign Dissemination. If you want to work in the IC, you can't be dual-citizenship, and (typically), neither can any of your immediate family.

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    Re: Representative Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so what is YOUR damage dude?
    Me personally? None. I realize the whole "As long as I got mine" is a very Libertarian attitude. But I actually care about fairness to other people. I'm wacky that way.

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    Re: Representative Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I wondered the same thing.


    Apparently this "new" move happened in 1978...
    She was automatically eligible for citizenship since 1978. She still had to apply for it and only recently did that.

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    Re: Representative Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Why?



    Can you imagine the uproar if President Obama had dual citizenshiip? But IOKIYAAR!
    Long form birth certificate or it didn't happen.
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    Re: Representative Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen

    Probably a tax advantage of some sort? Politicians that get branded, as she has, tend to make a lot of money. Of course, I don't know much about Swiss tax law.

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    Re: Representative Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    less tax dollars for the parasites to loot

    Don't think she'll like this:

    Switzerland Tax Rates

    Or this:

    Switzerland's example of universal healthcare - Los Angeles Times

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    Re: Representative Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Me personally? None. I realize the whole "As long as I got mine" is a very Libertarian attitude. But I actually care about fairness to other people. I'm wacky that way.
    It's more than a Libertarian attitude. It is the core of their political philosophy - their raison d'etre.
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    Re: Representative Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Why?



    Can you imagine the uproar if President Obama had dual citizenshiip? But IOKIYAAR!
    This is exactly what Al-Qaeda wants

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    Re: Representative Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen

    to be fair Bachman will probably be viewed as moderate compared to most of the Swiss

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