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    Eduardo Saverin Bill Backed By John Boehner

    Looks like this tax evading jerk will get banned from ever coming into the country. Both parties are in support. Good. If he needs to have an in-person meeting with other Facebook people or whatever, they'll have to do it in another country or on board a ship in international waters if this passes.

    WASHINGTON -- Eduardo Saverin's decision to renounce his United States citizenship in order to avoid paying taxes on his Facebook stock was "absolutely outrageous," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told ABC's George Stephanopolous on "This Week."

    Boehner said that his move was "already against the law," likely referring to legislation written in the 1990s by now-Sen. Jack Reed (R-R.I.).

    Saverin, a Facebook cofounder, could save tens or hundreds of millions in taxes by ditching his American citizenship. In a statement responding the outcry, Saverin said that it was unfortunate that his personal decision had created "a public debate." But if there is a debate about his behavior, it's decidedly one-sided, with everyone from Boehner to Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer on the same side, and Saverin and Rush Limbaugh on the other.

    Last week, Schumer and Democratic Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced legislation that would make Saverin responsible for his future taxes and bar him from ever visiting the United States.

    Boehner said that the legislation was unnecessary, given the law on the books, but that he would support it nonetheless.

    "If it's necessary, I'd surely support it," Boehner concluded.
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    Re: Eduardo Saverin Bill Backed By John Boehner

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Looks like this tax evading jerk will get banned from ever coming into the country. Both parties are in support. Good. If he needs to have an in-person meeting with other Facebook people or whatever, they'll have to do it in another country or on board a ship in international waters if this passes.



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    Bar him from ever visiting the United States? Seriously? Hard to believe elected officials are willing to put their name a bill that specifically targets a single individual.
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    Re: Eduardo Saverin Bill Backed By John Boehner

    Way to fail, Boner.

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    Re: Eduardo Saverin Bill Backed By John Boehner

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    Bar him from ever visiting the United States? Seriously? Hard to believe elected officials are willing to put their name a bill that specifically targets a single individual.
    I think it's great. The man used the United States to become successful and then discarded the country like garbage rather than pay is fair share. He originally came to the country as a refuge seeking protection. We gave him that. Now all he cares about is evading taxes. I think a bipartisan bill that bans him from ever coming here again is a great idea.

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    Re: Eduardo Saverin Bill Backed By John Boehner

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Looks like this tax evading jerk will get banned from ever coming into the country. Both parties are in support. Good. If he needs to have an in-person meeting with other Facebook people or whatever, they'll have to do it in another country or on board a ship in international waters if this passes.



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    If I had Saverin's money, I'd just say "promise?" to Boehner.

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    Re: Eduardo Saverin Bill Backed By John Boehner

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I think it's great. The man used the United States to become successful and then discarded the country like garbage rather than pay is fair share. He originally came to the country as a refuge seeking protection. We gave him that. Now all he cares about is evading taxes. I think a bipartisan bill that bans him from ever coming here again is a great idea.
    If Saverin's actions were within the realm of legality, he shouldn't be singled out by a piece of knee jerk legislation. Banning an individual from entering the United States over a personal grievance is downright foolish and an abuse of authority in my opinion.

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    Re: Eduardo Saverin Bill Backed By John Boehner

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    If I had Saverin's money, I'd just say "promise?" to Boehner.
    Fine. I don't want Saverin ever coming back to the country that he betrayed. If he does, he should be arrested for unlawful entry into the country.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    If Saverin's decision was within the realm of legality, he shouldn't be singled out by a piece of knee jerk legislation. Banning an individual from entering the United States over a personal grievance is downright foolish and an abuse of authority in my opinion.
    I don't think so. I think he exploited the country in greedy ways and doesn't deserve to come back. Ban him.
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    Re: Eduardo Saverin Bill Backed By John Boehner

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I think it's great. The man used the United States to become successful and then discarded the country like garbage rather than pay is fair share. He originally came to the country as a refuge seeking protection. We gave him that. Now all he cares about is evading taxes. I think a bipartisan bill that bans him from ever coming here again is a great idea.
    Perhaps we should banish Buffet from the country as well. While he has not taken up a different nationality, he has used his tax lawyers to insure that most of his billions will never be taxed, not a single dime. Take about a hypocrite.

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    Re: Eduardo Saverin Bill Backed By John Boehner

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Perhaps we should banish Buffet from the country as well. While he has not taken up a different nationality, he has used his tax lawyers to insure that most of his billions will never be taxed, not a single dime. Take about a hypocrite.
    That's not accurate. Warren Buffet paid 6.9 million dollars in taxes in 2010.

    What Warren Buffett Made (and Paid in Taxes) in 2010 - CBS News

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    Re: Eduardo Saverin Bill Backed By John Boehner

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Fine. I don't want Saverin ever coming back to the country that he betrayed. If he does, he should be arrested for unlawful entry into the country.



    I don't think so. I think he exploited the country in greedy ways and doesn't deserve to come back. Ban him.
    Any proof his actions were illegal? Or are we operating under the theory we can deny entry to individuals we don't like on a personal level?

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