“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
I don't think the OP is primarily about the U.S., I believe we're fairly good compared to the rest of the world at not evading taxes. Europe is worse, and in less developed countries it's insanely worse (i.e. government taxes go directly to personal offshore accounts, etc.)
Not to mention that the value of the wealth changes substantially when liquidated, so you wouldn't get the results you hope for.
Just more proof that a lot of people don't understand economics and monetary theory.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
???? Somehow this had gone from a UK story about the world, to being that REALLY it is all AMERICANS ONLY having $32 trillion in offshore accounts.
That's what I meant by the American media has really sold Americans on hating the wealthy and hating capitalism. The instant assumption that ALL super rich are Americans and ALL offshore money is being held by scumball Americans only.
"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"
If it is not solen, then I really don't care. Hell, I would do it myself if I had the money. The problem with the government is not it's income, it is it's spending. They spend more than they make, if they made more, they would just spend more.
The only thing that can be remotely considered immortal is a government run spending program.