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    re: Über Rich Renouncing U.S Citizenship as IRS Cracks Down on Tax Evaders [W:209]

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    We the people need to tell the rich..you want to be a pig at the trough sucking the life out of the country...GTFO take you money...get lost and you cant come back....the US would be ALL THE BETTER>..because there will always be a pig standing in line to get to the trough...but the new pigs will have something to worry about...and by pigs I dont refer to everyone who is rich...Pigs at the trough is a term I reserve for CEOs of corporations and the big bank criminal pigs...
    Rock stars left the UK during the "British invasion" of pop music, largely due to ridiculously high taxes, and mostly to America's benefit. Now the Americans, apparently unaware and uninfluenced by history, are also encouraging their best, brightest and richest to leave.

    We welcome them to Canada and I'm happy to see many of them settling in Costa Rica as well.

    It's the governments who are the greedy pigs, by the way, with their faces in the trough, an inability to balance a budget, and a recklessness in spending that will eventually bring the country down to its knees.

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    re: Über Rich Renouncing U.S Citizenship as IRS Cracks Down on Tax Evaders [W:209]

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Saverin is a co-founder, and I believe is Brazilian. So I doubt his allegiance to the US was that strong anyway. He won't be taking facebook since he doesn't control it.
    Rather literal aren't we?

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    re: Über Rich Renouncing U.S Citizenship as IRS Cracks Down on Tax Evaders [W:209]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    LOL! The Americans can't guard their own borders except against those who created wealth in their country, and many seem unaware that there are many dozens of fantastic alternatives in the world to live, Costa Rica among them.

    So you have hundreds of poor arriving in the US weekly while, at the same time, the rich are leaving. This makes economic forecasts pretty easy to predict.

    Kick out the rich and continue accumulating debt of over $1 trillion year.

    Go Obama!

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    re: Über Rich Renouncing U.S Citizenship as IRS Cracks Down on Tax Evaders [W:209]

    Eventually, I can see America heading to one of three scenarios: (1) a civil war that will make the last one seem like a bar fight, (2) a series of secessions, or (3) a mass exodus to another place to start anew. The rich gotta leave first for the last to come to pass.

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    re: Über Rich Renouncing U.S Citizenship as IRS Cracks Down on Tax Evaders [W:209]

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I heard about that @#$% Facebook founder who renounced his citizenship to avoid taxes. I think we should tell him, sure, he can avoid those taxes like that, but he's never allowed back into the country for any reason, no tourist visas, no business visas, nothing. Don't let him ever set foot onto American soil, and if he does, arrest him and put him in prison for illegal immigration. Make the fine for his release and deportation whatever amount of money his taxes as an American citizen would have been.
    He has since "explained" how his move is not about taxation... then went ahead and explained how it IS about taxation. Essentially, he failed at his spin attempt.

    Read this a couple days ago. Don't have the link in front of me, and I'm not inclined to go look it up, either.
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    re: Über Rich Renouncing U.S Citizenship as IRS Cracks Down on Tax Evaders [W:209]

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    another brilliant liberal position. drive them out of the country by targeting them unfairly, then further harm the economy by not allowing the wealthy to visit here and spend money.
    Another brilliant libertarian "shoot ourselves in the foot" position. Let them suck off the American consumer's tit, then allow them to leave scot-free, then kid ourselves that their relative miniscule spending at some vague later date will make up for it.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    re: Über Rich Renouncing U.S Citizenship as IRS Cracks Down on Tax Evaders [W:209]

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Another brilliant libertarian "shoot ourselves in the foot" position. Let them suck off the American consumer's tit, then allow them to leave scot-free, then kid ourselves that their relative miniscule spending at some vague later date will make up for it.
    love the irony.

    libertarians aren't making tax policy in this country, but liberals certainly are.

    And wealthy inventors are fleeing the utopian dream, preferring to renounce citizenship then partake in your vision, yet the libertarians are shooting ourselves in the foot according to you.

    a person would struggle to think up this type of insanity, so thanks! it was a great laugh

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    re: Über Rich Renouncing U.S Citizenship as IRS Cracks Down on Tax Evaders [W:209]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Will you take that piece of **** Facebook with you too please?
    All we want is his money invested in Singapore.

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    re: Über Rich Renouncing U.S Citizenship as IRS Cracks Down on Tax Evaders [W:209]

    I'm surprised that Ayn Rand hasn't be mentioned in this thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    The uber rich wouldn't be leaving if we weren't subsidizing other countries security. Take Europe for instance, if we pulled out of Europe then European countries would have to drastically raise taxes to defend themselves, so the uber rich wouldn't be moving into European countries.

    That goes for direct foreign aid and free trade as well. But hey, you guys want globalism, so don't complain when globalism happens.

    If America abandoned globalism, the uber-rich would be crawling on their hands and knees to get their citizenship back, even with back taxes in hand.
    For as much as the uber rich contribute to this country, neither they nor their supporters consider the externalities. How much has infrastructure and security provided them with the capacity to make large sums of money? Then consider how many fortune 500 companies are behind on their taxes. I do not propose an increase in taxes. Rather, I propose an entirely new system where everyone, regardless of income, pays the same percentage. Problem solved.
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    re: Über Rich Renouncing U.S Citizenship as IRS Cracks Down on Tax Evaders [W:209]

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Another brilliant libertarian "shoot ourselves in the foot" position. Let them suck off the American consumer's tit, then allow them to leave scot-free, then kid ourselves that their relative miniscule spending at some vague later date will make up for it.
    Hey man, I've seen more than one liberal on this site telling us (libertarians) to just leave if we don't like being taxed to death, so don't go on about how libertarians aren't playing nice boys and girls. The general attitude of libs on this site is that instead of controlling spending by government, and reigning in what is going to break us financially, WE shoud just leave. The problem with that attitude is that if those of us paying the bills were to all leave, this country wouldn't last 1 year.
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