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    Re: Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘S

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Don't forget over 60 years of government support for the computing industry! From DoD to NASA
    ???

    Are you saying that IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Apple and the myriad other computer-related industries would not be in existence except for the government?
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    Re: Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘S

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    See...that's the problem right there...somehow, both you and Chuckie think you own some of these rich guy's stuff.

    You don't.
    Very true. HOWEVER, it has always been my belief that if you want to make money from Americans than you should be both a RESIDENT and a CITIZEN of the United States, with your company based here in the United States.

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    Re: Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘S

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Very true. HOWEVER, it has always been my belief that if you want to make money from Americans than you should be both a RESIDENT and a CITIZEN of the United States, with your company based here in the United States.
    Well, I can't agree with that...since I wouldn't be enjoying my awesome gaming computer if your belief were reality.
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    Re: Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘S

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Well, I can't agree with that...since I wouldn't be enjoying my awesome gaming computer if your belief were reality.
    With all due respect; is your gaming computer a NEED in life, or a WANT? One of my beliefs about the downfall of our society is that we have moved too far to worrying about the WANTS in society instead of being content with having the NEEDS.

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    Re: Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘S

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    With all due respect; is your gaming computer a NEED in life, or a WANT? One of my beliefs about the downfall of our society is that we have moved too far to worrying about the WANTS in society instead of being content with having the NEEDS.
    Most people's needs are met in this country...and, compared to other countries, quite handsomely. In my case, my gaming computer is a want, for sure, but why shouldn't I satisfy my wants? My needs are met. Under your scenario, though, I wouldn't be able to have my computer because no American company makes all the parts in America.
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    Re: Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘S

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Most people's needs are met in this country...and, compared to other countries, quite handsomely. In my case, my gaming computer is a want, for sure, but why shouldn't I satisfy my wants? My needs are met. Under your scenario, though, I wouldn't be able to have my computer because no American company makes all the parts in America.
    The problem is that (unlike you) we have way too many people who are more interested in their WANTS rather than their NEEDS. That's the impetus behind the credit crisis in this nation right now. We have Government programs to provide CABLE TV to welfare recipients; as one example.

    Besides, if a Japanese company was not able to sell their products in the US, maybe a US company would spring up to make those products domestically.

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    Re: Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘S

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Not at all what I said. IMHO the guy is free to be as unpatriotic as he wants to be. I'm also free to say screw the little ungrateful brat who has benefitted immensely from an investment of tax payers dollars that went towards the development of the internet.
    He's already paid taxes, from his earnings from Facebook.
    This bill is merely an attempt to get more and punish people who want to leave their U.S. citizenship.

    Should states do this as well?
    Should New York, Alabama, etc. be able to bar people from entering their state and impose high taxes on those who want to change residency?
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    Re: Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘S

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    The problem is that (unlike you) we have way too many people who are more interested in their WANTS rather than their NEEDS. That's the impetus behind the credit crisis in this nation right now. We have Government programs to provide CABLE TV to welfare recipients; as one example.

    Besides, if a Japanese company was not able to sell their products in the US, maybe a US company would spring up to make those products domestically.
    I really don't see how your views on whether people are more interested in satisfying their wants than their needs has anything to do with your initial statement about products sold in America being produced by American companies headed up by American citizens...but, whatever.

    In regards to your contention that American companies would spring up to make my computer parts...maybe...but at what cost? Would I be able to afford them? Probably not.
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    Re: Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘S

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    See...that's the problem right there...somehow, both you and Chuckie think you own some of these rich guy's stuff.

    You don't.
    Why can I only like this once??!!
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    Re: Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘S

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    The problem is that (unlike you) we have way too many people who are more interested in their WANTS rather than their NEEDS. That's the impetus behind the credit crisis in this nation right now. We have Government programs to provide CABLE TV to welfare recipients; as one example.

    Besides, if a Japanese company was not able to sell their products in the US, maybe a US company would spring up to make those products domestically.
    Maybe is a pretty important word in that statement. What if it can't be made here, then what? Tough ****?
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