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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    If mitt was patriotic he would release his birth certificate and prove he is a citizen. He won't though because he is not.
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    If mitt was patriotic he would release his birth certificate and prove he is a citizen. He won't though because he is not.
    More mind numbed birther nonsense-find another pony, this one trick has rotted past the point of amusement

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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    No, it's not patriotic to have money in offshore accounts

    It's not patroitic to hav emoney in onshore accounts

    Where one keeps their money is hardly the methodology in which I determine patroitism.

    Graham's comments are idiotic
    You're a conservative?

    Sorry, that doesn't make sense. A conservative should first and foremost appreciate investment in our jurisdiction where people abide by the rule of law.

    Let me ask you a similar question, "Is it patriotic to buy products manufactured by child labor overseas?"

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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Hmm...I think he said this:

    Every American tries to find the way to get the most deductions they can. I see nothing wrong with playing the game because we set it up to be a game.

    And in your same piece just a tish below that,
    I want to end the game...
    I don't see the patriotism card in the piece you linked to.

    I only use that term because I personally don't think Mitt really loves this country.
    Oh, good. I didn't just waste my time with someone who wasn't sensible. Can I throw you in with the lot that calls Obama some anti-American Kenyan tyrant that reads Marx instead of the Bible?
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Fiddy, c'mon. Use some reading comprehension, will you?

    It's like saying there are kids in gym class who screw up in playing baseball because they're forced to play baseball without being taught the rules. He doesn't want kids to be forced to play baseball anymore without being taught.

    That's why he says, "Pick a rate and make people pay it." If everyone knows the rules of the game, then nobody can cheat.

    Seems patriotic enough. It's easy to be a fan of a game when you understand how it's played. Senator Graham is basically hinting at a flat tax or fair tax.
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    I think we should be much, much, much more concerned about what Barak Obama is doing with our money than with what Mitt Romney is doing with his own money.
    How a man prioritizes and manages his own life give us valuable clues as to how he would prioritize and manage the nation.

    I want a president who puts America and the American people first. Mittens places his own selfish greed about the nation and its people.

    He is not at all a patriot.
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    I think "patriotic", "integrity", and "transparency" are all stupid buzzwords with no real meaning anymore, and that when we utilize those buzzwords to build stupid arguments we further perpetuate our own descent into idiocy.
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    You're a conservative?

    Sorry, that doesn't make sense. A conservative should first and foremost appreciate investment in our jurisdiction where people abide by the rule of law.

    Let me ask you a similar question, "Is it patriotic to buy products manufactured by child labor overseas?"
    Who said I didn't appreciate people investing in american enterprises? Where did I say people shouldn't abide by the rule of law? Also, it seems you're going off the ill gotten assumption that having money invested abroad is somehow inherently against the law.

    You realize there can be a difference in believing an action is good or bad and believing an action is patriotic or unpatroitic, yes?

    No, it's not patroitic to buy products manufactured by child labor overseas. It's not necessarily patriotic to buy a product manufactured here in America either imho.
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I think "patriotic", "integrity", and "transparency" are all stupid buzzwords with no real meaning anymore, and that when we utilize those buzzwords to build stupid arguments we further perpetuate our own descent into idiocy.
    What do you think patriotism really means?

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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    What do you think patriotism really means?
    pa·tri·ot·ism   [pey-tree-uh-tiz-uhm or, especially Brit., pa-] Show IPA
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    devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.
    The word is ambiguous and broad. It is now used as a means of taking cheap shots at candidates for office and therefore holds no true value in political debate.
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