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

    I voted yes but I think it is a silly poll. Better phrasing would be should those running for elected office have any offshore accts. Though I'd still vote yes as there is nothing illegal about it, This seems merely to be an election talking point and will be forgotten after the election or worse yet, used by the other side at some future date when the situation is reversed. If nothing illegal is going on there is no reason to get upset about it.
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    I voted yes for now, but my real vote would be neither. It's a monetary decision, and is neither patriotic nor un-patriotic.


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

    Yes!

    It is in the spirit of our Founders to avoid paying taxes. Big government is unpatriotic!
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Yes!

    It is in the spirit of our Founders to avoid paying taxes. Big government is unpatriotic!
    we revolted against England to avoiding paying taxes without representation, not just taxes in general....
    But I agree that govt is too big. Admiral Rickover had a lot to say about bloated beaurocray in the military, too many officers in the officer to enlisted ratio, too many stuffed shirts doing nothing. We might as well have stuck with England if we want a top heavy military and govt that is mostly show and little go...
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Yes!

    It is in the spirit of our Founders to avoid paying taxes. Big government is unpatriotic!
    Funny.. that is the exact same attitude that Greeks have... and look where it got them...
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    If the current rules and laws are set up such that that is where a person can get a better return on their investment, then I don't see why that person shouldn't.
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    The attitude that comes across loud and clear here from many is take care of number one no matter who gets screwed in the process. And if that is your country or your fellow countrymen, too bad because you are slicker and craftier than they are.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Funny.. that is the exact same attitude that Greeks have... and look where it got them...
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The attitude that comes across loud and clear here from many is take care of number one no matter who gets screwed in the process. And if that is your country or your fellow countrymen, too bad because you are slicker and craftier than they are.

    And we wonder why America has problems?
    Who is intentionally and maliciously screwed over by somebody investing money in overseas/off-shore accounts?
    Is it possible that somebody overseas/off-shore might benefit from that investment?
    Would the "screwed over" party and the benefiting party cancel one another out, or is the one here at home infinitely more important than the one overseas?
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Who is intentionally and maliciously screwed over by somebody investing money in overseas/off-shore accounts?
    Is it possible that somebody overseas/off-shore might benefit from that investment?
    Would the "screwed over" party and the benefiting party cancel one another out, or is the one here at home infinitely more important than the one overseas?
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