View Poll Results: Is it patriotic to have money if offshore accounts?

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    It might be wrong from a liberal or progressive standpoint, but he doesn't share the same view of taxes as you do, so relative to his own perspective, his actions wouldn't be unpatriotic. If he does have offshore accounts because of the lower taxes, it's likely that he wants the United States to have similarly lower taxes and will attempt to make that happen while in office. It's similar to a situation where the school superintendent of a horrible public school system sends his kids to private schools while he tries to improve the current system. It's not that he's disloyal to his school system, but that he doesn't believe that the school system, which he is trying to improve, is at the standard it needs to be.
    Wow, what an equate. And the superintendent has found a way to have a dollar for dollar deduction in his taxes for his expense of sending his kids to a private school. Oh, and he is on the private schools board too. I could go on, but ...
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Big difference between selling something to foreign companies and stashing money in foreign banks to avoid US taxes.
    I don't understand your response to my post. Please consider that what is sold is the rights to an established logo. It's sold to foreign corporation that is wholly owned by the leadership of the US corporation plus one person to essentially maintain its PO Box. Your OK with that legal scam?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    You should have had a neutral choice. It's neither patriotic nor unpatriotic. Someone might have an offshore account for a crooked reason or a legitimate one. I used to have a Swiss bank account. I was living in Switzerland and needed it.
    so sad that you hate America enough not to bend economic reality to something more politically correct.

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