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    Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    The question is if you think it is patriotic for anyone running for president to have money in offshore accounts?



    Lindsey Graham: 'It's Really American' To Avoid Taxes Like Mitt Romney Does
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    The question is if you think it is patriotic for anyone running for president to have money in offshore accounts?



    Lindsey Graham: 'It's Really American' To Avoid Taxes Like Mitt Romney Does

    LOL...ahhh...Its american to hide money and not pay taxs when your rich and to AVOID THE MILITARY OF COURSE... but its treason to be be collecting the social security you paid into all your working life.....and they wonder why im voting for obama lol

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

    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.
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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.
    Perhaps YOU should. But this thread isn't about what Barack Obama is doing with our money. It is about if you think it is patriotic to stash money in foreign accounts.
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    It would be nice to have at least SOME IDEA of what Mitt would do with Our Money...if he is in Obamas position.

    It is very easy to pretend he will do better, unless he cannot even explain what his "Better" will be.


    As far as avoiding taxes....No, it is pretty damn low, though unpatriotic has become a somewhat worthless term in the day and age....some use it waaaaay too often.
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    As far as avoiding taxes....No, it is pretty damn low, though unpatriotic has become a somewhat worthless term in the day and age....some use it waaaaay too often.
    I'm really not concerned about some rich business owner stashing money in foreign accounts, but when you are running for the presidency of the US, I think it reveals a little about your character.


    I only use that term because I personally don't think Mitt really loves this country. I think he would love to Run this country but I just don't see anything he has done that wasn't to somehow benefit himself in one way or another.
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    The question is if you think it is patriotic for anyone running for president to have money in offshore accounts?



    Lindsey Graham: 'It's Really American' To Avoid Taxes Like Mitt Romney Does
    Off shore accounts and patriotism have nothing to do with each other.

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

    This is like asking, "Is it patriotic to colonize other lands to establish American Exceptionalism?"

    The answer can go both ways, but multiculturalists and consumerists must say, "Yes" for better or worse.
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    Re: Is it Patriotic to have money in offshore accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Off shore accounts and patriotism have nothing to do with each other.
    I have to strongly disagree.

    Foreign direct investment allows for consumer goods to be produced by foreign cultures to maintain the domestic way of life.

    Even in the case of tax havens, you're talking about tourism which Americans love to indulge in not to mention pressuring the American tax system to remain honest.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    The question is if you think it is patriotic for anyone running for president to have money in offshore accounts?

    Lindsey Graham: 'It's Really American' To Avoid Taxes Like Mitt Romney Does
    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.

    -edited since I've more closely read Graham's comments and realized that the OP was putting words in his mouth implying Graham suggested it was "patriotic" for Romney to do it-

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