250 Tax Cheats Busted

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    This would have never happened under Republican rule!!!

    BERN, Switzerland - Switzerland’s president said Thursday that his country will hold onto its treasured tradition of confidential bank accounts, even as it took the unprecedented step of revealing over 250 tax cheats to U.S. authorities.

    Swiss bank secrecy is under threat after UBS, the world’s biggest bank to the rich, agreed late on Wednesday to pay $780 million and turn over once-secret Swiss banking records to settle allegations it conspired to defraud the U.S. government of taxes owed by thousands of American clients.

    As part of the deal struck in a federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., UBS has made the unprecedented step of agreeing to turn over to the U.S. government immediately account information for U.S. customers of the bank's cross-border business. In doing so, federal authorities have struck a big crack in Switzerland’s trademark bank account secrecy.

    “The Swiss are saying that this is the end of Swiss banking as they knew it,” Jack Blum, an offshore tax specialist, told The New York Times. “Nobody will trust the security of the Swiss bank account.”

    Switzerland's largest bank and U.S. officials have been negotiating intensely since allegations surfaced last year that UBS helped as many as 17,000 Americans conceal up to $20 billion.
     
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    Hells bells,, we've busted 4 or 5 of em just since obamalama started naming appointments.. :lol::lol:
     
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    That's why I hide my money in the Caymans.
     
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    Those were $100K or $1000 in owed taxes, you schmuck.

    Now that we have found these hidden billions, we can now afford the stimulus bill and the Iraq war. We just need to raise their taxes.

    I have been telling you that rich people and corporations don't pay enough in taxes, yet you argued.

    Corporations love suckers like you. Arrogant, stupid, easily fooled, greedy, lazy, racist. It is easy to convince you that they are the victims.
     
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    :lol: poor old frustrated bobo I'm feeling yer pain..
     
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    I dedicated a song to you once bobo.. did you get it? No? well,, here,, I'll do it agian..:lol:




    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBHZFYpQ6nc]YouTube - Fiddler on the roof - If I were a rich man (with subtitles)[/ame]






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    Well, I certainly feel vindicated when I read stories like this.

    Or like this:

    Most Companies in US Avoid Federal Income Taxes
    Report Says Most Corporations Pay No Federal Income Taxes; Lawmakers Blame Loopholes

    And yet even still, you guys continue to argue to lower Corporations taxes and rich people's taxes. :cuckoo:

    So now you and me pay all the taxes. I mean me and your husband. I don't know why you hate middle class people and love master.
     
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    Cause I'm a house slave!
     
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    So are you starting to wake up from the brainwashing the GOP gave you over the last 8 years?

    Are you starting to realize the rich and corporations didn't pay enough taxes and that has a huge part to do with this crappy economy and why our government is broke?

    You don't lower taxes if you are going to double the debt. Isnt' that what Bush did?

    Time to start raising taxes!!! But not your taxes Willow. Just the top 1%.

    And Corporations will only leave the US if the government allows them. Or, they can go freely, but we shouldn't allow them to ship their products back. Not without a huge tariff.

    I say we should tax the shit out of corporations and rich people. If they don't like it, they can leave. But not before paying a tax for leaving.

    And the free market will replace them in a day.

    Especially when no company is too big to fail.

    So we should tax the fuck out of them so we pay off the debt, get back to a surplus, so they start paying for iraq, so we can fund the economic stimulus act and so we can pay china back what we borrowed. And so we can fix social security.

    And above all, to recoup some of what they stole from us the last 8 years with all the Tom Delay/Bush tax loopholes.

    So don't argue ever again for trickle down economics or for giving the rich an unfair tax break. We told you it wouldn't work.

    And even after it didn't work, you still argued. :cuckoo:
     
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    whatyathink yer gonna do when you run outta rich people bobo... :lol:
     

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