Obama's politically astute tax return

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    Discuss.

    I'm not a tax guy, but I do find it interesting at least that Obama has a Swiss bank account.* Personally, I think that anyone holding political office be required to deposit all of his assets in domestic banks.

    Oh, and it is also interesting that, as a millionaire who claims to want millionaires to pay higher taxes, he sheltered as much of his income as possible to avoid tax liability. Do as I say, not as I do, apparently.

    *EDIT: I misread this article initially. Obama does not have a Swiss bank account.
     
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    I question the Constitutionality of making politicians use domestic banks only. I understand your desire for accountability though.
     
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    I'm sure it's unconstitutional. :D
     
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    Obama has an offshore bank account?

    I wonder where all the libtards that pitched a fit over Romney's offshore bank account are???
     
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    The article says Romney has a Swiss bank account, not Obama. Go back and read it again, it says that Obama did not take advantage of any esoteric tax tricks to get his tax liability down.
     
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    You're correct. Mea culpa.
     
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    I dont really care what any politician does with his or her own money as long as it's not involved in criminal activity. People dont suddenly lose their liberty to use their money as they see fit when they run for public office.
     
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    lol

    Where's the "what laws is he breaking" question?

    :lmao:
     
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    Don't presidents put their holdings in a blind trust during their tenure to avoid conflicts of interests?
     
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    ok... after reading the thread, where the OP was corrected in his comments about Obama and a Swiss account, it appears the point in my post is a non-existent one.
     

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