The Rich keep jumping ship

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  1. ScreamingEagle
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    Facebook co-founder just announced his renunciation of U.S. citizenship for Singapore....to avoid taxes and because it's easier doing foreign business from there than from the U.S.

    The number of rich voluntarily expatriating keeps increasing.....the line is straight up....

    ....so how is Obama's "tax the rich" plan going to work....? :rolleyes:

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    Facebook co-founder Saverin renounces U.S. citizenship | The Biz Beat

    Just like Eduardo, nearly 1,800 people renounced U.S. citizenship this year over taxes - The Washington Post

    Are Taxes Causing the Rich to Renounce Their Citizenship? - The Wealth Report - WSJ
     
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    Shows you how patriotic the rich really are.
     
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    Quite a few of them are naturalized Americans, like the guy from Facebook... who is actually Brazilian. They owe no allegiance to any country.... except the one that gives them the best tax incentives... which is why you raise more in taxes by keeping the rate at a competitive level... as the French are discovering.

    Basic math is over the intellectual paygrade of many leftists.
     
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    We should give them everything they want so they stay here!!
     
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    That's what un-American socialists like Obama, Biden, and Pelosi claim......

    Seems to me the first real American patriots fought a war AGAINST excessive taxes....:eusa_whistle:
     
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    I am fine with people renouncing their U.S. citizenship.

    But with the stipulation that they are Not allowed back into the country for any reason. Period.
     
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    Ahhhh, hysterical ranting instead of rational thought. How very like you.
     
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    Here's an interesting theory, from the OP's link to the WSJ

    Is Obama and the left's rabid demonization and hatred of the wealthy actually responsible for driving them out of the country? That would be gloriously ironic.
     
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    500 people leaving a year in a country with 310million people in it.... dot eh math
     
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    Anyone who is an American citizen owes allegiance ot the US moron.
     

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