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If You Don't Like America, then Leave, Wait.....Not So Fast!

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The U.S. government is discovering a new problem. People are fleeing and are willing to renounce, their U.S. citizenship. Sure they don't all go to Hong Kong, in this case they go to Singapore, but the problem is still the same, and that problem is that they take their money with them.

 

Well Democratic Senators have just the solution for that of course!

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At a news conference this morning, Sens. Schumer and Bob Casey, D-Pa., will unveil the “Ex-PATRIOT” – “Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy” – Act to respond directly to Saverin’s move, which they dub a “scheme” that would “help him duck up to $67 million in taxes.”

The senators will call Saverin’s move an “outrage” and will outline their plan to re-impose taxes on expatriates like Saverin even after they flee the United States and take up residence in a foreign country. Their proposal would also impose a mandatory 30 percent tax on the capital gains of anybody who renounces their U.S. citizenship.

 

Ha, so take that evil corporatists who want to flee our utopian government that will save the planet via the redistribution of their largress. Now there is legislation to force you to stay and slave away for us! Why there isn't anywhere on the planet you can feel safe from our need for your money now!

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

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"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

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Yes, so much for the "if you don't like it, leave" mantra from the big government, big spending, high taxes folks.

The state is nothing more than a criminal gang writ large.

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The state is nothing more than a criminal gang writ large.

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Democrats:  Lets create punitive tax policies that change economic behavior.  Then, let's punish people that change their economic behavior.  

I can only please one person per day.  Today is not your day.  Tomorrow doesn't look good either.  
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I can only please one person per day.  Today is not your day.  Tomorrow doesn't look good either.  
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But Some Think Our Attitude Should Be One Of Gratitude

 

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If one prison guard beats you twenty times a day while the other guards beat you fifty times a day, then you’ll certainly prefer the first guard to the others – but should you be grateful to him? Or should you jump at the chance to switch to a guard who beats you only ten times a day? All the examples of things for which Saverin “owes” the u.s. are respects in which u.s. laws are less oppressive than the laws of many other countries. Being less oppressed is like being beaten less often.

Gratitude is an appropriate response to receiving a favour or a privilege. Freedom is a right, not a privilege; demanding that people be “grateful” for not having their freedom violated so much is morally obscene. In any case, the freedom that Saverin enjoyed in this country was the result not of the government (which would happily expand to totalitarian dimensions if it could) or of the ruling class (ditto), but of many generations of citizens working to restrain both. So asking Saverin to feel grateful to the government, and surrender his money to it, is like asking a patient to be grateful to a virus because, thanks to inoculations, he doesn’t suffer too badly from it.

Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.

(I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.)

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Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.

(I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.)

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