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(TaxProf)   Number of taxpayers who renounced U.S. citizenship hits record high. And that's not even counting Edward Snowden   (taxprof.typepad.com ) divider line
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2013-08-10 01:48:03 PM  
9 votes:

Aristocles: This is what happens in Obama's America.

Any questions?


Yeah, which grade school did you drop out of?
2013-08-10 01:50:05 PM  
4 votes:

violentsalvation: Okay, see ya. Stay out of the Middle East, most of Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia - because if anything happens to you we aren't coming to help.


Benghazi  is still ok, right?
2013-08-10 01:46:41 PM  
4 votes:
www.hogdb.com
2013-08-10 01:45:19 PM  
4 votes:
NSA spying, Obamacare, impending tax hikes, record numbers mooching off the system, open borders, abortions at an all time high, Sharia law spreading its tentacles across the country, American way of life decaying before our eyes.......can anyone blame these people.
2013-08-10 03:29:43 PM  
2 votes:
casual disregard:
Mr. Floyd A.,

I propose that we found a new nation. It has become obvious to me that the political powers which be cannot allow for meaningful reform. As such we must forge new ground.

Since there is, as it were, no ground to found, this nation must be a technological superiority. Thus shall we craft a nation of floating cities upon the ocean. As the time advances and as our technology advances, we can also build structures beneath the waves and in the Lagrangian points and beyond in the inky black forever.

I respectfully submit that this is a necessary act because there's fark-all chance we can find a proper compromise in-house.

/VR

Casual Disregard


You're not planning to ban spinach, onions, and the Reverend Horton Heat are you?
2013-08-10 02:59:00 PM  
2 votes:

ManifestDestiny: Actually, I find myself quite affected by this issue and it's not really what a lot of people think. Yeah, yeah...getting a kick out of this, etc.


Serves you right for muddying your bath of birth with laplanders and square heads.  Should have stayed at home and married a Mexican.
2013-08-10 01:56:43 PM  
2 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-08-10 01:54:10 PM  
2 votes:

hardinparamedic: BravadoGT: [momentsofexhilaration.files.wordpress.com image 324x324]

You masturbate over a blatant work of fiction which ignores the basics of human nature and whose entire universe depends on a perpetual energy deus ex machina that violates every known law of physics?


Hell, when you put it like that you're basically describing every porno I've ever seen.
2013-08-10 01:47:05 PM  
2 votes:
This is why raising taxes on the rich to absurd levels won't work. Millionaires and billionaires can afford to move somewhere else and give the IRS the finger.
2013-08-10 01:45:59 PM  
2 votes:
Bunch of quitters. I'm not leaving until I have to sneak out.
2013-08-10 01:04:26 PM  
2 votes:

BravadoGT: [momentsofexhilaration.files.wordpress.com image 324x324]


You can probably hear me rolling my eyes from here.
2013-08-10 12:27:51 PM  
2 votes:
momentsofexhilaration.files.wordpress.com
2013-08-10 06:21:53 PM  
1 vote:

Infernalist: lantawa: Infernalist: You know, I lived through the Cold War days and I remember a lot of the old Soviet propaganda.  They called capitalists 'leeches' and 'parasites.'  Back then, I was too young to see those as anything more than insults.

Now, I can see why they'd call capitalists leeches and parasites.  They're killing this country.

Heya, sport. Let's look at the paragraph from the article that I linked. Here it is: In 2010, the top 1 percent of tax returns included 18.87 percent of all adjusted gross income and 37.38 percent of all federal individual income taxes paid. The top 5 percent earned 33.78 percent of income and paid 59.07 percent of taxes, and the top 10 percent earned 45.17 percent of income and paid 70.62 percent of taxes.

Read that, Infernalist, and, truly, CHOKE ON IT. I also lived through the Cold War times, and I learned and KNOW that communists are the ratlike filth of the world, colluding with and scheming with the nihilists, apocalyptists, and other fringe rodents of the philosophical night that sometimes deign to pretend that they have anything of value to contribute to the lives of men and women.

And they hate paying every single last penny of those taxes.  They spend thousands of dollars a year, paying men to find any and every way that they can find to get out of paying those taxes.  They break laws, they bribe Congressmen for new loopholes and clauses to get out of paying those taxes.  They store money in off-shore accounts to avoid paying taxes, they hide it in shell corporations and generally 'hate' paying back into this country that made their wealth possible.

And for all those taxes that they do pay, THEY AREN'T PAYING ENOUGH.  They control the vast majority of wealth in this country and work hard to increase that 80+%, they do whatever they can to move that wealth from the bottom up to the top.  And once they get it, they sit on it and make stupid noises about 'trickle down theory.'

So, with all that said, let me repeat myself: ...


So, you're jealous, disgruntled, and generally unhappy.  Oh, and disenfranchised too.  Let's not forget that, of course.  Okay.  I get it.  I've acknowledged that things aren't perfect and that I'm aggravated at malfeasance and misfeasance on the part of the wealthy.  Do you not see ANY misdeeds by the underclass and middle-class in this economy.  There is a VAST black market that operates under the IRS radar, and it consists of a large majority mix of black-market and illegal/illicit drug goods.  Let's see you opine on those phenomenon for awhile.  Let's see you opine on the explosion of children born to unwed mothers.  Let's see you opine on the grave lack of spirituality that is in place in the U.S. today.  Show us your concern, pilgrim.  Show it.  To us.
2013-08-10 05:53:55 PM  
1 vote:

Infernalist: And they hate paying every single last penny of those taxes. They spend thousands of dollars a year, paying men to find any and every way that they can find to get out of paying those taxes. They break laws, they bribe Congressmen for new loopholes and clauses to get out of paying those taxes. They store money in off-shore accounts to avoid paying taxes, they hide it in shell corporations and generally 'hate' paying back into this country that made their wealth possible.


As is their wont which is perfectly legal.

Infernalist: And for all those taxes that they do pay, THEY AREN'T PAYING ENOUGH. They control the vast majority of wealth in this country and work hard to increase that 80+%, they do whatever they can to move that wealth from the bottom up to the top. And once they get it, they sit on it and make stupid noises about 'trickle down theory.'


You're assuming, incorrectly I might add, that ours is a zero-sum economy. Not true. One can be prosperous without it coming at the expense of someone else's well-being. In fact, the more prosperity the better.

Infernalist: So, with all that said, let me repeat myself: Capitalists are parasites and leeches that are killing this country. This thread is based on an article talking about how rich people are increasingly fleeing the country in order to avoid paying those taxes that they owe. They're not Americans, they're rich farks who just want to find the best place to live where they can pay the least possible in taxes. They're the typical 'noble class' that flees every country when the poor finally have enough and rise up to tear them down.


Pardon? Are you referring to the college kids, hippies and anarchists of OWS who stood around in a park while the rest of us worked or looked for jobs?

The poor are hardly the reason that rich folks seek to live in locations where they won't be molested by burdensome taxes. Rather, it's the government.
2013-08-10 04:09:46 PM  
1 vote:

Infernalist: But, all of that is irrelevant when you break it right down to is basic facts: You're not an American. You're just another rich fark who's wanting a better deal. So, get the fark out and go live in China or Russia or Mexico or wherever you can 'get a better deal'. You're not wanted, you're not needed.

Parasite.


And therein lies the flaw with these conservatards: for all their talk about the "free market," they can never come up with a market comp example to back up their claim that personal income taxes are too high here.  Always complaining that this country is overpriced for what they're getting, but never showing what else is available.

They're like Corvette fans, except if no Corvette actually existed.
2013-08-10 03:44:43 PM  
1 vote:

RightToWork: Hobodeluxe: the person who thinks they are entitled to keep all their money. poor people pay the same for their gallon of gas or their bologna sandwich. and all of their income is taxed in sales taxes and other fees the utility companies charge them. they pay soc security tax on every dollar they make. rich people don't.

Today was my weekly trip to the grocery store where, as usual, I was the only person in line who actually purchased food with his own money. Tell me again how low-income individuals "pay the same" for their food. Perhaps you aren't aware, but they also frequently qualify for utility assistance.


You poor poor man, being the only person in line who had enough money to pay for his food without governmental assistance.  lol
2013-08-10 03:36:27 PM  
1 vote:
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
2013-08-10 03:25:10 PM  
1 vote:
yubanet.com
2013-08-10 03:23:25 PM  
1 vote:

Hobodeluxe: iheartscotch: because, regulations in other states sufficate small business.

bullshiat. freaking subsidies and handouts to the big boys by the govt are why the little fish can't compete. they have to play by a different set of rules.


Why cant it be both.jpg
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-10 03:13:11 PM  
1 vote:

brilett: I guess we'll just annex the Cayman's.

Bastards blew up our steamship


And they shot down helen Keller when she tried to escape from the Germans by flying around the world.
2013-08-10 02:20:00 PM  
1 vote:

violentsalvation: Okay, see ya. Stay out of the Middle East, most of Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia - because if anything happens to you we aren't coming to help.


Surprise!  Paying taxes won't get you any help, either!
2013-08-10 02:17:10 PM  
1 vote:

Aristocles: This is what happens in Obama's America.

Any questions?


"I have a question: when exactly did you become a nutbar?"
2013-08-10 02:13:27 PM  
1 vote:

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: I remember reading an article that the USA is the only major nation to tax all offshore income regardless of permanent residence.  I had to pay US taxes even though I lived abroad for nearly 300 days 4 years ago.  Sucked.


See it as an extension of your membership of an exclusive club. Or something.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-10 02:12:56 PM  
1 vote:

ManifestDestiny: There are a series of new reporting laws that are taking affect one by one. Basically, if you're making burger-flipper wages or above in your foreign country of residence, that will now give the US the right to examine ALL of the banking records you have in that country in minute detail. Every transaction.


And we can't have them finding out about the money stashed in Switzerland can we?
2013-08-10 02:11:53 PM  
1 vote:

flucto: ManifestDestiny: Actually, I find myself quite affected by this issue and it's not really what a lot of people think. Yeah, yeah...getting a kick out of this, etc.

I am a permanent resident of my host country and married to a native who is a government peon. The problem for ordinary people like me is that not only do I have to pay steep Norwegian taxes, I also have to give the US its pound of flesh calculated by the pre-Norwegian-tax gross. It's complicated enough that I'd have to hire an accountant (at Norwegian rates).

It is so expensive to be taxed twice over (plus all the costs that go into being employed like clothes, transportation, etc) that it's cheaper for my husband and myself if I just stay home and be a housewife. It's insane.

There was a point when I contemplated handing in my passport just so that I could work. But I as far as I understand, that would bar me from returning home to visit family for 10 years. It would be wrenching if a family member got seriously ill or died and I could not come home to see them or pay respects.

That's nonsense. Only cheap, selfish billionaires whine about the unfairness of the US tax system to Americans living outside the US. Everyone knows that. You're obviously a Republican shill.


I'll be sure to tell my stepmother. I'm sure she would be thrilled to hear that her pinko liberal space muffin step-daughter has seen the light.
2013-08-10 02:10:20 PM  
1 vote:

Aristocles: This is what happens in Obama's America.

Any questions?


Did they find a nice country where the taxes are lower on rich people?

Name it.
2013-08-10 02:08:03 PM  
1 vote:

DubyaHater: NSA spying, Obamacare, impending tax hikes, record numbers mooching off the system, open borders, abortions at an all time high, Sharia law spreading its tentacles across the country, American way of life decaying before our eyes.......can anyone blame these people.


Lol wut?
2013-08-10 02:07:18 PM  
1 vote:

DubyaHater: NSA spying, Obamacare, impending tax hikes, record numbers mooching off the system, open borders, abortions at an all time high, Sharia law spreading its tentacles across the country, American way of life decaying before our eyes.......can anyone blame these people.


1/10
2013-08-10 02:06:42 PM  
1 vote:

hardinparamedic: BravadoGT: [momentsofexhilaration.files.wordpress.com image 324x324]

You masturbate over a blatant work of fiction which ignores the basics of human nature and whose entire universe depends on a perpetual energy deus ex machina that violates every known law of physics?


"Blatant work of fiction"? What kind of charge is that? Do you think that this work of fiction should have been less blatant about being fiction
2013-08-10 01:57:50 PM  
1 vote:

iheartscotch: This is why raising taxes on the rich to absurd levels won't work. Millionaires and billionaires can afford to move somewhere else and give the IRS the finger.


Export tax on wealth when renouncing citizenship. Say 80% should work.
2013-08-10 01:54:57 PM  
1 vote:

hardinparamedic: panfried: violentsalvation: Okay, see ya. Stay out of the Middle East, most of Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia - because if anything happens to you we aren't coming to help.

Benghazi  is still ok, right?

[www.aguywalksinto365bars.com image 504x486]


A properly choked chicken neither speaks nor smokes!
2013-08-10 01:53:06 PM  
1 vote:

DubyaHater: NSA spying, Obamacare, impending tax hikes, record numbers mooching off the system, open borders, abortions at an all time high, Sharia law spreading its tentacles across the country, American way of life decaying before our eyes.......can anyone blame these people.


you should leave too. want help buying a ticket?
2013-08-10 01:53:06 PM  
1 vote:
DubyaHater: NSA spying, Obamacare, impending tax hikes, record numbers mooching off the system, open borders, abortions at an all time high, Sharia law spreading its tentacles across the country, American way of life decaying before our eyes.......can anyone blame these people.

Not sure if ser-

Sharia law spreading its tentacles across the country,

Oh, that clears that up, then. Congratulations on the Poe.
2013-08-10 01:51:32 PM  
1 vote:

panfried: violentsalvation: Okay, see ya. Stay out of the Middle East, most of Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia - because if anything happens to you we aren't coming to help.

Benghazi  is still ok, right?


www.aguywalksinto365bars.com
2013-08-10 01:51:28 PM  
1 vote:
The US does not charge very much in personal income taxes.  Bunch of whiny babies.
2013-08-10 01:48:08 PM  
1 vote:

iheartscotch: This is why raising taxes on the rich to absurd levels won't work. Millionaires and billionaires can afford to move somewhere else and give the IRS the finger.


So America is completely incapable of makingg new millionaires?
2013-08-10 01:47:20 PM  
1 vote:
If you think taxes are high in the U.S. versus the rest of the first world, then I have oceanfront property to sell you in Nebraska.
2013-08-10 01:45:09 PM  
1 vote:

propasaurus: So, just a bunch of takers.


If you mean the government, then I agree.

People who've lived overseas for years are forced to deal with the IRS and US tax system in a manner that citizens of other countries do not.  How many other countries tax the income of expatriates and nonresidents the way the US does?
2013-08-10 01:42:10 PM  
1 vote:
This is what happens in Obama's America.

Any questions?
2013-08-10 01:30:41 PM  
1 vote:
So, just a bunch of takers.
2013-08-10 01:22:28 PM  
1 vote:
Okay, see ya. Stay out of the Middle East, most of Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia - because if anything happens to you we aren't coming to help.
2013-08-10 01:20:36 PM  
1 vote:
Freeloaders.
 
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