do americans really want to move out the country en masse?

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i want one of those!

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 16:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I had to marry and divorce a klootzak to get it.

Maria D. (Maria D.), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've tried to flee to Guadalajara several times but have always been nabbed at the border.

andy, Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I went to that URL to read that story was but was distracted by this horrifying slice of Americana:

Mother Charged After Baby's Arms Severed

Things like this more than anything election-related make me want to leave the country.

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Is that story unique to America?

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Probably not but I'd like to think so as it means it's something that's escapable.

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

...just bring a heavy coat and an oxygen tank. maybe lots of oxygen tanks. No more people!

donut christ (donut), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 19:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Isn't this the third mother in Texas who has killed her child recently due to "post partum?" Frightening.

jocelyn (Jocelyn), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 19:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Well, I do think it would be beneficial for the US to saw off the continent at Texas. And if the saw accidentally lops off Florida too, well, it's a small price to pay.

Texas sez: "Fool me once, shame on.. shame on.. Fool me once, and I'll fucking kill you."

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 19:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Texas is mostly like a cyborg. You can set the entire thing ablaze (minus buildings and people of course), and once the fires are extinguished, it mostly looks just... like what it was before.

donut christ (donut), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

OK ok fine, we can set fire to Clear Channel headquarters in da 'Antonio... as long as Dee is safe.

donut christ (donut), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I am a dual citizen (kind of), monkeyfaces!

adam... (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

WE DON'T NEED YOUR SMUGOSITY, ADAMRL. We have plenty of mine already.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax Scheme

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has a status update for Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin: Stop attempting to dodge your taxes by renouncing your U.S. citizenship or never come to back to the U.S. again.

In September 2011, Saverin relinquished his U.S. citizenship before the company announced its planned initial public offering of stock, which will debut this week. The move was likely a financial one, as he owns an estimated 4 percent of Facebook and stands to make $4 billion when the company goes public. Saverin would reap the benefit of tax savings by becoming a permanent resident of Singapore, which levies no capital gains taxes.

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.

The plan would bar individuals like Saverin from ever reentering the United States again.

“Eduardo recently found it more practical to become a resident of Singapore since he plans to live there for an indefinite period of time,” Tom Goodman, Saverin’s spokesman, told Bloomberg News in an email.

Last year 1,700 people renounced their U.S. citizenship.

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 17 May 2012 21:22 (five years ago) Permalink

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