And you, Ross Thomas, are no Capitalist.
Masquerades as a free market blog.
Ross Thomas is jealous.
if a guy has been living outside the US for years... and decides to finally stop paying for services he’ll never receive... why shouldn’t he?
also, who is ‘hurt’ by someone living in another country and not sending tax money to the US?
only the welfare addicts that are taking 65% of our budget
where are the calls to restrict sending money to mexico by illegals in the US??
There’s a set of “arguments” that you can easily drive a Mack truck through.
Consider youself un-friended.
PS: Singapore needs capitalists, too.
In fact, they welcome them
One of the fundamental freedoms of a truly free country is the freedom to leave. This isn’t East Germany.
This guy gives the real Ross Thomas a bad name.
And then foolish politicians, and the ever more foolish people who vote for them, tear it all down trying to steal all they can from those capitalists.
And I'm supposed to be offended by Saverine's actions?
Not going to happen. I'm too busy being mad at the people and policies that chased him away.
Besides, if I'm going to mad at him, then I've got to be mad at all the companies and individuals who bail out of tax crazy states like California, Michigan, Illinois, etc.
We never seem to tire of getting the lesson Saverine and others are teaching.
Pragmatic Capitalist or Ignorant Socialist?
It seems that recent IRS regulations demand that when an American citizen marries someone with different citizenship, and lives in a foreign country, the IRS now demands all sorts of financial information from that foreign spouse, even if he or she does no business and has no income from the US. I've also heard that many foreign banks are now refusing to do business with US citizens, due to the US government demands for information.
he’s lived outside the US for 2-3 yrs. didn’t grow up here... and intends to live in singapore
if the US believes they have some claim on his property (money == property) just because his business touched the US market...
then why aren’t they demanding money from ALL foreign citizens that receive financial benefits while dealing with the US?
why aren’t they demanding all those receiving money from illegals working in the US pay US taxes??
on top of all that... why the HELL is there no cap?
(From "The Big Bang Theory," "The Toast Derivation." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1632232/quotes?qt=qt1439115
[Usual gang and Priya are gossiping about Sheldon]
Howard Wolowitz: Raj, did you ever tell your sister about the time Sheldon got punched by Bill Gates?
Priya: Oh, God! You're kidding?
Raj Koothrappali: Nope. Gates gave a speech at the university. Sheldon went up to him afterward and said, "Maybe if you weren't so distracted by sick children in Africa, you could've put a little more thought into Windows Vista."
Leonard Hofstadter: Bam! Right in the nose. Made me proud to own a PC.
Saverine’s move to Singapore is an act that protects the rest of us. Without the threat of leaving, what amount of money would government decide to confiscate. As I heard Mark Steyn say, can you imagine the tax rate a one world government would impose.
I’m for anything one has to do to save his assets from communistic seizure.
Think about some average person on the street, how they would respond if approached by this sanctimonious b.s.?
“Hey, you live in an apartment, and lease a car, and you can afford to take your girlfriend out on dates on the weekend. But look at that poor wino over there! If you were a *good* person, you would let him live with you, and use your car, and you would share your girlfriend with him! But you’re not a *good* person! You are mean and greedy and want to keep it all to yourself!
“And this is why I support Obama. To hurt people like you and teach you a lesson!”