When politicians said Eduardo Saverin “defriended America,” I thought, “No, Penisfaces, your taxes chased away another billionaire.”
Then, when irritating socialite Denise Rich also renounced her citizenship, I felt just as annoyed. She stood to save $65 million dollars by leaving. She’s already donated millions of dollars above and beyond her huge tax bill but eventually she was forced to say, “Fuck it.” America responded by saying “Fuck you” and I get where they’re coming from but they’re wrong. I wrote about the whole thing for my Taki column and one of the comments was…
How deeply un-patriotic and un-American to denounce your citizenship and/or leave. So they loose some of their wealth, while retaining the vast proportion of it and they hop on private jets and helicopters with no sense of loyalty or affiliation to the US and leave. Obviously they had no true affiliation to the US in the first place. Charles Murray wrote of this new group of “stateless” uber wealthy with no ties and no loyalties. I do not think America should be blackmailed into capitulating. While we may not agree with the ”community organizer” he is however the president. How much better will trust-fund, spineless Mormon Mitt be?
I understand madeleinemary but the big picture is “When you tax something more, you get less of it.” Making it expensive for rich people to spend their money here means they will no longer spend their money here. Taxing the rich doesn’t pay off our debts. It just encourages the rich to leave. Besides, even if they stayed, eating 100% of all the rich is not going to satiate a guy who weighs 15 trillion pounds.
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