Skip to comments.Steve Wozniak Seeks Australian Citizenship: America May Lose Yet Another Billionaire
Posted on 09/27/2012 5:39:46 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too
CNBC is reporting that Steve Wozniak, who founded Apple with Steve Jobs in 1976, is seeking to become an Australian citizen. Wozniak, who is currently in Australia promoting the launch of the new iPhone 5, spoke with Australian media and expressed his love for the country, and for the Australian governments plans to launch its National Broadband Network (NBN). This lead many news outlets to incorrectly report that Wozniaks motivations for emigrating were purely because of the NBN.
Wozniak mentioned that he would keep his U.S. citizenship, but said, I intend to call myself an Australian and feel Australian. Unfortunately, Wozniak might find holding onto his U.S. citizenship a little more difficult when it comes time to applying for Australian citizenship. According to the U.S. Department of State, dual nationality is permitted by the country because of birth, marriage, or immigrants to the U.S. retaining the nationality of their country of origin. However, for a U.S. citizen to actively seek out foreign citizenship for any other reason is grounds for them losing their US citizenship.
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Good riddance to a liberal whiner...too bad he can’t take the cult he founded with him.
Oh shut up. Your stupid Republican Loyalty Salute doesn't work with Woz. He's an American treasure, and this is just sad.
The US allows dual citizenship. No problems there for Woz.
Jealousy is such an ugly trait
I doubt that Woz is a billionaire, thousandaire maybe!
Boy when Oboingo got elected I told a number of people AU was our escape valve, they all thought I was nucking futs..... Funny thing is the Monster-In-Laws are thinking of going on a Senior Trip and some Jewish Senior Conservative friends are beginning to think America is over and are talking of moving to AU. I guess I am not crazy after all and neither is S.W.....
“However, for a U.S. citizen to actively seek out foreign citizenship for any other reason is grounds for them losing their US citizenship.”
Ya right, never happen. Why? Well then the US can’t tax the hell out of you. So they are more than happy having you keep your US citizenship as it allows them to collect taxes on whatever you make where ever you are. As far as Steve W looking to get an Australian citizenship I say go for it, why not? Any way are people here so hard over on people looking to live somewhere that is freer than here in the US? If more people did this then the US would eventually be forced to go back to being the freest country around rather than number 18 on the current list or risk loosing a lot of their best (and richest) to other countries.
American treasure? LOL!
If you say so.
To me he’s just another Zero-lover. I could care less what he did. he’s a liberal, and now he wants to run out on America. He’s an un-American idiot who deserves nothing but contempt by a true patriot.
You must be a Linux/Apple cultist.
Then join them.
They’re deserting America when the going gets a little tough.
To Hades with him.
Woz & his wife ride their Segways past our house nearly every Wednesday on their way to the local Apple store. They’re kind of a local institution, I’ll be sorry to see him go.
“Then join them.”
You seem to have forgotten that our forefathers did the same thing when times got tough in their country of origin. So are you also willing to damn those that deserted their country to emigrate here?
I'm just a cook, but isn't a thousand million a billion? 1e+09 or something?
How’s that hope and change workin’ for you stevie-boy?
Wozniak just wants to save some of his money from the other democrats..
He knows something.. A rat wants to leave the ship..
Any intelligent rich person already has most of his liquid assets offshore..
But it seems there is a lot of stupid rich people..
They fled tyranny. We’re not quite there yet.
Wozniak is a tyrant loving Zero supporter.
Good riddance to him.
They need to yank his citizenship though.
I don’t want him contributing to candidates here while living it up in Sydney.
“Any intelligent rich person already has most of his liquid assets offshore..”
Nope, most of the rich have tax sheltered trusts set up. True the newly rich (read hedge fund managers) have done a lot of off shoring of their wealth but most of them use trusts which keeps the wealth in the family.
America was founded by people who ran out on their countries. It’s about the most American thing you can do.
True enough, when it's apparent that those "other countries" have now come here.
* They fled tyranny.*
Typical vapid hero-worship.
Wozniak’s a LIB. So was Jobs.
To Hades with ‘em both.
Oh wait...Jobs is already thgere roasting.
Thank you for that, Senator Schumer.
Re your post #16, thanks for that correction. If the people who use the “could care less” expression gave five seconds of reflection on its logic, we would never see it again.
he should get citizenship from Monaco. Much better deal.
You seem to know the place like you belong there?
He's a flippin commie; nothing "American" about him.
“No problems there for Woz.”
Yeah, except whe he finds out he has to pay taxes in both places.
You can't. The only way to lose American citizenship is renounce it explicitly, or have it taken because you gained it through immigration fraud.
Simply taking out another citizenship, in and of itself, is not and cannot be grounds for depriving an American of his right to citizenship as granted by the Constitution.
“Yeah, except whe he finds out he has to pay taxes in both places.”
Not so. The USA and Australia have a tax treaty to avoid double taxation...
“They fled tyranny. Were not quite there yet.”
We’re past that point.
We are witnessing the destruction of our currency (under both parties)
We are witnessing out of control government spending (under both parties)
We are witnessing the relentless erosion of Constitutional rights, Destruction of Privacy, and a rising police state
Without security in our person and property, there isn’t liberty.
Wake up man.
Appleheads defending a very well known progressive hippie worth precisely according to Google sources in the neighborhood of 100,000,000 because folks like him who vote like him and put their money where he does have about destroyed our nation and our culture and not he wants to bail to another once great nation destroyed by leftists
for no other reason than because he cofounded their pet
*and I own 2 Iphones..excellent phones but the cult of Mac is mostly stinking hippies and girly men
** I’m a deadhead too but I don’t want to be like them
I like ‘em, too.
Pig Pen had all the chops and clarity at the piano as Rudolf Serkin did.
long Live The Alligator era!
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