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Swiss party wants to punish U.S. for UBS probe
Reuters ^ | Sat Feb 21, 2009 | Reuters

Posted on 02/21/2009 7:38:15 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather

ZURICH, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) called on Saturday for retaliation against the United States over a U.S. tax probe into the country's biggest bank UBS that threatens prized banking secrecy.

The populist SVP, the country's biggest party, said Switzerland should not take in any detainees from the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, which the Swiss government said last month it could consider to help shut the camp down.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bankaccounts; obamascrewup; punish; swiss; ubs
They are ticked off.
1 posted on 02/21/2009 7:38:15 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Gut!


2 posted on 02/21/2009 7:39:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The Swiss are the ultimate profiteers. Throughout history they’ve sat on the sideline picking up the scraps from the World’s misfortunes. The ultimate in National Amorality IMO.


3 posted on 02/21/2009 7:43:17 PM PST by TCats
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To: TCats
AS a person who has done business and negotiated contracts over most the world, I found the Swiss one of the biggest demanders of Bribes, France tied with them, UK folds were st right but Bureaucratic.

East US you had to deal with contractors under the control of the Mob, which has since moved into the White House

4 posted on 02/21/2009 7:51:08 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Just out of curiosity... did the Swiss take in refugees during WW2?


5 posted on 02/21/2009 7:52:32 PM PST by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
”The populist SVP, the country's biggest party, said Switzerland should not take in any detainees from the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, which the Swiss government said last month it could consider to help shut the camp down.”

So what, I hope nobody takes them. Then what will Bambi and Co. do?

6 posted on 02/21/2009 7:54:11 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: stubernx98
In the 80’s I was doing business all over Asia and was pretty much used to corruption at every step. I was relieved to get back to the US in the early 90’s, looking forward to being able to conduct business on its merits.

Boy, was I in for a surprise. What I found was the level of corruption at levels that approached those of Jakarta. As far as I can see it has only gotten worse, seeming to have been ‘Mainstreamed’ like so many other things that a mere 20 years ago would have been unthinkable and destroyers of careers.

7 posted on 02/21/2009 7:56:49 PM PST by TCats
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To: TCats

Wake my up when they have an army.


8 posted on 02/21/2009 8:30:41 PM PST by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
US Law should stop at the US border. If the Swiss government and financial institutions do not stand united to protect Swiss law and financial privacy, the US will pick them off one by one by using US courts to threaten their correspondent banking relationships.
9 posted on 02/21/2009 8:39:11 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The US is going after rich US taxpayers. They’ll go after the middle class afterwards. So much for Obama wanting to make friends with the rest of the world! He makes nice with the monsters in the Middle East and gets all our allies pissed off. Sounds like Carter redux.


10 posted on 02/21/2009 8:55:49 PM PST by winner3000
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Please don’t cut off the supply of Army knives :)


11 posted on 02/21/2009 8:56:40 PM PST by Spirochete
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To: TCats

In Jakarta, the corruption is so bad that locals have the guile to issue you a RECEIPT for bribes (for tax purposes).


12 posted on 02/21/2009 9:03:11 PM PST by ak267
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To: ak267
Yep, and here they issue receipts for Campaign Contributions and ‘Speaking Fees’ :-)
13 posted on 02/21/2009 9:05:44 PM PST by TCats
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Switzerland should not take in any detainees from the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, which the Swiss government said last month it could consider to help shut the camp down.

If I were a Swiss citizen..., I certainly wouldn't want to take these psychopathic zealots!!!

14 posted on 02/21/2009 9:08:07 PM PST by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Here's a clue.

STOP TAXING THE SO CALLED RICH TO THE HILT AND MAYBE THAT MONEY WOULD STAY CLOSER TO HOME!!

Just a thought!!

15 posted on 02/22/2009 8:40:18 AM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I am glad someone in der Schweiz has b*lls. They should NOT have let us take them to the woodshed like that. They are a sovereign nation and should be able to run their banking the way they like.

(Disclaimer - I lived in Switzerland for a decade and have a lot of fondness for my home away from home.)


16 posted on 02/22/2009 8:44:18 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: TCats

No country that I know of is innocent of horrible morality in WW2. There were many good Swiss who saved Jews, probably more than bankers who profited from Nazi money.

The Swiss have made a lot of choices in order to stay neutral and unique. It helped them not be indebted to world bodies. Think of the pressure they resisted from the EU.

They are a good people.


17 posted on 02/22/2009 8:47:09 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: greatdefender
Wake my up when they have an army.

Hey there -- their AF flies in the ALPS - they are quite good. Their military service is serious. It's a tiny country and their permanent militia is ready at any time.

18 posted on 02/22/2009 8:49:40 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
It's a tiny country and their permanent militia is ready at any time

What I remember hearing is that every male over 18 trained with the militia and had to maintain a weapon at home well into middle age.....good folk.

These tax crazed US bureaucrats are simply putting on this show to stir up resentment among the proles.....actual collections will be negligible

19 posted on 02/22/2009 10:09:43 AM PST by ninonitti
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Folks, capital will go to whatever place that treats it well. It’s as simple as that.

Why is there a need for rich people to hide their wealth and not use it here in America where it could possibly be used for investment and job creation ?

It’s because they get CONFISCATED, mostly for social engineering.

Why not create policies that treat capital well ?

How about a millionaire’s green card where rich people who put their money in the USA and create jobs get a fast track to permanent residency ?

I betcha ( apologies to Sarah ), capital will flown IN to the USA if they are treated well here by the government.


20 posted on 02/22/2009 10:17:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: sheikdetailfeather

  • Reuters
  • The right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP)
  • the country's biggest party
Only in Reutersland.

21 posted on 02/22/2009 1:38:56 PM PST by Nick Danger (www.swiftvets.com)
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To: Yaelle

My Mistake.


22 posted on 02/22/2009 8:21:38 PM PST by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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