Skip to comments.Swiss party wants to punish U.S. for UBS probe
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.
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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.
East US you had to deal with contractors under the control of the Mob, which has since moved into the White House
Just out of curiosity... did the Swiss take in refugees during WW2?
So what, I hope nobody takes them. Then what will Bambi and Co. do?
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.
Wake my up when they have an army.
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.
Please don’t cut off the supply of Army knives :)
In Jakarta, the corruption is so bad that locals have the guile to issue you a RECEIPT for bribes (for tax purposes).
If I were a Swiss citizen..., I certainly wouldn't want to take these psychopathic zealots!!!
STOP TAXING THE SO CALLED RICH TO THE HILT AND MAYBE THAT MONEY WOULD STAY CLOSER TO HOME!!
Just a thought!!
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.)
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.
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.
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
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.