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Meet The Growing Number Of Americans Who Want To Move Abroad
Business Insider ^ | Nov. 8, 2011, 5:21 PM | Abby Rogers and Gus Lubin

Posted on 11/10/2011 8:11:16 PM PST by Niuhuru

A growing number of Americans is thinking about turning expat, according to a survey by America Wave and Zogby International.

The share of Americans planning to relocate increased to 2.5 percent from 0.8 percent in 2009. If this number describes the entire population, that means around 6 million Americans are planning on leaving the country.

America Wave's Bob Adams (a Business Insider contributor) found that single people, political conservatives and men were more likely to be in this group.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abroad; americans; business; conservatives; expat; expats; international; men; population; relocate
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1 posted on 11/10/2011 8:11:19 PM PST by Niuhuru
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To: Niuhuru

Scr@w that.

America first!


2 posted on 11/10/2011 8:13:08 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: Niuhuru
My dream is to live in a third world country, where I can wake up every morning, look around, and say smugly, "I'm so much better than the idiots who are responsible for this hell-hole."

So I guess I'll stay right where I am.

3 posted on 11/10/2011 8:13:36 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: Niuhuru

8,000 Americans gave up their citizenship last year- up from 400 just 5 years ago...


4 posted on 11/10/2011 8:14:42 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: Niuhuru

It was a no-brainer for me. The best education you can ever have is to travel. And if I ever must go back I’m moving to Texas.


5 posted on 11/10/2011 8:15:18 PM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Niuhuru

Count us in.

Now where can we move where we will get free medical, free food, free housing, free education, the ability to drive drunk and legally kill people without any culpability, and no fear of deportation no matter how many laws we break, thumbing our noses at the legal citizens while at the same time demanding rights while we are waving our flag and complaining that the host’s flag is offensive?


6 posted on 11/10/2011 8:15:30 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Niuhuru

http://www.LivingInThePhilippines.com


7 posted on 11/10/2011 8:16:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Niuhuru

I’m an expat living and working in Australia. I come home once a year during Thanksgiving through New Years. I enjoy learning about the country and culture. My next adventure would be to live and work in Tokyo.


8 posted on 11/10/2011 8:16:44 PM PST by SkyDancer ('If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate ")
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To: Niuhuru

More power to ‘em!!


9 posted on 11/10/2011 8:17:17 PM PST by ontap
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To: Niuhuru
Someone need to move a broad ...


10 posted on 11/10/2011 8:17:17 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We definitely think about it. Who wants to live here and see this once great nation slide into a total hellhole? It’s happening now, before our very eyes.

Then again, it’s the American thing to do to stay and FIGHT.


11 posted on 11/10/2011 8:17:43 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

My guess is that most had made enough money that you could retire to somewhere like Costa Rica, and just gave up on the US system.


12 posted on 11/10/2011 8:18:22 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Niuhuru

....so after voting for Obama and his liberal horde and allowing them to bring the nation to ruin, they want out?

:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(


13 posted on 11/10/2011 8:18:25 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Niuhuru

I work overseas, but I will never give up my citizenship and I LOVE being home, warts and all.


14 posted on 11/10/2011 8:18:51 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

“The best education you can ever have is to travel. “

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Correct.

I’ve lived abroad.

I learned America is the best nation on Earth.


15 posted on 11/10/2011 8:19:03 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

My brother is married to a great Filipina and I love heading to the RP, even on business. Ridiculously low taxes, great medical help, friendly peeps, great nightclubs. The traffic is the worst in the world though. There are Freepers who live there too.


16 posted on 11/10/2011 8:19:08 PM PST by max americana (CAIN 2012)
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To: Niuhuru
Only illegals want to stay...Free medical, free drugs, free education, in-state college tuition, welfare, government bonuses, social security, rewards, and you can always bitch about racism if ya ain't getten enough free stuff.

Can ya blame them?

17 posted on 11/10/2011 8:20:58 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Niuhuru

My wife is from Mexico so we can buy coastal land there.

We have our eye on a beautiful place down near Veracruz. For a pittance you can live like royalty there. I will have a beach front home and, if you know how to do it, you can own guns in Mexico — where they have a heavily implied castle law.

No reason for me NOT to retire there.


18 posted on 11/10/2011 8:21:21 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: Niuhuru

I moved to Australia a year ago to go to college in part because of my negative previous U.S. university experiences and I don’t regret it at all. I’d love to move back after I graduate but if I can’t start my career back home, I’ll start it elsewhere.


19 posted on 11/10/2011 8:21:21 PM PST by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

OK...iced tea on my screen. LOL!


20 posted on 11/10/2011 8:21:21 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: pepsionice

It is definitely entrepreneurial people, affluent people who want to escape the taxes on worldwide income, and those who don’t like what is happening here. If I start another biz, it willbe offshore.


21 posted on 11/10/2011 8:21:56 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: Niuhuru

BS. Just where the heck would they move?


22 posted on 11/10/2011 8:22:38 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SkyDancer
Smart person, if I were younger I would be down there with you.
23 posted on 11/10/2011 8:22:56 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Niuhuru

Thankin’ ‘bout it, had an offer to teach English in China, where, the man said, there is no welfare for the lazy bums!


24 posted on 11/10/2011 8:25:21 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Niuhuru

Where is Galt’s Gulch these days anyway?


25 posted on 11/10/2011 8:25:35 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I’ve lived abroad. I learned America is the best nation on Earth.

Same here and I am a signature away from dual citizenship that could be very lucrative in 25 years.

No F'n way. I am a proud citizen of the United States of America.

26 posted on 11/10/2011 8:26:08 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: freedumb2003

I visited Veracruz long ago, but recently read an article that Veracruz the city and Veracruz the state have been almost irretrievably lost to gangs and corruption.


27 posted on 11/10/2011 8:26:28 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Paladin2

Some here seem to have interpreted Galts Gulch to mean the Peoples Republic of China.

Ayn Rand did not mean that.

Of that, I am absolutely certain.


28 posted on 11/10/2011 8:27:00 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: max americana

I left the USA many years ago and moved to California. Next I’ll be in Mexico without having to leave CA.


29 posted on 11/10/2011 8:27:05 PM PST by umgud
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To: org.whodat

I meet with a group of expats in Brisbane every so often and we chat about life and how to live in a great society here in Oz. The killer is learning the lingo. It’s easy once you get the hang of what they’re talking about, right mate? The whole thing here is just tickety-boo. And Bob’s yer uncle.


30 posted on 11/10/2011 8:27:54 PM PST by SkyDancer ('If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate ")
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To: Niuhuru
I have several friends at retirement age who have looked seriously at moving out of the country. We meet often to discuss.

After trips to Panama, Vietnam, Costa Rica and Spain we have decided to join compatriots who are populating Idaho and South Dakota in order to establish patriotic American strongholds here at home.

31 posted on 11/10/2011 8:28:39 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: SkyDancer

No worse than rural Canada, where I lived long before satellite TV and the internet, PLUS I had to know some French.


32 posted on 11/10/2011 8:30:21 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: freekitty

The country with the most expat Americans is Canada. Roughly a million. Now some would say the cultural shift is minor so Canada might be considered cheating in terms of moving away from the USA but there is where you find the most Americans abroad.


33 posted on 11/10/2011 8:31:44 PM PST by xp38
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To: xp38

Spot on.


34 posted on 11/10/2011 8:32:50 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: steve86

>>I visited Veracruz long ago, but recently read an article that Veracruz the city and Veracruz the state have been almost irretrievably lost to gangs and corruption.<<

It is rough but I our place is outside that zone. We are keeping an eye on the situation and are sure the government is planing on moving in. The Mexican prez is PO’d and it looks like he wants to use VZ to make an example.


35 posted on 11/10/2011 8:33:10 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: xp38

I’d move to Banff in a heartbeat if I could, Alberta is the “Texas” of Canada, people there are much more conservative than in Toronto.


36 posted on 11/10/2011 8:33:22 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Paladin2

if you find it, please pass along the coords

with entitlements (ie: buying votes with taxpayer money) at 60% of federal spending... I’m working 30% of my time to support the parasites

the same parasites that vilify me or anyone like me.

it’s like the Jews in 1930s Germany paying taxes to build the death camps. it makes no sense


37 posted on 11/10/2011 8:34:59 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: dfwgator

Yep. I’ve seen at least as many Stetsons in Calgary as Dallas.


38 posted on 11/10/2011 8:36:01 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: dfwgator

I’m considering moving to Canada or Switzerland if
Obamacare isn’t repealed by Jan 2014.


39 posted on 11/10/2011 8:36:12 PM PST by preamble
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To: Niuhuru

Eff ‘em. If they choose to run when their country needs them most, I say good riddance, and never call yourself my countryman again.


40 posted on 11/10/2011 8:36:51 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Baynative

Keep me updated... Sounds like you two are heading my way!


41 posted on 11/10/2011 8:40:13 PM PST by JDoutrider (The democrat party has morphed into an evil institution that is hell bent on destroying America.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’ve always wanted to live in some crappy banana republic run by a Marxist - so I guess I’ll stay too...


42 posted on 11/10/2011 8:42:00 PM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: JDoutrider

It’s looking like Sandpoint.


43 posted on 11/10/2011 8:42:38 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: preamble

My getaway would be the High Tatry region of Poland/Slovakia.


44 posted on 11/10/2011 8:42:39 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: GOPJ

LOL.

Sad and true, and post of the day.


45 posted on 11/10/2011 8:42:43 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: Paladin2

“Where is Galt’s Gulch these days anyway?”

Chile


46 posted on 11/10/2011 8:43:03 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: preamble

I lived in Canada for almost a decade, originally from Texas/LA. If youre a freeper, you will possibly despise canada, its inhabitants and social policies. Gas is 7 bucks a gallon there, taxes are around 13% on absolutely every product you buy (including food) and the taxes on liquor are worse (a case of beer is 35 bucks, a fifth of any spirit is 30-35).

My picks:

1. Merida, Mexico
2. Lunigiana, Italy
3. Bocas del Toro, Panama
4. Granada, Nicaragua
5. Nha Trang, Vietnam
6. Roatan, Honduras
7. Bearn, France
8. Corozal Town, Belize


47 posted on 11/10/2011 8:45:25 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: Revolting cat!

To be honest, the only countries that are going to survive are the ones where there is no institutionalized welfare system. The people know which way is up and they are able to go there via schooling, skills, and self discipline.


48 posted on 11/10/2011 8:45:56 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

Former Commie lands are freer now than Obamalandia!


49 posted on 11/10/2011 8:46:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Tzimisce

The people who want to stay here are the ones who ruined this great nation. The ones who have just wanted to work and get on with life are going to go somewhere else, where they can work nad get on with life.


50 posted on 11/10/2011 8:47:08 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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