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Boehner backs 'Eduardo Saverin Tax'
The Daily Mail ^ | 20 May 2012

Posted on 05/20/2012 5:48:27 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

House Speaker John Boehner has become the latest politician to attack Facebook billionaire Eduardo Saverin for ditching his U.S. citizenship to avoid paying tax.

Speaking on ABC's This Week, Mr Boehner labelled the move 'absolutely outrageous' and said he would support legislation to stop wealthy expats relocating to dodge tax.

Mr Saverin, who pocketed more than $2billion when the social-networking site listed on the stock exchange on Friday, could avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. taxes after he relocated to Singapore.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2012election; eduardosaverin; election2012; johnboehner; kenyanbornmuzzie; loveitorleaveit; mittromney; ohio; singapore
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1 posted on 05/20/2012 5:48:31 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Boner is a prick


2 posted on 05/20/2012 5:50:33 PM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Boner is retarded and needs to spend more time with his family.


3 posted on 05/20/2012 5:50:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MinorityRepublican

They are all envious bastards. They all need to go.


4 posted on 05/20/2012 5:52:32 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Did he cry when he talked about this?

Gaahhh.....Boehner is an idiot. A pink-tie Republican idiot.


5 posted on 05/20/2012 5:52:42 PM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: coon2000

Maybe so, but the liberal Facebook scum who support high tax/high spend policies then dodge out when it comes time to pay are the real issue here.


6 posted on 05/20/2012 5:52:49 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: MinorityRepublican

If I had the money, and I certainly don’t, I’d be the first to give the finger to the cry baby on the way out.


7 posted on 05/20/2012 5:53:51 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

No, the real issue is that the US has the highest corporate tax in the world.


8 posted on 05/20/2012 5:54:03 PM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: MinorityRepublican

If republicans had a spine they would use this as a turning point where they search for a new Speaker.

The Blubberer sounds like an Ayn Rand character - and not the good kind.

Unbelievable.

God Bless Eduardo.


9 posted on 05/20/2012 5:54:11 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: MinorityRepublican

The freeloaders now infesting America have decided that they want Socialism. Unfortunately, Eduardo is one of the guys they have chosen to pay for it.


10 posted on 05/20/2012 5:54:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: MinorityRepublican

So both parties are made up of proponents of confiscatory taxes and the spread-the-wealth doctrine, just in different ways?


11 posted on 05/20/2012 5:55:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Can we get a new speaker already? You know, one in line with the Republican principle that tax avoidance, as long as it’s legal, is patriotic?


12 posted on 05/20/2012 5:55:42 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: MinorityRepublican

Boner must go.


13 posted on 05/20/2012 5:56:39 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Scotswife

The GOP-e have a “spine”? I’m surprised the party hasn’t yet collapsed due to having alienated the conservatives once and for all.


14 posted on 05/20/2012 5:56:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: MinorityRepublican

I would happily renounce my citizenship to avoid the current war on wealth and the productive class. Boehner proves he’s no better than the socialists.

Who is John Galt?


15 posted on 05/20/2012 5:56:58 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Bad policy! The GOP should never endorse 1. penalizing tax havens (e.g. Carribean Islands), 2. taxing people for renouncing citizenship. It is places like the Carribean that helps to keep the US from increases taxes even further. Similarly, it is the ability to renounce citizenship to save on taxes that helps keep taxes low in the US. The GOP is moving us toward a North Korean mindset whenever it favors these types of penalties on tax havens.


16 posted on 05/20/2012 5:57:12 PM PDT by impimp
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To: MinorityRepublican

The GOP is as much the problem as the Democrats.


17 posted on 05/20/2012 5:57:30 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: MinorityRepublican

M<}¥€*/r F#%/#r!

WTF are Kommies?

Boehner, you are an insufferable prick.


18 posted on 05/20/2012 5:57:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Why not call it after the great American Sir John Templeton who had started the trend?


19 posted on 05/20/2012 5:57:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Well, if it weren’t for rich liberals having an epiphany when their policies come back to haunt them, there would be fewer rich conservatives out there.


20 posted on 05/20/2012 5:57:54 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: MinorityRepublican

How does he intend to stop people from leaving the country? Besides the guy already doesn’t live here.


21 posted on 05/20/2012 5:58:07 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

We’re becoming more like the former Soviet Union with each passing day.


22 posted on 05/20/2012 5:58:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MinorityRepublican
this is bullsh!t...

if you renounce your citizenship which he did last september, and are worth $2 million or more, your total assets are treated as if sold the day before expatriation, and tax is due on the assessed market value

that would include his Facebook shares

23 posted on 05/20/2012 5:59:24 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MinorityRepublican

is he also in favor of making sure we get the taxes from the $21 BILLION shipped annually to mexico without being taxed?

will he also be in favor of banning those people from entering the country?

didn’t think so.

freakin RINO


24 posted on 05/20/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: svcw

Chuck you Schumer wants to make it retroactive to 10 years ago.


25 posted on 05/20/2012 6:00:25 PM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: MinorityRepublican

Of course. The solution to driving taxpayers away with confiscatory tax rates is to kill them.


26 posted on 05/20/2012 6:00:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Nothing conservative about the Boner is there?


27 posted on 05/20/2012 6:01:27 PM PDT by calex59
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To: MinorityRepublican

Speaker Boehner is on the wrong side of this issue. There is no benefit that the United States government provides to Eduardo Saverin that can justify its siezure of tens of millions of dollars from him. Saverin is just the first of many Atlases who will shrug off such a ridiculous burden - and the only answer that Neo-Bolsheviks like Chuck Schumer, Bob Casey and John Boehner have is to erect a new Iron Curtain to imprison successful Americans and impound their wealth. All they are proving is that Saverin is right.


28 posted on 05/20/2012 6:02:49 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” So both parties are made up of proponents of confiscatory taxes and the spread-the-wealth doctrine, just in different ways? “

Ahhhhh...

The light dawneth... ;)


29 posted on 05/20/2012 6:02:49 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I will not be surprised in the not-so-distant future when the Feds deny wealthy people the right to leave the country and renounce their citizenship.


30 posted on 05/20/2012 6:02:49 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: sten

You belong us !!


31 posted on 05/20/2012 6:03:02 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: iceskater

What the feds send troops to grab you in Rome (or where ever) and drag you back to the US and force you to live here? How just does that work?


32 posted on 05/20/2012 6:03:23 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sounds like a Bill of Attainder. They seem to be targeting it at one individual. I thought the Constitution prohibited bills of attainder.


33 posted on 05/20/2012 6:03:23 PM PDT by chimera
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To: Paladin2

“Boner is retarded and needs to spend more time with his family.”

Anywhere but D.C.

He sure knows which battles to pick ...N O T


34 posted on 05/20/2012 6:04:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sorry, Crybaby Boner.....it’s called “his right”. There’s spit you can do about it, and frankly, I don’t blame the kid one bit.

He earned the money; you didn’t. Deal with it. Guess you’ll just have to continue pissing away other peoples’ money, instead.


35 posted on 05/20/2012 6:04:14 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Wow. So the concept here is you are not free to exit the American tax system.

I guess that is ok with the 47 percent of Americans that pay no taxes.

Those that pay taxes should be able to say goodbye when the taxes become too much.

36 posted on 05/20/2012 6:04:35 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: chimera

Didn’t you get the memo? The Constitution is irrelevant.


37 posted on 05/20/2012 6:04:58 PM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: MinorityRepublican
Why does the Government continue to ASSUME they have the RIGHT to EVERYONE'S money?

I guess they need it in order to facilitate the continued "SPENDING."

38 posted on 05/20/2012 6:05:08 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: coon2000
Boner is a prick

The tax and spend prick needs to end up in a condom.

39 posted on 05/20/2012 6:05:34 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: MinorityRepublican

Saverin shrugged . . . and the reigning Puh Pahs of both parties don’t like it.


40 posted on 05/20/2012 6:06:23 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Bonehead is keeping in character, he should be sent home permanently.


41 posted on 05/20/2012 6:07:22 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’m not a Boehner hater, but this one pisses me off. Smacks of building a Berlin wall. You make it so people can’t get out, no one will want to get in. Lower the damn tax rates if you want people to come here and stay here.

You mean Boehner actually believes the guy has no right to change his citizenship?


42 posted on 05/20/2012 6:07:54 PM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: Williams

The most fundamental freedom in a free republic, is the freedom to leave.


43 posted on 05/20/2012 6:09:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
"Maybe so, but the liberal Facebook scum who support high tax/high spend policies then dodge out when it comes time to pay are the real issue here."

Wrong. Not even close, unless you want to be like the scum-sucking libs in Congress and the media.

It's his RIGHT to be a jerk. It's his RIGHT to be a hypocrite. Neither are against the law. It's also his right to be an idiot, if in fact he supported "high tax/spend policies".

It's also his money, not the Fed's. It's also his citizenship status, not yours, not Congress'. Leave him be.

P.S. Please don't take this as a personal attack; it isn't. It's just a touchy subject with me. The media and Congress are sticking their long noses WAY too much into individuals' business, I don't care how much they're worth or how liberal they are.

44 posted on 05/20/2012 6:09:16 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
You can express your thoughts directly to the Honorable Speaker HERE
45 posted on 05/20/2012 6:10:59 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: RightOnline

According to our overlords in Washington DC, they just let us keep “their” money.


46 posted on 05/20/2012 6:11:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: chimera

Would the Constitution be against a bill that say anyone with $40 billion or above have 90% tax on their wealth. Which only includes the two biggest Liberals, Bill Gates and Warren Bufffet. Just curious


47 posted on 05/20/2012 6:11:29 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Let the fellow spend some up close and personal time with the TSA..... good riddance...


48 posted on 05/20/2012 6:12:05 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: Williams

” You mean Boehner actually believes the guy has no right to change his citizenship? “

Not quite - Boehner (and Gummint types in general) don’t give a rat’s patoot about his citizenship — they’re just exercised that he’s taking “their” money away from them....


49 posted on 05/20/2012 6:13:12 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: svcw
"How does he intend to stop people from leaving the country? "

How else? . . . With the barrel of a gun.

50 posted on 05/20/2012 6:13:41 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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