Skip to comments.More renounce US citizenship but deny stereotype
Posted on 04/27/2014 8:08:31 AM PDT by Navy Patriot
Inside the long-awaited package, six pages of government paperwork dryly affirmed Carol Tapanila's anxious request. But when Tapanila slipped the contents from the brown envelope, she saw there was something more.
"We the people...." declared the script inside her U.S. passport now with four holes punched through it from cover to cover. Her departure from life as an American was stamped final on the same page: "Bearer Expatriated Self."
With the envelope's arrival, Tapanila, a native of upstate New York who has lived in Canada since 1969, joined a largely overlooked surge of Americans rejecting what is, to millions, a highly sought prize: U.S. citizenship. Last year, the U.S. government reported a record 2,999 people renounced citizenship or terminated permanent residency; most are widely assumed to be driven by a desire to avoid paying taxes on hidden wealth.
The reality, though, is more complicated. The government's pursuit of tax evaders among Americans living abroad is indeed driving the jump in abandoned citizenship, experts say. But renouncers whose ranks have swelled more than five-fold from a decade ago often contradict the stereotype of the financial scoundrel. Many are from very ordinary economic circumstances.
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If a “Decent States of America” was established by means of the secession of today’s “red states” I’d renounce my citizenship in the “United States” in a heartbeat.And it wouldn’t have anything to do with taxes either.
Producers leaving, takers arriving.
The United States has the best government money can buy.
Illegally and in the hospital maternity wards!
America (badly) needs to bring back American industry and American jobs.
Both parties are currently sold out, to our own number one geopolitical rival in the coming years: China.
China is now the second largest country in military spending in the entire world.
We currently run a MASSIVE trade deficit with China.
This is not sustainable. Bring back American jobs. Now.
Not me. Let the rest of 'em find a new name, they abandoned the principles already.
Funny the NS Slimes’ try to make it that they’re a bunch of tex evaders when the country is composed of half the population who don’t pay taxes and a massive influc of immigrants who bring their backwards culture into the fold.
Their numbers are too few to indicate a trend. It’s a human interest story, for now.
For a moment there I almost spilled my kauphy. I read it as MOORE BTW that is a correct spelling in the government method of anything goes as long as you try teaching system.
What are the advantages of citizenship anymore?
Its a human interest story, for now.
Until some countries figure out they can atrract a lot of talented Americans by offering powerful incentives. Panama comes to mind.
And when things go south wherever they ran away to, they’ll want to come back and should be met with a locked door.
I know a couple who live in Honduras part time. While its great, they know better than to buy into the fantasy that its where they want to be when it all goes to hell. The wealthy gringos will be the first target of an angry population.
So given the choice of living in a nation consisting of NC,GA,TN,TX,WY,etc,etc...or one consisting of NY,MA,CA,VT,MI,WA,etc....you'd live in the one whose capital might be San Francisco?
Things are gonna go south here a *lot* faster...a *lot* earlier...than they will in Canada,Switzerland,Australia,etc.
The wealthy gringos will be the first target of an angry population.
Only here they will be called the Greedy One Percent instead of gringos. ;)
Eff That! Where did you get that idea? Take from the western divide to the Eastern Divide, from the Hudson’s Bay to the Bay of Campeche and call it America. Lat the rest find a new name.