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Tough tax rules see expats ditch US passports

Tough tax rules see expats ditch US passports | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Expatriate Americans are renouncing their citizenship in record volumes because of increasingly onerous tax-filing requirements.
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Should Americans have to pay income tax is they are living abroad? I would say yes because they continue to be eligible for American protection and services and especially yes if their incomes or the wealth which they now possess came from the states. On the other hand, the process should be simplified and the tax not unduly onerous. One thing I always thought the Soviet Union was right about was requiring repayment for education when people chose to emigrate. If a country has invested in your human and economic capital that state has a claim on you. On the other hand, the poor and those seeking refuge status, be they from the U.S. or any country have an argument against owing anything to a country that has not provided them government protection. Your thoughts?

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Rand Paul Claims Damning IRS Memo Exists

Rand Paul Claims Damning IRS Memo Exists | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) claimed Sunday that the Internal Revenue Service had a "written policy" that said agency officials were "targeting people who were opposed to the president." "And when that comes forward, we need to know who wrote the policy...
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This sounds like horse shit to me. For a political leader to make pronouncements based on rumors suggests that we should send him back to the minor leagues. He damned well better be able to back this up with real evidence.

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