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Old 09-27-2013, 10:42 PM
 
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BBC News - Why are Americans giving up their citizenship?

 
Old 09-27-2013, 11:03 PM
 
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Hummm let us see. that is .08% of the expats...and .0017% of the US population?

You realize there will be no one left here in a mere 60,000 years?
 
Old 09-27-2013, 11:34 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I didn't and never want to...
 
Old 09-27-2013, 11:41 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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A far smaller percentage of Americans are giving up their citizenship, than the percentage of people from nearly every country on Earth.

At least, every other country whose people can get to the U.S.
 
Old 09-28-2013, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Personally, I don't care. The individuals who have been living abroad for many years may as well become citizens of the countries where they are living. They're Americans in name only.

[when Americans here renounce their citizenship, then call me]
 
Old 09-28-2013, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Because the IRS changed the tax rules and this negatively impacts those Americans living and working abroad.
The reason was to catch those filthy rich hiding their money.

In reality though it is hurting the normal Joe who works overseas.
Due to new mandates by the IRS banks don't want to deal with Americans and some companies don't want to hire Americans because the IRS wants reams of paperwork submitted by them because of their dealings with Americans.
These foreign banks are mandated by the IRS to directly to them each year on US citizen accounts or face stiff fines.
Foreign businesses that employ US citizens can also be held financially accountable.
Such is the desperate measures of our debt ridden US Government.
It's a new law that goes into effect next July folks.

Yup, the ones least likely to be hiding their money in Swiss bank accounts are the ones giving up their citizenship so they can continue to work abroad.
 
Old 09-28-2013, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Personally, I don't care. The individuals who have been living abroad for many years may as well become citizens of the countries where they are living. They're Americans in name only.

[when Americans here renounce their citizenship, then call me]
Young college graduates are looking outside the US for jobs.
Teaching English is a big attractor in many European/Asian nations.
Banking and finance is in better shape in Europe than here.
 
Old 09-28-2013, 06:51 AM
 
Location: NJ
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The real news story, if someone might whisper it to BBC, it the hordes of Mexicans seeking US citizenship and the reasons they so freely abandon their mother country.

Mexico should be in the spotlight to examine the aspects of their culture and society that would make them want to come here. Isn't Mexico embarassed? Guess that was the point of the BBC article, embarassing America.

Somehow our Dems have decided to grant everyone citizenship even if they cross the border only to work and go back south.
 
Old 09-28-2013, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The real news story, if someone might whisper it to BBC, it the hordes of Mexicans seeking US citizenship and the reasons they so freely abandon their mother country.

Mexico should be in the spotlight to examine the aspects of their culture and society that would make them want to come here. Isn't Mexico embarassed? Guess that was the point of the BBC article, embarassing America.

Somehow our Dems have decided to grant everyone citizenship even if they cross the border only to work and go back south.
Funny isn't it...people making money are giving up their citizenship while people with no money, no skills and little education want citizenship.
 
Old 09-28-2013, 07:24 AM
 
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Young college graduates are looking outside the US for jobs.
Teaching English is a big attractor in many European/Asian nations.
Banking and finance is in better shape in Europe than here.
BS. Banking and finance is not better in Europe.
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