May 17, 2012

Screw you

Democratic Senators Chuck You Schumer of NY and Bob Casey of PA are miffed -- MIFFED! -- at Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin for renouncing his American citizenship to avoid paying a huge amount of taxes ($67 million) on his Facebook profits.

"It's infuriating to see someone sell out the country that welcomed him and kept him safe, educated him and helped him become a billionaire," said Senator Charles Schumer at a news briefing. "We plan to put a stop to this tax avoidance scheme."

"We simply cannot allow the ultra-wealthy to write their own rules," Casey said.

"Mr. Saverin has benefited greatly from being a citizen of the United States but he has chosen to cast it aside and leave U.S. taxpayers with the bill. Renouncing citizenship to simply avoid paying your fair share is an insult to middle class Americans and we will not accept it," he said.

I love how these House of Lords dolts impugn someone for dodging that kind of hefty tax bill. Here's a clue, idiots: Stop spending OUR money like drunken sailors and maybe guys like Saverin won't do what they did. And Mr. Casey? Who's been leaving US taxpayers with the bill, you a-hole? YOU have. You, Schumer, and everyone in Washington. We currently have over a trillion -- TRILLION! -- dollar deficit, and over $15 trillion in debt. And those are both the result of YOUR actions.

And dig how Schumer attempts to make Saverin feel guilty. First, how did the US keep Saverin safe from ... Brazil?? And how did it "help" him become a billionaire?

Look, if I were Saverin my own values wouldn't permit me to do what he did. Maybe it's because I'm American and Saverin is originally from Brazil. But I sure as hell wouldn't be happy with that immense tax bill knowing that guys like Schumer and Casey could give two sh**s about how they spend my money.

Posted by Hube at May 17, 2012 05:09 PM | TrackBack

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I find it fascinating that these guys are upset about this, when the us immigration code allows virtually anyone to effectively purchase American citizenship via the EB-5 visa program for big foreign investors. What exactly is the difference?

Posted by: Steve Newton at May 17, 2012 11:27 PM