Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sen. Schumer Has It Bass Ackwards!

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A place where people are prevented from leaving of their own free will is generally referred to as a prison, or a dictatorship. The complete lack of understanding and appreciate for the freedoms our Founders created for us is what separates the democrats from the republicans. Don't fence me in!

So, the senate democrats are all upset because one very wealthy young man has decided to move to Singapore and give up his U.S. citizenship to save a gazillion dollars in taxes. The democrats led by Sen. Schumer propose to tax citizens who choose to abandon their citizenship and leave this great land. Just 30% of your worth, no big deal.

This a perfect example of how far democrats have wandered from the values of our founders. As a matter of fact, they have it exactly bass ackwards. 

Here is a more fair and equitable idea to consider for raising new revenues. First, charge a substantially large fee to anyone wishing to immigrate into the US. We have enough citizens. Call it an entry fee. That law could be called the Entry Fee Act.

Then impose a fine on those who are here illegally. Generally, we impose fines on persons who break rules, regulations and laws, not those abiding by the rules of society. We can call it the Non-Citizen Fee Act.

The United States has always been the place that people from all over the world have risked their lives and fortunes to enter. Let's keep it that way. 

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