Leather Handbag Renounces US Passport

11 Jul

Here’s a story from Reuters;

Rich, 68, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and glossy figure in Democratic and European royalty circles, renounced her American passport in November, according to her lawyer

This story continues a recent trend in the news on Americans renouncing their passports for permanent life abroad, with a record 1,800 citizens doing so last year.

Most significantly, has been the case of Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook billionaire, who chose to live in Singapore under the more favorable tax laws.

Some may say the issue is that rich Americans are refusing to pay “their fair share”, but the real issue is why are they leaving.

The United States of America is supposed to be the land of the free and yet we choose to persecute and shame those who have decided that life is better on the other side of the world.

Is that what it’s really come to? No offense to the other nations that these people are expatriating to, but when people are leaving America in record numbers(similarly you can add the number of illegals who are self-deporting) because the grass in greener elsewhere, something is severely wrong.

America where did you go astray?

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