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Why are record numbers of Americans renouncing their citizenship?

FanOreilly 2012/04/17 15:19:58
Record numbers of Americans don't want to be Americans any more.



"'Truth, justice, and the American way' - it's not enough anymore," the comic book superhero said, after both the Iranian and American governments criticized him for joining a peaceful anti-government protest in Tehran.

Last year, almost 1,800 people followed Superman's lead, renouncing their U.S. citizenship or handing in their Green Cards. That's a record number since the Internal Revenue Service began publishing a list of those who renounced in 1998. It's also almost eight times more than the number of citizens who renounced in 2008, and more than the total for 2007, 2008 and 2009 combined."

Why are record numbers of Americans renouncing their citizenship?

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  • Charu ∞ijm♥∞ 2012/04/17 15:35:56
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +20
    I was born an American...raised as an American.....I will always be an American! I will die as an American and not in this faux America we have now!
    tree of liberty

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  • FanOreilly Matilda... 2012/04/17 18:26:20 (edited)
    FanOreilly
    +2
    You may want to ease up on the caps.

    If your objective is to communicate, shouting is not as effective as speaking.

    If your objective is to alienate people then carry on with the cap locks.
  • Turings... FanOreilly 2012/04/17 19:15:46
    TuringsChild
    +1
    People are always telling her that. She doesn't care. Not sure if she's stupid, blind, or what.
  • Anonymo... Turings... 2012/04/17 19:57:36
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +4
    She's probably stuck on Caps Lock...
  • BigFig#9 2012/04/17 17:46:56
    BigFig#9
    +1
    well 1,800 isn't much in any case but you can track to Obama Paranoia, IRS Paranoia, IRS regulations that are real and a growing awareness that you can renounce your citizenship.
  • CODE 11 2012/04/17 17:43:35
    CODE 11
    +2
    When they see how bad the rest of the world is doing..they'll be back.
  • FanOreilly CODE 11 2012/04/17 17:45:49
    FanOreilly
    +2
    I guess as long as the rest of the world declines too the USA will be the best place to live.
  • CODE 11 FanOreilly 2012/04/17 17:47:06
    CODE 11
    +2
    Obama wants us to keep in step with the 3rd world
  • Tuna FanOreilly 2012/04/17 18:07:45
    Tuna
    +2
    The rest of the world is waiting for us to do our duty and get O out of the Oval Office; just like 1980 when the Iranians saw Reagan coming, the whole world snapped to attention. The rest of the world will follow suit when we start back on the "RIGHT" road.
  • john Kills Tuna 2012/04/17 19:15:57
    john Kills
    +2
    That's why I'm voting for Paul. Many think he is weak but, that is the wrong conclusion. He want to lead by the constitution. He want to go to war only after he gets a "LEGAL" declaration of war from congress. He just want to stop spending so much money all over the world, secure our borders, stop the growing national debt, return cicil liberties and freedom to the American people, down size federal Government, return sovereignty to the states.
  • Tuna john Kills 2012/04/17 19:22:16
    Tuna
    +3
    It saddens me that SOOOOOOOO many Americans are just Constitutionally illiterate; they are just not bright enough to realize what it was like for our founding to DIE for our Constitution. Now a candidate who espouses the Constitution is considered unelectable.
  • john Kills Tuna 2012/04/17 19:46:33
    john Kills
    +2
    You are so right. I for one am willing to die and kill for the restoration of the constitution. There are many who would say the same but are "afraid" someone will report them or it will be seen by the FBI, CIA, local law enforcements that are watching here and facebook
  • Tuna john Kills 2012/04/17 19:52:03
    Tuna
    +1
    It's for sure the socialists are talking about fighting for their agenda everyday; the New Black Panthers, Union thugs, Farrakan followers, Jeremiah Wright and his ilk are back.
  • john Kills Tuna 2012/04/17 20:26:30
    john Kills
    +1
    They are just the little guys who will kick it off. The real threat is when barry declares martial law (he want to) and bring the military in. In those first days it will be rough but, the military will realize that what they are doing to the people is also being done to their families back home. They will go home to protect their families and then we will have real civil war with the government and socialist supporters. I don't predict a long fight but, holding election and reorganizing society will take a little while.
  • Tuna john Kills 2012/04/18 11:26:46
    Tuna
    +2
    That's why the socialists want to dissolve the Marine Corps; they know the Marines will never turn on its people. Barry may be as insane as Hitler was but he has no clout with the military, they hate him.
  • john Kills Tuna 2012/04/19 02:13:41
    john Kills
    +1
    I was working in Louisiana during/after Katrina. If people think the military won't turn on the American people the better think a little more. Most, not all of our military members are thoughtless puppets who are told what to think. I am a former Ranger so I am familiar with the military. It wouldn't take long though and they would figure it out. We also have many thousands of foreign troops serving here and you can bet that's not by chance. It's so mind blowing how naïve the majority of people are. There is another blog on SH talking about the Executive Order Obarry signed about 3 weeks ago. Most are fussing about parts but don't seem to realize the the combination of that order and NDAA makes our constitution a historical artifact. Our constitution is completely void. The constitution is not "being" destroyed. It is now useless and void of any powers or protections. The only way we could ever get it back is fight for it the same way our forefathers fought for it. Blood has to be spilled. Or we can be like the jews in Germany and not lift a hand in resistance. I don't like the way that worked out for them so I think I will resist.
  • "Shooter" ™ 2012/04/17 17:41:41
    "Shooter" ™
    +3
    Well, there's nothing to be proud of after the idiot has turned this country into a 3rd world country and we are not the most powerful country in the world. I was born in the USA fought for the USA but I will NOT renounce my citizenship.
    We just have to get the trash out of the White House and our problems will be over.

    omg obama
  • johnnyg 2012/04/17 17:18:16
    johnnyg
    +3
    They are tired of the Facists stealing their money.
  • Opinionated-Conservative 2012/04/17 17:17:48
    Opinionated-Conservative
    +3
    One word....Obama.
  • hari 2012/04/17 17:00:00
    hari
    +1
    make move to Scotland ........ Ayr ...
  • Marie hari 2012/04/17 20:32:15
    Marie
    +2
    visit first! I was there, and could not stay for long!
  • hari Marie 2012/04/17 21:06:51
    hari
    +1
    why ? wt ws the problem ?
  • Marie hari 2012/04/17 21:26:30 (edited)
    Marie
    +2
    weather and sheep! houses have such small rooms, everything seems so old! People seem nice, but not as friendly as Ireland! Did not stay long enough to check out the politics, but know they have problems getting medical appointments!
  • hari Marie 2012/04/17 21:27:29
    hari
    +1
    ohhhhhh.......... weather understood .......wt about sheep ? wt way it sucks ?
  • Marie hari 2012/04/17 21:48:19
    Marie
    +2
    Lots of sheep in Scotland Great for a visit!
  • hari Marie 2012/04/18 04:02:28
    hari
    +1
    wow ........right ..... got it .........Txs
  • S and S 2012/04/17 16:52:00 (edited)
  • Max 2012/04/17 16:32:24
    Max
    +1
    As for the guys handing in their green cards, they must have read the memo that states, 'if you're an illegal alien and don't commit any other crime, you are not a priority for this government to deport.' The other citizens that have renounced it must not see any benefit to it and would rather maintain their own.
  • no1badboy56 2012/04/17 16:15:35
    no1badboy56
    +4
    we're in a sad state of decline.
  • CODE 11 no1badb... 2012/04/17 17:44:31
    CODE 11
    +2
    Vote NOOBAMA in 2012
  • Tuna no1badb... 2012/04/17 18:10:23
    Tuna
    +2
    Listen soldier; you better pick yourself up by your bootstraps and act like a man. Hang on here, we're not done just yet. We go through this with every democrat regime; we beat the Red Coats, the Spanish, the Nazis, the Imperial Japanese, broke the back of communism; we can damn sure handle a few socialists.
  • no1badb... Tuna 2012/04/18 00:15:59
    no1badboy56
    +1
    I ain't goin no where, I'm here to the end!!!!!
  • Candy 2012/04/17 16:13:00
    Candy
    +5
    If Obama is re-elected, I'm going to any of the surrounding english-speaking islands or Canada.

    If Canada becomes what America is trying to do with Obama as President, I will go to Australia. I'll keep moving until I find a place that believes the people should be feared byt he government and FREE.

    THIS is what a government who doesn't fear it's people can do: Obama endorsed a pig genocide in Michigan: http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • hari Candy 2012/04/17 16:59:24
    hari
    +1
    we can go to Scotland ?????????? its better too
  • Marie hari 2012/04/17 20:36:06
    Marie
    +1
    Scotland Hope you like sheep!
  • BigFig#9 Candy 2012/04/17 17:39:46
    BigFig#9
    +1
    I don't know - I lived in Canada (and briefly in Australia) and I think Obama wants us to be more like them at least in taxation and health care. PS---Canada has 2.5X the immigration rate of the US, and speaks two official languages and has a bunch more semi - official for the 'First Nations Peoples' (Natives). And if you want to call what the Australians speak - go for it!
  • Marie BigFig#9 2012/04/17 21:33:20
    Marie
    +1
    If you like Canada, you have to like Cold weather, and a friend of mine comes here for most of the year to work!!
  • BigFig#9 Marie 2012/04/17 21:39:56
    BigFig#9
    +1
    and Hockey...You better like Hockey!
  • Marie BigFig#9 2012/04/17 21:50:37
  • BigFig#9 Marie 2012/04/17 21:54:10
    BigFig#9
    It's religion up there...
  • rightside Candy 2012/04/17 18:26:31
    rightside
    +3
    Or, you could stand and fight.

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