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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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  • Tuna Candy 2012/04/17 18:31:32
    Tuna
    +2
    #1 importance is getting the gavel out of Harry Reid's hand regardless of who is POTUS. Controlling the Senate and House, it wouldn't matter who was POTUS; even RINO Romney.
  • fuzzy K... Pixie·Ÿ... 2012/04/17 16:51:43 (edited)
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +3
    You may want to rethink Holland. Like much of Europe, Arab and North African Muslims and their intolerance are becoming widespread. As a bi female you would not be welcome.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/0...
  • Pixie·Ÿ... fuzzy K... 2012/04/17 17:53:24
  • fuzzy K... Pixie·Ÿ... 2012/04/17 18:07:53
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +1
    Not for long.

    Did you read the article? Do you know how women are treated by Muslims? They see western women as sluts and gang rape of them as an acceptable practice.
  • Pixie·Ÿ... fuzzy K... 2012/04/17 18:14:49
  • fuzzy K... Pixie·Ÿ... 2012/04/17 18:47:00
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +1
    6% is not a lot for now but with their reproductive rates higher and youth criminality rates five times that of their Dutch peers things are going to change.
    When a political leader advises "recognizable Jews" to emigrate due to antisemitism that's like a canary in a coal mine. It says things are going to change for the worse and there's nothing that can be done. It's a sign of things to come.

    swedish rape victim

    While the plight of "recognizable Jews" may not affect you in the least, you would do well to remember this poem:

    First they came for the communists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left to speak out for me.
  • Pixie·Ÿ... fuzzy K... 2012/04/17 20:21:30
  • fuzzy K... Pixie·Ÿ... 2012/04/17 20:40:53
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +1
    My sympathies.
  • XZQZQ fuzzy K... 2012/04/18 10:46:56
    XZQZQ
    +2
    Yeah, the Muslims look upon the native Swedes as fair game for rape, robery and murder. Muslims are swelling the prision population in Sweden.
  • Rave fuzzy K... 2012/04/17 18:51:33
    Rave
    +3
    I know plenty of women that live in Holland, some of them gay too, they've never faced any problems there. This is just fear mongering again. Gay people enjoy very much openness in holland, plenty of gay bars and cafes etc.

    Also many atheists.

    There's a threat no matter where you go in the world, I've traveled all around Europe, I'm a white bisexual female myself, of years of traveling, I think I've only felt threatened once or twice, and those were just moments when I realized I had made a risky choice of hanging around certain people that I shouldn't have, but it's all turned out fine.
  • fuzzy K... Rave 2012/04/17 22:03:01
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +1
    If you want to see the future, look at Morocco, a "moderate" Muslim nation.

    A woman there just committed suicide because she was forced to marry her rapist. http://www.usatoday.com/news/...
  • Rave fuzzy K... 2012/04/18 05:52:48
    Rave
    +1
    Even though there is more immigration in certain parts of Europe, I still disbelieve that the EU will just change all it's laws to make Muslims feel better. This is still Europe, and there are still plenty of people in the government as well as the public that care about maintaining this as Europe.
  • fuzzy K... Rave 2012/04/18 14:05:31
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +1
    XZQZQ said what I would have.
  • XZQZQ Rave 2012/04/18 10:52:52
    XZQZQ
    +2
    Today, sure.... Perhaps you need to look at demographic projections for the next 30 years. The white, liberal, safe Europe is literally dying, and is being replaced by people from N. Africa, Middle East, etc. Womens' reproductive rights, you know... abortion on demand... etc...
  • Rave XZQZQ 2012/04/18 11:28:53
    Rave
    +1
    I don't know, I've heard a lot of talk about that and I can believe it partly happening in major parts of the UK, Spain and France, but I feel that it's mostly fear mongering in other areas. And it's not as if I mind Muslims or any immigrants coming to Europe, only thing I mind is anyone imposing religious or fascist laws, and majority Europeans agree with that, and I'm sure it won't be as easy to just take over Europe as many seem to think.

    Here in Finland it's quite tough for Africa or Arabic immigrants still, the laws towards them are quite harsh, they rarely get citizenship compared to immigrants who are white, they have a harder time getting employed, they are often mistreated by the Military or police (I have never in my life seen a Finnish police officer or solider who was not white), get much tougher crime sentences and therefore you don't see much of this immigration in Finland at all compared to Sweden. Now I don't find that right either, in fact I'm very often bothered by it considering most my friends here actually are immigrants (Since I prefer speaking English over Finnish considering I've lived abroad most my life) but it does bother me thinking fascists want to change the laws of countries to suit their own agenda.
  • Marie fuzzy K... 2012/04/17 21:34:55
    Marie
    +2
    Notice how many Arabs have settled in England?
  • BigFig#9 Pixie·Ÿ... 2012/04/17 22:00:55
    BigFig#9
    +2
    Sweden is my 'pick of the litter' Depending who is measuring there is much less religous observence than even Holland and a very accepting society based on my 3 weeks of experience... Except like all the freaken N Europe Countries - I no longer have that feeling of vertical superiority that 6'2" delivers in the US - They are a lot of TALL people! And if you do run into religous people (and there are some) they're not Evangelical loons like those predominent in the US South but found throughout N America.
  • BigFig#9 BigFig#9 2012/04/17 22:01:47
    BigFig#9
    +2
    Oh---and Sweden (like Canada) also loves their Hockey!
  • Pixie·Ÿ... BigFig#9 2012/04/17 23:51:05
  • XZQZQ BigFig#9 2012/04/18 10:55:29
    XZQZQ
    +1
    I understand Malmo is beautiful this time of year.... perhaps you should take a vacation there....
  • XZQZQ Pixie·Ÿ... 2012/04/18 10:41:36 (edited)
    XZQZQ
    +2
    Holland is nice... However, Europe is heavily, and increasingly, influenced by their growing Muslim minority, who are likely far less tolerant of your ' lifestyle ' than the Christian right. Northern Ireland might be a better choice, to look into...
  • Murph 65 2012/04/17 16:10:48
    Murph 65
    +1
    Last I heard it was to get out of paying their income tax. So they are not going to pay taxes. Depending on where they live and how carefully the polls are monitored, they may or may not get to vote. What else do they lose with denouncing citizenship? They still get free health care, don't they? You walk into an emergency room, they have to treat you. I'm hoping most of them are democrats, that takes care of a few votes, maybe.
  • seadog6608PWCM 2012/04/17 16:09:05
  • Rick seadog6... 2012/04/18 00:02:08
  • fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust" 2012/04/17 16:02:51
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +2
    LOL! That comic store is two blocks from here.
  • MDMA 2012/04/17 16:00:16
  • Yosyp 2012/04/17 15:57:02
    Yosyp
    +3
    I don't know why but a country with over 300 million people 1.800 dosen't seem like many even if it is higher than usual.
  • FanOreilly Yosyp 2012/04/17 16:41:32
    FanOreilly
    +3
    Similary statistics on 'climate change' yet we are told the seas will rise and drown us all.
  • chicago FanOreilly 2012/04/18 00:15:52
    chicago
    +1
    Fan, got a question for you. Was watching the Factor the other night, when they were doing the Mike Wallace retrospective, in it they used clips of Wallace interviewing O'Reilly in 07. At one point O'Reilly says "Global warming is here, all these idiots running around saying it isn't here, that's ridiculous".

    Mind you I'm not advocating any position re: global warming, but I'm assuming he subsequently changed his mind on this issue. You happen to have any more recent info as to his viewpoint these days?
  • Kane Fernau 2012/04/17 15:48:59
    Kane Fernau
    +6
    200,000 Americans are using their tax returns to file bankruptcy. I've been told Costa Rica is a nice place to relocate.
  • crewzer1 2012/04/17 15:39:11
    crewzer1
    +3
    All you have to do is view the increasing numbers of people being ensnared in Americas Legal system, which is currently subtracting the Rights of American Citizens. I am not really one of them conspiracy fanatics, but when I see this happening. How can you call it aything differently? Who wants to be tangled up? This seem like a pretty damb good Reason.
  • 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
  • chicago Charu ∞... 2012/04/18 00:06:30 (edited)
    chicago
    +2
    Love it!! Faux America!
  • Charu ∞... chicago 2012/04/18 00:32:00
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +1
    Thank you! :)
  • mwg0735 2012/04/17 15:34:47
  • The Gip... mwg0735 2012/04/17 15:57:59
    The Gipper~PWCM~JLA
    +6
    And most of them seem to be calling the shots!
  • mwg0735 The Gip... 2012/04/17 16:16:18
  • MDMA mwg0735 2012/04/17 15:59:13
  • J 2012/04/17 15:34:19
    J
    +7
    If we could just get those who think the US Constitution and Bill of Rights need to be changed, and those who just don't like the freedoms and liberties we have to give up their citizenship and move to another country, I would LOVE the renouncing of their citizenships.

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