USA becoming North Korea East

May 17, 2012

By John Seiler

Free countries let their people leave at will.

Tyrannies don’t let people out without special permission. And if they let anyone leave, they first rob them.

A good contrast is North Korea, a tyranny that bans leaving; and South Korea, a free country that let’s anyone leave without restraint. I know many South Koreans who have made some money, emigrated to Calfornia and used their savings to start little businesses, such as laundries or computer stores.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-Pyongyang, just introduced legislation to rob people leaving America. He’s joined by Sen. Bob Casey, D-Havana.

They’re upset that Eduardo Saverin, one of the new Facebook billionares, renounced his citizenship last fall and took asylum in free Singapore. The combined U.S.-California top income tax rate currently is 48.3 percent. If Dear Leader Barack Obama’s national tax increase goes through, and Commissar Jerry Brown’s tax increase does so as well, come Jan. 1, the top income tax rate in California will be 52.9 percent.

By contrast, Singapore’s top income tax rate in just 20 percent.

For the capital gains tax, it’s even worse. Currently, the top U.S.+ California rate is 24.3 percent. On Jan. 1, it could rise to 29.3 percent. By contrast, Singapore has no capital gains tax at all. Singapore loves it when people come there and invest in creating jobs and businesses.

At a news conference, the senators branded Saverin’s escape from tyranny to freedom a “scheme” to “help him duck up to $67 million in taxes.”

Ex-PATRIOT Act

Their bill in the Supreme Soviet is called the “Ex-PATRIOT Act,” after the word expatriate. It stands for “Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy.” A typical Soviet bureaucratic mouthful.

It’s also a play on the so-called USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, which should be called the USA TREASON Act because it destroyed essential American liberties by, among other things, shredding the Fourth Amendment right to protection from “unreasonable searches and seizures.” It was a bipartisan, Republican-Democrat assault on America freedoms. Commissar Schumer, naturally, supported it. Casey wasn’t in the Senate then, but a year ago voted to extend its Gestapo assaults.

Among other things, the new act would rob 30 percent of the capital gains of anyone renouncing his U.S. citizenship. And it would ban the expats from ever setting foot again in the USSA.

In California, we also have hundreds of thosuands of Vietnamese. I know many of them. Unlike most South Korean immigrants, the Vietnamese mostly did not come here peacefully. After Saigon fell in 1975, the “Boat People” (pictured above) fled Vietnam with few possessions. The new Schumer-Casey-style regime in Hanoi, after conquering South Vietnam, seized the property of those leaving.

The Boat People also commonly were assaulted by pirates on the high seas. Every family has horror stories. But the Boat People arrived in a then-free American that welcomed them as exiles from tyranny and seekers of liberty.

Ironically, since then the Vietnamese government has become much more free, allowing the free movementy of peoples and welcomes investments. Tax rates in Vietnam are about the same as those in the United States today, but lower than the USA would be under the Obama-Brown tax increases.

And of course, Vietnam today has many fewer regulations than in the socialist USA, and the cost of living is cheaper.

Currently, about 1,700 Americans a year self-exile from the ex-Land of the Free, more than five times what it was around 2008. Should the Schumer-Casey tyranny be imposed, before it goes into effect expect that number to rise to tens of thousands fleeing socialism for freedom.

 

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  1. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 17 May, 2012, 12:26

    Mommy,

    I want to be a capitalist and wear one of those big targets on my back.

    KOOL!

    Savee

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  2. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 17 May, 2012, 12:55

    This is truly totalitarian exploitation. Right out of the Stalin playbook. And the sheeple couldn’t care less. Most of them probably think “Good. I am outraged that a man would renounce his citizenship to evade taxes” HAH! Seriously, they probably think that way!!! HAH!!! 😀

    Take heed:

    ‘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’

    Beware! The slippery slope has never been slicker!!! 😀

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  3. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 17 May, 2012, 15:34

    Senators Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Bob Casey, D-PA, with the Ex-PATRIOT Act, would force anyone who “expatriates for a substantial tax purpose — as judged by the Internal Revenue Service” to pay a mandatory 30 percent tax on future capital gains.

    The ex-citizens would also never be allowed back into the U.S. Heaven knows that we wouldn’t want the uber-rich to come back and spend their money in the U.S.

    “Eduardo Saverin wants to defriend the United States of America just to avoid paying taxes. We aren’t going to let him get away with it,” Schumer said. “This tax avoidance scheme is outrageous.”

    What country is this?
    Someone should throw Schumer and Casey out for pretending to be Democrats.

    Katy Grimes

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  4. Carol
    Carol 18 May, 2012, 13:26

    Okay, let’s put things into perspective. Schumer’s bill is stupid at best. It is also a concrete example of government overreach. But it’s nothing compared with living in North Korea or Vietnam. I used to live in Vietnam. They don’t collect enough taxes because most people cannot afford to pay taxes; not because they are Ayn Rand lovers. They do, however, pay plenty in bribes due to corruption. I knew few Vietnamese who would speak at all about the government. When they did, they looked around to be sure no one was listening. Police showed up at people’s shops and homes to demand corruption payment. Re-education camps are still used.

    North Koreans cannot leave and have the worst of anyone, period. There is no freedom of any kind; there is no trial, no right to defense, no rights at all.

    Please, please don’t compare the U.S., how imperfect she is, to totalitarian countries. There is no comparison.

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  5. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 18 May, 2012, 22:04

    “Please, please don’t compare the U.S., how imperfect she is, to totalitarian countries. There is no comparison”

    I’ve lived in these United States of America for a long time, Carol. Probably longer than you have. I have seen some disturbing changes in the last 10 years. We are moving in the direction of N. Korea. Civil liberties that used to be guaranteed are being dismantled. I don’t care about myself so much. I’ve lived my life. Whatever they do to me is inconsequential. I worry about the kids. If we continue to move in the same direction we could be an authoritarian state like N. Korea in 15-20 years. I am a student of history. I know of what I speak.

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  6. Rwolf
    Rwolf 19 May, 2012, 08:41

    History Repeats?
    When German Citizens first began leaving Germany to escape the Nazi government, the Nazis levied taxes on German Citizens’ assets; what was left of assets could be removed from Germany. Then the Nazis upped the price for Citizens to leave Germany—invoking a 100% Tax on their assets. Many Germans to leave Hitler’s Germany left everything they owned behind, except for the cloths on their back.

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  7. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 19 May, 2012, 10:53

    I give it 2 to 1 odds that Israel attacks Iran before the presidential elections.

    It would boost Obama’s ratings by 5% overnight.

    Watch how this gets played.

    Gas prices for regular is $4.40.

    When Obama took office it was about $2.00

    Government can easily manipulate gas prices. It creates more taxes without a vote in congress or in Sactown.

    So claiming gas prices are based purely off speculation is a total fabrication. Most of it is pure politics. And Obama is the king fish of political manipulation.

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  8. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 20 May, 2012, 11:17

    I listened to a radio show this morning about oil prices as it relates to gas prices in California.

    As I mentioned in a post under another thread, the price of crude oil has dropped $15/barrel in the last couple months – but the price of gas for the consumer has remained at record highs.

    The shock jock on the radio tried to use the same old worn out excuse about refineries and supply/demand. That’s a total crock of crap. There are no refineries off-line. No fires. All are running @ 100% capacity.

    You see, California is getting closer and closer to the fiscal cliff and dropoff. Sactown needs all the tax money it can muster. Kingfish Obama knows this too. The pols know that Californians are car captives. There is no decent public transportation system in any large urban area. So people MUST drive their cars. So gas sales are really not that elastic in California. People must go to work. People must go to the stores. People must go to visit relatives. etc, etc, etc….

    So they got us by the short hairs and they know it. THAT is why your gas prices remain at record highs while the price of oil has dropped by $15/barrel in the last 2 months.

    I bet the big oil political contributions are pouring into DC and Sactown too! heh. Look at the profits they make off artificially high gas prices in the State of California.

    The average Californian is too stupid to figure this out. heh. 😉

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  9. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 20 May, 2012, 11:43

    Oh, btw.

    The liberals in California are so stupid and out of touch that even if the gas prices here went to $10/gal – they would still vote for the long-legged mac daddy. Obama knows this. That’s why he orchestrates gas price hikes in California when the price of gas is dropping everywhere else. He knows it won’t hurt him. heh. He knows that he has California under his thumb. heh.

    Liberalism has to be the most stupid political ideology known to man. 🙂

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  10. moishe pippick
    moishe pippick 24 May, 2012, 07:06

    “…took asylum in free Singapore.”

    Free Singapore? Singapore is a one-party police state with restrictions on free speech, free assembly, and freedom of religion, among many other restrictions. If you lived in Singapore and said about the government what you e said about the USA you could be arrested. In fact, Singapore and its autocratic ruler Lee Kwan Yu were admired by Kim Il Sung and he looked at tue country as a model for North Koreas future!

    It is clear that the freedoms guarentted in our constitution mean nothing to you, that the only freedom you want is the freedom to not pay taxes.

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  11. Mauri
    Mauri 10 August, 2012, 20:00

    DUI checkpoints have ablsoutely zero to do with DUI’s based upon the arrest reports surrounding them. They are just another form of pre-textual means so police can generate revenue. The SCOTUS claims that such searches are reasonable because they satisfy public necessity and are for the greater good . For the greater good is a dangerous argument that has been used to justify many atrocities such as the japaenese internment camps that happened in WW2. Read the wiki about the 4th A for more

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