Comments on: The negative value of US citizenship http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/26/the-negative-value-of-us-citizenship/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: coupondekho review http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/26/the-negative-value-of-us-citizenship/comment-page-1/#comment-55774 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:36:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22377#comment-55774 Exceptional stuff from yourself whilst in the webpage in a similar manner.

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By: Randpaul http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/26/the-negative-value-of-us-citizenship/comment-page-1/#comment-49089 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:41:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22377#comment-49089 Hey guys,

First of all one cannot look at getting a citizenship for selfish/personal reasons. Many who get naturalized citizenship every year get it for personal satisfaction of being an American and the ability to participate in making this country a better place by participating in jury duty and voting. For people complaining about paying taxes after leaving this country, I can give you my personal reasons on why I feel its fair to do so. First of all, I moved into this country when I was in elementary school and got free education paid for by tax payers till graduating high school. I also got subsidized tuition for college and medical school, where I saved around 20-30 thousand dollars a year because I was an in-state resident. I also got the benefits of living in a country with good roads, electricity and water due to taxpayers money that I would not get in my home country. If I do decide to go back to my home country once I retire, I would not once hesitate to keep my US citizenship or hesitate to pay taxes, because it is immoral to do otherwise. Besides you also get the benefit of social security and medicare, and the opportunity to come to this country to visit anytime I want as a citizen. Paying some money to the betterment of this country in terms of taxes is a small price to pay for benefits and opportunities I have gotten which eventually will give me the ability to have enough money to retire anywhere around the world.

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By: Cucu3108 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/26/the-negative-value-of-us-citizenship/comment-page-1/#comment-48901 Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:25:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22377#comment-48901 Hi friends,

I did apply for green card. I saw that on the site I have made ​​some friends directly using an intermediary firm did. I apply greencard-turkey.org the company named in the company. Personally, I was satisfied with the services and expert came to me quite insightful. Like me out of such a company would have a couple of questions to those who apply.

1) Is more advantageous for you?
2) we make contact with these firms know the situation we’re in view. Normally it is not good when you have nothing?
3) When you register through this company again raises my chances?

Thank you.

I link the site to register: http://www.greencard-turkey.org/

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By: octavioguerra http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/26/the-negative-value-of-us-citizenship/comment-page-1/#comment-47982 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:28:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22377#comment-47982 In the case of the Cuban-born residents of the US, it is completely the opposite. In the very moment you ask to leave Cuba in order to live abroad, you lose all you Cuban citizenship “rights” (if there are so) and you have to give inn all your properties in the Island as well: your house, your car (if you are privileged to have them) and everything you can’t (or you are allowed to) put in your suitcase. If you’re Cuban-born resident of the US or any other country, you can’t get back to live in Cuba, and you need to ask for a visa if you want to visit you family still in the Island. But even if you get the US citizenship or any, you can’t use any other passport to visit Cuba but the Cuban passport, which probably is the most expensive of the world. When you are a Cuban-born resident of the US and become an US citizen, suddenly, you become someone and something. That is because, if you are not a US citizen you are simply nothing. No one is going to help you if you have any trouble abroad. If you have any legal or health or any kind of trouble outside of Cuba, Cuban embassies won’t help you, they will ignore completely you and if there is some political or economic gain for the Cuban government, they will help the opposite side to doom you.

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By: SteveKlaus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/26/the-negative-value-of-us-citizenship/comment-page-1/#comment-47973 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 09:10:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22377#comment-47973 The US is a great place to be a citizen IF you live IN the USA. However, IF you believe that someday you may wish to live outside the USA as either a dual citizen of that other country or a long term resident, then the US passport is TOXIC. The US citizenship based tax structure and FATCA laws will ensure that you are not only shunned by non US banks for accounts, mortgages etc, but also that you will pay through the nose for international accountants, face draconian US tax law penalties over your head and report every financial move you make to the US government. IF you are successful, plan to stay living outside the USA, and want to get out from the enormous and unfair burden of having to deal with two tax regimes (the country you actually live in and the country you don’t (i.e. USA)) getting rid of that wonderful US citizenship is not only difficult but also potentially very expensive. The US has an ‘exit tax’ for citizens wishing to get out from under its citizenship based tax system (as did Nazi Germany in 1939). US citizenship is wonderful IF you live in the US, but is expensive and very very burdensome if you live overseas and very difficult to get rid of – it’s kind of like the ‘Roach Motel’ you can get in, but you can’t (easily) get out financially in one piece if you want to live elsewhere.

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By: santcugat http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/26/the-negative-value-of-us-citizenship/comment-page-1/#comment-47935 Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:30:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22377#comment-47935 Of course, a greencard can always be revoked, for example if you are convicted of anything, spend too much time outside the us, or just piss off an immigration officer. Tax wise, its not really any different if you are a long term green card holder, although it is theoretically possible to file as a US nonresident if you have a greencard, but live in a country with the right tax treaty (although each time you enter the US will be a gamble at immigration and they can force you to “voluntarily” give up your greencard on the spot)

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By: AZreb http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/26/the-negative-value-of-us-citizenship/comment-page-1/#comment-47924 Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:35:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22377#comment-47924 How often do you see headlines of “U.S. says” and then wonder “What the heck? That is not what the PEOPLE of the U.S. say”? We are known by our government, and too often the government, in its stupidity and cupidity, goes directly AGAINST the wishes of the people. But we are tarnished by the brush of our government’s decisions and judged accordingly.

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By: ckm5 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/26/the-negative-value-of-us-citizenship/comment-page-1/#comment-47921 Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:43:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22377#comment-47921 @y2kurtus I didn’t know that boarding houses had such huge problems that it required a large government expenditure to control them… Do you have a link?

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