10 artful tax dodgers

Some of the rich and famous pack their bags when their homelands raise taxes to a level they think is unacceptable.

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Jan 25, 2013 10:03PM
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I think these are very smart people, and the trend will no doubt continue in much bigger numbers.  I expect an exodus of the rich first from California to another state.  Then if the tax rates continue as expected during this administration, very large numbers will leave the country.  I don't have multi-millions but still feel the same way being in the declining group of the middle class.  Being self-employed is a double whammy.  I guess it's good that my income keeps decreasing, but I think the government will come up with another tax on something like breathing their air because of course it was created by the government.  Nothing exists on its own, right? 

Jan 26, 2013 10:49AM
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The city in which I live has seen a steady outflow of people moving outside the city limit where they pay at a county rate that is considerably less than the city. Then you see the exodus from NY, CA, IL and other tax heavy states to NV, TX, FL etc. You dont have to be a genious to know this is happening on a national scale with high net worth individuals and companies moving to foreign countries There seemsto be no attempt to stem this trend. On the contrary, states like CA just double down on the taxes moving more and more people into the  brackets where it makes sense to move.

Money always goes where it is treated best-a law of the universe. Commodities flow to the highest bidder. If not, and the government could control it, crude oil would be $15/barrell. Not going to happen.

I always point put that taxing authorities NEVER discuss how they will utilize tax mioney in an inteligent way. A large portion of tax money, local, state, and federal, winds up in giveaways and subsidies toi buy votes for reelection, building edifices to name after  politicians, and voting obscene pay and benefit levels for public unions.

No way any additional taxes shoud be enacted without very specific budget requirements designed to ease the defecits, allocated to  essential services, and no authotity to borrow until  collaterized with surplus funds.

Jan 26, 2013 9:53AM
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Half the list is people leaving Britain in the 70s. Some relocated to California of all places. Now we hear about how many are leaving California. The California exodus of the rich is just beginning.
Jan 25, 2013 11:38PM
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I'm traveling a year overseas on savings just to escape working for a bunch of deadbeats and entitlement recipients.  My little way of sticking it to the man.
Jan 26, 2013 6:08PM
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yeah obama raised middle class taxes but gave hollyweirdos tax breaks and stimulus money! go to washington lowest unemployment and

highest incomes and fancy restaraunts and cars and big houses! it's like disney land for politicans and family!

Jan 28, 2013 11:36AM
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Obama and his liberal democrats are idiots. 2012 was the year where most american have left this country. 2013 just started with Tina Turner leaving. I will be leaving to Caye Caulker off Belize in about three years where i already bought a house. Taxes are nearly nonexistant, they leave you alone and people there have to work for a living unlike here where people are entitled.
Jan 28, 2013 10:46AM
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83% on income, and 98% on unearned income? Obama says, "Can I really do that?" "I just got a woody!"
Jan 28, 2013 3:06PM
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People with high character, people with low character, people have success, people don't really want to hand it over to the King for redistribution to people sitting on their ****
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I was expecting to see Sofia Loren on this list but I guess I'm showing my age...am I the only one who remembers her short time in Italian jail and then her exile "oh so far away" to Geneva, Switzerland? And her "unexpected" illegal return to Italy for her son's graduation or something of the sort? With no arrest?
Jan 28, 2013 1:39PM
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As soon as Obama was re-elected, as a 1%er .... I moved my residence and my money to the Caymans. One of the smartest moves I ever made!! Now all the low life, bottom feeders can get their welfare money from someone else!!
Jan 28, 2013 11:15AM
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More evidence for you dopey, liberal, progressive Dumbocrats that the rich will do whatever it takes not to give more and more of their money to the government. All you have to do is look to the US of A, all the tax happy, tons of peeps on the dole, and an army of lack of public service worker states to see it.NY, CA, RI, Ma, CT, NJ, ILL to name a few. City, schools, roads, bridge in shambles, cops, firemen, toll takers and those vile and corrupt union teachers all filling their pockets with what is left of taxpayers money. And an endless line of peeps at the welfare office getting the other half of what is left of the taxpayers monies. So for the rest of you who live in a purple or red state and who are Dumbocrats or who are starting to think about voting for them. Can't say a NYer didn't warn you.

Jan 28, 2013 4:39PM
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Rich people will always protect their assets...that is why they have them. If I felt the US govt could spend the money better than I could, then i would not mind giving it to them, but I am 37 and i have seen these politicians screw off our $$ and create the huge mess we are in now.  All I know the more the govt does the more s$%t they get us into....they all involved in the Military and we got WARS and we involved in every countries ****, involved in education and we are not even graduating half of the inner city kids and their student aid crap has kids going to college f%^ked financially, involved in guaranteeing private mortgages which was the main catalyst for this housing fiasco, involved in  health care and we know how that is going and we going even deeper in, involved in fixing social issues through the welfare state and we are just getting worse and worse each year, involved in business and capitalism and we losing jobs/economy and crimes and bad business practices still going on (Even bailing these people out)...ugh I can go on and on...see my point? I know Libertarians scare people but we need to get the Federal govt out of a bunch of sh$%^t in our lives to fix anything. Sorry, I gave up my faith in politicans long ago...

Jan 28, 2013 8:32PM
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WHERE'S DEMCORATS WRANGLE AND JACKSON AND OTHER RICH  POLICITICANS LIKE KERRY WHO MOVED HIS BOAT TO

AVOID TAXES AND WASSERMAN WHO HAS OFF SHORE ACCTS ETC....NOTHING BUT HYPOCRITES WHO WANT BIG LEFT

WING SOCIALIST GOVT TO CONTROL ALL OF US AND GIVE THEM MORE POWER!

Jan 28, 2013 5:18PM
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Tax rates at 83%? 98%?

That's just insanity, outright theft, and disgusting.

I wouldn't feel the least bit sad if politicians who tried to instigate tax rates like that were assassinated. There is no need for useless leaches like that.

The revolutionary war was largely because of taxes less than 10%. It was treason at the time. But today I think we all accept that it was worth it. Future history books would cast the killers of these political thieves as heroes.   

Jan 28, 2013 10:45PM
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GOOD OLE' PROGRESSIVE/SOCIALIST UTOPIAN TAX THE EVIL RICH PEOPLE IDEOLOGY....

With the SAME BIG PROBLEM they remain in DENIAL about...

Sooner, or Later..... you run out of "OTHER PEOPLE'S" MONEY!!!!

Jan 28, 2013 12:07PM
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Has anyone noticed that most (not all) of the people/groups were from Liberal/Democrat/European Socialist backgrounds. Hmmm, very interesting huh.

Jan 28, 2013 4:10PM
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The smart money is not in this little blip since the election they are pulling out what little they had in.  They realize we are looking at interest rates soaring and at best sideways economy for years due to the huge amount of cash the government is going to start sucking out of the free economy this fall.  This run up is totally the little guys buy with their year end 401K contributions through their mutual funds.  Mutual funds the gift that keeps taking and they will again when the market backs up to 10000 in 15 months.

Demo or Repub they have all failed us please lets change over these bloated politicians and their need for only caring about themselves. 

Jan 28, 2013 8:14PM
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It's really just common sense.Over taxed just roll out.I can see paying 20%.But the government is crazy.Saying anything making over 400 grand A year to pay their fair share.I mean their paying nearly 65% as it is and now the government wants them to pay more.it's absurd.I would do the same thing.America love it or leave it.I'm about ready to roll out.
Jan 29, 2013 12:32AM
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I wonder if Denise Rich gave Bill Clinton as good a **** as Monica Lewinski? Must of been great to get a pardon for the ex old man!
Jan 28, 2013 9:43PM
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Why would Bill Clinton pardon a wealthy Marc Rich for tax evasion, fraud? Wonder  what his reward was?
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