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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Feb 23, 2013 3:04PM
we need to cut congress and senate pay by 25% make them get on obooma care pay for all there transportation give them a retirement of 60.00 per year of severice! Let those decmocrybabys see how the other have live
Jan 29, 2013 12:32AM
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 29, 2013 12:06AM
Denise Rich can leave! We don't need her kind here! As long as people are coming here from all over the world, i feel it's the best place to be! Most of the whiners who are leaving are unwilling to support their country. Many millionaires pay a lower % of their income in taxes, than middle class folks. Betting against your home team smacks of Pete Rose, and we all know what happened to him! As someone said: "democracy is a terrible thing, but the rest are so much worse". Viva America!
Jan 28, 2013 10:46PM

To begin with no one actually pays 39.6% of their income as federal taxes. By the time the tax code is applied to individuals and corporations they pay anything from -30% to 30%. And therein lies the problem. Instead of having a fair flat 15% income tax for both individuals and corporations, we have created a tax system that is designed to give one special interest group or another some sort of advantage. All of this has been for benefit of the politicians and to the detriment of the economy.




Jan 28, 2013 10:45PM


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

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

Jan 28, 2013 10:33PM
the beatles wrote:  "i don't care too much for money, cuz money can't buy you love".   and then emigrated to the u s to avoid uk's tax laws.  see why chapman thought lennon was a hypocrite???
Jan 28, 2013 10:19PM
yeah, their smart myown;  but u can't take it with you;  greed is one of the 7 deadly sins;  and jesus said,"it is harder for a rich man enter the kingdom of heaven thanfor qa camel to enter the eye of a needle,"  the eye of the needle was a small opening inthe city walls made jsut large enuf for a man  2 to enter.
Jan 28, 2013 10:03PM
As noted most of those leaving either came to the U.S. to escape tax rates double ours or ours left to go to countries with virually no military. Our 39.5% top rate is cheap compared to the 83% for Britain or 75% for France. We still have very low rates for a 1st world country with a massive military. Hard to cry for someone like Tom Jones with a net worth of 100's of millions.
Jan 28, 2013 9:43PM
Why would Bill Clinton pardon a wealthy Marc Rich for tax evasion, fraud? Wonder  what his reward was?
Jan 28, 2013 9:26PM
Other than death it's the only way an American can get out of income taxes. What I wonder is why a lot more ex-cons don't stop paying taxes. If they are felons they supposively lose their right to own a gun and vote. Which is actually saying they are not US citizens. Funny how modern day politicians can twist the Constitution in their own little warped way! By the way it's against the law to renounce your citizenship for avoiding taxes.
Jan 28, 2013 8:32PM




Jan 28, 2013 8:25PM
I use to believe all those myths about how the wealthy created jobs and perhaps that was true at one time.  Today the rich simply help ship jobs overseas, hire illegal immigrants, find tax havens and invest in the stock market or similar financial vehicles that do virtually nothing to create jobs.  In fact as wealth accumulates towards a medieval society tax reform is the only peaceful option to transfer wealth.  Yes, there are a lot of freeloaders but people really aren't all that different and most want to work but the wealthy excuse their lack of productivity by blaming everyone but themselves for our societies problems.  Mayor Bloomberg is so typical of the rich, telling everyone what to do while he makes sure he looks out for himself.  
Jan 28, 2013 8:14PM
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 28, 2013 6:09PM

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once wrote that taxes are the price of civilization.  Those who constantly whine about taxes do not understand their obligation to pay the price of civlization.

I think we in the U.S. have a great society, and with that comes the obligation to pay taxes--local, state or federal.  Compared to the 35% tax burden in most other developed countries of the world, we in the U.S. have it good at 22%


If Americans want to move abroad to avoid paying the price of American cvilization, then I say revoke their citizenship and bar their re-entry.  Good bye, good riddance.


There are millions of foreigners yearning to come here and become Americans and bring their skills and hard work to enrich our great country.

Jan 28, 2013 5:18PM

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 4:39PM

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 4:10PM

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 3:06PM
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 ****
Jan 28, 2013 3:02PM
All of the people moving and saying it was due to taxes, still the government here does not see the problem. When I hit the mark ( and I will )  I will also move and take my profit center overseas. right now im thinking equador
Jan 28, 2013 2:56PM

The market is up like 1000 points since the election.The smart money knows the

best man got reelected.

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