Countries with zero income taxes

These Caribbean and Middle Eastern nations derive their revenue from other sources, including tourism and abundant natural resources.

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Feb 12, 2013 8:55PM
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when you feed 15 milion illegals free.....foodstamps, healthcare,cash assistance, housing assistance,school lunches,books,education, etc etc.......why do you think we pay increased taxes here in the good ole'.... give freebies to the illegals and inner city minorities fed generations of welfare for votes usa what do you think is going to happen? take a shower, eat dinner you paid for and get a good nights sleep and get your **** to work in the morning ...you got plenty of welfare babies and illegals that need the assistance YOU pay for!
Feb 12, 2013 9:47PM
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Notice that 7 of these countries have a common factor.............OIL and GAS.

Exploration and drilling!       hmmm    any ideas?

Feb 12, 2013 8:47PM
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I seem to notice a pattern that all of these countries have great economies, low poverty, and a good standard of living for their people!  Maybe we could learn a bit from these countries instead of trying to tax the hell out of anyone who produces a damned thing!
Feb 13, 2013 7:45AM
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The United States could be in this group if our government wasn't squandering our hard earned monies policing the world and spending billions pampering the poor and illegal immigrants.
Feb 13, 2013 12:44AM
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the countries with no taxes have small populations and their leaders are swimming in money or  they're small island nations.theyre nothing like the rest of the planet let alone america.those oil rich countries count on the worlds police [the u.s. military]for protection. Maybe its time we charged them for that protection. They sure charge us for their oil.our rich are always threatening to leave if they dont get their way.go on koch brothers. Leave the u.s. and enjoy those sand paradises
Feb 12, 2013 9:31PM
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I guess you never been to the Island the only ones who have money are the touris and the banker the local are dirt poor. Maybe you should travel some and you know that.
Feb 12, 2013 10:59PM
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WOW!!! The United Arab Emirates has a "per-capita income" of $49,000??  Why did they use the per-capita numbers and not, oh, say the percentages of each class?? I'll tell you why. There are a handful of families in this region that have more money than most people could ever spend in their entire lives. There are families in this region, that could single-handedly pay most of the debts in the entire world.

 

I'm not quoting any factual numbers here, but, I bet that more than 90% of the people in this area are very poor. VERY, VERY POOR.

Feb 13, 2013 12:39AM
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Canada has the second or third highest reserve of oil in the world, we should not have to pay income taxes and no sales taxes.
Feb 13, 2013 11:22AM
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Actually kyill, direct 'welfare' assitance payments make up a small percentage of Federal Spending. The vast majority of Federal Spending goes to so called 'entitelment programs', ie, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. THat's why no politician will touch it. Then comes Military, then Department/Agency spending (USDA, USFS, FDA, FAA, State, etc), then Foreign Aid (including military assitance, such as to Israel)....and then far, far down the list is direct welfare to fellow humans in need. When the Republican Congressional Leadership calls for 'immediate spending cuts!" I would respond, "OK Mr Burnt Siena Speaker, we're going to start by slashing Congressional salaries and benefits packages (including tanning booth). You people are going to work for a reasonabvle salary and you and your families will not be cared for by the taxpyers until you die."

 

The Capitol would be a ghost-town in 30 minutes. And how about we start our balanced-budget initiative by closing all the tax loopholes for wealthy people?

Feb 13, 2013 12:04AM
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First remember. The most important mission of Muslims worldwide is to take down America and our Western allies. Notice I said, "Muslims", instead of "terrorists". Why do I say that? Remember when we watched in horror as the Twin Towers were taken down by Muslim terrorists? The television media showed Muslims all over the world and in America, especially Detroit, out in the streets cheering, laughing, clapping, and dancing. What joy was in the hearts of these so called, "good Muslims" living in America. That said, we see the money and power that the middle eastern countries have because of their oil. And that begs the question. The north-central United States known as "The Balkins", which includes the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, etc., holds the largest reserve of oil and natural gas on earth. So why aren't we exploiting that? Putting it simply, because of the Muslim in the White house. He refuses to let drilling permits be issued in America, claiming it's for environmental reasons. Total bulls**t!!! He absolutely DOES NOT want the economy to turn around in America. His brother Muslims are depending on him. Simultaneously, he is increasing all forms of entitlements to bankrupt our country. He is stripping and degrading our military so we can't defend ourselves. And how about the "First Bitch" wasting almost a billion dollars a year, yes, BILLION, on her staff, personal perchases, and escapades around the world with her family and friends. Oh. And also remember. Their dog travels alone on a private jet because Muslims can't travel with pets. Why doesn't Congress challenge these things? Why doesn't Congress file Articles of Impeachment? Why doesn't Congress subpoena Soetoro (Obama) and vet him? Force him to prove conclusively he is a natural born citizen. His Social Security records. His college records. Draft registration records. Simple things all Americans can show. Proof of citizenship is REQUIRED by the Constitution. We're doomed if we don't get rid of him...  
Feb 12, 2013 10:27PM
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Gee the majority of these countries economies would FAIL without oil or gas to support them. The majority of these countries are also mainly Muslim. I find it funny how most right wing, tax hating, government is wasteful, NObama, etc. people hate Muslims. BTW how much do many of these countries charge on import fees? Funny that the Cayman islands are ALSO having economic problems. You would think with all that money they have sitting around it would magically create some jobs.

 

"In August, the British territory killed a plan to tax foreign workers' income shortly after proposing it in a last-ditch attempt to overcome budget shortfalls. The government backtracked on the plan after several industry associations voiced their opposition to the tax, saying it would lead to investor flight. Foreign workers make up about 50% of the islands' workforce."

 

Gee "investor flight" is that not the same BS rich people threaten to do here? Maybe all the countries of the world should say F*** YOU rich people and ALL raise taxes at the same time. It is all just one big stupid game that we could stop playing at any time since we only trade with other humans and not space aliens or anything out of our control.

 

The more a rich person makes the less there will be for others to make in our fixed system that we created and maintain. For one person to make 1000 times what others make 1000 people would have to give up 50% of what they earn for example, simple math. There is no way to fuel, feed, or supply exponential gain. Savings and investments must LOSE value overtime (fixed population) or we are FORCED to print out more and more money until the end of time.

 

There is a reason for friction and that is to prevent things from BREAKING the system. You cannot go as fast as you want or grow as large as you want, the universe imposes limits for very good reasons morons. Our economy needs to have these same types of limits OR ELSE. No chit they suck, but so does working for your sorry a$$es for slave wages until we die. Stop changing the f***ing laws to benefit only you. Some great leaders you a$$holes turned out to be, selfish and greedy. How about you stop outsourcing jobs while you are at it? All in the pursuit of even cheaper slave labor huh?

Feb 13, 2013 9:31AM
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They don't mention the cost of living in any of these countries, nor other types of taxes some of them have.  In most cases, the basic cost of living wipes out any gains from no income taxes.

Feb 12, 2013 11:40PM
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Obama will become emperor of these countries and "fix" their no-tax problem.
Feb 13, 2013 9:56AM
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Funny thing about all these countries is that the companies pay the taxes and the working class still pays in to social security style programs.  I guess the rich being the only ones to pay taxes isn't wrong then.
Feb 13, 2013 12:54PM
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If these countries are so great....why don't immigrants go there?

Feb 13, 2013 11:01AM
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"Illegals" are not eligible for foodstamps, healthcare, cash assistance, housing assistance or unemployment benefits. They do pay taxes from their work, bu cannot apply for unemployment compensation if they are laid off.  Very often their children who are United States citizens are eligible for benefits because the owners of the businesses exploit their workers and refuse to pay a living wage to people who work hard and contribute to the economy. 
When I studied history I never read about the Native peoples issuing an invitation to Europeans to invade their land. If as you say the "illegals should go home", remember that most of us are already "home". Most European descendants would have a long swim..... 

Feb 13, 2013 1:21PM
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The Gulf states charge their residents no income taxes, and they STILL have enough money to fund global jihadists...that's just wrong.
Feb 13, 2013 1:03PM
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Maybe so, but how many of those countries have social justice programs, huh, huh!!!!
Feb 13, 2013 3:10PM
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Hey kyill : illegals do not qualify for food stamps , Medicaid, Medicare or any public assistance. You need to be a USA citizen or a resident who has had a green card for more than 5 years to qualify and your income must be around $250 a week or they deny you anyways. And about the school lunch : in pubic schools the healthy menu is a tiny dry piece of pizza or tiny chicken nuggets or a peanut butter sandwich that most kids cannot swallow. Sorry but it is not that easy to be an illegal as you think.
Feb 13, 2013 2:38PM
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In the majority of these countries the unemployment rate is like 50%. If these countries are so great, why are the citizens so unhappy? These countries have to enact strict laws against protesting and disagreeing with the government. To the point it can be punishable by death. If these countries were so great for their citizens how come the only way these countries can control their people is by suppressing their human rights. Don't get fooled by the per capita numbers. If they removed the top 2% from that statistic, it would probably drop to $100.
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