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Wed Sep 21, 2022, 06:24 PM

What to make of expatriot millionaires?

MAGA violence' and 'domestic terrorism' are driving 'dual citizenships' among America's wealthy: report

"...... Mechanic, in an article published by Mother Jones on September 21, reports that the United States’ “societal dysfunction has progressed to the point where many well-heeled Americans are looking for an escape hatch.”

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/09/trumpism-maga-midterms-elections-2022-2024-wealthy-americans-dual-citizenship-escape-expatriation/

https://www.alternet.org/2022/09/maga-violence-and-domestic-terrorism/

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Reply What to make of expatriot millionaires? (Original post)
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2022 OP
gratuitous Sep 2022 #1
WarGamer Sep 2022 #2
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2022 #6
marybourg Sep 2022 #3
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2022 #7
marybourg Sep 2022 #9
haele Sep 2022 #4
cagefreesoylentgreen Sep 2022 #5
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2022 #8

Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 06:28 PM

1. They didn't get to be rich by cleaning up their own messes

Now that the fascist tendencies underlying their never-sated hunger for more and more wealth have become apparent, they're eying the exits and planning their getaways.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 06:29 PM

2. I wouldn't worry about it too much...

A Forbes study in 2020 showed MORE billionaires supported Biden than Trump in the 2020 Election.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelatindera/2021/02/15/biden-beats-trump-in-another-demographic-billionaires/?sh=79730a155ba2

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 07:48 PM

6. thanks for this.

This could easily be spun to " (greedy) billionaires flee Biden tax hikes".

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 06:36 PM

3. Expatriate. Different word.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 07:51 PM

7. indeed.

"expatriot
noun
Common misspelling of expatriate."

Seems to me there is a place for "expatriot". Like every last MAGAt.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 08:56 PM

9. Yes. But maybe with a hyphen in between: ex-patriot

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 06:42 PM

4. Unless they pay taxes, 'Expat Millionaires' are Liberatarian assholes for the most part.

Sucking money from the workforce and taxpayers while claiming they made money through 'hard work'. Hard work playing with other people's money and other people's brains and sweat.
They, themselves, tend to provide very little to the US economy.
I know a couple dozen millionaires who pay taxes, bills, and try to do right by their employees and products. They may go on a European Vacation on occasion, or send money overseas to relatives, but they contribute to the GDP.

Just to be clear, I'm not talking about retired Expats who saved up enough to live abroad in a country more amenable to Americans like Costa Rica or with foreign relatives. I'm talking about very wealthy Expats who offshore their businesses and live abroad, while still claiming the rights and privileges of US citizens.

Haele

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 06:45 PM

5. They can only run so far

The vast majority aren’t rich enough to leave the planet, and their wealth will only protect them up to a point.

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Response to cagefreesoylentgreen (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 07:53 PM

8. Covering their bases because they can afford to.

The Mitch's SCOTUS has done irreparable harm at a time we have little space for more harm.

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