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Originally posted by Southern Guardian
You do know that the Australian and European governments assisted in their own collapsed financial institutions right? You do know that only reason why the mandatory measure was added to the bill was because the same people like you came out calling the public option 'fascism'?
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Heaven forbid you spend that money on yourself or your family. Well those are max amounts....
Let me help you out. If you go in for a car loan, the lender is not going to want your payment to exceed 25% of your income.
If you go in for a home loan, the lender is not going to want your payment to exceed 25% of your income.
Why on earth would you pay the government more money than you do for your own home and car combined?
Someone else has it worse, you are only getting screwed 2/3rds as bad, so don't complain arguments are really????
There just aren't words for it!
Originally posted by silo13
EDIT TO ADD:
Neno, I applaud your post and the though and fortitude I know you posses that can back up each and every word you've posted.
Only one thing I will disagree on.
As I said above, this is where I was born, and this is where I'll die. However, I can certainly see the point of those who opt out, and head for greener pastures.
I too once believed as you do, where I was born was where I would die.
And for reasons I will not post on ATS I had to revise my life on that point.
But - leaving the USA and relocating and taking on a new culture and a new language and system of living is by far NOT a greener pasture, in my opinion.
It's hard. Very hard work each and every day.
Sure, that might not be the case depending on where you go, etc, but for me, it's been a witch with a B.
Do I want to go back, sure I do.
[edit on 22-4-2010 by silo13]
(1)The U.S. is the only industrialized nation that taxes its overseas citizens, subjecting them to taxation in both their country of citizenship and country of residence.
(2)These stringent measures were put into place to prevent Americans from stashing undeclared assets in offshore banks, but they also make life increasingly difficult for millions of law-abiding expatriates.