posted on May, 24 2012 @ 07:43 AM
reply to post by longjohnbritches
I do understand your point however, contrary to popular American opinion, the USA is not the only contributor to poor nations, the UK, Europe Japan
and China contribute huge amounts to these same countries as well. How much of your US aid reaches the poor people of the Philippines? The US
politicians taught the Philippine politicians how to steal from the aid provided and their own people, then they took it to a new level. In one day I
can make one life better, a person feel loved and in that there is much reward. I obviously cannot help everyone but I can do my best!
You want the USA to take credit for every success story??? You want to hold one man responsible for the way US taxes are collected, used and abused?
I believe you should pay tax in the country you live and work. This man no longer lives in the USA and has not done so for a while! I guess he pays
tax in Singapore now, which is, by the way, now one of the most expensive states to live in.
To live in the US is quite cheap if you compare prices and taxes, to Europe, UK and Japan. Many countries in the world have tax breaks to attract
wealthy people to invest, this is something the USA seriously needs to look at as there is a serious lack of investment in the USA these days, as most
products are produced in Asia and Latin America.
When this man used his own wealth to invest in a start up company called Facebook he could have lost his investment as the majority of investors
worldwide have, he was one of the lucky ones, I say good luck to him!
Sorry we do not agree on tax issues. I believe that a flat tax for all is fair (say 25% of what you earn) and I hate taxes like GST, VAT and Sales
Tax, which is, in my opinion, a complete fraud by governments worldwide for taxing people on goods they buy using monies they already paid tax on!