By Helena Bachmann Jan. 31, 2013
Why is Tina Turner switching from American to Swiss citizenship? The legendary singer, a longtime Zurich resident, told the Blick newspaper that she has been very happy in Switzerland and “can’t imagine a better place to live.” But some observers believe she may be one of thousands of American expatriates who have taken the drastic and irrevocable step of giving up their citizenship because of what they consider to be the unjust and discriminatory taxation practices of their government…
Read more: Time
@John Brown as to http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/7-old-handcuffed-over-5-says-suit-232812597–abc-news-topstories.html I think we ought to chime in there with comments saying that US government institutions do this on a much larger scale, by screwing people who live and pay taxes abroad to foreign countries.
Boy, If my wife was earning $97,000+…gee, I’m wondering where the other $82,600 of our so-called income went to? Hmmm???
What’s $97,000 a year in this day and age, considering how devalued the US dollar is to begin with?
And on a side note, I wish I was even getting half that! Why do they even need to bother me?
I hope the writer of this article, Wendy McElroy, is wrong. It seems the Ex-PATRIOT Act might not be dead, just dormant …