In which Y'r D'd'c't'd D'b'nk'r examines the claim that, though he renounced his US citizenship, Eduardo Saverin--Facebook billionaire and tax dodger-- should enjoy the rights of any other international citizen to return on a valid passport; to which I reply: Bullshit, fucknozzle! Yer OUTTA here!
SO Saverin is one of the big winners in the Facebook IPO, collecting several billion dollars of "net worth" from the stock sale.
It's "bankers' logic," elegant in the ruthless way of the pure, profit-driven capitalist: In a "global" economic and political world, any "citizenship" confers the same relevant "rights"--passport, property, protection-- if you are wealthy enough to claim them, and he will be. You wanna know what "Going Galt" would look like? Watch Saverin. It's the apotheosis of that kind of "libertarianism."
It's worth a LOT of money to him.
How much? About $67 million, according to an NPR story last week.
Put another way: That's just under a million hours of minimum-wage labor. Round up, and divide: Twenty-five thousand minimum-wage work weeks. Five hundred years of labor. That's the equivalent of what he's "getting away with."
Says he WANTS to be Singaporean. Just like all the old, ex-Marines wanna go back to Okinawa...
Now, call me a statist, or what you will, say I'm old-fashioned, and/or over-ther-hill...It's his money
But I think syllogistically, a different kind of logic:
My syllogism reads as follows: IF a citizen renounces citizenship, and thus escapes certain taxes--whether they "wanted to" do so or not--and thereby deprives the entire collective, the renounced country, of its share of the fortune which that country's very existence made available and possible for that person to secure,...
THEN the country and its citizens are WELL within their rights to declare that sonovabitch 'persona non grata,' and ban him from the soil, in perpetuity, on pain of immediate apprehension and imprisonment.
In short, you smirking little shitheel: Don' let the door hitchya in the ass; and NEVER darken it again...
That's how it looks from down here at the beach, hippies...If you agree or not, lemme know...PAZ!