I have tried to stay away from talking about controversial issues, however there are times I feel the need to comment on some issues that I feel should be addressed. Today is one of those times. There was a news story from the Wall Street Journal posted on Yahoo news yesterday, the title of the story was : “Record Number Of Americans Abandoning the U.S.” I noticed that today the same story has changed the title to : “More Taxpayers Are Abandoning the U.S.”
The part that surprised me was the comments made about this story by the readers. There were many that assumed only rich people were leaving to avoid paying taxes and there were some that feel that anyone that relocates out of the United States should not be able to receive their Social Security payments or benefits . I am showing one of the comments and my reply to this gentleman.
Davy’s Comment :
But how many of them will demand “their” socialist security and marxist medicare the moment they qualify? All of ’em…
What we paid in was immediately laundered and given out to the recipients-du-jour, or used to partially pay for all the programs we wanted. What we get is welfare, no different from any other form, and not a dime of it should go to anybody not in the US. Not a dime of Social Security should go to anyone living outside the US…
My Reply :
Davy, I worked all my life and paid into Social Security, I served 14 years in the United States Army and nobody has a right to tell me where I have to live to get my Social Security. I could never have retired in the United States and have a decent life style. I retired at 62, relocated to Central America, built a home with my 401K savings (which I paid a large amount of tax on when I withdrew it) and live on my Social Security check, tell me where you can do that in the United States. You have no right to tell anyone where they have to live to receive their Social Security checks.
I received mostly thumbs up for my response but I did receive some thumbs down meaning there are people who agree with Davy and for the life of me I do not know how they can feel that way.
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