shallanelprin: (Default)
*sigh*

1) Eduardo Saverin, I am disappoint. Everyone who's calling him an American hero for renouncing his citizenship just in time to not pay taxes on the billions he's making off of the Facebook IPO? What. The. Fuck is your problem?! Someone's an American hero by choosing to no longer be American? Taxes are part of being a good citizen. Mr. Saverin profited and benefited from being an American citizen, he should pay his taxes. *headdesk*

If you're claiming to be a Christian and saying "good for him!" may I remind you that Jesus said "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s..." (Mark 12:17, NKJV).

2) Yet another example of "being gay is a choice, so it shouldn't be protected" bullshit. Whether or not being gay is a choice, a product of one's environment, or genetic doesn't really matter because you know what is most definitely a choice? Your religion. If you can't (legally) be discriminated against for your choice in religion, you shouldn't be allowed to be discriminated against for your sexual orientation or gender identity (both of which are arguably more inborn than religion).

Date: 2012-05-16 05:05 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] jerusha
jerusha: (parker pout)
What the heck? Why is refusing to pay the taxes you owe somehow heroic? That's just...yeah. No. Just no. (And WORD on the passage from Mark.)

And I'd seen that second story. I just don't understand how people can be so hateful. *sigh*

Date: 2012-05-16 06:00 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] shallanelprin.livejournal.com
I've just decided I don't understand people. I just...don't get it. *sigh*

My best friend, her mom, & I have decided we need a "Bad Baptist Bitching Session" meet up in order to survive the political season this year.

Date: 2012-05-16 09:18 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] owl
owl: Stylized barn owl (Default)
It seems weird that America can tax people who aren't even living in the country though. I bet they also tax resident aliens as well.

Date: 2012-05-16 10:46 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] shallanelprin.livejournal.com
I think it has something to do with the fact that it's money made in the US by a US citizen. I don't think he currently pays US taxes for money he earns in Singapore, for example (some people speculate that's why he lives in Singapore in the first place). But the US tax system is a mess and very rarely makes sense. I do not it's not a regular income tax, it's a capitol gains tax which operates a bit differently.

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