Hillary: Sanders Plan for US Billionaires to Self-deport “Unworkable”

 

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BURLINGTON, VT — Delivering a speech on income inequality yesterday, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (Workers Party, Vermont) called on US billionaires to self-deport. “We’re not going to round them up” said Sanders. “The answer is self-deportation, which is people deciding they can do better by going elsewhere due to a draconian tax code.”

Sanders’ presidential rival Hillary Clinton sharply criticized the proposal, calling self-deportation “unworkable.” Ms. Clinton went on to ridicule the notion that the authorities are going to “round up the 537 billionaires living in America’s shadows and put them in electric cars and private planes bound for a friendlier tax environment. Where are these people expected to go?” asked Ms. Clinton rhetorically, “Switzerland?” Ms. Clinton then painted a chaotic refugee crisis in which undocumented billionaires and their families are forced to traverse the uncharted private airfields and ski resorts of Zurich, Vail, and St. Tropez.

Clinton, who has struggled to reconcile her hardline stance against billionaires with campaign efforts to woo billionaires, said she wants to find a way to give permanent status to wealthy young adults who earned their fortune through no fault of their own. “Those kids who earned their billions on Wall Street or Facebook I think should have a pathway to remain permanently in the US.”

Senator Sanders doubled-down on his comments by stating that anything less than all-out deportation would amount to “amnesty on the installment plan.”

America’s working poor were not available for comment.

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  1. Robert McReynolds Inactive
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    A few years ago there was a dust up over at The Corner about the patriotism of those who, as Bernie would say, self deport and renounce their citizenship and move to low tax countries. This country is so screwed that, believe me Bernie, if I had the means my family would be out of here in a heartbeat. Panama is nice if you are an ex-pat. I understand Botswana isn’t too bad either.

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  2. Titus Techera Contributor
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    There is very good reason to suspect the patriotism of people who say things like what you’re saying, isn’t there? Or the lefties who promised–another lie, unfortunately–they’d leave should your countrymen re-elect Mr. W. Bush.

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  3. iWe Coolidge
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    Titus Techera:There is very good reason to suspect the patriotism of people who say things like what you’re saying, isn’t there? Or the lefties who promised–another lie, unfortunately–they’d leave should your countrymen re-elect Mr. W. Bush.

    I am loyal to the ideals of America. To the extent that America seeks to become Sweden, it has less call on my affections.

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  4. Titus Techera Contributor
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    iWe:

    Titus Techera:There is very good reason to suspect the patriotism of people who say things like what you’re saying, isn’t there? Or the lefties who promised–another lie, unfortunately–they’d leave should your countrymen re-elect Mr. W. Bush.

    I am loyal to the ideals of America. To the extent that America seeks to become Sweden, it has less call on my affections.

    Sure, that makes sense. Countries change. It seems it’s a matter of judgment at what point it’s ok to say, yeah, this is not my country anymore.

    This is a problem for Americans. It’s not this way in Europe–birthright citizenship is strange to European races. People moving to these countries are not of them. But Americans are proud to say they are so much superior to mankind that, much like with the hereafter, people abandon their ancestors to become Americans. What is it they’re becoming? What are they leaving behind?

    It would seem, peaceful prosperity is only real in America–at least for very large number of people. But then one wonders whether America matters at all or it is merely the chance to make money & use for one’s private purposes without lots of trouble–surely, this is a great thing, but one wonders whether it is the only or the paramount object of human endeavor.

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  5. Man With the Axe Inactive
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    One way to encourage this self-deportation is to threaten forced deportation through an E-Verify system.

    Anytime someone engages in one of the following transactions it is reported to ICE for immediate action:

    • purchase of a sports franchise for cash
    • acquisition of a personal island for underage hookers
    • establishment of a political action committee for the purpose of combatting climate change
    • creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs
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  6. Paul Dougherty Member
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    RushBabe49:If all those billionaires self-deport, who will he have to “soak”?

    That’s the genius (not sure that is the right term) in framing the general battle as against the “1%”. There is always someone to soak. We just re-define rich.

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