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Even if I go there to make mega bucks compared to what I would make here, how is that any different than all the Americans that have and go to Iraq to "rebuild" it after we have destroyed it. They are NOT there to "help rebuild" it, rather only there to get paid a crap load more than they would here doing the same thing. I know of a guy who has already made so much money in Iraq as a contractor that he will have CASH to start any business he wants to here in America when he comes back for good. His family is set. So these people are the ones taking advantage of the situation. And I will not be a "slave" as I will be compensated very nicely for my services. Now who is taking advantage? Why shouldn't I go and make much more money outside the US and pay very little taxes and get set for the rest of my life? Or would you rather that I work my ass off for $150K/year and pay taxes up the ass? Why not come back financially set and only work part time and pay even less taxes?
Go ahead, I'm not stopping you from screwing anyone for a buck.
A couple of things, though. After reading that article, anyone who had half a conscience would not want to go anywhere near that place.
I know, that's the american way - It's all about ME - you're probably one of those people that spits on the homeless and tells them to go get a job...
I wish you several things - that you're there to witness when those people get sick of their situation and decide to DO something about it. And if you by chance live through that and make it back to the US, that the IRS meets you at your gate when you come back. With the homeland security strip search team.

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Go ahead, I'm not stopping you from screwing anyone for a buck.
A couple of things, though. After reading that article, anyone who had half a conscience would not want to go anywhere near that place.
I know, that's the american way - It's all about ME - you're probably one of those people that spits on the homeless and tells them to go get a job...
I wish you several things - that you're there to witness when those people get sick of their situation and decide to DO something about it. And if you by chance live through that and make it back to the US, that the IRS meets you at your gate when you come back. With the homeland security strip search team.

Bandito, the US has specific laws written for US citizens living and working overseas regarding their tax breaks. Now if he follows the current tax laws and does what is right and like everyone takes advantage of all of those US tax laws then why would you wish this on the gentleman?
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Bandito, the US has specific laws written for US citizens living and working overseas regarding their tax breaks. Now if he follows the current tax laws and does what is right and like everyone takes advantage of all of those US tax laws then why would you wish this on the gentleman?
HMM, let's see...
Someone that wants to go somewhere that tramples human rights in order to make a shitload of money so that they can come back here to the US and retire, where in the meantime taxpayers are getting their backs broke because of the greedy fuckers that have been doing the EXACT SAME THING for the last how many years???
Let me take a wild guess what YOU'RE doing in INDONESIA, and I doubt it's charity work being that you just shelled out $150k for a VW!!

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Go ahead, I'm not stopping you from screwing anyone for a buck.
A couple of things, though. After reading that article, anyone who had half a conscience would not want to go anywhere near that place.
I know, that's the american way - It's all about ME - you're probably one of those people that spits on the homeless and tells them to go get a job...
I wish you several things - that you're there to witness when those people get sick of their situation and decide to DO something about it. And if you by chance live through that and make it back to the US, that the IRS meets you at your gate when you come back. With the homeland security strip search team.
Why so much hate? Dude I will go there because of 2 thing: 1. Money and 2). My love for those people and their culture. Why are you wishing me all these thing? Very uncool. Even if I don't go there and end up staying here, I will definitely be doing volunteer work as a physician in these countries as a physician. Unlike you, I don't hate them.
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HMM, let's see...
Someone that wants to go somewhere that tramples human rights in order to make a shitload of money so that they can come back here to the US and retire, where in the meantime taxpayers are getting their backs broke because of the greedy fuckers that have been doing the EXACT SAME THING for the last how many years???
Let me take a wild guess what YOU'RE doing in INDONESIA, and I doubt it's charity work being that you just shelled out $150k for a VW!!
Don't be pissed. It seems like you would like to do the same yet lack the educational skills to do so. That is YOUR own failure. Quit putting down those that can do it and end up doing it.
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Why so much hate? Unlike you, I don't hate them.

But you hate the one's that feed you.
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HMM, let's see...
Someone that wants to go somewhere that tramples human rights in order to make a shitload of money so that they can come back here to the US and retire, where in the meantime taxpayers are getting their backs broke because of the greedy fuckers that have been doing the EXACT SAME THING for the last how many years???
Let me take a wild guess what YOU'RE doing in INDONESIA, and I doubt it's charity work being that you just shelled out $150k for a VW!!


I am 51, I have been working offshore for 25 years and going by the written US tax laws and have saved huge amounts of money doing it. Guess what Bandito you have the same advantage as I and others to do the same. Don't hate the player, we did not write the tax code, our law makers did, if you want the same advantages, move and work offshore, if you do not like the US tax laws, write your representatives.
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Why so much hate? Dude I will go there because of 2 thing: 1. Money and 2). My love for those people and their culture. Why are you wishing me all these thing? Very uncool. Even if I don't go there and end up staying here, I will definitely be doing volunteer work as a physician in these countries as a physician. Unlike you, I don't hate them.
Did you READ THE ARTICLE that Marsden posted?????
"the dark side of Dubai"????
If you did, then you are ignorant. If you didn't you NEED to read it.
Maybe the whole article is a fabrication that the guy made up because HE hates someone over there. Maybe it's media propaganda designed to screw with the arabs, IDK. If so, you have my apologies. But if you are going to be going over there and be a "physician" for the Sheikh for what, 300K plus and then do "volunteer" work on the side?? Yeah, right...
And who is the "them" that I hate?? I never said anything about "hating" anyone... Being angry because of my objection to this blatent opression does not constitute hate.

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I am 51, I have been working offshore for 25 years and going by the written US tax laws and have saved huge amounts of money doing it. Guess what Bandito you have the same advantage as I and others to do the same. Don't hate the player, we did not write the tax code, our law makers did, if you want the same advantages, move and work offshore, if you do not like the US tax laws, write your representatives.
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I know I am from the land of the free and could make a crapload of money taking advantage of others. But I refuse to do so. I work hard to make a decent amount of money and pay my fair share of taxes. I can go to sleep at night with a clear conscience. Can you?

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I know I am from the land of the free and could make a crapload of money taking advantage of others. But I refuse to do so. I work hard to make a decent amount of money and pay my fair share of taxes. I can go to sleep at night with a clear conscience. Can you?
Oh shit don't pull that card, I am following the US tax code as written. Are you suggesting that the US tax code for American citizens living and working overseas is written for them to take advantage of other US citizens? How am I taking advantage of others, exactly who am I taking advantage of, please enlighten me. I sleep very good every night knowing I followed the US tax code to the letter, now I could insult you, like you did me and ask if you have followed the US tax code to the letter, but I won't.
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