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A Simple Question For Senator Schumer

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As many already know, earlier today Senator Schumer announced the cleverly named Ex-PATRIOT act, which seeks nothing short of exile for anyone who effectively declines their US citizenship for tax avoidance purposes. So far so good. We have, however, one simple question. In light of recent media reports of rampant abuse of various international tax loopholes by US corporations (recall the Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich), but much more importantly, the glaring abuse of offshore tax shelters by hedge funds - organization such as Paulson & Co., RenTec, York Capital, etc., and financial institutions, such as Lazard, Blackstone, and Credit Suisse, can Senator Schumer please rep, warrant and guarantee that none of his corporate sponsors, i.e., his Top 100 Contributors, have ever engaged in any form of explicit or implicit tax avoidance, tax offshoring, and tax shelter. To facilitate his checklisting, we have presented his top 100 contributors below. Because if he can't, one may be left with the impression that his whole anti-tax tirade and legislation is, you know, hypocritical.

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Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:10 | 2436402 Joe Sixpack
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Ahh.., and add to that, corporations are persons, too! Do they get counted?

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:14 | 2436429 SHEEPFUKKER

The Patriot Act.....the Ex-Patriot Act.  This is all a joke right?

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:17 | 2436450 alien-IQ
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I think Tom Waits said it best : "It's more than a bad dream, now that I'm sober"

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:29 | 2436517 Ahmeexnal
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Which part of rope/lamp post/*snap*CRACKLE*pop do the sociopath banker-politico-oligarchs do not understand?

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:39 | 2436577 lineskis
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ZH Wins! :)

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:50 | 2436641 economics9698
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Germany did the same shit to the yids.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 15:13 | 2436758 HarryM
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I love it when Politicians accuse other people of playing dirty

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 16:02 | 2437002 Hugh_Jorgan
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Schumer's green with envy over of one co-founder of Facebook, nothing more. Jealous of one dirtbag who will be walking away with 10's of millions more hype-dollars by going tax free. Oh and maybe he thinks he will score a few political points in the process by playing whistle-blower.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 16:10 | 2437028 smlbizman
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the u.s.a has now become like divorce....."why is it so expensive to leave amerika?..cause its worth it....

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 18:33 | 2437661 nmewn
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A New York Senator in bed with the monied interests...who woulda thunk it

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 21:17 | 2438041 Pure Evil
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Who cares about any of it, Schumer's just pissed because Saverin didn't drop 10 Million in his super-pac before Saverin let the knob rock his crack on the way out the door.

My advice to Saverin, if you're not already in Singapore, leave immediately before they announce that leaving the country is the equivalent of extremism and detain you indefinitely.

One can afford to lose millions or billions, but if you find yourself locked up in the basement of the Lubyanka prison, then there will be no escape, just ask Khodorkovsky.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 23:33 | 2438386 flacon
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No comment needed for this cartoon graphic:







Thu, 05/17/2012 - 15:23 | 2436646 The Big Ching-aso
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If ya wanna renounce your U.S. citizenship U can also just move to San Fran or NYC.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:34 | 2436552 Lost My Shorts
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It will take people a while to understand the true purpose of this law.  The Facebook guy is just a pretext.  The honorable senator from Wall Street would not do anything to inconvenience people with money.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:18 | 2436453 sgt_doom
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Really, after Dorgan retired, that effectively left only republiCONS, and those r-cons posing as faux crats --- simply offshore the US Senate.

Next, offshore the corrupt US Supreme Court, and then offshore the West Wing staff.

Really unnecessary to have any future elections....

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:33 | 2436541 malikai
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After the next civil war, there may just be a little bit of Offshore Gov't.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:48 | 2436629 TheGardener
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All rough and ready operations were offshored long ago.

All of the worst of it been cast just into domestic law, including US- citizens.

All of us being their declared enemies.

All, freaking all westerners being enemies of their states
or the proxies thereof to deflect attention.

All you stay calm....................:-)

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 17:53 | 2437537 hornster
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I wish Dorgan would run for president someday.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:20 | 2436470 DosZap
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The Patriot Act.....the Ex-Patriot Act.  This is all a joke right?

I am waiting for the Anti Patriot Act, where if you want to leave and expat, dump your citizenship, you will forfeit 100% of all your personal property, and bank accounts, 401k's,entire fortunes, and then you can never come back.

Reason?, YOU made the $$$ here, so it r belong to us.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:45 | 2436617 Peter Pan
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And how about an Ex-Patriot Act that exiles corporations or polticians who send jobs to overseas factories, overseas call centres and overseas battlefields?

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 15:00 | 2436700 JohnG
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This is almost exactly what was done to German Jews leaving Germany in the mid thirties, except only 90% of assets.  Thus gold sewn in clothes, extravagant parties, etc.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:24 | 2436492 EndTheMedia
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Chucky will send in the drones if you try and renounce your citizenship. Hell they are already flying over US soil watch the video here http://bit.ly/Lb4ZD9

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:37 | 2436567 Vincent Vega
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Soon we'll have Patriot Act Zero, Diet Patriot Act, Honey Mustard Patriot Act, Patriot Act With Lime, Classic Patriot Act, and Patriot Act Lite.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 15:03 | 2436714 WALLST8MY8BALL
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They already have the Pepper Spray flavor!

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:15 | 2436434 Midas
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Does the Senator realize this is the Cuban business model?  We have been telling the Cuban government what not to do for a half century, but now Schumer has come around to their way of thinking.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:19 | 2436464 sgt_doom
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No, the senator only is aware of his bank accounts, here and in Switzerland.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:28 | 2436512 Polonius
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You Americans are such gullible sheep.  You already have the most draconian tax laws in the world with your global taxation even if you don't live in the country.  Which, BTW, no other civilized nation does because it's tantamount to slavery.  Now you are going to try to ratchet it up a notch?  For the love of Lenin...you people have no idea how close you come to replicating the worst parts of the Soviet Union.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:43 | 2436603 ButIfNot
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Sadly, nmany of us DO realize how bad it is, but sheep are hard to awaken without calamity.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:45 | 2436613 F. Bastiat
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Oh, we do have an idea and we're fighting back. You're not going to see much of it in the media, but it's on.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:31 | 2436519 macholatte
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Schumer is an egocentric Progressive hack, the personification of all that is wrong with politics and the justification for term limits.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 15:38 | 2436906 James-Morrison
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We already have term limits.  The sheeple are too stupid to use them.

I plan on using my one term Presidential limit this year.


Thu, 05/17/2012 - 15:00 | 2436702 TheGardener
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Socialismo o muerte ! They won!


Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:26 | 2436503 SMG
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The Oligarchs own nothing, but control everything through corporations and legal entities.   That is how they are taught in the Oligarchy's useless eater enslavement school.   It's easy to target a person if that person publicly owns much,   but if that same person secretly controlled hundreds of corps behind the scenes, you have no idea who to send the torch and pitchfork brigades after.

One of the keys of real change will be to get control and make truly transparent these coprate entities, the oligarchs use to enslave us.


Thu, 05/17/2012 - 15:11 | 2436751 TheGardener
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Make a list comrade, make a difference.

"you have no idea who to send the torch and pitchfork brigades after."

Call these dogs off, forever.

I have some priced hunting dogs on hand, that would finish
any job that nature asks for

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:38 | 2436571 vast-dom
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Thu, 05/17/2012 - 16:05 | 2437015 bjfish
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Thanks for the impressive fund-raising list.

What a typical slimebag DemocRAT; he oozes arrogance, corruption, and deception out of every pore.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:14 | 2436406 hedgeless_horseman
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What fun would socializing the losses be if these corporations could not privatize ALL of the gains?

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:11 | 2436413 GenX Investor
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Um, no we aren't going to do that, because, um your stupid and I'm smart.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:21 | 2436482 pods
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Do as I say, not as I do?

Or, taxes are only for the small people.


A better question for this roach:

And what would you like to drink with your final meal?


Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:13 | 2436417 Buckaroo Banzai
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I heard that Senator Schumer is a shit-encrusted cocksucking douchebag catamite. Is this true?

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:15 | 2436437 Death and Gravity
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I have it on good authority that it is indeed true.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:18 | 2436438 hedgeless_horseman
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I do not know.  Let's ask him one other simple question! 

Senator Schumer, when did you stop being a shit-encrusted cocksucking douchebag catamite?

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:21 | 2436480 Al Huxley
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Well played.  But a little better would be 'are you still a shit-encrusted, cocksucking douchebag catamite?'

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:16 | 2436442 catacl1sm
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"It's true. This man has no penis."

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 15:41 | 2436915 James-Morrison
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Then why is he such a dickhead?

He might be 100% penis!

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:18 | 2436458 Gully Foyle
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Buckaroo Banzai

Well now we may as well kick off the fireworks, god knows this topic is ripe for it, with: You forgot Israel bought and paid for Jew traitor to the US, in your claim.

I think that covered it pretty good. But I'm certain people will be much more vehement in their assessments than I was.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:21 | 2436474 krispkritter
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You mean he's dating Barney Fwank? But he couldn't be critical of hippos then could he?

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:37 | 2436563 forexskin
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I heard that Senator Schumer is a shit-encrusted cocksucking douchebag catamite.

and obviously...

HOW DARE YOU INSULT *shit-encrusted cocksucking douchebag catamites everywhere* by comparing them to Sh**mer?

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:47 | 2436622 GOSPLAN HERO
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Comrade Schumer likes to whine.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:13 | 2436424 WAMO556
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Wow, that fuckstick gets alot of money. I wonder if he is paid for the blowjobs he gives or is that comped?


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