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What to make of expatriot millionaires? (Original Post) SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2022 OP
They didn't get to be rich by cleaning up their own messes gratuitous Sep 2022 #1
I wouldn't worry about it too much... WarGamer Sep 2022 #2
thanks for this. SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2022 #6
Expatriate. Different word. marybourg Sep 2022 #3
indeed. SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2022 #7
Yes. But maybe with a hyphen in between: ex-patriot marybourg Sep 2022 #9
Unless they pay taxes, 'Expat Millionaires' are Liberatarian assholes for the most part. haele Sep 2022 #4
They can only run so far cagefreesoylentgreen Sep 2022 #5
Covering their bases because they can afford to. SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2022 #8

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
1. They didn't get to be rich by cleaning up their own messes
Wed Sep 21, 2022, 07:28 PM
Sep 2022

Now that the fascist tendencies underlying their never-sated hunger for more and more wealth have become apparent, they're eying the exits and planning their getaways.

SleeplessinSoCal

(9,211 posts)
7. indeed.
Wed Sep 21, 2022, 08:51 PM
Sep 2022

"expatriot
noun
Common misspelling of expatriate."

Seems to me there is a place for "expatriot". Like every last MAGAt.

haele

(12,710 posts)
4. Unless they pay taxes, 'Expat Millionaires' are Liberatarian assholes for the most part.
Wed Sep 21, 2022, 07:42 PM
Sep 2022

Sucking money from the workforce and taxpayers while claiming they made money through 'hard work'. Hard work playing with other people's money and other people's brains and sweat.
They, themselves, tend to provide very little to the US economy.
I know a couple dozen millionaires who pay taxes, bills, and try to do right by their employees and products. They may go on a European Vacation on occasion, or send money overseas to relatives, but they contribute to the GDP.

Just to be clear, I'm not talking about retired Expats who saved up enough to live abroad in a country more amenable to Americans like Costa Rica or with foreign relatives. I'm talking about very wealthy Expats who offshore their businesses and live abroad, while still claiming the rights and privileges of US citizens.

Haele

5. They can only run so far
Wed Sep 21, 2022, 07:45 PM
Sep 2022

The vast majority aren’t rich enough to leave the planet, and their wealth will only protect them up to a point.

SleeplessinSoCal

(9,211 posts)
8. Covering their bases because they can afford to.
Wed Sep 21, 2022, 08:53 PM
Sep 2022

The Mitch's SCOTUS has done irreparable harm at a time we have little space for more harm.

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