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Barbara Boxer Looks to Restrict Travel from US Over Taxes

BigUgly Wrote: Apr 08, 2012 4:23 PM
Most of you who think you are "taxpayers" are not liable to the "federal" tax - until you willing place yourself subject to it. If this passes, I will find another country - this one won't be worth trying to save.

Some of the world’s most disgusting and evil regimes restricted the right to emigrate, including the imposition of exit taxes designed to fleece those who did want to escape.

Given the evils of communism, you won’t be surprised to learn that the Soviet Union had such a policy. Here’s an excerpt from a 1972 story in the Palm Beach Post.

…citizens have been refused permission to leave the Soviet Union unless they pay a new tax… Nearly 500 Jews signed a letter to U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim calling the tax an illegal “ransom” and an extreme injustice. Jews...

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