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Barbara Boxer Looks to Restrict Travel from US Over Taxes

Kruelhunter Wrote: Apr 07, 2012 1:24 PM
Anyone who has followed Ms Boxer's career, as I have, and actually read her words must have come by now to the same conclusion that I have; the woman is certifiably insane. The sooner she is ousted from her gerrymandered seat the better for all concerned. She and others, like Ms Pelose and the delightful Ms Lee, are the products of racially and economically gerrymandered districting schemes whose creators ought to be exposed and punished for their sins against the electorate.
Paul408 Wrote: Apr 09, 2012 9:22 AM
The sad thing is, she's a Senator. That means, no gerrymandering. That means that they're really that insane in California. Oh, and to make it better, she was opposed by a decent candidate last time around, and the candidate was abandoned by the GOP and left on her own to try to defeat a sitting Senator. Obviously, she lost.

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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