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Barbara Boxer Looks to Restrict Travel from US Over Taxes

TexasChris Wrote: Apr 09, 2012 7:24 AM
Ron Paul warned of this in one of the GOP debates when he was asked a questin about border fences. People laughed. Good times.

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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