• Pragerisms

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    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Americans Living Overseas Owe Billions in Unpaid Taxes

(from the National Center for Policy Analysis)

Americans Renouncing Citizenship Due to Taxes
March 14, 2014

In just a few months, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) will go into effect to attempt to deal with Americans living abroad who owe taxes to the federal government. But as it stands now, the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) is the law in operation, requiring Americans with foreign accounts of $10,000 or more to report the account’s highest balance to the IRS every year. The 2010 law requires all non-U.S. financial institutions to provide the IRS with detailed information about American account holders. If they do not, they could face severe penalties. FATCA is designed — using a controversial dragnet-like method — to catch those Americans thought to be evading taxes by hiding their wealth in foreign bank accounts. The way FATCA does this is by requiring that all non-U.S. financial institutions pass along detailed information about American account holders, or potentially face steep penalties, says USA Today.

•Six million Americans live abroad, yet fewer than 1 million of them regularly file tax returns.
•The IRS estimates that they owe somewhere between $40 billion and $123 billion in unpaid taxes.
•In 2013 alone, 3,000 Americans renounced their citizenship, a 221 percent increase from 2012.
•In 2008, only 231 people renounced their U.S. citizenship.
•A financial consultancy firm, the de Vere Group, conducted a poll finding that 68 percent of expatriates have considered giving up their American citizenship because of FATCA.
The United States is one of only two countries in the world that base their taxes on nationality rather than residence — Eritrea is the other one.

•For example, if a French citizen lives and works in Germany, paying taxes there, France does not require him also to file French taxes. Americans, however, are obligated to file a tax return no matter their residence and no matter how much tax they have paid to that other nation.
•The United States does have reciprocal tax agreements with other nations that can reduce an expatriate’s American tax liability down to nothing, however.
•A study by H&R Block found that one third of Americans abroad were simply confused by how they were supposed to file taxes.
Source: Kim Hjelmgaard, “Americans Abroad Find Citizenship Too Taxing to Keep,” USA Today, March 8, 2014.

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