January 15, 2015


via Josh Marshall:

This is Roger Ver. Last year he renounced his citizenship to avoid paying US taxes. Now he's upset that the "tyrants" in the US government won't give him a visa to visit Miami this weekend to speak at a Bitcoin conference...

I don't think American citizens who renounce their citizenship for tax purposes should be allowed to return to the country ever, except possibly under highly extenuating circumstances. Ver is upset that he cannot ditch his US citizenship to live in a tax haven that is - let's be frank - under the de facto US security and economic umbrella and come back whenever he wants to hang out or hawk bitcoins. 


I also would have denied re-entry to the 2004 U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball team, but that's just me.


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