It reminds me thusly: “The fee reminds some observers of the “exit taxes” imposed on Jews and other groups escaping tyranny. . . ” Tax Exiles Flee America : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education

Not that the IRS is easy to escape. Washington hits up departing wealthy citizens in contrast, it seems happy if poor people depart for a tax on unrealized capital gains. The feds do the same to noncitizens who hold a green card allowing them to work and reside in America. The fee reminds some observers of the “exit taxes” imposed on Jews and other groups escaping tyranny and murder by German Nazis and Soviet Communists. Yet Senators Chuck Schumer and Bob Casey have introduced legislation to double the levy to 30 percent for those exiting America. If that doesn’t work, why not just confiscate everything to ensure an adequate deterrent effect?

via Tax Exiles Flee America : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education.

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