Des Moines County Republicans

Richard’s Ritings – one hundred eleven

If you are like me, the last thing you ever want to hear from a friend or parent is “I told you so”. That has some sort of ring to it, that just devastates, so I try not to use it – except today.

Those of you who read this column on a regular basis know that I have written – “folks who have money and pay a lot of taxes will eventually leave the United States and take their money with them”.

It’s even more inclusive now since you can once again buy and own gold, real gold coins or bullion.

You could buy a bunch of gold (the real stuff) and take it to another country and live “happily ever after” with no taxes.

The response I had to that column I wrote several months ago was, mostly, well let’s just call it the way it came into my e-mail box – BS!

Not to be obnoxious, but to try and keep up on this trend I have watched with anticipation when the numbers have been made public about how many people actually have done this.

I would like to say in my lifetime it has ALWAYS been the opposite -- people have been trying to get INTO the United States, legally or illegally.

Now that there is money for everyone, forever, from good old Uncle Sam it has drawn even more and more immigrants to our shores, or even to our inner cities. They are every place you look.

Before you write, don’t get me wrong. Every race or ethnicity has it’s own share of problems and “stinkers” exist in EVERY walk of life. No group is exempt from that.

But the one sentence that ALWAYS evades the Democrats, far left newspapers and electronic reporters is this.

The stuff they all get for FREE from the government coffers is put into those same government coffers by the top ONE PERCENT of the richest folks you and I know and read about.

This year, according to the records, more folks have denounced their citizenship in the United States than ever before in our history. They have bundled up their stuff and moved to a different country, hopefully one that is more tolerant and whose leaders understand that GOVERNMENT MONEY COMES FROM REAL TAX PAYING FOLKS, and they don’t have to do it. THEY CAN MOVE!

I am not going to move to a foreign country because I am OLD. I don’t know who the ones are that are moving away, but it makes sense to me (without having access to the list) that young, ambitious very rich people are the ones moving.

The actual number of folks who denounced their citizenship to our once great country this past year is 2999. Not a large number, I agree, however it is a record number, never before recorded. But to reverse a trend that has never been in place, that of LEAVING – I am pretty disappointed in the leaders of our country.