Yes, it was Keynes, the declared darling of Democrats, and the secret darling of Republicans.
...in the short term.
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$10,000? Drug! Civil forfeiture!
Now try to defend yourself.
You can leave, but your money stays behind with the IRS. Plus you will pay a good chunk of change for the privilege of losing your US citizenship. This is more like a Berlin Wall situation than a free country. Or trying to convert to Christianity if you are Muslim. Not a good reflection of American exceptionalism.
“It's probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in.”
Look what happened to the banks. Do business with a country the US has decided to dislike? Have some American's money in your vaults and not reported it to the IRS, in compliance with your own country's laws? The US government will find ways to make things very painful for you.
Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Intel, Dell, HP, Cisco, IBM, Amazon need to band together and say to the US, "If you don't stop this douchebaggery, we are pulling the plug. The short-term damage to the economy will be huge, but a lot less than the long-term damage you are causing."
"There has not been a tradeoff between liberty and security..."
We have no way of validating this. So, based on previous experience, it is a lie.
It's called "Fair Trade".
I have the same attitude about government. The leviathan is just an organization with perfect DRM (and ARM).
The whole of the USA has turned into a gigantic SPE.
Some people used to think that some of them were idiots., on occasion.
With this bylaw we know for sure that all of them are assholes and idiots, all the time.
Think of all the data Google must have about you in order to provide the free service you receive from them - you emails, your photos, your location, you ED searches, etc., etc.
Well, because you have shared that with Google, you have no expectation of privacy, so the government can take it whenever they want.
If the data belong to the cell company, then why is a warrant not required to get them from that company?
Seems that would be hard to do, demonstrating probable cause that the company plans to shoot Charlie H, using the alias Mohammed.