I do not pretend to be an expert on taxes, except the little 1040A form I usually used. But I have always thought that the only reason a person would place a large part of their money in foreign (offshore) accts was to provide a shelter for homeless dollars, desperately seeking to hide from taxation. The most often used places were in Switzerland & the Cayman Islands (both apparently used by Romney). But can anyone explain to me WHY he would put a large amount of his money in those places IF NOT to avoid taxes? After all, they ARE both known to be used for that purpose. Crooks & scoundrels have made those places famous for decades.
I thought of one other reason they might be used. If someone was afraid the US banks were going to fail and wanted a "safe refuge" for their dollars outside of the Federal Reserve System. (??) There are some very odd things going on right now with US banking. A friend of mine wanted to take $20,000 out of his bank acct to buy a new car. The bank told him he had to "wait a few weeks" before he could get his own money out of his own acct. He could take out a little bit, using an ATM, but was limited to $250 a day (in cash). When he asked why the long wait, he was told "we don't keep that much money in here, & have to order it sent from far away." He was quite skeptical, but everyone in the bank echoed the same thing, until he began to realize it must be true. Hard to imagine any large well-known bank in America would not have $20,000 on hand, isn't it? We have all been led to assume most banks carry a few $million, at least. But NOW, things must have
seriously changed. I don't know when, or why. But maybe due to fear of terrorists with bombs in their under wear, or explosive shoe-strings, or (gasp) box-cutters, we all have to be afraid to have our own money in our own banks, where we can actually see it, hold it or spend it. THAT is more scarey than the terrorists.
Then I noticed an amazing thing. Back in the past, we used to frequently go into our banks in person, pay our bills, cash our checks, etc. At that time, it was common to see an armed guard working there. He was not always extremely obvious, but usually visible. You KNEW he was there to protect our money & to save us from any armed robbers who may break in & steal our life savings. (Or in my case, my piggy bank).
It is now a new revelation to see that there are hardly ANY such things as armed guards anymore. Then, it hit me, that there are no armed guards, since there is Nothing there to steal !! GONE, No Money. We have no way to find (or imagine where) our MONEY ACTUALLY IS. Does any of it actually exist? Has some invisible lurking bandit come into each & every bank & STOLEN our actual money, & left us with nothing but a few numbers printed on a piece of paper? Floating images on a computer screen? Think about it.
Systematically, over the past 2 decades, the "crooked" types we find in govt, and Wall Street, have been infiltrating our banking system as well. They have placed themselves in the positions of power to govern our banks, our stock market, our housing industry & its financial sector. Once in power, they can gradually and incrementally siphon off millions of dollars. Since no cash is being used, it is all just flickers on a computer screen, nobody notices the physical disappearance of the money. So after a couple of years, IT IS GONE.
It is all cyber crime, million$ disappear in a couple of clicks on a keyboard. By the time someone figures out that something is wrong, the criminal has long gone, erasing any evidence of his existence. The best ones have false identities, created from other cyber fraud, & they are rich enough to bribe law enforcement, or even CEO's & govt officials. To cover up or even be an accomplice in their crime. Some operate in foreign venues. Swiss Bank Accts are a great refuge for scoundrels. (Mitt Romney & Michelle Bachmann both have a few of those). I am not saying they are crooks of the caliber I have described here, but they do have a few quirks in their portfolio. If you are such a phoney crook that you make your living saying you can "cure" a gay person, with some imaginery "therapy" such as hitting a pillow (ha ha) -- you have to be a bit dishonest. Then you suddenly deem it necessary to get your wife & kids made Swiss citizens so you can place your money in their name, to avoid taxation, (or acctg of the amount of money made by "fraudulent" means), then it shows you have a criminal mind. If you actually listen to the frequent seditious assertions spoken by Michelle B, you will know that she is either an accomplished deceitful Liar, or she is incredibly dumb, -- and TOO DUMB to be allowed in our hallowed halls of Congress. Much less to be sitting on the Intelligence Committee.
Since one way to Defeat an Enemy, in the pursuit of World Wide Conquest, is to BANKRUPT them, then it is not at all impossible to suggest that those who are deliberately sabotaging our banking industry, our Govt, our financial sector, and our National Security, are working for an age-old Enemy, It goes by many names, some of which are: FASCISM, - or the Communists, - or the Nazi's. Whatever it is, it has taken over the governments of many large powerful nations before. It is insidious, operating in secrecy & stealth, working undercover (but can be in plain sight), and masquerades as something else, It pretends to be the opposite of what it really is. WHO is this Enemy? Right now, in the United States of America, we have to FEAR the Republican Party, -- the GOP -- which has been taken over by the "enemy" since 1960. And the parasite which has infested & destroyed the Republican Party is the JBS -- John Birch Society. The MAIN CLUE as to this truth, is that the founder (Robt Welch) did "NOT believe in Democracy" --- & he studied extensively the works of Lenin, Marx, & Hitler -- before he founded the JBS in 1958 (along with 11 GOP millionaires). They used subversive means (secret cells, front groups, a huge propaganda apparatus) to gradually manipulate the opinions (& votes) of the American public. They took over political groups, PTA's, and churches. And had many radio stations (especially religious ones). Over 50 yrs, with the likes of Rush Limberger & several false religious leaders like Fake Falwell, they brain-washed nearly 50% of our population to believe their lies. It is now so bad, that our democracy itself hangs precariously by a thread. Half our voters believe such incredibly psychotic lies, that it staggers the imagination. But this is all as planned. Founder of JBS (Robt Welch) said himself, that "someday the lunatics would take over the asylum." You see now the Koch Brothers, who are billionaires from coal & oil, are 2nd generation of Fred Koch (on national committee of the Birch Society). It is obvious that the Birchers are still in control, gaining more power (with their money) each year. And using it to deprive us all of our freedoms, our rights, & our birthright as Americans. Every day, they are working to take away our Unions, our voice in the democratic process, our Constitution, & our VOTES. Because when they succeed in taking away our Votes, this will NO LONGER be a Democracy, They will have WON. Since that has always been the goal of the JBS -- to End our Democracy. And then it will PROVE who they are really working for: The Eternal Enemy of Freedom --- with many names: Fascism, Communism, or Nazi'sm.