by Simon Black
Another 508 people renounced their US citizenship last quarter according to documents published this morning by the Internal Revenue Service.
This brings the total number of US ‘renunciants’ under the Obama administration to 17,359.
It’s a pretty sad state of affairs when a government’s tax policy is so oppressive that it drives people to permanently divorce themselves from their country.
Now, it’s easy to dismiss these people as traitors and cowards, and to say “good riddance, we didn’t want you anyhow.”