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  1. 07 Oct '15 11:54 / 2 edits
    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/09/15/emily-blunt-becoming-us-citizen-terrible-mistake-after-watching-gop-debate/

    I grow weary of people from Europe who bash America for various things like not being 100% socialist, or not having government health care, etc. But now we have actress Emily Blunt to do much the same, only, she became an American citizen due to tax reasons.

    That's right everyone, saving a buck or two is more important to Emily than having government health care. Saving a buck or two is more important to her than having guns banned in the country she resides. Saving a buck or two is more important than living in a socialist country etc.

    Well isn't that wonderful! Emily has a choice that would otherwise not be there had the US adopted the above fiscal policies.

    Now, let's start a petition to have her go back home where she is "safer" and there is more "equality". After all, we only have her best interests at heart.

    What say everyone?
  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    07 Oct '15 12:08
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/09/15/emily-blunt-becoming-us-citizen-terrible-mistake-after-watching-gop-debate/

    I grow weary of people from Europe who bash America for various things like not being 100% socialist, or not having government health care, etc. But now we have actress Emily Blunt to do much the same, only, she became an American cit ...[text shortened]... is more "equality". After all, we only have her best interests at heart.

    What say everyone?
    Where does it say she became an American citizen for tax reasons?
  3. 07 Oct '15 13:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Where does it say she became an American citizen for tax reasons?
    http://wbt.com/why-did-emily-blunt-really-become-a-us-citizen/

    (NEW YORK) -- Emily Blunt is finally coming clean on why she decided to become a U.S. citizen earlier this year.

    "It's mainly for tax reasons," Blunt told the U.K.'s Sunday Times' Style magazine. "I didn't want to renounce my Queen."

    Blunt said the process required much effort. "You have to learn all about the Constitution. You can't be a habitual drunk, you can't be on a guerrilla squad and you can't be a prostitute, which is a shame," she quipped.

    That wasn't the first tongue-in-cheek comment the Sicario star made about becoming an American. In fact, one joke landed her in a bit of hot water last month. Blunt jokingly told The Hollywood Reporter: "I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the Republican debate, and I thought, 'This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?'"

    The actress later apologized on the Today show for her remarks, calling them "an offhand joke."

    Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
  4. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    07 Oct '15 13:12
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://wbt.com/why-did-emily-blunt-really-become-a-us-citizen/

    (NEW YORK) -- Emily Blunt is finally coming clean on why she decided to become a U.S. citizen earlier this year.

    "It's mainly for tax reasons," Blunt told the U.K.'s Sunday Times' Style magazine. "I didn't want to renounce my Queen."

    Blunt said the process required much effort. "You have ...[text shortened]... er remarks, calling them "an offhand joke."

    Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
    It's a bit of a mystery to me how it could be tax advantageous to her. She presumably makes most of her income in the US anyway (where she has been living for 7 years) so she has been paying US tax rates all along for that.

    Will start a thread demanding the ouster of every person who becomes an American citizen or just ones who make offhand comments that Fox News hacks don't like?
  5. 07 Oct '15 15:27
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    It's a bit of a mystery to me how it could be tax advantageous to her. She presumably makes most of her income in the US anyway (where she has been living for 7 years) so she has been paying US tax rates all along for that.

    Will start a thread demanding the ouster of every person who becomes an American citizen or just ones who make offhand comments that Fox News hacks don't like?
    Just a guess. As a US citizen, she probably doesn't pay UK taxes now. I'm sure she realizes that as a citizen, she doesn't have to vote Republican, and has choices nearly as socialist as at home.
  6. 07 Oct '15 19:47 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/09/15/emily-blunt-becoming-us-citizen-terrible-mistake-after-watching-gop-debate/

    I grow weary of people from Europe who bash America for various things like not being 100% socialist, or not having government health care, etc. But now we have actress Emily Blunt to do much the same, only, she became an American cit ...[text shortened]... is more "equality". After all, we only have her best interests at heart.

    What say everyone?
    Evidently, while Emily Blunt recently has become a US citizen, she remains a UK citizen too.
    Her husband and child are US citizens by birth.

    Notwithstanding the fact that she has lived for several years in the USA, Emily Blunt made
    the naive error of underestimating the extent to which rabid US nationalism is thriving.
    Her sense of attachment to her native country is understandable. Emily Blunt's remarks
    about her misgivings over becoming a US citizen were clearly intended as playful jabs,
    which sounded to me like the kind of non-serious criticism one might make about a loved one.
    (Does she ever teasingly 'scold' her husband for being overweight?) But Emily Blunt
    failed to realize that many Americans have 'zero tolerance' for anything perceived as
    criticism of the USA ('the greatest country in the world', as most Americans believe)
    by any perceived (recent) foreigner. Reportedly, Emily Blunt has received some threats
    from outraged 'patriotic' Americans, who might start a campaign to boycott her films.

    Should Emily Blunt be cast as the leading lady in a remake of the 1964 film,
    'The Americanization of Emily', which starred Julie Andrews?
  7. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    07 Oct '15 20:08
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/09/15/emily-blunt-becoming-us-citizen-terrible-mistake-after-watching-gop-debate/

    I grow weary of people from Europe who bash America for various things like not being 100% socialist, or not having government health care, etc. But now we have actress Emily Blunt to do much the same, only, she became an American cit ...[text shortened]... is more "equality". After all, we only have her best interests at heart.

    What say everyone?
    Deeply hidden in this is the one line I find offensive, which I suspect is the real reason for your rabid post.

    "Well isn't that wonderful! Emily has a choice that would otherwise not be there had the US adopted the above fiscal policies."

    This is a blatant lie. Conservatives (oh, sorry, fascists) love to trot this crap out at every opportunity. Fully half the country thinks this country would be better off leaning a bit more to the left.

    The Republican Party is the party of fear. They're sorely afraid that one day the people will wake up and see how the oligarchs have been leading them around by the nose, using them and their nationalistic pride to make themselves richer. And so they threaten everyone with mad visions of "how it will be" if the left gets control. More fear tactics.
  8. 07 Oct '15 21:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne to Whodey
    Deeply hidden in this is the one line I find offensive, which I suspect is the real reason for your rabid post.

    "Well isn't that wonderful! Emily has a choice that would otherwise not be there had the US adopted the above fiscal policies."

    This is a blatant lie. Conservatives (oh, sorry, fascists) love to trot this crap out at every opportu ...[text shortened]... aten everyone with mad visions of "how it will be" if the left gets control. More fear tactics.
    Given that Emily Blunt's a successful Hollywood actress from a privileged white English
    background, I doubt, after she has 'gone home' to her American husband and child in
    Los Angeles, she will have much to fear about being persecuted by the American right-wing.
    But there are many other immigrants (who are much more disadvantaged than Emily Blunt)
    who seem much more likely to be afflicted by the American right-wing's campaigns of hate.
  9. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    08 Oct '15 11:27
    That's right everyone, saving a buck or two is more important to Emily than having government health care. Saving a buck or two is more important to her than having guns banned in the country she resides. Saving a buck or two is more important than living in a socialist country etc.


    That is probably not one or two bucks.

    AFAIK Nobody ever contended the view that rich people fare better if there was no solidarity.
  10. 08 Oct '15 11:48
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Deeply hidden in this is the one line I find offensive, which I suspect is the real reason for your rabid post.

    "Well isn't that wonderful! Emily has a choice that would otherwise not be there had the US adopted the above fiscal policies."

    This is a blatant lie. Conservatives (oh, sorry, fascists) love to trot this crap out at every opportunity. Ful ...[text shortened]... aten everyone with mad visions of "how it will be" if the left gets control. More fear tactics.
    They're sorely afraid that one day the people will wake up and see how the oligarchs have been leading them around by the nose, using them and their nationalistic pride to make themselves richer. And so they threaten everyone with mad visions of "how it will be" if the left gets control. More fear tactics.

    The Democratic party is as much in bed with the oligarchs as is the Republican. As far as fascism is concerned, history tells us about when the left takes over, in Italy, in Germany, in Austria, in Russia. Fascism is leftist, and always has been. Trying to re-brand it, and make it conservative is a lie, and not a very convincing one.

    Have you noticed? Barry and his crew are as much in bed with corporate America as any Republican administration in recent memory. The chance of the people waking up are slim or none. If they did, they would insist on returning to the Constitutional principles of limited government and federalism, and reject big central government, regardless of the name of the party in charge.
  11. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    08 Oct '15 15:25
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    That's right everyone, saving a buck or two is more important to Emily than having government health care. Saving a buck or two is more important to her than having guns banned in the country she resides. Saving a buck or two is more important than living in a socialist country etc.


    That is probably not one or two bucks.

    AFAIK Nobody ever contended the view that rich people fare better if there was no solidarity.
    The word I really looked for is "contested"...
  12. 08 Oct '15 15:49
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    Given that Emily Blunt's a successful Hollywood actress from a privileged white English
    background, I doubt, after she has 'gone home' to her American husband and child in
    Los Angeles, she will have much to fear about being persecuted by the American right-wing.
    But there are many other immigrants (who are much more disadvantaged than Emily Blunt)
    who seem much more likely to be afflicted by the American right-wing's campaigns of hate.
    But there are many other immigrants (who are much more disadvantaged than Emily Blunt) who seem much more likely to be afflicted by the American right-wing's campaigns of hate.

    Who are they, and what campaign of hate?