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You very much senators Chuck Schumer of new York and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania want and water -- -- -- to pay.
In a big way of course sat around is the FaceBook co-founder -- gave up his US citizenship.
Amid these senators say is aimed at dodging some 67 million dollars in taxes that he.
Would have to pay after -- the FaceBook public offering.
Severin has turned his back on the country that welcome -- and kept him safe.
Educated him and helped him become a billionaire.
This is a great American success story gone horribly wrong.
Arrived at the the bottom of this now very -- the judge -- -- Donahoe is in -- DC today.
Good morning guys what do you make.
Are you with senator -- are.
Well I'm certainly not what senator Schumer he should re read the declaration of independence in which Jefferson argued that we have the natural right.
To travel to move about as we want that means to go to a country or to leave the country.
And the government cannot burden that natural or fundamental right.
-- the right to travel.
In in the constitution is in the same category as the right to think the right to speak -- right to worship.
The right to self defense it's in the highest category -- rights their -- and the government cannot target a specific individual.
And burden his or her right to travel by making it more expensive such legislation would be invalidated.
By the first judgment for whom it is challenge.
Just that -- is not necessarily get in the way of these senators trying to do something now however judge.
Well -- -- your your right to Hagan the the political ramifications are well what -- been -- this guy and it certainly is an immigrant became the hearing was and the US.
He's leaving as a -- does shouldn't leave some money behind.
That's the political argument Schumer -- -- -- -- won't make the argument you make it well and that will resonate.
But when you talk about the constitution.
Which senator Schumer has taken an oath to uphold.
He ought to know that the congress cannot write laws to target specific individuals.
And the congress may never write laws that interfere -- fundamental liberties absent some extraordinary compelling.
Need on the part of the government ride that -- not me that's Thomas Jefferson.
That's MRI now I don't know -- this -- really don't know what the motivation mister saccharin is it for the originally from Brazil right many can't the US talked about it right.
FaceBook with Zuckerberg -- some people say hey listen.
You know he he wants so.
Leave the United States once sue obviously not have to pay the taxes and in doing so but all we he does have to pay the tax now so he maybe just making a calculation -- -- -- pay now as opposed to having my family pay later.
Admit I -- yeah.
Connell he could be confronting an issue whoever wants to return.
Under the law the INS is permitted -- -- -- are returning for a board meeting.
In San Francisco we're -- are returning either as a citizen or as a -- a permanent resident alien.
The government can take into account the fact that he left.
The fact that he renounced his citizenship and the reason that he left but that's when he wants to come back for more than you know what two -- three week visit that's up to him not -- All right it is up isn't gonna let weak banks.
This aren't totally can't yeah living here at pay taxes here once the -- there.
Clinton got a -- very good argument thank you.
Usually a job no god please god just about -- -- thank you very much and always great to see what -- guys.
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