Billionaire Renounces U.S. Citizenship to Skip Taxes, Cries Tyranny When He Can’t Come Home
Let’s all have a good sympathy cry for Roger Ver, a squintillionaire investor scumbag who decided to put his Ayn Rand fantasies into action by renouncing his U.S. citizenship so he wouldn’t be oppressed by taxes. He took up residence in the tropical paradise (and tax haven) of St. Kitts, but when he tried to visit the U.S. of A for some tech-asshole conference, his visa application was rejected. Ver took to the Twitter machine to whine about tyrants and post Darth Vader pictures….
The official reasoning behind Ver’s rejection is that he doesn’t have sufficient “ties” to his country of residency in the Caribbean and has not demonstrated he has “the ties that will compel [him] to return to your home country after your travel to the United States,” according to a picture he tweeted of a letter that appears to be from the embassy.
Poor guy. Here, let me play the world’s smallest violin, made entirely out of Bitcoins.
Ver denies he left to avoid taxes. He claims he left because he was persecuted buy the ATF. You see, he once made a speech where he called the ATF “Jack booted thugs”, and in revenge they sent him to jail (Oh, and possibly also because he sold explosive devices on ebay without a license, sent them to buyers through the US Mail, and stored them illegally in his apartment building!) justice.gov