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Tina Turner becoming Swiss citizen;
hometown mayor ´surprised´

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:crabam, 1/25/2013 2:35:03 PM

What Gerard Depardieu is to France, Tina Turner may be to the United States. The Nutbush, Tenn. native is giving up her US passport, in favor of a Swiss one. "I´m very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. ... I cannot imagine a better place to live," Turner told the German newspaper Blick. Turner has lived in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since the mid-1990s. The local Zuerichsee-Zeitung newspaper said on its website the local council announced its decision to grant the 73-year-old Turner citizenship in an official notice published in Friday's edition.The decision still requires formal approval from state and federal authorities.Turner's rep told Zuerichsee-Zeitung the singer wanted to "clarify her situation."
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Looks like a lot of rich people are moving their money overseas. Noticed tons of Americans (White and Black) during a recent trip to Dubai. Dubai has zero income taxes. If you give up your US Citizenship, you pretty much keep everything you make. The salaries in Dubai are apparently a lot higher than in the US for the same job because they are trying to attract Americans to move there.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: crimea river, 1/25/2013 2:41:31 PM     (No. 9139114)

Not surprising. Tina has been living in Switzerland since 1995 and speaks German. For non-citizens, the Swiss income tax maxes out at $50K, which is likely less than she would pay in the USA. Not sure what taxes she´ll pay as a citizen. Maybe Zurich Mike knows.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 0658, 1/25/2013 2:43:16 PM     (No. 9139120)

Go and stay gone.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/25/2013 2:45:51 PM     (No. 9139128)

Dubai is more fun than Las Vegas.

...and further more...."Who rules Bartertown?"

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Reply 4 - Posted by: schnapps, 1/25/2013 2:47:57 PM     (No. 9139134)

Next up? Dionne Warwick who has lived in Brazil for many years and studied Portuguese will become a Brazilian.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: cartcart, 1/25/2013 2:52:11 PM     (No. 9139143)

Plus Ike s not there to beat her up.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/25/2013 2:55:01 PM     (No. 9139148)

Isn´t ike dead?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bkt23, 1/25/2013 3:31:36 PM     (No. 9139206)

Switzerland is a far, far more free nation than the U.S. is today. New Zealand is a good candidate for prospective expats, too.

Don´t get me wrong - I´m an American and I plan to stay here and die here. But I can understand how leaving can make a lot of sense for some people.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tarheeltexan, 1/25/2013 3:42:10 PM     (No. 9139228)

I find it interesting that a lot of these people who have become ex-pats have been Democrats.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/25/2013 3:43:09 PM     (No. 9139230)

I thought she was from St. Louis.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hoosier, 1/25/2013 3:55:55 PM     (No. 9139249)

I guess she´ll be required to purchase a firearm and be proficient in its use.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/25/2013 4:16:25 PM     (No. 9139288)

Hey Mike, you got a new neighbor!! I have friends/co-workers who are from Switzerland (German-speaking). They are very nice people. I don´t blame ol´ Tina for moving over there...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/25/2013 4:31:49 PM     (No. 9139310)

I heard her talk about her expat status once in an interview. If I recall correctly, it was not about taxes. I suspect the real reason is she wouldn´t have that worm of an ex in the same country as she was.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/25/2013 4:47:32 PM     (No. 9139335)

I STILL want to be Tina when I grow up, except for the expat stuff. First husband was a jerk like Ike was.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: thelmalou, 1/25/2013 4:49:10 PM     (No. 9139336)

I want to have Tina´s legs when I grow up. ;)


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Reply 15 - Posted by: rosewater, 1/25/2013 4:56:10 PM     (No. 9139345)

thelmalou, I want you to have her legs too

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Reply 16 - Posted by: snowcloud, 1/25/2013 5:37:52 PM     (No. 9139409)

If I had her money I´d be hightailing it out of here too. Other countries have a lot more freedom than we do here now. It´s scary.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Penney, 1/25/2013 5:41:46 PM     (No. 9139418)

Alas, 0bama´s dream for the U.S.A. is becoming quite unfriendly.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/25/2013 5:59:27 PM     (No. 9139463)

She has been gone for 20 years. So there is not much current politics that can be read into this.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: karo, 1/25/2013 6:10:48 PM     (No. 9139480)

"Kuesnacht City Limits" just doesn´t have the same ring.

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