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How to Renounce America
and Still Be Called a Patriot

National Journal, by Ron Fournier

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Posted By:Drive, 7/17/2014 7:46:49 AM

This story is about a gilded class of people and corporations enriched by the new American economy while the rest of its citizens pay the tab. The protagonists could be any number of institutional elites, but this column happens to be about a Democratic senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin, and his daughter, Heather Bresch, the chief executive of Mylan, a giant maker of generic drugs based outside Pittsburgh. Her company´s profits come largely from Medicaid and Medicare, which means her nest is feathered by U.S. taxpayers. On Monday, Bresch announced that Mylan will renounce its United States citizenship and instead

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/17/2014 8:03:59 AM     (No. 9928365)

Standing with the Tea Party works for me.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: john56, 7/17/2014 8:05:02 AM     (No. 9928368)

Well, at least one liberal is calling out their own. I wouldn´t wait too long for a second.

But if the kid were the spawn of a Republican senator, MSNBC would have to start an MSNBC2 to include all the coverage of this henious act.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 7/17/2014 8:09:43 AM     (No. 9928384)

Check out Heather´s academic credentials... Yeah, an MBA from WVU--not.

Manchin talks big and plays conservative to the cameras in WV, but does everything Obama and Reid tell him to do in DC.

Fraud.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/17/2014 8:14:37 AM     (No. 9928389)

As is ever the case, if you want to renounce America and be called a patriot for it, all one has to do is register as a democrat and then at a bare minimum %47 of the people will call you one.

Not that you´d actually BE a patriot, or an American for that matter but the rest of your ´fellow travelers´ will call you that.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 7/17/2014 8:31:32 AM     (No. 9928413)

Heather was enrolled in in an Executive MBA program at WVU, took half of the courses, and was mysteriously granted her MBA. The pittsburgh post gazette did an expose, and as a result, the president of WVU, along with the provost and dean of the school of business, were canned. They had gotten together and, out of thin air, created coursework and grades for her.
She and her father are fraudsters.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 7/17/2014 9:13:35 AM     (No. 9928485)

Maybe everybody using Mylan products should switch to Sandoz or some other manufacturer.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 7/17/2014 10:32:18 AM     (No. 9928617)

It worked for Joe in 2010, so maybe he can release a photo of his daughter holding a firearm. THAT will validate her patriotism.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 7/17/2014 10:53:30 AM     (No. 9928646)

Whatever the academic credentials or lack thereof, this sounds more like a renunciation of the US corporate tax system than anything else.

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