UBS move shakes foundations of Swiss banks

Feb 19, 2009 | Posted by: Iria | Full story: www.msnbc.msn.com

Switzerland’s president said Thursday that his country will hold onto its treasured tradition of confidential bank accounts, even as it took the unprecedented step of revealing over 250 tax cheats to U.S. authorities.

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It is time for the Swiss banks to stop supporting the tax cheat rich, the thieves, the drug dealers, the Ponzi crooks like Madoff and the evil of the world as they did for almost hundred years.
It is good time for the Swiss Banks to stop playing the “innocent” part of the crimes around the world as they are clearly collaborating crooks.
The Swiss Banks supported the murderous Nazis' crimes during WWII by hiding their money and in addition Swiss banks used the money in the accounts of Jews that were murdered by the Nazis.
It is clearly good news to the world when the Swiss Banks stop their immoral support of crimes all over the world of which they are equally partners.

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You'd think the administration would start with the "easy to find" tax cheats ...
Daschel, Geithner, Rangel, Jefferson.
it is what it is

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That's why rich people are rich, they know how to cheat the system. For the average working people, the IRS would be all over our asses if we don't pay them 1 dollar. We get stuck with the tax bill because of the rich liers, crooks and cheaters. Greed is destroying this country!
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In addition to the tax cheats,now we will start hearing about what a bunch of weasels the Swiss are.

A (now deceased) friend of my father had one such account. He checked his balance one day and there was a $40,000 deficit in his account. It was just gone. They stole it. So the Swiss authorities advised him to get a lawyer and take it to court... The fee? You guessed it.$40,000...

No honor among thieves! Ha, ha, ha, ha!
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If the tax cheats are 249 Democrats and one Republican, the news media will target that one Republican!
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I sure hope the culprits get named in the U.S. press.

Let the chips fall where they may !

How about a windfall tax on all the tax lawyers ?

Plus how many are doing such with othedr overseas banks ?
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Glad they reported them, for every conviction we can send them a bailout check. It would be money well spent.
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Turn them in wrote:
If the tax cheats are 249 Democrats and one Republican, the news media will target that one Republican!
If the tax cheats are 249 Republicans and one Democrat, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, etc. will hammer the point home about the Democrat for weeks and weeks...

So your half-baked point is?
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x-nutmegger wrote:
I sure hope the culprits get named in the U.S. press.
Let the chips fall where they may !
How about a windfall tax on all the tax lawyers ?
Plus how many are doing such with othedr overseas banks ?
University BanKing $ > UBS sweetZiLand EndLand Finland good land

:-oooooooooooo scott land or dale ?:-00

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Feb 19, 2009
 
This is where Phil Grahm worked before being tapped to be McCains financial advisor. And everyone knows of his Grahm Leach Bailey Act of 1999 which led to directly to the subprime debacle in 07.

here he is mapped. and what about Mrs. Grahm? on the board of Enron? dang.

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Feb 19, 2009
 
it is what it is wrote:
That's why rich people are rich, they know how to cheat the system. For the average working people, the IRS would be all over our asses if we don't pay them 1 dollar. We get stuck with the tax bill because of the rich liers, crooks and cheaters. Greed is destroying this country!
have to use the NNDB Mapper. Learn it lol. type in Phil Grahm. I m working on the Club of Rome. THose Texas toll roads and Spain owning them lol. Cant believe Delaware is involved.

http://mapper.nndb.com/maps/372/000004360/

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Feb 19, 2009
 
someone in the staff made a featured map on the funeral of Katherine of the Washing ton Posts Katherine Grahms Funeral party omg. Bilderberg, trilateral commission..... LOL

lol

clik on that one featured. David Gergen is 66 lol

http://mapper.nndb.com/
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Feb 20, 2009
 
does filthy PHIL GRAMM still work as UBS lobbyist? the former texas senator is TYPHOID MARY of financial disaster. godfather of financial deregulation in u.s.. wife was on board of ENRON.

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Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion, what’s the difference...they both are “CRIMINAL.”
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it is what it is wrote:
That's why rich people are rich, they know how to cheat the system. For the average working people, the IRS would be all over our asses if we don't pay them 1 dollar. We get stuck with the tax bill because of the rich liers, crooks and cheaters. Greed is destroying this country!
You mean Destroyed? you are using the word like it's happening now when in fact it's already done!!
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Turn them in wrote:
If the tax cheats are 249 Democrats and one Republican, the news media will target that one Republican!
And trust me, they are all cheaters, all liars and the sheeple of this country have voted them into play.
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carey529 wrote:
You'd think the administration would start with the "easy to find" tax cheats ...
Daschel, Geithner, Rangel, Jefferson.
.......... graduates of NIXON AGNEW ASHCROFT MUKASEY LAW SCHOOL , produced ex-judges GERALD GARSON , Mark Ciavarella , JAY SPECHLER , ROBERT LANCE ANDREWS and SEPE MARRA .
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Jones wrote:
It is time for the Swiss banks to stop supporting the tax cheat rich, the thieves, the drug dealers, the Ponzi crooks like Madoff and the evil of the world as they did for almost hundred years.
It is good time for the Swiss Banks to stop playing the “innocent” part of the crimes around the world as they are clearly collaborating crooks.
The Swiss Banks supported the murderous Nazis' crimes during WWII by hiding their money and in addition Swiss banks used the money in the accounts of Jews that were murdered by the Nazis.
It is clearly good news to the world when the Swiss Banks stop their immoral support of crimes all over the world of which they are equally partners.
Sad...Swiss should not bow to USA fascism demands. It is no longer a tax haven country.

USA just wants to control its citizen around the world to pay taxes.

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NoMoreDrama wrote:
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Sad...Swiss should not bow to USA fascism demands. It is no longer a tax haven country.
USA just wants to control its citizen around the world to pay taxes.
Its not taxes, its the skimmed billions by fraud connected to the bilking of the US Economy.

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oh I agree......if its just about taxes? Keep the books closed lol.

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