I’ve heard from two different sources that some of the tax cheats involved with UBS are Holocaust survivors.
Am I supposed to feel sorry for them and then excuse them from tax evasion?
First off it is 2009. Most of that wealth must be from the break up of the Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics went through tossing people out of the homes they had known and onto the streets. It wasn’t their fault.
Second, I can see accountants telling people who might have a connection with what happened in Central Europe and having regained or gotten a large guilt payment putting that wealth in a tax free account. Those types of things are everywhere.
I keep going back to MAUS.
The wealthy of the survivors and their families have retained their wealth. The little people who helped them, not so much.
The Jews in the Former Soviet Union were left to fend for themselves. I remember a woman — a Jewish women — who was left with a shit brown passport — all because she was Jewish in newly Lutheran former Soviet state.
In the end, I can’t get it that the attorneys claim that those who have broken our tax laws are holocaust survivors. So what? Would that make anyone from the African Continental War (which should be called WWIII) any more sympathetic?
Holocaust survivors have been out for themselves. Just look at Madoff.
That slaughters worse than that have happened since is of no interest to them.
Fuck yeah let’s bomb Iran. Holocaust survivors have been caught in a tax cheating sceem. That’s enough for Republicans/Conservatives/Libertarians.
(For readers and dupes — this is parody by truth. So call me unhinged Kevin Whited. I’m waiting for you to call the same on your side.)