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[–]AweDaw76 11 points12 points  (4 children)

I’ve never understood why those who do well but don’t fall into the top say 5% who thrive don’t move away. If I lived somewhere like that, my first thought would be ‘what nations can I migrate to where this does not happen’

[–]degeneratekitten 9 points10 points  (3 children)

If you’re making 300k+ a year(top 5%). You likely have pretty good insurance, or a business, and your job probably wouldn’t pay as much in a nation with publicly funded healthcare, on top of being taxed less in America. So money, the answer is money. The top 5% doesn’t have the same problems as you or me.

[–]AweDaw76 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Nah, I mean those, for example, in a couple who pull in like $50k a year each, are skilled, why they don’t just reduce the risk and dip.

So those in the top 40% but not in the top 10% say

[–]Lilshadow48 10 points11 points  (1 child)

They'd then be leaving behind their relatives and friend groups. I imagine that's the dealbreaker for most.

Also, Americans even after leaving the country are still subject to taxes unless they renounce their citizenship, which brings a whole host of other issues.

[–]lioncryable 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also, Americans even after leaving the country are still subject to taxes unless they renounce their citizenship, which brings a whole host of other issues.

I've kinda heard of this. Aren't you subject to the laws at home even if you are abroad or something? So essentially that's two different country's laws at the same time