Should you leave the U.S. and renounce your citizenship? Many Americans ponder this question as the benefits begin to outweigh the costs. Some of the those benefits are lower taxes, lower administrative costs, and even getting away from bad governance and cultural stresses.
But what about patriotism? How far would you go? Or is Nationalism just for the modern day peasant populations to adhere to while the rich just do what’s in their best interest?
Take the case of Tina Turner, the 73-year-old American-born singer whose career has spanned more than half a century. She has lived in Switzerland since the mid-1990s and was officially granted citizenship by the Swiss government on Friday.
The Tennessee native, who was born Anna Mae Bullock, plans to surrender her US passport once she receives her Swiss one. The local Swiss council’s decision still requires formal approval from cantonal and federal authorities.