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Desperate for funds Rousseff offers amnesty to holders of undeclared offshore assets

Friday, January 15th 2016 - 09:24 UTC
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday signed a bill that gives amnesty to holders of undeclared offshore assets in exchange for a fine, part of efforts to cut a swelling budget gap and revive investment in the recession-hit economy. The law offers amnesty from prosecution to Brazilians if they bring unreported foreign funds home and pay a 30 percent fine in the form of tax. Read full article

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  • yankeeboy

    Sounds like what CFK did when it all started to collapse.
    It didn't work for her
    It won't work for Brazil
    Nobody is moving $ into Brazil, its toxic.
    Money is only flowing out

    Watch them start burning through reserves to prop up the currency

    PBR is near collapse.
    12B market cap and falling with 120B in debt.
    3....2.....1...

    Jan 15th, 2016 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bisley

    Stupid, and typically socialist -- the country needs cash and investment, and these thieving idiots expect to attract it by stealing 30% off the top. Anyone with money outside the country will invest it where it is (even at a much smaller return), rather than pay the tax. If they really wanted investment there would be no tax, and the general improvement in the economy would give them more revenue anyway.

    Jan 15th, 2016 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    “The bill had been criticized for being too lenient on tax dodgers.”

    Too lenient ? are they daft ? the whole bill is ridiculous. Who, in their right mind would bring cash in offshore accounts, back to Brazil, for the privilege of being hit with a 15% Income Tax rate, then a 15% fine, just to 'help' the PT Government pull Brazil out of the gutter, where they put it in the first place ? Not to mention that you would probably be put on an IRS blacklist.....

    Jan 15th, 2016 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    They should try the Yankee local police approach, the one where they put an advert in the paper stating that the following people have won a nice 'prize' but to collect it they mucst come to the police HQ with documents to prove who they are, then they arrest them and confiscate their 'stolen' goods.

    The number of times that works is beyond belief.

    Jan 15th, 2016 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    To “Twinkletoes”, a.k.a. known as supercilious Terry, referring to his # 7 @ “Rouseff vows 'fiscal belt-tightening...”

    Twinkletoes, you have never proved anything - but you have been exposed as ignorant for blowing your mouth off without the faintest notion of what you are talking about....does “The PT is a minority Party” ring a bell ? I'm sure it does, and probably makes one hell of an echo in your empty head.

    Tell me, why is Tweedledum now 'cowardly' ? what 'proof' do you have to substantiate that silly remark ? just curious to see how your sick mind works...

    Jan 18th, 2016 - 02:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    5 cowardly Tweedledum
    “now 'cowardly' ? what 'proof'”Your failure to deny for one. Already answered, as I previously stated at post #7 http://en.mercopress.com/2016/01/08/rousseff-vows-fiscal-belt-tightening-but-there-s-no-rabbit-in-the-hat-for-the-current-situation
    Which you don't deny so my claim in legal requirements becomes fait accompli. “Whats more revealing about your character, besides being proved a liar innumerable times. As a result of claims you have made, yet have been unable to substantiate any of them. Its even more significant the cowardly way in which you use anonymity to engage in personal attacks. You are the absolute epitome of the persona of a wimp 'want-to-be'. I was a man among men who was so honoured while you were just a wimpy paper-pusher, who stamps his little-foot while hiding behind a nom-de-plume. The imagery you keep revealing is just an insight as to what's happening inside your head. Definitely some very peculiar fantasies happening in there, what a hero. LOL”

    Jan 18th, 2016 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @6 Super Twinkletoes
    If your brainless accusations weren't so damned stupid, I think I'd be trembling in my shoes. I was just curious to see how your sick mind works.....you don't need to explain, I already know....so does everyone else who has had the misfortune of wasting their time, trying to engage in productive discussion with you.

    Your “I was a man among men who...bla-bla-bla...” really takes the prize ; besides making me wonder what you really did among men, I can imagine a probable scene of you in the showers at the barracks...in a loud voice : “ oops my soap slipped...I think I'll have to bend over to look for it.....”.
    Your constant need to reaffirm how great you (think you) are, is the symptom of someone who is really screwed up mentally, who has an enormous inferiority complex and is unable to socialize with anyone on a normal level.....If you're not already a lost case, go see a shrink you silly twat.
    And you can be sure of one thing Twinkletoes, if I ever had the displeasure of meeting you personally - God forbid ! - I would quite enjoy telling you where to go...to your ugly face.

    Jan 18th, 2016 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    7 cowardly Tweedledum
    “Tell me, why is Tweedledum now 'cowardly' ? what 'proof' do you have”. Thanks for reconfirming my statement ”Its even more significant the cowardly way in which you use anonymity to engage in personal attacks. The name the 'The Legend' I learnt, I'd been given was through Micheal Murphy, the stage electrician, at Massey Hall. The liaison person with all the bands road-crews, he stated it was what they called me. http://roythomson.com/companyinfo_staffboard. I'm sure you have been called many things in your lifetime. But, none of them so memorable. Unlike you I would never make any comment about anyone that I wasn't prepared to say to their face, coward. These bizarre introspective visions you insist on subjecting us too, are more telling about your own unhealthy state of mind than anything else.

    Jan 18th, 2016 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @8 Twinkletoes, the parrot
    By the look of it you needn't reply to my posts.....you replies are usually a repetition of what I've written, plus a lot of useless garbage......
    “The name 'The Legend' bla-bla-bla..” is 'proof' that you wallow in self-praise.....how pathetic. It's always about yourself, isn't it ? I couldn't care less about your silly illusions. I suppose that after putting on your lingerie to go to bed at night, with your inflatable doll “Long Dong Silver”, you stare in the mirror and ask “Mirror, Mirror, was there ever a poofter as great as me ?” I'm sure that the poor, defenceless mirror never contraDICKted you.
    But I've got some bad news for you, knucklehead, you aren't God's gift to man.. ....maybe to a fairy or two... why don't you tell us the stories of when you used to drop the soap all the time...
    The fact that YOU call me 'coward'........'sniff, sniff, how will I ever sleep at night ???' ( ...a pause to recompose myself..)....I'm sure you only do so because you know we'll never meet ..... but if I was ever unfortunate enough to see your ugly face, it would be an enormous pleasure to reconfirm what an idiot you are.

    Jan 19th, 2016 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    9 cowardly Tweedledum
    I'm sure you must have earned many accolades in your own professional life. Such as an award of a 'paperweight' as the best dweeb “paper-pusher” in the import/export business. As such a meagre character as yourself certainly wouldn't have been a stevedore. Must have many legendary clerical stories to regale us with from such a so-o-o-o-o exciting industry. Moreover, it's abundantly clear that have lost the argument when all you can do is revert to name-calling.
    “Ad hominem is an argument of the weak and insecure.” Maleiha Bajunaid Candao
    “When cowardly individuals are not able to attack the message, they attack the messenger.” Abderrahman Hassi
    My, my it seems that it is not me alone that finds your conduct cowardly. While the other quote describes your conduct as that of “the weak and insecure”. As per usual, you can't seem to find one quote to support your inane blathering.

    Jan 19th, 2016 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @10 Fairy Twinkletoes
    I don't need to tell everyone what I did - even, if like you, I chose to lie - to feel satisfied about what I've accomplished in life. You apparently do. You need recognition, but it's something you'll never earn.
    And I'm pretty confident that whatever I did during my professional career, it was more productive than your latrine cleaning. In one sense, you ARE only a messenger, as you have no original ideas of your own...if you tried to, you'd be a complete and utter failure. Goodbye you 'fairy'.

    Jan 19th, 2016 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    1 cowardly Tweedledum
    Here's another message you can't effectively answer. The real reason for your attempts to obfuscate, is to avoid the issue of you having to support your assertion, have failed yet again. In reference to the Brazilian military coup of 1964. “the military option was better than the communist one.” 95 Jack Bauer; http://en.mercopress.com/2016/01/05/confirmed-brazil-faces-its-worst-economic-plunge-in-25-years Is the attempted justification you give for being a fascist. Even then, you're unable to counter my rebuttal “All that had occurred was a government was elected that rightly or wrongly wanted to be more inclusive. There was absolutely no indication that it was anything other than a totally democratic government, in conduct and outlook. Those self-serving persons, whose interests had previously been disproportionally represented. Refused to except the verdict of the ballot-box. Therefore, they were utterly opposed, just as you are to the cardinal principle of “Government of the people, by the people, for the people,…” - Abraham Lincoln.” So your claim remains, as always, perpetually proof less.“..even, if like you, I chose to lie”. Since you have made only a naked assertion and failed to meet the burden of proof, you have just revealed yourself as the only liar here. Nice going stupid. “..it was more productive than your latrine cleaning.” Thats what you pioneer corp's pongo's professional duty was, it was not my bag.

    Jan 19th, 2016 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @12 Tairry the Fairy, or, just Twinkletoes
    “Can't effectively answer”, “obfuscate”, “support your assertion”... repetition, like a broken record. Nothing original. Like Himmler, with whom you are very similar.
    Fascist. Communist ? not yet.... but enough time wasted on you, you glorified latrine cleaner. Seems the shit fumes affected your brain. Note : I'm being generous, presuming you have one.

    Jan 19th, 2016 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    13 cowardly Tweedledum
    “You need recognition, but it's something you'll never earn.” To little too late, I've already received my recognition as per post #8, including the link to the person who told me. I guess you must still be awaiting your accolades to arrive in the mail. LOL “Can't effectively answer”, “obfuscate”, “support your assertion”. Which is more than enough sink your claims which are all pronounced in opposition to the rules of logic. So you're totally refuted claims sink as easily as a leaky boat. If want you want to play, play by rules, or continue to cheat and be blown out of the water as you well deserve.
    As in your claim “the military option was better than the communist one.”. Is now proven to be a lie as you cannot counter my rebuttal. So you are shown for what you are, just an empty wind-bag. Who can't prove a single assertion, even if your life depended on it.

    Jan 19th, 2016 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @14 Tairry the Fairy or, just Twinkletoes
    If you want to play, why don't you pull Long-Dong Silver out of your closet ??
    Can't be bothered wasting anymore time on you..... Now run along Twinkie.....

    Jan 20th, 2016 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    15 cowardly Tweedledum
    So all the claims I have made about you are now confirmed. Mainly because you are devoid of any intellectual capacity to respond. As is clearly evidenced by your continued histrionic infantile emotive tirades. In short, you are an utter and complete moron, which is why you always were and will still remain a loser.

    Jan 20th, 2016 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    “So all the claims I have made about you are now confirmed”....says Twinkletoes, the Fairy.

    Jan 20th, 2016 - 06:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    17 cowardly loser Tweedledum
    “…continued histrionic infantile emotive tirades”
    “Eventually, I realised that an ad hominem attack often is an important signal indicating that the attacker is wrong, very wrong indeed. It is nothing else than an open admission by “the other side” that they have no more reasonable arguments, that they are resorting to unreasonable notions, and that they have lost not just the plot but also the debate. In other words, being personally attacked in this way is a compliment and an unfailing sign of victory – and, if that is so, we should be proud of every single ad hominem attack we get after a well-reasoned debate.” Edzard Ernst
    Here’s How You Know You’re Losing a Debate
    “When a person has nothing, he goes after the person he can’t answer with logic or facts.” Gary DeMar

    Jan 20th, 2016 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @18 Tairry the Fairy, Twinkletoes,
    You'd be better off playing with Long-Dong than wasting my time here....good riddance.

    Jan 21st, 2016 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    19 cowardly loser Tweedledum “…continued histrionic infantile emotive tirades”
    “It is not allowable to arraign the motives of a member, but the nature or consequences of a measure may be condemned in strong terms. It is not the man, but the measure, that is the subject of debate.” Robert’s Rules, Number 43
    “Name calling: debater tries to diminish the argument of his opponent by calling the opponent a name that is subjective and unattractive…it tells the listener more about the speaker than the person being spoken about” John T. Reed
    “So all the claims I have made about you are now confirmed” Means that by your silence in failing to refute you have endorsed my assertions, idiota. “..qui tacet consentiré videtur-lit. He who is silent is thought to consent. Thus, he who keeps silent is assumed to consent; silence gives consent.” SOMA'S DICTIONARY OF LATIN QUOTATIONS MAXIMS AND PHRASES. But then again why would you know being a mousy former clerk with just a rudimentary education. No argument which is confirmation of no brain.

    Jan 21st, 2016 - 07:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @20 Twinkletoes the Fairy
    Nothing new to offer ? need to resort to the repetition of your old posts, months old, and full of useless quotations....and in Latin ? I'm not interested in your stupid DICKtionary of maxims and phrases...so you can take it , and shove it up where you love to put Long-Dong's hose...
    Ah, before you swoon with Long-Dong penetrating you, how's Lula doing ? in your expert opinion, of course.

    Jan 21st, 2016 - 10:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    21 cowardly loser Tweedledum “…continued histrionic infantile emotive tirades”
    “You'd be better off playing with Long-Dong” So you'd be speaking from experience, but I've got better things to do with my time. So I'll leave that particular activity to you, maybe you can find someone else to proposition. Meanwhile, lots of luck with your trolling.

    Jan 21st, 2016 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @22 Twinkletoes, the Fairy
    C'mon Tairry Fairy, don't give up your favourite pastime ----I hope I haven't spoiled it for you....

    Jan 22nd, 2016 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    21 The King of the Cowardly posts Tweedledum “…continued histrionic infantile emotive tirades”
    “repetition of your old posts” Only the one, that was necessary to clarify the position that your ignorance had placed you in. Every other one has been completely new, just for your edification. If your claim had any merit you would have revealed it. So its back to your familiar modus operandi, claim, but can't show any occurrence. Every post of mine has effectively refuted any, and all of your rantings. Whereas, the only assertion you've made in the last three threads has been “the military option was better than the communist one.” Which was sunk by my rebuttal at post #12 The rest has been nothing but your disturbed ravings. So give yourself a shake, and stop blaming others for activities of which you are sole perpetrator. Are you seeking help for these Freudian fixations of yours? You need to get yourself a new playmate, or new toys as your frustrations are abundantly clear. Remember, those that keep talking about it, aren't getting it. So the the only thing that you've actually accomplished, is to reveal your nasty secret little fetishes, congratulations all is revealed. ”It tells the listener more about the speaker than the person being spoken about” John T. Reed

    Jan 22nd, 2016 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @24 Twinkletoes, the Fairy (btw, # 24 suits you...)
    Get off your high-horse you twat. Funny thing is that you 'rebut' my 'opinions' (stated as opinions, nothing else, and definitely not trying to prove anything) and you come back with your - rather uninformed - opinion, and by your standard of intelligence, think you've won the argument.....this is not a debate, neverr was, nor was I trying to prove anything - just stating what I think, based on experience, not 3rd hand news - so there are no winners, you have proved nothing, except that you are extremely idiotic.

    Jan 23rd, 2016 - 02:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    25 The King of the Cowardly anonymity posts Tweedledum “…continued histrionic infantile emotive tirades”
    Oh! more drivel from the mouse that roared. “this is not a debate, neverr was, nor was I trying to prove anything - just stating what I think, based on experience,” Thank for the confirmation of my posts that the only thing you have projected is your personal baggage. “so there are no winners,” You speak for yourself loser, at the end of the day your still bested.

    Jan 23rd, 2016 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @26 Twinkletoes, the Fairy
    ...stated “the PT is a minority party”......proved wrong, by simple numbers. Then tried to bullshit her way out of it by saying “they are a minority party because they don't have a majority in Congress”....Duh !!! went beserk, never the same again. Only remembers her Long-Dong inflatable.
    Next chapter : Will Twinkletoes escape from the lunatic asylum , yet again ?
    Admit you're an asshole, you'd make peace with yourself.

    Jan 23rd, 2016 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    27 The King of the Cowardly anonymity posts Tweedledum “…continued histrionic infantile emotive tirades”
    Same old you when you've painted yourself into a corner, divert by trying to avoid the issue on the table. Engage in more heroic insults as an anonymous mousy clerk, as there is no chance you could back it up. So the simplest rebuttal is to show how neutral third parties view your infantile performance.
    “an ad hominem attack ..is nothing else than an open admission by “the other side” that they have no more reasonable arguments, …hat they have lost not just the plot but also the debate. ...” Edzard Ernst
    Here’s How You Know You’re Losing a Debate “When a person has nothing, he goes after the person he can’t answer with logic or facts.” Gary DeMar
    “debater tries to diminish the argument of his opponent by calling the opponent a name …it tells the listener more about the speaker than the person being spoken about” John T. Reed
    “Ad hominem is an argument of the weak and insecure.” Maleiha Bajunaid Candao
    “When cowardly individuals are not able to attack the message, they attack the messenger.” Abderrahman Hassi
    Exactly the same description that I've given you, funny how great minds think alike.

    Jan 23rd, 2016 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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