OK so if the crime rate there doesn't scare you away there are two other points that need to be looked into.

one is a Luxury home tax you have to pay every year.. you see they are out of money, so a while back they voted in a new law that was set up and pushed through. the idea was, you have money and have a nice home, and we have people here that live in well, dumps. so we want to take your money and use this to build our people a better home to live it. yeah you owe them don't you.. well the law passed and it was only going to be a law for 10 years, after that it would be gone.. 2 things happen today,, first they voted to allow that tax to be forever.... and 2nd so far no one can show any of this money that has been paid in so far that went to build a single home... hummmm.. o and you have to hire someone to come out and tell you what your home is worth so you will know how much to pay!!!

2nd reason not to move there,,, well again it goes back to they are broke, so now a speeding fine can cost you 600.00, and if your really going fast you can get three years in jail! they just got some new speed trap camera's in and they are putting them to work, it's a cash cow people!!! lets look,, by thursday 4.25 pm 11,815 motorists at five points were speeding by at least 20kph. that means each one will get a ticket for at least 600.00. so in 16 hours the fines will add up to 1 MILLION DOLLARS.... get caught doing 93 mph or more THREE YEARS IN JAIL. That's what I'm talking about,, lets see what can we do next, find anyone that is breaking the law and pound the crap out of their wallets... hey I got one!! how about 200.00 fine for jay walking, or maybe your dog not on a lead,, 200.00 or maybe if he pee's outside even in your yard 500.00 fine yeah,, man can't wait till they vote these in!!

The problem is a old one and is everywhere, the governments of the world take your money and after sticking most of it in their pockets as well as their friends they don't have any left to fix that road that is now dirt.. so you must pay more money so we can fix it for YOU.. of course they will steal that money as well and the road still doesn't get fixed..

c.r. was doing ok till the world market hit bottom, then jobs were gone and people didn't have a way to feed their kids, so they steal. the government has no income so they must start stealing as well, so lets start by jacking your taxes, and hitting you with huge fines for anything and everything.

when the u.s. slapped a Luxury tax on big ticket items, like boats, they killed the boat market.. people who were going to buy a boat, went overseas to buy it and flag it in another country, all this did was shut down a lot of boat builders in the u.s. and forced them out all together or they had to move to another country.

anyone watching the debates for rep. president? I like ron paul.. I'll tell you why, because they tried and failed to bring out any dirt on him for one thing.. and lord knows they tried. he is a war vet, a doctor, and has been married to the same lady his whole life. here's something I saw tonight thou that made me laugh.. when ron paul stood on what he believed in the first time he ran for pres. the news people made fun of him every step of the way. what a nut case.. bla bal balll,... after it was over they all wanted to hear what he had to say about the shape our country is it... well this time he is running again and the first debate he would speak and the people would clap and scream for him. he has won all the polls so far,, well tonight, what I saw was all the rest of them sat down and ripped page after page out of what ron paul has been saying for years so they all are preaching ron pauls message... what's right with this?? they now understand that they must preach his message in order to have a chance to win!!! what's wrong with this? they don't mean a dang word of it. remember when big O stood out there and told you, he was against the wars and he would bring our troops home??/ that was a page out of ron pauls play book, big o knew the people wanted that and that ron was getting some cheers everytime he said it, ron paul would have done it already,, big o said it to get you to vote for him and once you did, he didn't bring those troops home, instead he threw them into many more wars!!! don't be fooled again. ron paul means what he says. he wants to end all wars, stop giving our money to other countries. pump our oil, he wants to end the federal reserve.. a private company who prints our money, which we have to borrow from them and pay interest on, who can print as much as they want, hand it over to other countries for which we have to pay back. sounds fun doesn't it? ron has done what he said he would do all his life. he wants to end big government and big spending, close all the bases down all around the world,, you know we are spending trillions of dollars every year on the war machine. yet they are talking about ending s.s. big o said if they didn't raise his limit on borrowed money he couldn't say if you were going to get your s.s. check or not.. now big o is a great speaker I give him that. he just doesn't speak the truth. they want to cut any service to you even ones you have paid for, so they can keep spending your money on their big corps. the lady running said tonight she was the ONLY one up there that had the courage to say no to the bail outs, and no to the debt ceiling raise,, humm funny ron paul has voted no on all of that his whole time in government.

government has to have a new branch all the time we need fema... so we can throw money into it,, and what good has fema done they are 30 billion dollars in over run cost already.. did a great job in new orleans didn't they. make up some cool letters and a cool logo and let pour money into it, and what good do they do? nothing. why do we need all of these people? listen if you want to build your home in a flood zone,, cool, that's your right to do so. but when a flood happens and your stuff is gone, don't cry for me to help pay for your lost. I buy ins. to cover my home it is covered when whatever happens to it. all those people there had no ins. coverage so when it did blow away you want to hold your hand out for the government to pay you? hahahahah yeah ok here's a card with some 400.00 credit on it go buy yourself a game boy and then wait well be right back to help you some more.. what still waiting?? good keep doing that.

I wish I had been born in the early 1800.. ride a horse, raise some cows, you steal my horse or a cow they hang you from a near by tree. a man's hand shake and word meant the best contract a fancy lawyer could ever write. I could stop along a stream and drink the water without being sick. ride for days without seeing a soul. and not be told what to do or I had to pay this and that by some fancy pants government a hole..

anybody got a time machine? I got money for a ticket!!

love all of you sorry to get into the government crap.... hey I got one you guys need to check out..

watch this video

part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II-JVcaW0O0&feature=related
part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QULhLgsDhVQ&feature=related
part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np_2MMJKjTs&feature=related
part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDxcjVXGhcM&NR=1
part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0ybLmJURYU&NR=1
part 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l22oMFERNNo&feature=related
part 5 at the end will put it all to rest. when you see the video shot of the name under the name.

this is about how j p morgan faked sinking the Titanic and sunk her sister ship that was busted instead.. ins money 12.5 million for a ship he was told he needed to sell for scrap metal. check it out...



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gotta love 802MARK's posts. I do not agree in all his points, but I have to admit there are some that are true. Do you live in CR? I appreciate the place though, compared to other countries (in Asia) that I've been to, CR's policies are much much more liveable.

c.r. come spend your money and get lost

The court appears to have stopped short of considering the right to self defense to be a human right. hummmmmmm I hope this is true.. I can come over there and steal, rob and rape and by law you have no right to shoot me to stop me.... yeahhhhhhhhhhhh how old is your kids????

not a problem

that's why I moved to panama.

ron paul and ron paul backers are not the same. what the man stands for is the main point, not what someone does that backs him. There is no dirt they have been able to dig up and show you on the news about this man, no under the table deals, nothing to hide. He has stood by his words from day one. they even went back and looked at things he said in the 80's and he is still saying the same things...

big o said he was going to end the war and bring those troops home. he got the job. and did he? nope. he put us in more wars. ron paul states he will bring those troops home his first week in office. why do we need 900 bases around the world? why do we spend trillions of dollars on wars? we do it to make a handful richer and to take over other countries wealth. so your son's and daughters can be killed to make money for a handful. now that the u.s. is broke, they are talking about cutting your s.s. and other programs out. why? so they can steal more. you think the u.s. is a good country trying to help other countries but thats the lie they sell all of us. we have been at war a long time. heres a list from 1980 till today

attacked El Salvador (1980), Libya (1981), Sinai (1982), Lebanon (1982 1983), Egypt (1983), Grenada (1983), Honduras (1983), Chad (1983), Persian Gulf (1984), Libya (1986) , Bolivia (1986), Iran (1987), Persian Gulf (1987), Kuwait (1987), Iran (1988), Honduras (1988), Panama (1988), Libya (1989), Panama (1989), Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru (1989), Philippines (1989), Panama (1989-1990), Liberia (1990), Saudi Arabia (1990), Iraq (1991), Zaire (1991), Sierra Leone (1992), Somalia (1992), Bosnia-Herzegovina (1993 to present), Macedonia (1993), Haiti (1994), Macedonia (1994), Bosnia (1995), Liberia (1996), Central African Republic (1996), Albania (1997), Congo/Gabon (1997), Sierra Leon (1997), Cambodia (1997), Iraq (1998), Guinea/Bissau (1998), Kenya/Tanzania (1998 to 1999), Afghanistan/Sudan (1998), Liberia (1998), East Timor (1999), Serbia (1999), Sierra Leon (2000), Yemen (2000), East Timor (2000), Afghanistan (2001 to present), Yemen (2002), Philippines (2002) , Cote d'Ivoire (2002), Iraq (2003 to present), Liberia (2003), Georgia/Djibouti (2003), Haiti (2004), Georgia/Djibouti/Kenya/Ethiopia/Yemen/Eritrea War on Terror (2004), Pakistan drone attacks (2004 to present), Somalia (2007), South Ossetia/Georgia (2008), Syria (2008), Yemen (2009), Haiti (2010),

Take a look at Libya right now.. and coL. Gaddafi.. Col G, refused to borrow any money from the central bank or the IMF. His country is debt free. they couldn't buy control so we are in there to kill him and take it.. they want control of his oil and water. He has spent millions on building a huge pipeline to supply clean water to his country and others. what did we under the u.n. do first? we bombed the crap out of a water pipeline.

they took a handful of people, armed them and sent in cia people to start a small uprising. the rest support him. why? lets look.

he takes oil money and returns it to his people in these forms..

ONE. FREE HEALTH CARE. that's right they don't pay for it. Not only that but if you need a medical service they can't do he will pay to fly you to any country to get it and pay for it all.

TWO.. free homes.. most lived in tents, he has been building homes and placing people in them for free.

THREE.. schools,, before he took over only 10 percent could even read and write, today 85 percent can.

FOUR. If you want to farm, he will give you land, seeds, tractors, livestock, and a home there to do it .. free.

FIVE.. If you get married he gives you 50.000.00 one time gift.

SIX. If you buy a car they he pays 50 percent of the cost.

SEVEN. power is free

EIGHT.. gas cost .14 cents.

NINE, he paid for most of the cost for a communication satellite that would save the whole country billions of dollars per year that they were paying to EU.

TEN. he started his own banks and was going to a gold backed money.

He has done all of this and more, with the oil money and not going into debt so they could be controlled. These are the reasons we are over there, lets wait and see how good life is to his people once he has been killed. You think they will allow all the things above to go on?

ron paul wants to end the fed. a private company that prints our money, charges us interest on every dollar, and will not allow us to know how many they have printed and loaned to other countries that you and your kids kids will have to repay. Your money is not backed by anything. ron paul said you can buy a gallon of gas for a dime, if it's before 1965 because that dime has silver in it, giving it worth. today none do. In the CA. straw poll this week.. Congressman Ron Paul (374, 44.9%) 2nd place Governor Rick Perry (244, 29.3%)

the american people are waking up, it took taking their way of life away for them to do it but at least they are now. It was ron pauls idea to allow young people to get out of s.s. and he will honor the payments to the people in it now.. now all the rest of them are saying the same thing up there. s.s. would not be broke if bill clinton hadn't taken all the money out of it and spent it on other things. He had no right to do that. it was the american people's money. It's the same as if he reached into your 401k plan and took every dime. which big o is looking at right now.

americans have voted for presidents based on how good a speaker they are and how good looking they are, for the main part, not looking at what the man really stands for..

how is it that rick perry a man who has put his state into billions of dollars in debt, approved and forced young girls and now young men to take a the HPV shot offered by Gardsil.. 18,000 related adverse effects from it and 65 deaths. or maybe his investments in pornography that put out “Big Tit Brotha Lovers 6”-ugly or “Bisexual Barebacking Vol. 1”-. how is it that this is the kind of person running for office?

where's your tax dollars going? NOT TO YOU. Not for better roads, not for better police and fire protection and not for better schools.

ron paul wants to cut many government depts. saving millions per year. these depts. don't do anything to help us, they just pour out more rules to run our lives. we can't keep going based on the same ole same ole. ron paul is not backed by the power or the rich. they don't want to see what he will do to their money supply. They don't want anything to change.. do you? how's life going in the u.s.?

don't live there anymore

didn't run out with only two things wrong, have already posted many more reasons not to move there. the post stated a few more reasons. Two new reasons they just passed so that's what I posted.. you state I don't appear to have a accurate picture of whats going on down there. humm funny becasue then you turn around and state that the two things I posted about were TRUE.

LUXURY HOME TAX.. is what it states for luxury homes, so yes if your living in a 80k box it doesn't apply to you, and yes there are a few ticos that live in high end luxury homes, but this law will effect more gringos that are use to living in 250k homes or more. The fact that many people there don't pay their taxes, has no meaning on the fact that you will be charged with those taxes and sooner then later they will start to enforce those laws and make you pay them.

speed fines. you agree are exorbitant, but then you state just don't speed.. I agree with you on that one, don't break the law and you have no problems. of course there you can be sitting at a red light and a cop pull you over and charge you for being gringo. these higher fines, only make them ask for more money to let you go. again you have a fine mailed to you,, if you don't pay it, then that's up to you.

the days of sliding on paying taxes and fines are over, they need the money and they are going to start getting it one way or the other. If they are faced with losing a home or a car they will pony up and pay the fines and taxes.

Reply to Mark

Mark, I'm not sure that CR is the place for you. If it brings you this much unhappiness, you shouldn't be there. Life's too short. I'm sure there are other perspectives. Maybe we can hear from some of those folks. I try not to generalize, but Ron Paul backers can seem to go off the deep end at times.
Have a good day.

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Your post.....

Your few reasons apparently ran out at two............having said that, I gotta ask: where, exactly are you writing from? Because it is hard to believe that you might actually be here in Costa Rica, because you don't appear to have an accurate picture of what is going on down here.

Yes, the government did pass a luxury home tax, designed to provide money to build housing for the poor. No, it is not aimed directly at Gringos, because a number of Ticos got caught up in this, as well. As for actual taxes collected, they started very low, and have gone down from there. There has been at least one news report that some housing has been created for the poor, out of this tax. The reality is that this tax really affects a very few people, because few of us can afford to build or own houses as expensive as the ones for which the tax was designed.

Yes, traffic fines are exorbitant, but if this is a worry for one, then all one has to do is obey the posted speed limits.....and, yes, they have just this past week instituted the use of traffic cameras, and they report that they have already added up millions of Colones in potential fines.........but, they have yet to collect one single Colon..........who knows what will happen when the tickets start to go out in the mail..............

You seem to be unaware that one of the major problems in this country is that nobody pays taxes...........
There is a lot wrong here, but you have chosen to talk about two rather insignificant problems, and are ignoring the real ones............too bad.


Hi Mark, you certainly have a lot on your mind today.  I agree that the taxes and fines in Costa Rica can be rather excessive.  As for Ron Paul, I do support his push for transparency of, and probably elimination of, the fed.  However, he seems to make things out to be too black and white. I do admire some things Bachmann has said also; she has accurately identified the government as crony capitalism, "gangster" government and I was glad to hear in the recent debate when she raised the point that some parents she had talked to asked her to stop the government from giving money to their kids (food stamps I think was the specific program she mentioned but maybe assistance in general).  I am impressed with Huntsman and Cain also.  While I would obviously support any one of them over the status quo, I'm more queezy with Romney and Perry as they seem to be overconfident.  In any case, my sense is that there is still another candidate who will emerge later.

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