Jack E. Kemp
Legendary rock star Tina Turner, who divorced her first husband Ike decades ago because of abuse, has decided she doesn’t want to be abused again by the U.S. Tax Code. France24 reports that:
The woman behind such hits as "Private Dancer", "Simply the Best" and "What's Love Got to Do With It?" will still need a green light from the canton of Zurich as well was federal authorities before she can receive red passport, the two papers reported.
Turner spokeswoman Karin Rhomberg told the Zuerichsee-Zeitung that the singer wanted to "clarify her situation".
"Tina Turner will therefore also give back her ," she said.
Turner, who has learned German, reportedly moved to Switzerland in 1995 when her longtime partner, German record executive Erwin Bach, was transferred here.
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Let me be the first to say that anyone who criticizes Tina for this move, particularly leftists, is definitely a racist! Okay, I don’t really mean that, but as a white conservative, it was such fun to make the accusation.
As the article states, Tina Turner has been living in Europe for years, often performing there. Like many a diva, she gave her final stadium tour in 2000, but in Wembley Stadium in London and not in America. She still performed in smaller venues. And “She ended 2005 as one of five recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, the highest form of recognition of excellence in the arts in America.” http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0877913/bio
I guess the I.R.S. didn’t heed her words when she sang “You Better Be Good to Me.” Now they get it.