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Why did Neil Young become a citizen of the USA after 54 years

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"Fifty-four years after illegally crossing the U.S. border in a Pontiac hearse, Neil Young has become an American citizen. ... Young explained to fans that the process had been delayed because of the “good moral character” provision on the immigrant application — meaning he admitted to smoking weed."

 

Does anyone know why?  ( Or does anyone really care?  hahaha )

 

Read 3 news articles online and none stated why he became a citizen.

Seems a negative to me, as he will now have to pay taxes in 2 countries, Canada and U.S., though doubt he has any money concerns.

Maybe Daryl Hannah wants him to cast a vote in November?

Maybe she just wants to make sure she can collect his social security pension? 

https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/479570-neil-young-celebrates-his-new-us-citizenship

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Who cares....He's always been my favorite.

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Maybe he was still on a Horse with No name in the desert.

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1 hour ago, Thongkorn said:

Maybe he was still on a Horse with No name in the desert.

Haha, that was a song by a band called America.  Neil did name his band Crazy Horse

 

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Maybe he wants to be able to vote for Bernie since he stated that's who he favors politically.

 

Skallywag said:

   Seems a negative to me, as he will now have to pay taxes in 2 countries, Canada and U.S.

 

Since he has been a US resident for decades he was already subject to US taxation on his world-wide income.

 

USA is one of the few countries that taxes it citizens even when they live abroad.  Canada does NOT do that.  Since he left Canada when he was about 21 he probably won't qualify for CPP or OAS, the Canadian equivalent of Social Security.  Therefor he most likely won't have income sourced in Canada which would be subject to Canadian taxes.

 

So....no financial disadvantage to becoming US citizen

 

 

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23 hours ago, Thongkorn said:

Maybe he was still on a Horse with No name in the desert.

You really know your music.😉

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3 minutes ago, giddyup said:

You really know your music.😉

 

Well, Young has become a citizen of AMERICA.... 

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Just now, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

Well, Young has become a citizen of AMERICA.... 

That's like 6 degrees of separation.

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It took him 54 years to climb the US border wall perhaps ?....okay I'll go to the corner. of the class..:cheesy:

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Could he run for president now ? :whistling:

Long may you run !

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5 minutes ago, mauGR1 said:

Could he run for president now ? :whistling:

Long may you run !

I doubt he can run very long. Have you seen a recent picture of him? 

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1 minute ago, sirineou said:

I doubt he can run very long. Have you seen a recent picture of him? 

Well, he's a survivor of a very creative and exciting era after all, time fades away, but many of his songs will stay.

Together with Bob Dylan, my favourite story teller.

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14 minutes ago, mauGR1 said:

Well, he's a survivor of a very creative and exciting era after all, time fades away, but many of his songs will stay.

Together with Bob Dylan, my favourite story teller.

I was kidding. I always likes Neil Young as an artist and a person.

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