Even if you don't own property in America, don't have an American business, or even don't work for any American company, if you work in another country, you are taxed if you are an American citizen. It is a good way to keep American's where they are instead of elsewhere. It works. Still an irony though.
Absolutely, that's what I was trying to say. A success story. The meme would have worked if he was a plumber too- one wouldn't expect a plumber to be in charge of HUD either. Nothing to do with bigotry. Bigot definition: "a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions." That is what I am arguing against. This meme is not intolerant of opinions.
Really need to have better arguments here if arguing in some way against this meme. Studying neuroscience or becoming a the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is not bigoted, those are success stories. The meme is about a juxtaposition between the two - they aren't very related and so makes it funny. I would have never thought a retired neurosurgeon would be in charge of HUD; they aren't related much. I didn't know it until someone told me his background and I thought it funny. If anyone knows if anyone else has made that achievement, let me know.
More than that, the United States of America is one of the few countries in the world that taxes you even if you are in another country. Therefore most places you go, you'd be double taxed if you worked abroad. This from a country that originated because they were upset by taxes. Oh the irony.