I figured I should cheer all the Romney fans up a bit. The truth is that http://www.sovereignman.com/expat/i-apologize-for-what-youre-about-to-read-9397/ So just get a passport, and follow this guy's lead. Not because Obama won, but because of every single President since the beginning of the last century. The country has been broken for a while now, and time's almost up. If you plan on paying into the system for the next 40 years, go ahead. But don't expect to get anything back when you retire. If you want to retire, you should save yourself. Preferably by working in a country without social security.