No Need For Austerity. There's Plenty Of Money Out There

Discussion in 'Politics' started by bitterlyclingin, Dec 19, 2012.

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    [...We can extort, expropriate or steal. Or at least that's what French Presidential candidate implied when he was running for election, along with promising France's Muslim population he would make France Islam's next European colony (After Spain surrenders to Islamofascism'ss current demands, forgoes Christianity and returns to the Islamic fold)
    French actor Gerard Depardieu announced he's jumping the French ship with its 85 per cent tax burden and going to the comparative tax haven of next door Belgium. Needless to say French officialdom isn't too happy about this highly visible comeuppance by its most widely recognized international actor, especially with the Paris Real Estate Market in a shambles resembling the scene aboard the MS St Louis with its cargo of German Jews trying to escape Adolph Hitler's clutches, because a great many Parisian property owners simultaneously had the same idea of trying to get out while the getting is good before Monsieur Hollande swallows most or all of their gains. How long will it take before President Hollande decides Hitlerian or Marxist style that if you want to leave France, you're free to do so, but whatever money and other assorted wealth you had while in France stays in France permanently, in the public treasury where it will do the most good. Playing Santa Claus in return for votes isn't cheap, just ask Barack Obama.]

    "Another Frenchman has “gone Galt.”

    First, it was France’s richest entrepreneur.

    Now, it’s the nation’s most famous actor. Gerard Depardieu has officially announced – in a letter to France’s thuggish Prime Minister – that he is tired of paying 85 percent of his income to finance the vote-buying actions of France’s kleptocratic political elite.

    Instead, he is going to move to Belgium (which is hardly a tax haven, but there’s an old line about how you should surround yourself with fat people if you want to look skinny).

    Here are some of the amusing details from the UK-based Telegraph.


    The French actor whose eccentric personality has come to symbolise a certain, old fashioned form of Gallic love for good food and the pleasures in life, also known as a “bon vivant,” said he is finished with the country, in a letter published in the Journal du Dimanche.It is addressed to Jean-Marc Ayrault, the French prime minister, who called Depardieu “pathetic” for wanting to move just over the French border to the wealthy Belgian town of Néchin, where he will evade the current Left-leaning government’s tax hikes.”I am handing over to you my passport and social security, which I have never used,” he said. …The actor asserts he has always been an upstanding citizen, deserving “respect,” and who has employed 80 people, always paid his taxes, and “never killed anybody.” He said he paid 85 per cent of his income in taxes in 2012, and over 45 years, has paid 145 million Euros – or £118 million – in taxes. …”I leave because you consider that success, creation, talent, difference, in fact, should be sanctioned,” he writes."

    Gerard Depardieu Meets John Galt - Daniel J. Mitchell - Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary
     
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    Gerard Depardieu has earned every penny. He went to work when he was 14 years old and became wealthy through his own efforts.
     
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    He would probably weep with joy for our tax rates and you people do nothing but whine just like that spoiled asshole.
     
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    Spoken like a true leech.

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