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French PM denounces tax
exiles after Depardieu flight

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/12/2012 3:31:16 PM

PARIS - Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Tuesday denounced wealthy individuals in France fleeing a stinging tax on high incomes as greedy people seeking to "become even richer." Mr Ayrault´s comments came after the country´s leading actor, Gerard Depardieu, took up residence in a tiny village just over the border in Belgium which is a favoured spot for wealthy French nationals avoiding tax. "Those who are seeking exile abroad are not those who are scared of becoming poor," he told reporters after announcing sweeping anti-poverty measures to help those hit by the economic crisis.

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Not mentioned is top tax rate is now 75% in France.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sardonic, 12/12/2012 3:36:12 PM     (No. 9062031)

Leftists everywhere love to call those who don´t want to give mass quantities of their wealth to their governments "greedy." This word must be in some progressive / socialist playbook.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Straitpath, 12/12/2012 3:37:30 PM     (No. 9062034)

Ayrault´s comments are classic. This explains the mindset perfectly. Short and a must read.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: schnapps, 12/12/2012 3:41:31 PM     (No. 9062042)

Gerard Depardieu meet John Galt. Enchante.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 12/12/2012 3:44:13 PM     (No. 9062043)

I´m shocked, shocked I tell you that people want to keep their own money

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Noj15, 12/12/2012 3:45:26 PM     (No. 9062045)

humer a plus tard = smell ya later

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 12/12/2012 3:50:49 PM     (No. 9062055)

News Flash: Gerard Depardieu denounces French PM!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: allendale, 12/12/2012 3:53:11 PM     (No. 9062062)

The French Prime Minister ought to forget about the rich who have fled. Their money couln´t run the government for a week. He should be concerned about the rich who will never come to be. Socialist economic policies have salted the economic soil. There will be far fewer people willing to become entrepreneurs. Those are the people who create the businesses, provide the jobs,create the wealth and occasionally become rich. Why would anyone want to risk their capital in a very business unfriendly environment only to find themselves vilified and their gains seized if they are successful.The French socialists will find that eventually they will not be able to seize or redistribute that which is not produced. Ironic that the Russians and Chinese almost never ridicule their newly rich businessmen.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 12/12/2012 3:57:01 PM     (No. 9062070)

This is why socialist and communist countries eventually resort to building walls to keep the people in.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hammock, 12/12/2012 4:17:32 PM     (No. 9062097)

"Hold still, durn it!"


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Reply 10 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 12/12/2012 4:39:35 PM     (No. 9062134)

Politicians who constantly lean on and vilify producers will be in for a rude awakening when Atlas shrugs and these idiot lawmakers are left powerless with only their rhetoric and an angery, helpless populace they helped to create beating down their door wanting the free hand outs they were promised.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/12/2012 5:01:48 PM     (No. 9062174)

C`mon #7! It`s for the S-T-A-T-E!!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JediJerry, 12/12/2012 5:29:07 PM     (No. 9062208)

The rich French are leaving France just like rich Californian´s are leaving Calee and fleeing a sinking burning ship like rats. Off to Nevada, Texas, or other places with lower or no state income taxes. Apparently people have limits as to how much in taxes they are willing to pay, then there is a tipping point and they bail out. So all of that hoped for revenue will not appear. Then what? Raise taxes even higher on all the rest of us like state sales taxes, vehicle fees, and professional license renewalls? Thats a drop in the bucket. Of course cutting spending is never an option.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/12/2012 5:39:21 PM     (No. 9062225)

The fundamental fallacy of Leftism is a false understanding of human beings. Leftists do not understand people, including themselves. The reason their grand schemes and projects never work as intended, the reason they end up costing more, causing unintended consequences, and failing to achieve their desired objectives, is that people do not think and behave the way they would have to in order for Leftist fantasy ideology to work.

Leftists, for example, do not understand that it is natural, in fact inevitable, for the majority of normal people to desire to retain control over their own assets - that they will resist to the best of their ability all attempts by the government to take it away from them. This is not necessarily simple greed; even mega-rich philanthropists prefer to choose the objects and organizations of their benevolence. Who ever heard of a plutocrat donating vast sums to the government as a charitable gift? People do not act that way because they know the government wastes money and allocates it unwisely and frequently corruptly.

This foolish French PM can fume and slander tax avoiders all he likes but it will change nothing. Those who can do so will continue to utilize every means at their disposal to retain as much control over their own property as possible. There must be something wrong with the brains of serious Leftists that keeps them from understanding human beings, beginning with themselves. For with occasional happy exceptions, once they have reached a certain age, their illusions and delusions become fixed and unalterable.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bkt23, 12/12/2012 6:01:54 PM     (No. 9062260)

Either Ayrault is as stupid as he appears or he is doing what Obama and others have done: class division in preparation for something bigger.

There is a global economic crisis involving more money and more people than we have ever seen before and things WILL fall apart. There´s a clear "us-versus-them" meme being foisted on the peoples of the world where "us" is anyone who is dependent on the governments and "them" is anyone who is not.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jimboendaatl, 12/12/2012 6:12:58 PM     (No. 9062275)

How dare they want to keep their hard earned money.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: billp, 12/12/2012 6:17:05 PM     (No. 9062277)

Socialist politicians world-around are telling the producers of the world to just bend over and take it, then acting surprised when they don´t.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: veritas, 12/12/2012 6:27:54 PM     (No. 9062288)

Yeah, nothing gets those Golden-Egg-laying Geese a-waddling home like the sound of knives being sharpened....

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Reply 18 - Posted by: sanchin, 12/12/2012 7:35:04 PM     (No. 9062352)

It will deservedly happen here as well. When you spend more than 50% on taxes you are a slave to the STATE. Personally I believe this applies to over 30%. Unfortunatley, our beloved Republican Leadership is incapable of making this arguement and happy to raise taxes on the rich.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: sanchin, 12/12/2012 7:37:08 PM     (No. 9062356)

In case I created any confusion on my previous post- deservedly refers to the rich leaving the US not the idea of raising taxes.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/13/2012 4:11:19 AM     (No. 9062789)

Funny thing, even the rich demonrats here who espouse taxing the rich are doing everything they can now to shelter their rich holdings. Ironic, isn´t it?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 12/18/2012 1:49:46 PM     (No. 9072938)

It´s important that Depardieu to point to others that a wealthy person has the means to move so au Revior tax money, middle class your holding the bag. Why are people not revolting against the lies of the ruling class? Is it because of the little official flags on their limos.?

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