Rich liberals leaving France. Didn’t see that coming…NOT!

I’m telling you, a winning angle for this whole tax thing is to include an “entertainment tax” on anyone working in Hollywood that made over a half million last year. Their effective tax rate should be fifty percent.  I want half.  They think Obama is the balm? That Republicans are trying to protect their rich friends from paying “their fair share”?

No problem.  Bang! You got what you want. And I’ll eliminate those silly deductions you take advantage of!  It’s just not fair.  Not fair at all that you can deduct expenses the rest of us don’t have.  I mean really, jeeezzz..!  Don’t need to thank me. I know you were having a fit of conscience when your accountants took every opportunity to save you money.  No worry. Heck, you can fire him too!  Because your tax return will be so simple now, just two lines:  1. How much did you make?  2. Send in half.

Simple!

Over in France, the hotbed of socialist thinking, another liberal entertainment type fled his country rather than pay the taxes.  Now, he can move- because he’s rich. You can’t because you’re not rich. That means he escapes the taxes he supports, while you are left behind paying them!!

Any bells going off at all in your head?  Nothing? Nada?

Once upon a time a couple found a goose that laid one golden egg per day.  Greedy and impatient for more gold than their daily allotment, the couple killed the goose after a few weeks, certain they would find a huge golden lump in its stomach.  To their surprise and dismay they discovered the goose had   ordinary insides;  they had destroyed their  source of gold.  This ancient tale of greed and impatience, jealousy and self destruction is as relevant today as when first propounded in Aesop’s Fables so long ago.

Government officials who blithely talk of punishing/taxing “the rich” to fund their redistribution schemes soon discover that “the rich”, the golden goose if you will,  are no more.  Some decide not to work so hard, following the adage it isn’t what you make, it is what you keep.  Others decide to keep it–somewhere else.

This is happening in France.  France, which limits working hours but makes it practically impossible to fire anyone, has decided to implement a 75% tax rate on all earnings above approximately one and half million dollars.  As a result the geese, in this case wealthy French individuals, have decided to flee France to other, less greedy refuges.  The latest to do so is French actor  Gerard Depardieu. 

Gerard Depardieu has become the latest rich Frenchman to flee his country and the stinging wealth taxes levied by Francois Hollande, the Socialist President of France.

The film star has bought a property in Nechin, a Belgian village near the border with France, which has become a colony for French exiles fleeing President Hollande’s tax rate of 75 per cent on all earnings over €1 million.

And how did the French react to the loss of their golden goose, er, prominent, wealthy star?  With shock and dismay.

Speaking on Monday, Pierre Moscovici, the French finance minister, warned of モle French bashingヤ over the new wealth tax and general state of France’s economy under the first Socialist president for 17 years.

“What is worst thing for me is to read in the newspapers that the exile begins, businesses flee. The French bashing is frightening,” he said.

Once upon a time a couple found a goose that laid one golden egg per day.  Greedy and impatient for more gold than their daily allotment, the couple killed the goose after a few weeks, certain they would find a huge golden lump in its stomach.  To their surprise and dismay they discovered the goose had   ordinary insides;  they had destroyed their  source of gold.  This ancient tale of greed and impatience, jealousy and self destruction is as relevant today as when first propounded in Aesop’s Fables so long ago.

Government officials who blithely talk of punishing/taxing “the rich” to fund their redistribution schemes soon discover that “the rich”, the golden goose if you will,  are no more.  Some decide not to work so hard, following the adage it isn’t what you make, it is what you keep.  Others decide to keep it–somewhere else.

This is happening in France.  France, which limits working hours but makes it practically impossible to fire anyone, has decided to implement a 75% tax rate on all earnings above approximately one and half million dollars.  As a result the geese, in this case wealthy French individuals, have decided to flee France to other, less greedy refuges.  The latest to do so is French actor  Gerard Depardieu. 

Gerard Depardieu has become the latest rich Frenchman to flee his country and the stinging wealth taxes levied by Francois Hollande, the Socialist President of France.

The film star has bought a property in Nechin, a Belgian village near the border with France, which has become a colony for French exiles fleeing President Hollande’s tax rate of 75 per cent on all earnings over €1 million.

And how did the French react to the loss of their golden goose, er, prominent, wealthy star?  With shock and dismay.

Speaking on Monday, Pierre Moscovici, the French finance minister, warned of モle French bashingヤ over the new wealth tax and general state of France’s economy under the first Socialist president for 17 years.

“What is worst thing for me is to read in the newspapers that the exile begins, businesses flee. The French bashing is frightening,” he said.

It has shaken up the socialist President who really thought he could come in, seize money and then be popular.  Even in France stealing somebody’s property is unwelcome, especially if you are from the government.

Over here, we see Obama just as blind as the French leader. He’ll learn the hard way, as the economy tanks and it IS blamed on him, that messing with folks never works out to your benefit.

You watch businesses and former liberal allies put distance between them and Obama’s radical agenda.

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