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2012-12-12 Europe
France's Jean-Marc Ayrault slams flight of the 'greedy rich'
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Posted by Fred 2012-12-12 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336064 views ]  Top

#1 HPW Dare you leave with any money, this, this is PROPITEERING and we won't stand for it, It doesn't count that you earned it, WE WANT IT, and it's OUR RIGHT.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-12-12 00:49||   2012-12-12 00:49|| Front Page Top

#2 These individuals are leaving "because they want to get even richer," he said. "We cannot fight poverty if those with the most, and sometimes with a lot, do not show solidarity and a bit of generosity," he added.

At a 75% tax rate? Fuck off and die, Froggy...I'm outta here. Why? Because I can.
Posted by tu3031 2012-12-12 01:06||   2012-12-12 01:06|| Front Page Top

#3 It ain't generosity when wealth is confiscated by the government. Wasn't 50% pretty generous already?
Posted by Perfesser 2012-12-12 02:03||   2012-12-12 02:03|| Front Page Top

#4 I suspect a wealthy Frenchman could get along in Vlaams quite well. In fact I know he could, and so could most of us. Too easy, and a hat tip to Gerard Depardieu.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-12 02:15||   2012-12-12 02:15|| Front Page Top

#5 They know their theories are right. So, if things don't work out as the theory predicts, it must be sabotage.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-12-12 02:16||   2012-12-12 02:16|| Front Page Top

#6 So... being productive is wrong. All your goods belong to the state and failure to produce them on demand is treason.

Yeah... good luck with that chuckles. The black market and off shore banks thank you. The Soviets tried something like this. Didn't work then either.

Any bets on how fast the French economy completely collapses? I bet 4 years, tops.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-12-12 02:23||   2012-12-12 02:23|| Front Page Top

#7 Rural France and Germany have been suspect of the Euro since it was first introduced, and rightly so. The European underground economy is flourishing and will continue to do so. These people are survivors I can assure you. We might learn a thing or two from them if we watch closely.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-12 02:30||   2012-12-12 02:30|| Front Page Top

#8 He wants to take their money, but somehow they are the greedy ones. What am I missing here?
Posted by AuburnTom 2012-12-12 04:05||   2012-12-12 04:05|| Front Page Top

#9 "Announcing plans to spend up to 2.5 billion euros by 2017 to help the poor"

Oh really? That would come to 500 million euros per year. France has about 65 million people, and that would come to 9 million who are poor.

So you're spending... lemme see, a bit more than 50 euros per year for each poor, which will come to 4 euros a month.

So where does the rest of the 75% taxes go you plan to collect from the "rich"?
Posted by European Conservative 2012-12-12 05:01||   2012-12-12 05:01|| Front Page Top

#10 Robber slams greedy rich for securing houses.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-12-12 07:51||   2012-12-12 07:51|| Front Page Top

#11 In other news, lions bash 'greedy' wildebeests. "Stand still and be eaten, you greedy sumbitches."
Posted by SteveS 2012-12-12 08:04||   2012-12-12 08:04|| Front Page Top

#12 Well, the next logical step will be to CONFISCATE, not just tax. Taxing is so hit and miss.
Posted by bigjim-CA 2012-12-12 09:22||   2012-12-12 09:22|| Front Page Top

#13 Election season?
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-12-12 11:01||   2012-12-12 11:01|| Front Page Top

#14 Election season?

No, they had elections a few months ago, Broadhead6. The Socialist, Hollande won, on promises to raise taxes on the rich and restore all the workers' benefits that his predecessor had ended. Now comes delivery on those promises, and it turns out the rich aren't sitting still for the shearing.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-12-12 11:53||   2012-12-12 11:53|| Front Page Top

#15 There is a reason the guilllotine had a head lock on it, even if called something as pretty as lunette.

I was once told that Gerard Depardieu was considered the epitomy of what is Frenchness in the cinema; any insight as to this? If so it would be like, say, Harrison Ford quitting to Canada and stating that none of the characters he has ever portrayed would be in-line with this government. "Jack Ryan wouldn't put up with this sh!t, and neither am I" kind of deal.

*not that I know or care to know Mr. Ford's politics, just reaching for an example/complete understanding.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-12-12 12:26||   2012-12-12 12:26|| Front Page Top

#16 I have read that Harrison Ford's politics are to the left. I also read he is a fair carpenter. Maybe if America became unrecognizable as America, H. Ford might consider leaving for Canada--hard to say.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-12-12 18:37||   2012-12-12 18:37|| Front Page Top

#17 And a mighty 4.0 Euros per month it is - how can we argue wid someone named "Jean-Marc"?

Personally, I practicing my deep-voice "JEAN-MARC, JEAN-MARC" instead of "DEGAULLE, DEGAULLE".
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-12-12 23:45||   2012-12-12 23:45|| Front Page Top

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