"Everyone loves him as an artist but paying your taxes is an act of solidarity and patriotism."
Depardieu has joined some of France's wealthiest business figures in Belgium following moves by President Francois Hollande's Socialist government to tax annual incomes above one million euros ($NZ1.6 million) at 75 per cent.In the letter, Depardieu, who has extensive business interests, including wine estates and three Paris restaurants, accused the Socialists of driving France's most talented figures out of the country."I am leaving because you consider that success, creation, talent, anything different, must be punished," he said.Depardieu said that over 45 years of working and running businesses in France he had paid 145 million euros to state coffers."At no time have I failed in my duties. The historic films in which I took part bear witness to my love of France and its history," Depardieu said.
Tax legislation is where the rubber meets the road of the new police states populating the West. And as a society we don't even have the philosophic base to make the connections back into our histories anymore, and thus to extrapolate out the consequences. Those of us patriotic only to the freedom on which the West was built, understand the evil in the words spoken by the French Prime Minister.
Vive la Gerard Depardieu!
The Left in France really are immoral thieves of the highest order. On news today (31 December, 2012), that for what amount to spurious reasons involving that doublespeak of equality again, though with good result that the 75% income tax rate is struck down by that country's Constitutional Council; for even more spurious reasons, French Prime Thief Jean-Marc Ayrault stated he would be pressing on with the tax rate regardless. And if you want the best signifier yet of why France is setting itself up for its next bloody revolution, and quite possibly war again in Europe, it's because of this, quote:
"[President] Hollande campaigned against the austerity policies used in many European countries affected by economic crisis, favouring higher taxes rather than spending cuts to bring down the deficit."