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The Depardieu Revolution

califjim Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 8:47 AM
Depardieu seems to be living up to his surname as he departs and says adieu to France and its confiscatory taxes. The tale of the commons in early New England and the bankruptcy of communism in the 20th century should tell all that making humans equal is beyond the capacity of government. Yet we have somehow elected a president who panders to an electorate that sees the successful as evil incarnate who must be made to pay "their fair share".
When Socialist President Francois Hollande took office, he swiftly made good on his pledge to raise the top tax rate on Frenchmen who earn a million euros a year -- to 75 percent.

The regime would now confiscate three of four dollars that the most successful Frenchmen earned. Paris also imposes a wealth tax on assets worth more than $1.7 million.

This broke it for Gerard Depardieu, the famed actor and bon vivant who has performed in scores of films in such roles as Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" and Cyrano de Bergerac.

Depardieu put his Paris mansion up for sale,...