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The Depardieu Revolution

karpe diem Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 2:04 AM
those who think that taxing the rich will benefit the poor are ignorant. the rich are the ones who make it possible for the poor to survive. kill the rich, take all their money and there will be many more poor , and many poor poorer. they never learned this simple truth. all you have to do is look around you in this country. since BO took office the number of the poor grew by about 25%, and the gov't grew by some percentage as well. it will do not good to tax the rich if you want to help the poor, if the rich do not spend the poor do not eat. BO does not seem to understand this, he thinks that it helps the poor if gov't takes a bigger share of the available money, but obviously he is wrong. the economy will be much worse with higher taxes.
Robert 206 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 9:49 AM
And we're all collateral damage!
same10 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 9:41 AM
Mag14 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 2:23 AM
Ouch, too true about poor and dumb. The poor can be played like violins. No one will tell them that the class warfare they are engaged in is Mutual Assured Destruction.
karpe diem Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 2:07 AM
it is the poor who should be demonstrating against higher taxes on the "rich", which means productive, because they are the one who will be hurt the most. but no one is telling them that it is in their best interest for gov't to take a smaller share of the available pool of money rather than a bigger one. too bad that to be poor in america means to be dumb as well.
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,...