Skip to comments.France's Jean-Marc Ayrault slams flight of the 'greedy rich' (Another liberal great idea fails!)
Posted on 12/11/2012 8:42:01 PM PST by Route395
Jean-Marc Ayrault's outburst came after France's best-known actor, Gerard Dépardieu, took up legal residence in a small village just over the border in Belgium, alongside hundreds of other wealthy French nationals seeking lower taxes. "Those who are seeking exile abroad are not those who are scared of becoming poor," the prime minister declared after unveiling sweeping anti-poverty measures to help those hit by the economic crisis. 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. "Thankfully, few are seeking exile to exempt themselves from being in solidarity with fellow Frenchmen."
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They are wrapping their bread in road maps out of the country. Capital goes where it can earn the best return. Right now...and capital in France is looking for an exit and what is worse..who would invest in a French business? No investments..no jobs. I think Anna Winterthur what make a great amabassador to France..
Frenchmen who want to keep their money? Come on over to America and ship our socialists to France!
Yo Jean, There is a difference between showing a 'bit' of generosity and having your pockets robbed.
We are only asking them for an arm, why are those unpratriotic villains running?
“We cannot fight poverty if those with the most, and sometimes with a lot, do not show solidarity and a bit of generosity,”
Yo Jean, There is a difference between showing a ‘bit’ of generosity and having your pockets robbed.
does that mean they are not being patriotic enough to give up their wealth
It means that Jean is on of the stupidest people to have ever run a free society.
According to liberal pretzel logic...It’s patriotic to give your money to the government! Go stuff yourself!
Keep your damn stupid socialist ideas in Europe please!
What is wrong with someone wanting to get richer? Do you put down someone who wants to improve their golf game - even if they're already the best in the clubhouse? Do you put down a professional athlete that wants to get better, even though he/she has already made the pros? Do you put down the franchise owner that wants to expand his/her business into a fourth state? Why the demonizing of someone who wants to accumulate more wealth? You do realize that wealth almost always is not stuffed into a mattress or buried in the back yard. That wealth is invested - either back in their own business/affairs for a return, or in someone else's business. This is the simple, fundamental economic engine. Government, taxes, and redistributive policies are sand in the gears of that engine.
No, you cannot fight poverty with handouts. You can only fight poverty with real opportunities. The kinds of opportunities afforded people in a vibrant growing society and economy. Food stamps and other un-earned entitlement programs merely treat the symptom of poverty, not the cause.
The French Prime minister should not worry about the current crop of rich.What they have accomplished has already been done. The money he hopes to confiscate is really inconsequential. What should really understand is that his policies are salting the economic soils. There will not be any new French rich. That is new entrepreneurs who develop the ideas, create the businesses and jobs, produce the wealth and personally do become rich, are being driven off or aborted before they see the light of day. France will suffer. Odd but you don’t see China or Russia discouraging or disparaging their rich.
Is France still going with the idea of taxing rich at the 70% rate? Kind of makes our danger of going from 35% to 39.6%, and that only for the part of income above $250,000 kind of puny.
And when you've taken all that they have, who then will you steal from to continue your forced "generosity?" Note the online dictionary defines generosity as "Liberality in giving or willingness to give" So how is it when a government forcibly confiscates wealth and redistributes it that this is "generosity?" Sounds more like a protection racket.
How dare he not share the misery of that socialist sh**house.
Lets put Jean’s personal finances under a microscope and see what a slimy hypocrite he is on this subject.
Sock le blue!
Obama won his re-election. If the dims by some tragedy win a Congress majority, expect similar “reforms” in the US.
So many French entrepreneurs in Ashford all the shop signs are now in French....and French as a main language in local schools.
Roll the tumbrels, mes amis!
When the rich is taxed more, government forgets the rich can hop on their planes and leave. The rich are not stones who can't move.
England raised the tax on the rich, and they left. Tax collections took a dive. England is trying to get the rich to return now.
Keep talking, Ayrault. If we’re lucky you’ll end up like Robespierre.
Arrêtez-vous, Monsieur Piggy Bank!
Here in NJ our wealthy are fleeing, but rather than condemn them Christie is trying to make it more attractive for them to stay.
The same will happen here in America, the Obamadream to redistribute from the wealthy to the poor will suddenly find the wealthy have taken their toys away with them elsewhere.
Their money will be offshore, there will be nothing to take.
Socialism is great in concept but until we get to an age where its possible like maybe 4 or 5 centuries from now when everyone has a food replicator, all have abundant free energy and Islam has been booted to its new Mohammad Star Cluster forever and islam is banned on earth, then and only then can the utopian socialist idea can ever be possibly attained.
Not now while we are barbarians under the rule of depots, tyrants, usurpers and frauds.
Still doesn’t mean socialism is right, its still a form of Communism, better off to just pick out another planet and deport all Communists there, let them make it work.
Flight of the fleeced.
Gerard is laughing all the way to the Belgian bank, and good for him. I hope many other wealthy French follow his example. By insulting Dépardieu, Jean-Marc is probably ensuring that his wealth will never return to France, even after the current crop of Socialist pinheads depart the scene.
French socialists calling wealthy French citizens who leave the country because of extortionists taxes cowards is like a robber demanding the fleeing people who he is trying to rob come back and happily give him their money.