Skip to comments.In France, an embarrassment of riches as (socialist) ministers reveal wealth
Posted on 04/16/2013 9:30:20 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
Michele Delaunay, minister for Senior Citizens in the socialist government of French President Francois Hollande, on Monday revealed that her personal wealth amounted to more than $7 million, including almost $20,000 worth of jewelry, along with antique furniture and paintings worth $260,000.
Writing in a regional newspaper, Sud Ouest, she acknowledges that the full extent of her wealth "will be hard to understand for the majority of French citizens who are currently experiencing financial hardship."
Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius possesses an even greater fortune: $7.8 million, including an apartment in Paris valued at $3.5 million.
They have been forced to reveal this information on government websites by President Francois Hollande, who demanded that all ministers publish details of their personal wealth by 11 p.m. ET on Monday. This followed a scandal brought on by the actions of another wealthy member of his government.
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Socialism for thee but not for me.
Gotta love those socialists, gut the country while building a nice art collection
There’s a ruling elite in France too.
When I lived in France in the 1960’s I learned that the outside of a residence contained no clue as to the wealth of the resident. They downplayed their worth because of taxes.
“Theres a ruling elite in France too.”
There is a ruling elite everywhere and it is their purpose in life to rule over those with less than them.
wan’t = wasn’t
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