Gérard Depardieu to return French passport

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  • Lamb 18 Dec 2012 15:00:45 490 posts
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    What do you do when your country hikes your tax rates?

    Gérard Depardieu to return French passport

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9748655/Gerard-Depardieu-to-return-French-passport.html
  • SClaw 18 Dec 2012 15:10:41 826 posts
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    He nose what he's doing.
  • elstoof 18 Dec 2012 15:12:49 8,902 posts
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    Can't say I blame him, Hollande is ripping the arse out of the country. My wife, who's not lived in France for 4 years, is having to pay more tax just because she doesn't live there any more. You'd think being elsewhere and not using any public services would go towards reducing your contribution rather than increasing it.
  • THFourteen 18 Dec 2012 15:14:03 35,494 posts
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    mange tout rodney
  • SClaw 18 Dec 2012 15:14:28 826 posts
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    Most middle class and above people in France hate Hollande. That son of bitch is trying to help poor people, damn him! How dare he!
  • elstoof 18 Dec 2012 15:17:56 8,902 posts
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    Believe it or not there are ways to "help poor people" that don't resort to some Robin Hood style stealing from those who have and handing it to those who feel they shouldn't have to earn it.
  • caligari 18 Dec 2012 15:22:38 17,199 posts
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    Wow, the Gaul of this guy, eh?
  • AcidSnake 18 Dec 2012 15:23:03 7,342 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Believe it or not there are ways to "help poor people" that don't resort to some Robin Hood style stealing from those who have and handing it to the 47% who feel they shouldn't have to earn it.
    Fixed that for any US readers...

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  • Mr-Brett 18 Dec 2012 15:26:23 13,261 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    See what happens when you try to tax the rich more?
    So this isn't an isolated case?

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  • Razz 18 Dec 2012 15:26:51 61,897 posts
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    85% of income in taxes?! o_O

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  • imamazed 18 Dec 2012 15:28:09 6,176 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    85% of income in taxes?! o_O
    85% of income over 1 million notes.

    Edited by imamazed at 15:28:38 18-12-2012
  • Razz 18 Dec 2012 15:36:34 61,897 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    Razz wrote:
    85% of income in taxes?! o_O
    85% of income over 1 million notes.
    I'm aware of that. Doesn't make it any less disgusting.

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  • X201 18 Dec 2012 15:37:09 16,099 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    SClaw wrote:
    Most middle class and above people in France hate Hollande. That son of bitch is trying to help poor people, damn him! How dare he!
    He's doing so in a counterproductive and self defeating way, which he now has to because it spurred stupid people to elect him.
    The upper classes should have a revolution and restore the monarchy.
  • elstoof 18 Dec 2012 15:38:39 8,902 posts
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    No, it's 75% of earnings after 1,000,000. I think he's probably come up with that figure after taking income tax into consideration along with CGT of any portfolio he may have, land tax etc etc. it's not a PAYE system like we have here.
  • TheSaint 18 Dec 2012 15:42:07 15,223 posts
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    I wonder why he decided on Belgium when he has a green card.
  • Mr-Brett 18 Dec 2012 15:44:36 13,261 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Mr-Brett wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    See what happens when you try to tax the rich more?
    So this isn't an isolated case?
    Nope. LVMH chap (richest Frenchman) is moving to Belgium as well. But it's a useful illustration of why Higher Taxes and More Tax revenue isn't the same. Don't forget, you're targeting both the most beneficial (from a tax revenue perspective) and the most mobile portion of society.
    Lets not forget the most greedy too :)
    It's interesting to see that it's not all hot air.

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  • THFourteen 18 Dec 2012 15:44:37 35,494 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    imamazed wrote:
    Razz wrote:
    85% of income in taxes?! o_O
    85% of income over 1 million notes.
    I'm aware of that. Doesn't make it any less disgusting.
    its still fecking ridiculous.
  • SClaw 18 Dec 2012 15:49:14 826 posts
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    I'm not sure I agree. That's a lot of money for one person to earn, and the 250,000 (or whatever) left isn't anything to scoff at. It IS a hamfisted way to make society a little more equal but fuck rich people, frankly, they got there by standing on the backs of the improverished so they should be taxed heavily.
  • oldschoolsoviet 18 Dec 2012 15:54:26 5,688 posts
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    Thread title should've been:

    Good for you, Depardieu.


    And this was last week's news.
  • elstoof 18 Dec 2012 15:54:53 8,902 posts
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    Have they though? Every single rich person earned it by fucking someone else over? That's an extremely narrow view you have on the world, and it's quite worrying.
  • JuanKerr 18 Dec 2012 15:55:59 36,577 posts
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    SClaw wrote:
    fuck rich people, frankly, they got there by standing on the backs of the improverished so they should be taxed heavily.
    Yep, every single one of them.
  • pistol 18 Dec 2012 15:56:25 13,018 posts
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    SClaw wrote:
    I'm not sure I agree. That's a lot of money for one person to earn, and the 250,000 (or whatever) left isn't anything to scoff at. It IS a hamfisted way to make society a little more equal but fuck rich people, frankly, they got there by standing on the backs of the improverished so they should be taxed heavily.
    75% tax is still a lot, even if it's only over 1,000 000. It seems a lot of high earners have already moved to that same location in Belgium.
  • JuanKerr 18 Dec 2012 15:56:45 36,577 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Mr-Brett wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Mr-Brett wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    See what happens when you try to tax the rich more?
    So this isn't an isolated case?
    Nope. LVMH chap (richest Frenchman) is moving to Belgium as well. But it's a useful illustration of why Higher Taxes and More Tax revenue isn't the same. Don't forget, you're targeting both the most beneficial (from a tax revenue perspective) and the most mobile portion of society.
    Lets not forget the most greedy too :)
    It's interesting to see that it's not all hot air.
    Greedy? They give the most to charity, both in total and as a proportion of their income. They pay the most taxes. They spend the most money, therefore directly energising the economy the most. They employ the most people. etc etc :)
    But they've got more money than me, so I must instantly resent all of them.
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