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Johnny Depp Flees France Over Tax Hikes
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/danieljmitchell/2012/09/03/johnny_depp_flees_france_over_tax_hikes ^

Posted on 09/03/2012 8:29:54 PM PDT by TigerClaws

Actor Johnny Depp has moved out of France and returned to America because he didn’t want to become a permanent French resident and pay income tax there. …Depp has now moved his family out of France after government officials asked him to become a permanent resident, as he feared he would end up paying tax in both countries. He tells Britain’s The Guardian newspaper, “…France wanted a piece of me. They wanted me to become a permanent resident. Permanent residency status – which changes everything. They just want… Dough. Money… ” Depp goes on to explain that if he spends more than 183 days a year in France he will have to pay income tax in both Europe and America, adding, “So you essentially work for free.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1percent; depp; france; hypocrite; johnnydepp; sourcetitlenoturl; taxes
Socialism is good... For the other guy!

Hollywood lib hypocrisy ping!

1 posted on 09/03/2012 8:29:58 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Already posted with 65 replies. All you needed to do was search on “depp” in the title.

And what, are you for double taxation of American citizens and companies living and operating overseas?


2 posted on 09/03/2012 8:32:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: TigerClaws

“So you essentially work for free.”

And I guess people don’t even want to be movie stars or ball players FOR FREE.

Welcome back, Mr. Depp and I hope you’ve learned something.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 8:32:55 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: TigerClaws

Now that he’s “safe”, Depp will come back here and lobby for more Socialism. He figures he can always find a refuge somewhere.


4 posted on 09/03/2012 8:35:34 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: TigerClaws

Depp is an example of someone who is great at his craft, yet dumb as a box of rocks.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 8:35:44 PM PDT by doc1019 (Given my choices, I will not be voting this time around.)
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To: TigerClaws

Boo Hoo!


6 posted on 09/03/2012 8:35:48 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: rbg81

Like Bono and U2, who is now incorporated in Holland to avoid paying Irish taxes, but chastises the US for not giving more money to Africa.


7 posted on 09/03/2012 8:37:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: TigerClaws

Er ist ein Depp!


8 posted on 09/03/2012 8:38:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: TigerClaws

“Welcome home Johnny. Oh by the way you are just in time for the next Obama fund raiser. That will be $100,000 or you will never work again.”


9 posted on 09/03/2012 8:39:26 PM PDT by allendale
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To: TigerClaws

It’s all fun and games for these idiots until someone actually presents THEM with the bill for the Socialism they promote.


10 posted on 09/03/2012 8:44:10 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: TigerClaws

I can’t seem to find exactly how much is the tax hike.

Anyone know?


11 posted on 09/03/2012 8:46:46 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: TigerClaws

“So you essentially work for free.”

Johnnies coming epiphany: “I’m, I’m, I guess I’m a REPUBLICAN!!!”


12 posted on 09/03/2012 8:49:43 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: TigerClaws

“Wednesday, September 3, 2003 Posted: 7:27 AM EDT (1127 GMT)

BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) — Hollywood star Johnny Depp said on Wednesday the United States was a stupid, aggressive puppy and he would not live there until the political climate changed.

The 40-year-old actor, who stars in the “Pirates of the Caribbean,” told the German news magazine Stern he was happier staying in the south of France with his wife, the French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, and their two children.

“America is dumb, it’s like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive,” he said.

“My daughter is four, my boy is one. I’d like them to see America as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then get out,” said the star of the off-beat films “Edward Scissorhands” and “Dead Man.”

Depp slammed George W. Bush’s administration for its criticism of French opposition to the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

“I was ecstatic they re-named ‘French Fries’ as ‘Freedom Fries’. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots,” he told Stern.”

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-173336.html

How ironic, to the day, 9 years ago!


13 posted on 09/03/2012 8:52:48 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9
I can’t seem to find exactly how much is the tax hike.

Anyone know?


75% tax rate on those who make over 1 million Euros per year.
14 posted on 09/03/2012 8:52:49 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Beowulf9

I thought it was 75%.


15 posted on 09/03/2012 8:52:51 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

“75% tax rate on those who make over 1 million Euros per year.”

Thank you:)


16 posted on 09/03/2012 8:53:29 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

He needs to stay where he is.


17 posted on 09/03/2012 8:54:42 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: TigerClaws

Ya can’t make this stuff up.


18 posted on 09/03/2012 8:58:26 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: TigerClaws

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!


19 posted on 09/03/2012 9:00:45 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: TigerClaws

typical liberal hypocrite


20 posted on 09/03/2012 9:06:37 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Beowulf9

France is imposing a 75% income tax rate on the rich folk.

That ought to solve all of their problems


21 posted on 09/03/2012 9:13:14 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: TigerClaws

Isn’t Canada was the place where all the cool kids go to have their cake and eat it, too?


22 posted on 09/03/2012 9:14:40 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: TigerClaws
Hey Depp ya leftard, ever hear the phrase “eventually they run out of other people's money”? Well, you're “other people,” and if obastard is reelected, he'll bleed you and your family dry, too. But you're probably too stupid to grasp what that means. Fool.
23 posted on 09/03/2012 9:15:47 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: TigerClaws

Hey Depp ya leftard, ever hear the phrase “eventually they run out of other people’s money”? Well, you’re “other people,” and of obastars is re-elected, he’ll bleed you and your family dry, too. But you’re probably too stupid to grasp what that means. Fool.


24 posted on 09/03/2012 9:22:07 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: TigerClaws

American doesn’t need you, Mr. Depp you liberal hypocrite!


25 posted on 09/03/2012 9:24:00 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: TigerClaws

Geez if he pays the French 75% and the US 50%, he’ll owe money. Working for free would be better.


26 posted on 09/03/2012 9:24:28 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: TigerClaws

Exactly


27 posted on 09/03/2012 9:24:28 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: rbg81

Yes, and then there is Gwyneth Paltrow who fled this awful country to live in wonderful England, but returned to the US to give birth. Guess socialized medicine isn’t so grand after all.


28 posted on 09/03/2012 9:27:57 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Ya can’t make this stuff up.”

I guess he didn’t want to pay his fair share...

BWAAAAHAAAAHAAAAHAAAAA!!!!


29 posted on 09/03/2012 9:33:09 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Revolting cat!
You should familiarize yourself with the four hour guideline before you make a fool of yourself again.
30 posted on 09/03/2012 9:43:42 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

You should familiarize yourself with such foreign concepts as courtesy and good manners before posturing on the internet as a genius superior to all others there.


31 posted on 09/03/2012 9:47:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
The fools are the self appointed posting police. The four hour rule makes no sense, and since 2006 many things have changed in the software used to warrant a whole new discussion.

I remember when all that needed to keep a thread alive was "bumping" it.

That is no longer possible.

32 posted on 09/03/2012 10:08:15 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: lonevoice

Well, I guess we predicted this, didn’t we?


33 posted on 09/03/2012 10:30:42 PM PDT by Pride in the USA (With Romney - Ryan you get change back.)
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To: TigerClaws
Depp isn't the only Actor to get a clue.

"Will Smith Stunned At Proposed French Tax Rate After Praising Taxes"

34 posted on 09/03/2012 10:34:07 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: TigerClaws
“So you essentially work for free.”

Which means you are a slave. Communism and socialism are all about going back a millennium or two. Back to a time when government was the slave master and the general public were the slaves.

35 posted on 09/03/2012 11:42:25 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: TigerClaws

Well Johnny you lib pusbag, these are the kinds of people you vote for and help get elected, they are just asking for a little more than you’re used to. Just evolve and surrender your money they know how to use it better than you do.


36 posted on 09/04/2012 1:34:26 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

akinny gwinnie also is back in the USSA, just bought a manse in Hollywood and enrolled kids in US schools

Britain’s loss,our loss


37 posted on 09/04/2012 4:02:54 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: TigerClaws
It's OK for Johnny to minimize his taxes, but Romney is a felon if he does it.

Just ask Johnny. He'll tell you.

Johnny is dumb, like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive.

38 posted on 09/04/2012 6:21:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: All

So inquiring minds want to know if Depp left Socialist France for Socialist California?


39 posted on 09/04/2012 8:21:28 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Pride in the USA
We did, we did. I guess Johnny's learning what it feels like to live in a country where everything is free, except for the people. :-)
40 posted on 09/04/2012 12:46:59 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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