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Comrade Depardieu: France's Most Famous Millionaire Expat Granted Russian Citizenship
Zero hedge ^

Posted on 01/03/2013 7:33:00 AM PST by Perdogg

Thirty years ago, the USSR was better known as the "Evil Empire." Fast forward to today, when its successor Russia, is apparently the "Tax Free Empire", and less socialist than France, at least to infamous millionaire expatriate Gérard Depardieu, who as reported previously has paid €145 million in taxes over 45 years, and who demonstratively decided to give up his French passport in the wake of France's socialist 75% millionaire tax (subsequently ruled unconstitutional), and as of today, has just been granted Russian citizenship.

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1 posted on 01/03/2013 7:33:04 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Useful idiot


2 posted on 01/03/2013 7:40:55 AM PST by mkboyce
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To: Cincinna

ping


3 posted on 01/03/2013 7:41:30 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: mkboyce

Useful idiot? The left just doesn’t get it. High taxes always causes emigration of the rich.


4 posted on 01/03/2013 7:44:05 AM PST by chopperman
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To: mkboyce

Believe it or not, Russia today is the land of opportunity...


5 posted on 01/03/2013 7:49:00 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: chopperman

A Frenchman emigrates to Russia in search of economic liberty.

Pravda urges Americans not to give up their gun rights.

Hoodathunkit?


6 posted on 01/03/2013 7:51:39 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: chopperman
The former communist nations are becoming more capitalistic at least as quickly as the G7 countries are going socialist. Russian income tax rates are lower than US income tax rates.

http://www.worldwide-tax.com/russia/russia_tax.asp

7 posted on 01/03/2013 7:53:26 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Cowboy Bob

RE: Believe it or not, Russia today is the land of opportunity...

Yes, they just screwed thousands of orphans by preventing Americans from adopting them.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 7:53:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Perdogg

I’m unsure that running from a socialist, confiscatory France to.... a pseudo-fascist-pseudo-socialist, confiscatory Russia is the answer to his problems?


9 posted on 01/03/2013 7:58:11 AM PST by Noamie
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To: SeekAndFind

13% flat rate on income.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 8:02:24 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Noamie
I’m unsure that running from a socialist, confiscatory France to.... a pseudo-fascist-pseudo-socialist, confiscatory Russia is the answer to his problems?

Time will tell.

One thing is for sure, Russia has already paid the piper, Western Europe is beginning to pay now, and in a decade the US will pay, like it or not.

11 posted on 01/03/2013 8:13:39 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I agree with you. If Russia is the land of opportunity, then why is NYC overrun with Russians these days? They have descended like locusts - only without the charm. Bon vivant Depardieu should stay in Belgium!
12 posted on 01/03/2013 8:13:55 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: chopperman

A ‘useful idiot’ to be used by Putin for propoganda.

No matter how low personal income taxes are in Russia, do you think for one second one’s wealth/land/livelihood can’t be claimed in a flash by the Russian State, however specious the reason?


13 posted on 01/03/2013 8:23:51 AM PST by mkboyce
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To: Perdogg

I think that it is interesting that the story revolves around someone whose name could be construed similarly to “Ichabod”. Depardieu could literally mean “God leaves”, just like Ichabod means “the glory of God is departed”.


14 posted on 01/03/2013 8:26:20 AM PST by the_Watchman
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To: mkboyce

...No matter how low personal income taxes are in Russia, do you think for one second one’s wealth/land/livelihood can’t be claimed in a flash by the Russian State, however specious the reason?.....

have you been paying attention to what has been happening in the good old USA?


15 posted on 01/03/2013 8:30:23 AM PST by rolling_stone
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To: Perdogg

I just think it would be amusing listening to a Frenchman speak Russian.


16 posted on 01/03/2013 8:38:24 AM PST by bushbuddy
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To: bushbuddy

A century ago the Russian upper classes all spoke French.


17 posted on 01/03/2013 8:41:37 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Perdogg

The Return of Martin Guerre was a great movie and more power to Gérard Depardieu whatever it takes. I would do the same thing to avoid onerous taxation

Go to Russia, Belgium what suits you best and lose 100lbs or only your heirs will benefit. Good luck!


18 posted on 01/03/2013 8:45:35 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Why do they use the term “comrade” when these days, we are more Communist than the Russians are?


19 posted on 01/03/2013 8:48:23 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg
russia: 13% flat tax... and a population issue.

hmmm...

well... as long as the taxes are low

20 posted on 01/03/2013 9:45:36 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

If you have to worry about taxes then you can forget about her...


21 posted on 01/03/2013 9:47:36 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: SeekAndFind
If you are truly concerned about the plight of orphans in Russia, I will be glad to put you in touch with a friend of mine. He is a British man who is raising funds to help orphans here in Russia. He has “adopted” one orphanage in particular, and has run a series of marathons to raise awareness and funds to help support this orphanage. He and the orphanage will be very thankful for your financial support.

If you send me a freep-mail, I will be glad to give you his contact details.

22 posted on 01/03/2013 10:14:54 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Perdogg

6% rate for “Individual Entrepreneurs” - based on total income (depending on the type of business you are involved in).

13% if you want to have deductions for expenses, etc.


23 posted on 01/03/2013 10:19:07 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Not only is New York overrun with Russians, but so is Cyprus, Greece, Spain, and Turkey, just to name a few... and they all have money to burn.

It is true that many Russians want to leave Russia for “greener pastures,” but their wealth was made in Russia. There is a “gold rush” of companies heading to Russia.


24 posted on 01/03/2013 10:25:55 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Here in NYC they are buying up apartments left and right. They are more boorish than the poor Russians who overran the city in the late 70s-early 80s- and that’s saying a lot.


25 posted on 01/03/2013 11:26:06 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: sten

She’s very pretty as are many Russian girls. But you’re gonna have to pay through the nose to date her. Those ladies are avaricious!


26 posted on 01/03/2013 11:28:16 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: mkboyce
Useful idiot

Revolting cat!, nice to meet you.

27 posted on 01/03/2013 11:29:44 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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