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France in turmoil over tax-dodging minister
EU Observer ^ | 04.04.13 @ 09:20 | Honor Mahony

Posted on 04/04/2013 1:21:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai

France’s ongoing scandal over its tax-evading budget minister is threatening to engulf François Hollande’s government, raising questions about who knew what and what it means for a President who came to power promising an “irreproachable republic.”

Jerome Cahuzac, now resigned, dealt a body blow to the Socialist administration after admitting he lied to the president, to parliament and to the public about having an offshore account.

It eventually turned out that Cahuzac, who had conducted a public campaign against tax dodgers, had foreign bank accounts for over 20 years. A Singapore bank account of his still has €600,000 ($776,220) in it.

His revelation came after Hollande and several other ministers vouched for him when the investigative website Mediapart back in December revealed he had a secret bank account in Switzerland. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eussr; france; socialism; taxevasion
Looks like the socialists don’t distinguish between tax evasion and tax avoidance. But still, showing up socialist hypocrisy is always pertinent.
1 posted on 04/04/2013 1:21:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Socialists here do EXACTLY the same tax dodging.


2 posted on 04/04/2013 1:25:36 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m SHOCKED that a socialist would want to raise taxes on others while protecting his own wealth!


3 posted on 04/04/2013 1:47:18 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery)
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To: Olog-hai

only one , the Obama Admin is full of tax dodgers


4 posted on 04/04/2013 1:55:12 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Olog-hai

“lied to the president, to parliament and to the public about having an offshore account. “

This guy needs to hire Bill Clinton as a consultant.

Did he lie about having an “offshore account”? It all depends on what your definition of “offshore” is. Switzerland certainly isn’t “offshore”’; so an account there can’t be said to be an “offshore account”. Singapore likely is “offshore” (it being comprised of islands) — but, do you actually need to cross any “shore” to get there?


5 posted on 04/04/2013 2:13:54 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Olog-hai

Yet another “Rules for thee but not for me” Limousine Liberal.


6 posted on 04/04/2013 2:38:12 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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Don’t French peasants have a nasty way of dealing with people they don’t like?


7 posted on 04/04/2013 2:43:03 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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