Skip to comments.New French pres Hollande, who claims to ‘dislike the rich’, has THREE homes on French Riviera
Posted on 05/12/2012 6:38:36 AM PDT by NYer
France's new Socialist president owns three holiday homes in the glamorous Riviera resort of Cannes, it emerged today.
The 57-year-old who 'dislikes the rich' and wants to revolutionise his country with high taxes and an onslaught against bankers is in fact hugely wealthy himself.
His assets were published today in the Official Journal, the gazette which contains verified information about France's government.
To the undoubted embarrassment to the most left-wing leader in Europe and a man who styles himself as 'Mr Normal', they are valued at almost £1million.
It will also reinforce accusations that Hollande is a 'Gauche Caviar', or 'Left-Wing Caviar' - the Gallic equivalent of a Champagne Socialist.
Among other assets are three current accounts in French banks - two with global giant Societe Generale and one with the Postal Bank - and a life insurance policy.
As well as the spacious Paris apartment he shares with his lover Valerie Trierweiler, Hollande owns a palatial villa in Mougins, the prestigious hill-top Cannes suburb where the artist Pablo Picasso used to live.
It is valued by the Official Journal at €800,000 (£642,000), and is just a short drive from Hollande's two flats in the Cannes. They are each priced at €230,000 (£185,000) and €140,000 (£112,000).
Hollande has promised to cut his pay by 30 per cent after he is officially sworn in as President next week, but he will still be on €156,000 (£125,000) a year, plus fabulous expenses and other perks.
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Shacking up: Hollande shares his large Paris apartment with partner Valerie Trierweiler
Too late now suckahs.
You keep forgetting the cardinal rule: it’s OK if they do it.
Has a ‘partner’ at like 50.
France is dead.
File it under “Suicide of the West.”
Obama told Wall Street fat cat donors behind closed doors that they will be trashed by him publicly but they will be well taken care of by his administration.
President Barack Obama told a gathering of Wall Street donors that Democrats cant unilaterally stop accepting money from big-dollar political- action committees, according to two people at the event.
Obama told about 80 donors at a fundraising dinner in New York yesterday that he didnt want to run for re-election at a disadvantage to Republicans, according to the people, who described the presidents comments on condition of anonymity because the event was private.
EW YORK | Fri Mar 2, 2012 2:27am EST
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama returned to New York on Thursday for a series of high-end fundraising events, tapping Wall Street donors whose generosity has been strained by U.S. financial reforms that many bankers oppose.
File it under “Suicide of the West.”
Appointment: President-elect Francois Hollande has said he will make his ex-wife Segolene Royal the most powerful woman in France.
Of course they say that. Dupes the proles in public, but behind the scenes they pull the bait-and-switch and crony up.
The USSR had the same situation - party members had the limos and Black Sea vacations, while the average Joe & Jane took the trolley and ate beets, potatoes and cabbage.
The French are almost as much of a bunch of dumbasses as we are. This filthy, scummy socialist is no different than the filthy, scummy socialist we voted in. And these 2 worthless socialists are no different than the socialists that are moving and polluting my great southern city “because their northern cities taxes are so high.” THEN...they vote for more filthy, scummy socaialsts here and start the entire process over again!!!
Just another liberal.
The problem is that Willard is also the candidate of The Goldman Sack.
Typical leftist elitist—always their pibble about workers rights and fairness yet they lead the high life. Do as they say but not as they do. Why mock France when we have our own version of it here in the USSA.
He looks like a Socialist geek too.
George Orwell said it best......"They are more equal than Joe & Jane."
Shouldn't this information have come out before the election?
We arrre socialists! We believe onlee ze pepole who arrre as smarrrt as us should make all ze decisiunns for ze uzzerr people! You arrre, how you say, too stupide forrr freedom!
John Kerry and Liz Warren have both denied being rich.
Rich celebs like George Clooney hold fundraisers for Obama.
They support Occupy which wants to punish the rich. Um...
Michael Moore is a multi millionaire but tries to portray himself as a workin’ class guy.
Bill Ayers and wife, Buradette Dorhn, are far left anarchists, yet they have carved themselves a very opulent lifestyle.
If you're a true hater of the rich, why not adopt a more frugal way of life to set an example? Not likely. Anyone knows that it's a lot more fun to hate the “rich” with millions in your bank accounts instead of a few hundred dollars.
“Hate the Rich” politicians are already rich. They just don’t want anybody else to get rich and threaten their power. Imposing socialism on the population is the easiest way to achieve this.
Why are so many rich people Democrats?
So many rich people are Democrats because they can say they’re for the powerless while screwing the little guy to make certain he or she keep their place; that is, they stay poor and helpless.
Funny how the French media is no better at finding out such details about a candidate than the American Media was in 2007-8 here in America.
I wonder how the vote would have gone in France if those pesky little details had been put out earlier—such as BEFORE the election!!!???
They knew, they just didn’t care.
Allow me a wild a$$ guess.
The media did not vet this guy BEFORE the election
Does anyone really think that any politician in any country is poor?