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New French pres Hollande, who claims to ‘dislike the rich’, has THREE homes on French Riviera
Mail Online ^ | May 11, 2012 | PETER ALLEN

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: france; hollande; socialism

Mixed messages: Socialist president Francois Hollande portrays himself as an enemy of the rich - and yet he holds assets worth almost £1million


Shacking up: Hollande shares his large Paris apartment with partner Valerie Trierweiler

1 posted on 05/12/2012 6:38:48 AM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Too late now suckahs.


2 posted on 05/12/2012 6:39:46 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: NYer

You keep forgetting the cardinal rule: it’s OK if they do it.


3 posted on 05/12/2012 6:45:52 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: NYer

Has a ‘partner’ at like 50.
France is dead.


4 posted on 05/12/2012 6:46:35 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

File it under “Suicide of the West.”


5 posted on 05/12/2012 6:47:51 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Paladin2

Sounds familiar.

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 can’t 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 didn’t want to run for re-election at a disadvantage to Republicans, according to the people, who described the president’s comments on condition of anonymity because the event was private.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-01/obama-seeks-wall-street-campaign-money.html

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.


6 posted on 05/12/2012 6:49:21 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

File it under “Suicide of the West.”


7 posted on 05/12/2012 6:49:22 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: wagglebee; SunkenCiv
Typical socialist ... attack the rich while enjoying all the perks. Where have we seen this recently? Oh yes ... the current residents of the White House.


Appointment: President-elect Francois Hollande has said he will make his ex-wife Segolene Royal the most powerful woman in France.

Only in France! New President-elect makes his bitter ex and mother of his four children country's most powerful woman (while still refusing to wed the 'First Partner')

8 posted on 05/12/2012 6:51:27 AM PDT by NYer (Open to scriptural suggestions.)
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To: NYer

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.


9 posted on 05/12/2012 6:52:34 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: NYer

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!!!


10 posted on 05/12/2012 6:55:44 AM PDT by albie
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To: NYer

Just another liberal.


11 posted on 05/12/2012 7:05:11 AM PDT by RoadTest (There is one god, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: NYer
It's always been that way. The Soviet leadership always had fairly palatial dachas for their own pleasure, while city dwellers huddled in miserable apartments of maybe 500 sq. ft. if they were lucky, or country peasants sheltered in primitive hovels which were little more than shacks. Even here, look at the kind of places the socialist scumbags in Hollywood live in, people like Michael Moore and George Clooney, all the while complaining about “the rich”. Obama himself has been living pretty large on the taxpayer dime, as well as spending his own money like water on vacation spots like Martha's Vineyard and Hawaii, $15,000 a week places, the kind of things that an ordinary working stiff like me could never even dream of staying at, yet he wants to tax me even more. And of course the media slobs will never call him out for it. Not like they did George Bush for staying at his own home in Texas. Obama has property in Chicago yet as far as I know since he's been President he's never even been back to it, much less gone there for a vacation. Funny how the media never mentions that.
12 posted on 05/12/2012 7:10:57 AM PDT by chimera
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To: KeyLargo

The problem is that Willard is also the candidate of The Goldman Sack.


13 posted on 05/12/2012 7:17:29 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: NYer

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.


14 posted on 05/12/2012 7:21:09 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: NYer

He looks like a Socialist geek too.


15 posted on 05/12/2012 7:24:02 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: P.O.E.
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.

George Orwell said it best......"They are more equal than Joe & Jane."

16 posted on 05/12/2012 7:27:38 AM PDT by Diego1618 ( Put "Ron" on the rock!)
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To: Cincinna

Gallic Ping


17 posted on 05/12/2012 7:30:42 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: NYer
His assets were published today in the Official Journal, the gazette which contains verified information about France's government.

Shouldn't this information have come out before the election?

18 posted on 05/12/2012 7:31:46 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: NYer

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!


19 posted on 05/12/2012 7:34:17 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: NYer

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.


20 posted on 05/12/2012 8:37:01 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: NYer
Ever notice that those who say they “hate the rich” want to get rich ASAP? When Bill and Hillary were running Arkansas, they were into everything to get rich (quick), including lots of shady deals. This pattern of money grubbing continued and accelerated during the White House years and now they've assumed that coveted “rich” mantle.

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.

21 posted on 05/12/2012 8:56:35 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: MasterGunner01

“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?


22 posted on 05/12/2012 8:58:37 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

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.


23 posted on 05/12/2012 9:06:52 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Paladin2

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!!!???


24 posted on 05/12/2012 9:17:47 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

They knew, they just didn’t care.


25 posted on 05/12/2012 9:31:05 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: NYer

Allow me a wild a$$ guess.
The media did not vet this guy BEFORE the election


26 posted on 05/12/2012 9:31:05 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: NYer

Does anyone really think that any politician in any country is poor?


27 posted on 05/12/2012 9:32:11 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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