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High earners say au revoir to France
Telegraph UK ^ | 5/13/12 | Emma Rowley

Posted on 05/13/2012 11:17:21 AM PDT by Nachum

As summer draws near, thoughts of the well-heeled Parisian turn to Le Grand Départ. The annual mass exodus from the French capital sees the city's inhabitants while away the August heat in the countryside. But this week many of the biggest earners across the Channel have been mulling a départ which could be rather more permanent. (Snip) In addition, France's high earners feel increasingly unwelcome in a country now led by a man who has admitted: "I don't like the rich." So where are they looking? London. It comes as no surprise – while Hollande prepares to raise taxes, over

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earners; france; high
But where do they run?
1 posted on 05/13/2012 11:17:25 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

France has a long history of chasing its best people out of the country. This is part of their national stupidity.


2 posted on 05/13/2012 11:24:24 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout fire in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth. " J. Goldberg)
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To: Nachum

He does not like the rich? As in moron rich for political points through wealth, or as in Doctors, cattle, family and highly skilled rich?

The only moron political rich are Marxistoid like Hollande. A socialist does not necessarily hate the rich, but a communist always spouts this kind of stuff...

It seems Obama has a puppet friend in France.


3 posted on 05/13/2012 11:26:42 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Savage Beast

Indeed, for all the fashion obsessed out here who like the French stuff, the French are quite depressing, colorless and soul dragging. THis is what you get for the antihero worship.


4 posted on 05/13/2012 11:28:20 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Savage Beast

They should stay away from Kalipornia


5 posted on 05/13/2012 11:32:34 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: JudgemAll
He owns three homes. I believe the homes are in South France. These hypocrites who claim not to like “the rich” are really expressing their envy and covetousness. Any Socialist should be jailed for fraud and theft.
6 posted on 05/13/2012 11:33:22 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Nachum
Don't sneer too much at the French. High taxes have driven Facebook co-Founder Eduardo Saverin to defect to Singapore, where they have a more enlightened view of how treat the Rich.
7 posted on 05/13/2012 11:34:00 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Nachum

Dubai? Maybe the Bahamas. There will always be at least one country with more sense than one that elects a Socialist.


8 posted on 05/13/2012 11:37:07 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: Nachum

They had better run soon,before France imposes an exit tax.


9 posted on 05/13/2012 11:42:08 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Nachum

Asia


10 posted on 05/13/2012 11:44:41 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: jmcenanly

Yes, but Eduardo Saverin, while decrying the tax situation in the US, is an Obama supporter. He DESERVES to be hit big by taxes, if he supports the political party that is pushing those tax rates!


11 posted on 05/13/2012 11:52:16 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Open bars/hotels that cater to displaced Americans and German spies?


12 posted on 05/13/2012 11:52:36 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Nachum

Guess they shouldn’t have voted for and supported this stuff.

We can learn a lot from France.

We won’t.

But we can.


13 posted on 05/13/2012 12:04:12 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: jmcenanly

That’s not the angle of that story. He’s a rich lib.
Singapore is not a great place to live. Hot humid, muslim, and a bunch of stupid laws like no chewing gum.


14 posted on 05/13/2012 12:06:15 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: wally_bert

That’s it!


15 posted on 05/13/2012 12:06:37 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I hated Singapore.


16 posted on 05/13/2012 12:08:06 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Savage Beast

Maybe Britain will get another couple of Brunels out of this?


17 posted on 05/13/2012 12:18:58 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Singapore is not a great place to live. Hot humid, muslim, and a bunch of stupid laws like no chewing gum.

Singapore is great city. Excellent food, Not Muslim, sidewalks not coated with chewing gum. Low taxes, but expensive.

It is hot and humid, but not worse than south Florida.

18 posted on 05/13/2012 12:19:38 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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Click

19 posted on 05/13/2012 12:22:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Doe Eyes
Singapore is great city. Excellent food, Not Muslim, sidewalks not coated with chewing gum. Low taxes, but expensive."

That's my recollection too. You could throw in they don't tolerate pornography also not a city for hoodlums who trash street signs or p!ss in elevators.

20 posted on 05/13/2012 12:49:34 PM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Doe Eyes; ex-snook

Just don’t plan on bringng any guns with you. You need permission from the government to own one, and you probably won’t get it.


21 posted on 05/13/2012 1:06:31 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Nachum

A Tale of Two Cities ...


22 posted on 05/13/2012 1:26:16 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Nachum
But where do they run?

Monaco, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein???

23 posted on 05/13/2012 1:27:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Doe Eyes

“sidewalks not coated with chewing gum”

So I take it you agree with banning gum?


24 posted on 05/13/2012 1:30:52 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
So I take it you agree with banning gum?

No, but if that's the worst thing you can say about a country, it doesn't sound like there is too much wrong.

Singapore is ranked 5th in the world for per capita GDP (USA it 10th), unemployment is 2%, has a budget surplus, has low taxes ...

25 posted on 05/13/2012 1:35:57 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: dfwgator

“Monaco, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein??? “.............

You beat me to it. I would addd Switzerland to the group too!
Liechtenstein may not be as language friendly but the others are all familiar with and conversant in French.

Why would any rich Frenchman choose England?


26 posted on 05/13/2012 2:03:34 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Gumdrop

I was in Tunisia on R&R in 1981. We were staying at a very nice touristy village in Sidi Bou Said. There were an awful lot of French citizens who had pulled of their own “gran depart,” and were living there quite comfortably. This may all have changed since Tunisia is where the Arab Spring started.


27 posted on 05/13/2012 2:26:20 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Nachum

We used to be the “last, best hope” but not anymore.


28 posted on 05/13/2012 2:49:24 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn
We used to be the “last, best hope”

We still are, if you live south of the border.

29 posted on 05/13/2012 2:50:23 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Nachum

Both of them?


30 posted on 05/13/2012 4:43:30 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Nachum

The French are saying “Ahhhh Reservoir”? OK, but the Riviera looks nicer. Good of those French to name an area after a Buick.


31 posted on 05/13/2012 7:45:23 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum

“Paging Mr. Tellson Sr. We have another aristo from Paris in line 6”.

My advice: buy stock in Tellson’s Bank in London. They’re situated right inside the Temple Bar. Can’t miss it.


adaption from “Tale of Two Cities”... Charles Dickens


32 posted on 05/13/2012 8:38:41 PM PDT by Hop A Long Cassidy
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