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December 11, 2012

Au Revoir, Bitches: French Actor Gerard Depardieu Moves to Belgium To Avoid Punishing Socialist Taxes

Sacre bleu!

The Socialist government under French President Francois Hollande has infuriated many ultra-rich in France by presenting a 2013 budget that would tax top earners at 75 percent over the first €1 million of annual income. Belgium's top rate is 50 percent.

Mayor Daniel Senesael of Nechin, about a kilometer inside Belgium near the French city of Lille, said that "in our conversation, his reasons were also other than those about taxes," RTL radio reported.

I'm going to guess that "avoiding socialist taxes" is not one of the permissible reasons for immigrating so of course he talked up Belgium's rich history of nothing at all. I don't want to call bias on nothing at all, but I'm wondering why AP included that claim.

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