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France Threatens To Kick Belgium Out Of The Socialist Club

Home - by - December 15, 2012 - 01:15 America/New_York - 10 Comments

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As more and more wealthy French bourgeousie flee (first Arnault, now Depardieu) the nation of their birth to the smaller and better-beer-making nation of Belgium, it seems that socialist president Hollande is not amused. His cunning plan to tax the crepe out of the uber-wealthy has back-fired – quelle surprise – and in the most passive aggressive statement in a while, Agence France-Presse notess that Hollande ‘patriotically’ demands “there’s no other way” than to revise fiscal agreements with countries (cough Belgium cough) offering advantageous tax rates. AFP goes on to note his additional rantings, “We’re reconciling our budget policies, we must reconcile our tax policies,” Hollande said at a press conference in Brussels as France is “forced to renegotiate the tax convention to deal with those who have moved to some Belgian village.” Shame really.

 

Via AFP (Google Translate): Depardieu: Holland wants to renegotiate tax treaties with Belgium

 

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  1. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 15th, 2012

    I thought the ProgTitioners wanted to pay more tax.

    DAISNAID

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  2. Nutjob

    December 15th, 2012

    I thought the ProgTitioners wanted to pay more tax.

    No, they want you to pay more taxes. Thus the reason to reconsile tax policies, code for…. our dumbshit ideas failed and is costing us a lot of revenue, so we need to petition the UN to get you to play by our socialists rules.

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  3. scr_north

    December 15th, 2012

    I’m looking forward to watching the long, straggling lines of billionaire liberal refugees being forced to go from country to country in their yachts or Private Jets or Rolls-Royces desperately trying to find a free, conservative country that hasn’t fallen prey to what they were so recently preaching about evil conservatives not paying enough tax in their evil conservative countries. Hell they weren’t serious, they were ACTING!

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  4. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 15th, 2012

    Sacre blech!
    Own it and live it, Frenchies.

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  5. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 15th, 2012

    Socialists hate countries that have lower taxes than they have. Especially when the low tax country shares a border and speaks the same language as the socialist country.

    It’s kind of like what happened in the Revolutionary War. Since both colonists and the British soldiers spoke the same language, the biggest problem the British Army faced was their finest not showing up for morning roll call. The soldiers would tell the colonists that, for fighting the colonists, they were going to get a piece of land back home in Britain, but they would still have to give money and crops to the lord because he really owned the land. The colonists told the soldiers that they could have the back 40 and own it outright! So desertion was a problem for the British Army.

    Why do you think the British brought in German-speaking Hessians? Bet the French wish they shared their entire border with Germany now, huh?

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  6. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 15th, 2012

    Hollande? A cunning plan? Hollande wouldn’t know a cunning plan if it wore a diaper on New Year’s Eve and ran around in the street singing, “Cunning Plans Are Here Again!”

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  7. J-Mac

    December 15th, 2012

    I say that the Belgians should spend 10 minutes on a conference call with the Germans and then invade France. They can be in Paris by lunchtime Sunday.

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  8. Billy Fuster

    December 15th, 2012

    Hey Hollande–you and your parasite buddies can STARVE TO DEATH!

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  9. tracy t

    December 15th, 2012

    what if they move all the way to the Dutch-speaking half on the country – will he persist. ala napoleon?

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  10. **** !

    December 15th, 2012

    what? you mean French, TOAST?

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