“Those who are seeking exile abroad are not those who are scared of becoming poor,” the prime minister declared after unveiling sweeping anti-poverty measures to help those hit by the economic crisis.
These individuals are leaving “because they want to get even richer,” he said. “We cannot fight poverty if those with the most, and sometimes with a lot, do not show solidarity and a bit of generosity,” he added.
“Thankfully, few are seeking exile to exempt themselves from being in solidarity with fellow Frenchmen.”
Because, well, once we’ve got over the outright denial that anyone ever moves for tax purposes, we then get the insistence that even if you can and do you shouldn’t. You should just sit still to be fleeced instead.
Socialist MP Yann Galut called for the actor to be “stripped of his nationality” if he failed to pay his dues in his mother country, saying the law should be changed to enable such a punishment.
Because it’s not actually your money. It’s the State’s, you’re just allowed to handle it for a little bit before handing it over.
Very Murphyite, eh?