Originally Posted by RaoulDuke
Francois Hollande was elected president with a socialist platform (light years from what Americans consider Obama socialism). He has plans to tax 75% all revenue > 1M €. Depardieu said F- that and took Russian citizenship.
It’s crazy, and I doubt it will ever come out, but still, it was part of his platform. He said during the campaign “I hate rich people”, funny considering when he was married he was in the highest tax bracket.
That's a lot of tax!
I guess it's understandable for Depardieu. Phil Mickelson talked about leaving California because of the high taxes, though he later retracted that. I think Tiger suggested he live in Florida, where there's no state income tax. Just like Texas, no state tax here. Our governor has been traveling around California telling businesses to come to TX for lower taxes and incentives.
I just wondered why Russia. Of all the countries he could have picked, what that one?