|French actor Gerard Depardieu as Columbus in "1492".|
Actor Gerard Depardieu flees to Belgium to avoid the Marxist confiscation and re-distribution of wealth
- Depardieu moves only 800 yards from the French border to join 2800 other French emigres in Belgium to avoid Socialism.
- Socialists in all nations just love driving out the job creators of society to punish them for success.
With Marxism on a rampage, French film star Gerard Depardieu has moved into his new 'tax exile' mansion in Belgium - just 800 yards from the border with France.
Marxists/Socialists are a rather stupid breed. They do not understand that wealth is portable. Rather than see their wealth stolen by Leftists in order to buy votes, the wealthy will simply move to a country or state that is friendly to freedom and capitalism.
The 64-year-old actor's lavish home in the village of Nechin - on a street known as Millionaire's Row - is less than two minutes drive from the French town of Roubaix.
Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman fleeing a looming new tax of 75 per cent on all earnings over one million euros - about £850,000 reports the Daily Mail.
Around a third of the 2,000-strong population of Nechin was already French, the village mayor Daniel Senesael said.
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He added: 'He has moved in already and he is very welcome here.
'He enjoys our countryside and our easygoing, rural way of life. And of course he also enjoys our lower taxes.'
France's Le Point news magazine said: 'Nechin may be less glamorous than London, Geneva, Brussels and its climate is less pleasant than Monaco, but it has become a tax haven for rich families from northern France.'
Among Depardieu's neighbours will be members of the Mulliez family, who own the Auchan supermarket chain.
|The 64-year-old actor's lavish new home in the village of Nechin - on a street known as Millionaire's Row - is less than two minutes drive from the French town of Roubaix.|
The actor's Asterix movies co-star Christian Clavier has already moved to London, before the socialists came to power in May.
And France's richest man Bernard Arnault revealed this summer that he had applied for Belgian citizenship, although he insisted he was not trying to dodge tax.
France's economy minister Pierre Moscovici hit out this week at repeated warnings in the world's media that France's richest people were fleeing overseas.
He told a conference of business leaders in Paris: 'I am troubled to read in the papers that the exile has begun, and that companies are fleeing.
'I also lament attacks on the government's economic policies that are in vogue in France and abroad. Le French-bashing is terrible.'
His comments also came after Laurence Parisot - head of MEDEF, the French equivalent of the UK's Confederation of British Industry - warned last month that left-wing economic policies risked turning France into 'the poor man of Europe'.
She said: 'Large foreign investors are shunning France altogether. It's becoming really dramatic.
|A society of looters and moochers that wants to live off the money of other people |
rather than work hard and earn that money for themselves.