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France's richest man wants out

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  1. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    As many of you may be aware, the Socialist party won the presidency in France a few months back, and the plan being put in action calls for as much as 75% taxes on the rich.

    Bernard Arnault, France's Richest Man, Seeks Belgian Passport As Country Weighs Tax Increases

    He wants out to avoid paying all that money.

    Good for him. I don't blame him at all. Giving away 3/4 of what you earn so others don't have to is just absurd.


    I fear our country is slowly heading this way as well.

    Where will our rich mass exodus off to?
     
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    if they are smart they'll just all get together and purchase a shitty country somewhere and start their own.
     
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    Then you have people come into your new country and try to push socialist ideals there too. America all over again. :p
     
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    And defend it how?
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    A rich NYC socialite gave up her citizenship a few months ago. I believe she is now a citizen of the Bahamas. Everyone will most likely leave for tax havens. Bahamas, Singapore, a few other good ones.
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    If the country is small enough, private military company (PMC). time and time again they have proven more effective and more cost efficient than a standing military.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Huh?
     
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    mercenaries, blackwater et al
     
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    Just need to get Chuck norris in on it. Island Secure.
     
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    Wasn't this the premise for Atlas Shrugged? I've only seen the movie (not sure if the second part came out yet) and it seems like that's what they did there.
     
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    Two words: Metal Gear.
     
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    Just bought this, actually - going to start reading it this evening. Dunno how I've managed to make it this far without reading it until now.

    :huh:
     
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    They move to Colorado. I dont wanna spoil to much of it for those who havnt read it yet but they dont leave the country. Part two is not out yet that i have seen. But the book is good. Really long but good.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    I saw Oprahs place in the Bahamas. Her yacht was fucking HUGE! Wish I had photos but didn't want to take the camera out on the catamaran.
     
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    She needs a huge boat to float her....
     
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