Jean-Marc Ayrault’s outburst came after France’s best-known actor, Gerard Dépardieu, took up legal residence in a small village just over the border in Belgium, alongside hundreds of other wealthy French nationals seeking lower taxes.
“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. France’s Jean-Marc Ayrault slams flight of the ‘greedy rich’ - Telegraph Liberals just do not understand reality. This fish out of water is now realizing that there are consequences to actions. People adjust for what is best for them. The same is going on here with individuals working to minimize the damage caused by those who preach taxation.