Gaulois Galoot Goes Galt

Finally, an overprivileged tax-avoiding whiner has the courage to “go Galt”- Ubuesque actor Gerard Depardieu has finally gotten sick of all the merdre he’s put up with at the hands of the money-grabbing French government and moved to the capitalists’ paradise (you read that right) of Russia to enjoy their 13% flat income tax.  Of course, Tea Party types love their flat taxes, largely because flat taxes are regressive

Perhaps the Tea Partiers can be convinced to move en masse to Russia, where they won’t be taxed excessively.  The fact that Russia is an oligarchy led by corrupt kleptocrats backed by armed thugs should be no problem for the Tea Party supporters.  Now, besides playing up the flat tax angle, how do we convince the ‘baggers to move to Russia?  Maybe we can convince George Soros to fund the construction of a Potemkin Branson in Siberia.

Alternate post title: Depardieu.s.s.r.

Cross-posted at my eponymous blog.

Posted by Big Bad Bald Bastard on 01/05/13 at 07:50 AM • Permalink

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Oooooh, this is fun . . . how about:

Potemkin Ark-ady Encounter

or

Potemkin Dalida-Wood

or

Potemkin GrozaLand

Potempkin Mississippi.

You have to love the embedded factoid that his parents were Communist—back when communism meant something like expropriation of private property—and that he is heading there because under the new oligarchs-are-free definition of what it is to be Russian its more conducive to wealth than the share and share alike communism of his parents era.

I’ve always disliked Depardieu. He’s a creepy asshole and his propensity for peeing on things makes him already more russian than the russians so he should be right at home. The fact that he’s personal friends with a guy like Putin? Its the icing on the cake.

aimai

I’m with you aimai.  I’ve liked some of his movies but personally he seems like pretty much of a jerk.

I’ve liked some of his movies but personally he seems like pretty much of a jerk.

That’s true of so many actors/celebs.

I’ve liked some of his movies but personally he seems like pretty much of a jerk.

Mel Gibson.

Okay, Gerard, here’s the deal.  Yes, you employed some people and so, yes, you’re a “job creator.”  But the thing is, that was only you, Gerard.  We need for all of your economic cohort to chip in with lots of the money you make—from the largesse of society—so that society as a whole can benefit, not just you and the 80 people on your payroll.

And, dude, I loved you in “Cyrano”.

Now, besides playing up the flat tax angle, how do we convince the ‘baggers to move to Russia?

I think all we’d need to do is convince the tricorn set that FPSRussia is actually Russian, and boom, off they’d go.

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