French Actor Gerard Depardieu seeks Belgian residency

This is what is going to happen in America.

PARIS (AP) — A Belgian mayor says famed French actor Gerard Depardieu has bought a home and set up legal residence in his small town, lured by the food, the people, the lifestyle — and lower tax rates than back home.

The Socialist government under French President Francois Hollande has infuriated many ultra-rich in France by presenting a 2013 budget that would tax top earners at 75 percent over the first €1 million of annual income. Belgium’s top rate is 50 percent.

Mayor Daniel Senesael of Nechin, about a kilometer inside Belgium near the French city of Lille, said that “in our conversation, his reasons were also other than those about taxes,” RTL radio reported.

Depardieu’s talent agent didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail from The Associated Press seeking comment.

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Paula Curl Westbrook says:

all those movie stars who have campaigned for Obama will be moving somewhere else just like Depardieu! Just wait another year!

Jeffrey Herndon says:

You are so correct…obvious what their actions will be. Ends up they want their money that they earned…selfish now?