Socialism means never having to say you’re sorry
Posted by Professor Mockumental
It remains to be seen what, if anything, the (warning, tri-oxymoron alert) rich French socialist Francois Hollande does with his own wealth following his election as France’s new President.
Maybe he could start out with a press conference with Warren Buffett?
We could call his plan for huge French taxes increases Mr. Hollande’s Bogus, or the hybridization of stupidity and hypocrisy. Has stupocrisy been taken yet?
From the London Evening Standard:
To the undoubted embarrassment of the most Left-wing leader in Europe, and a man who styles himself as “Mr Normal”, they [his assets] are valued at almost £1 million.
As well as the spacious Paris apartment he shares with his lover Valerie Trierweiler, Mr Hollande owns a palatial villa in Mougins, the hill-top Cannes suburb where artist Pablo Picasso used to live.
It is valued by the Official Journal at 800,000 euros (£642,000), and is just a short drive from Hollande’s two flats close to the promenade in Cannes. They are priced at 230,000 euros (£185,000) and 140,000 euros (£112,000). Mr Hollande has promised to cut his pay by 30 per cent after he is officially sworn in as president next week, but he will still be on 156,000 (£125,000) a year, plus fabulous expenses and other perks.
It seems that Hollande is similar in lifestyle to closet capitalist and East German playwright/communist show dog Bertolt Brecht.
Closet capitalists who proclaim their socialism (or communism) seem to make out OK, regardless of their posing.