Yes, I am at work.
No, I am not shopping. Nor queuing up in line for alleged “bargains.”
In Sacramento, where I work, the local early morning news shows are indicating a rather dismal response to Black Friday. No real crowds. This may not bode well.
Today is tryptophan-recovery day, also. For me, lamb-recovery.
Do well; be safe. More politics later.
AFP – A flood of top-end properties are hitting the market as businessmen seek to leave France before stiff tax hikes hit, real estate agents and financial advisors say.
“It’s nearly a general panic. Some 400 to 500 residences worth more than one million euros ($1.3 million) have come onto the Paris market,” said managers at Daniel Feau, a real-estate broker that specialises in high-end property.
While it is not yet on the scale of the exodus of rich French after the election of Socialist president Francois Mitterrand in 1981, real estate agents said, the tax plans of France’s new Socialist President Francois Hollande are having a noticeable effect.
While the Socialists’ plan to raise the tax rate to 75 percent on income above 1.0 million euros per year has generated the most headlines, a sharp increase in taxes on capital gains from the sales of stock and company stakes is pushing most people to leave, according Didier Bugeon, head of the wealth manager Equance.
No surprise there.
What you can expect in Obama’s second term.
Both Hollande and Obama believe it is the duty of businesses and business owners to lose money in order to ensure some kind of mentally-deficient “parity” with all. Profits still continue to = “bad.”
If you really want businesses to pull out and land in some other nation yielding some kind of modern-day “Atlas Shrugged,” then keep on pushing, Socialists. You won’t be far from your wishes. For when you throttle the motor of business you also halt the motor of freedom.