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Another European Politican Exposed As Complete Liar

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Remember this guy?

This would be Jerome Cahuzac, the French "budget minister" who was tasked with rooting out tax fraud by his socialist "75% tax or the capitalist pigs win" overlord, and who resigned two weeks ago to avoid "hindering" an investigation into allegations he had a secret Swiss account, all the while maintaining his innocence? Well, he was just exposed as the latest lying Eurocrat politicians.


Where did he make the confession?


The take home:


In other words: just another politician.

But that's ok: it got serious - he could have gone to jail or been fired in disgrace, so naturally he had to lie.

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Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:10 | 3399606 coulous
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Le communiqué de Jérôme Cahuzac :

Par lettre du 26 mars 2013, j'ai demandé à Messieurs les juges d'instruction Roger Le Loire et Renaud Van Ruymbeke de bien vouloir me recevoir afin que, délivré des obligations de ma fonction, je puisse enfin donner les explications qui s'imposent au regard de la détention à l'étranger d'un compte bancaire dont je suis le bénéficiaire depuis une vingtaine d'années.

J'ai rencontré les deux juges aujourd'hui. Je leur ai confirmé l'existence de ce compte et je les ai informés de ce que j'avais d'ores et déjà donné les instructions nécessaires pour que l'intégralité des actifs déposés sur ce compte, qui n'a pas été abondé depuis une douzaine d'années, soit environ 600.000 €, soient rapatriés sur mon compte bancaire à Paris.

A Monsieur le Président de la République, au Premier Ministre, à mes anciens collègues du gouvernement, je demande pardon du dommage que je leur ai causé. A mes collègues parlementaires, à mes électeurs, aux Françaises et aux Français j'exprime mes sincères et plus profonds regrets. Je pense aussi à mes collaborateurs, à mes amis et à ma famille que j'ai tant déçus.

J'ai mené une lutte intérieure taraudante pour tenter de résoudre le conflit entre le devoir de vérité auquel j'ai manqué et le souci de remplir les missions qui m'ont été confiées et notamment la dernière que je n'ai pu mener à bien. J'ai été pris dans une spirale du mensonge et m'y suis fourvoyé. Je suis dévasté par le remords.

Penser que je pourrais éviter d'affronter un passé que je voulais considérer comme révolu était une faute inqualifiable. J'affronterai désormais cette réalité en toute transparence.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:15 | 3399636 redpill
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I am le tired.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:22 | 3399667 SheepleInAction
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Using Google translate:


By letter dated 26 March 2013, I asked the gentlemen judges Roger Le Loire and Renaud Van Ruymbeke kindly receive so issued bonds of my office, I can finally give the explanations required under the custody of a foreign bank account which I am the beneficiary for twenty years.

I met the two judges today. I told them confirmed this account and I informed them that I had already given the necessary instructions for all assets deposited in this account, which has not been echoed since a dozen years, or about € 600,000, to be repatriated to my bank account in Paris.

To the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, to my former colleagues in government, I apologize for the damage that I have caused. In my parliamentary colleagues, my constituents, to French and French to express my sincere and deepest regrets. I also think my colleagues, my friends and my family that I am so disappointed.

I conducted an internal struggle tapping to try to resolve the conflict between the duty of truth which I missed and the desire to fulfill the missions were entrusted to me and especially the last one that I could not carry out . I was caught in a spiral of lies and I am mistaken. I am devastated by remorse.

Think I could avoid facing a past that I wanted to look like was a mistake unspeakable past. I will face this reality now seamlessly.


Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:38 | 3399735 NotApplicable
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I'm quite sure that one cannot get into any of those positions of power without being fully compromised by secret money stashes.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:56 | 3399806 insanelysane
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Another rich socialist which should be a contradiction but never is.  See Communist Royals in China and Russia.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:00 | 3399823 Larry Dallas
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He looks like the grandpa in Christmas Vacation "tha blesssssing!"

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:26 | 3399907 glenlloyd
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secret money stash is a prerequisite for getting into the club...

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 18:55 | 3401239 bentaxle
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Maybe just me, but French bullshit sounds better than English bullshit....for a few seconds, anyway.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:32 | 3399923 debtor of last ...
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Voulez vous mentir avec moi, se soir?

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:15 | 3399638 ziggy59
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Thats friggin greek to me

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:17 | 3399644 Stackers
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He "HAD" 600,000euro in a Swiss account. ........ Where is it now ?

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:30 | 3399693 css1971
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Paper notes in his safe obviously. Would you trust a bank with €600,000 now?

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:49 | 3399976 myptofvu
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Just blame it on Turbo Tax and he'll be fine.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 14:57 | 3400458 falak pema
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Nixon never wrote that after watergate... 

But this guy is an opportunistic Rastignac ; and his ex wife got him right between the eyes! 

Hell hath no fury...Clinton was luckier she stuck by him. 

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:09 | 3399607 Squishi
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when it gets serious you have to __

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:29 | 3399697 css1971
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Sniff glue?

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:09 | 3399612 koaj
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wake me when Corzine is in jail...

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:15 | 3399639 DoChenRollingBearing
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Yes, until this brazen crook is in jail, it is obvious that there is no justice in America if you are a crony.  Really, what does it take, what excuse is there, not to arrest Corzine?

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:19 | 3399657 kliguy38
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Corzine has a good defense......."I just did what I was ordered to do"

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:25 | 3399680 Ancona
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You are confusing our "legal system" with this justice system you speak of. With enouhg money and enough lawyers, you can be found innocent of nearly anything. Just ask OJ and Casey Anthony. However, if you are a lowly construction laborer who gets popped with a QP of weed, you better get used to sleeping with your butt against the wall.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 13:52 | 3400234 RazvanM
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Better yet - "I sponsored Obama and Romney campaigns".

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:39 | 3399689 agent default
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Too big to jail?

Sets a dangerous precedent? (JPM won't tolerate it)

Goldman won't tolerate it?

It did not directly affect investors?

There are too many unknown unknowns as far as the eye can see at this stage? 

Could destabilize the markets?

Could undermine confidence in primary dealers?

Bail in?

Would strike at the very heart of the system that has made America what she is today?

Really the possibilities are endless.


Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:52 | 3399795 css1971
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I know Obama.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:17 | 3399642 Tsunami Wave
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It sounds like you'll be sleeping forever.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:13 | 3399618 Tsunami Wave
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We have too many of those disgusting kind here in America... They should all go too.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:36 | 3399719 NoDebt
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And he's smiling while giving us the middle finger (two of them, actually).  That's what they really think.  "Fuck you, you can't touch me and we both know it." 

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:12 | 3399620 lizzy36
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The rules only apply to the little people.

And best to start a list of whom isn't lying because i assume politican = liar and tax cheat.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:28 | 3399688 css1971
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The word "privilege" literally means "private law".

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:13 | 3399624 pods
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In other news, water is still wet.

Although I would say lying politicians are ubiquitous and not Euro-centered at all.


Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:14 | 3399627 Schmuck Raker
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Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:14 | 3399628 Cursive
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Faire comme je dis, pas comme je fais. 

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:14 | 3399632 ziggy59
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I guess perjury is no longer a legal term

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:34 | 3399715 pods
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Only if you are a pitcher.


Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:14 | 3399634 spekulatn
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What will it take for the people to rise up? 

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:24 | 3399670 Cursive
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Turbo Tax Tim Giethner has come and gone and nobody did anything.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:33 | 3399710 TrustbutVerify
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What?  And give up their government checks?  

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:16 | 3399637 bania
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It takes more muscles to frown than smile, not counting the muscles in your fingers.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 13:49 | 3399645 Longtermnotreally
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Honest polician = contradictio in terminis

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:18 | 3399648 Temporalist
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The Great Cyprus Bank Robbery

Ron Paul

April 1, 2013


"The elites in the EU and IMF failed to learn their lesson from the popular backlash to these tax proposals, and have openly talked about using Cyprus as a template for future bank bailouts. This raises the prospect of raids on bank accounts, pension funds, and any investments the government can get its hands on. In other words, no one's money is safe in any financial institution in Europe. Bank runs are now a certainty in future crises, as the people realize that they do not really own the money in their accounts. How long before bureaucrat and banker try that here?

Unfortunately, all of this is the predictable result of a fiat paper money system combined with fractional reserve banking. When governments and banks collude to monopolize the monetary system so that they can create money out of thin air, the result is a business cycle that wreaks havoc on the economy. Pyramiding more and more loans on top of a tiny base of money will create an economic house of cards just waiting to collapse. The situation in Cyprus should be both a lesson and a warning to the United States. We need to end the Federal Reserve, stay away from propping up the euro, and return to a sound monetary system."


Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:18 | 3399653 Cacete de Ouro
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Jerome Cahuzac paraphrases The Bernanke:

"But French government ministers have a technology, called a train (or, today, its modern equivalent, the TGV), that allows them to travel very quickly to Zurich, to deposit as many U.S. dollars (or Euros) as they wish, at essentially no cost."

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 15:19 | 3400550 cardis
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@Cacete de Ouro

depardieu? celebrating!!!

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:30 | 3399656 CaptainSpaulding
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It looks Looks like he should see hemie the dentist. Those molars need work


Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:22 | 3399665 lemarche
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Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:23 | 3399671 kchrisc
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Guillotine is more like it. hujel

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:24 | 3399672 PUD
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i once left 600,000 bucks at a highway rest area...shit happens all the time

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:26 | 3399682 css1971
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That's funny I found $600k at a highway rest area once.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:31 | 3399699 Temporalist
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Some people just have a wide stance...

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:27 | 3399674 Zola
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Actually Cahuzac is a victim of the statist ideology stating that everything you do must be taxed , reported , investigated. If he lived in the US pre Federal reserve he would know what a free country means and he would not have these issues. He was a succesful doctor/businessman before entering politics and I guess his problem is he didn't realize his troubles come from the deadly socialist ideology. He allied himself with the devils. I would have liked him to come out bashing these mindless corrupt kleptocracts who over the last 30 years have totally gutted france through taxes and government spending. And now, even the light of America is going down, with statist thugs cheering and howling in the night. Truly despicable but even more despicable is the utter cluelessness of the majority of the population who have no clue what a free society means. 

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 14:01 | 3400273 falak pema
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it means you go find Nana. Before the lights really go out and you mistake Captain Dreyfus for her! 

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:24 | 3399678 css1971
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Why would you think it's only Europeans? They just seem to be the worst at it.

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