Mister D. : "despicable"

28 / 02 / 2014 | S.A. Degueurce

« Mister D. is Despicable ! », Mr Ayrault, the Prime Minister, says. To him, Mr D. wants to leave France because he does not want to pay taxes. But we know that he has paid 145 million euros in tax over the past forty-five years.

Moreover, the Prime Minister says that « It’s unpatriotic behavior ! » and adds that he « appeals to the intelligence and the heart of people ! » but we cannot say that because the government wants rich people to pay 75 % of their income in tax so it is probably unfair on them. To Mr Ayrault, Mr D. is not generous and he does not want to help France.

However, Mr D. is known to be impulsive and he reacted on an impulse when he heard Mr Ayrault saying « he is despicable ! ». He drafted an open letter to him to explain the reason for his departure.

He says : « I leave because you consider that success, creativity, talent, in fact, people’s difference must be punished […] I leave, after paying 85 % of my income in tax in 2012 ». Otherwise, he says : « I am neither complaining nor bragging, but I refuse the word « despicable » », so we may claim that he is not being pitiful.

Somewhat later, Mr Ayrault was interviewed again but he took his words back. For instance, he said that he has plenty of admiration for Mister D. and he regrets his insults.

So Mister D. left and said « I give you my passport and social security card, which I have never used ».

As he says, he will continue to love the French and the public with whom he has shared so many emotions.

Ultimately, Mister D. concluded by saying that « Despite my excesses, my appetite and my love of live, I am a free being, Sir, and I will remain polite. »

Laurène O., 1S1.