In America we call them limousine liberals. In Britain they call them champagne socialists. In France, they’re called “Gauche Caviar”–“left-wing caviar.”
In addition to his three homes on the Riviera, Francois Hollande owns a spacious apartment in Paris. But don’t worry, this man of the people–who self-admittedly “dislikes the rich” and plans to raise the top marginal tax rate in France to 75%–plans to cut his own salary by 30% upon assuming office. Then he’ll “only” be making 156,000 euros (about $200,000). In addition to free housing and travel, of course.