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Indigestion for ‘les Riches’ in a Plan for Higher Taxes
The New York Times ^ | 8/7/2012 | LIZ ALDERMAN

Posted on 08/07/2012 7:40:04 PM PDT by Beave Meister

PARIS — The call to Vincent Grandil’s Paris law firm began like many others that have rolled in recently. On the line was the well-paid chief executive of one of France’s most profitable companies, and he was feeling nervous.

President François Hollande is vowing to impose a 75 percent tax on the portion of anyone’s income above a million euros ($1.24 million) a year. “Should I be preparing to leave the country?” the executive asked Mr. Grandil.

The lawyer’s counsel: Wait and see. For now, at least.

“We’re getting a lot of calls from high earners who are asking whether they should get out of France,” said Mr. Grandil, a partner at Altexis, which specializes in tax matters for corporations and the wealthy. “Even young, dynamic people pulling in 200,000 euros are wondering whether to remain in a country where making money is not considered a good thing.”

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KEYWORDS: 75percent; communism; elections; euros; eurotrash; fail; france; french; hollande; liberals; newyorktimes; obama; ridiculous; socialism; taxes; teaparty
I wonder if the liberals in France are anything like the liberals here in the United States, where they vote for outrageous tax hikes because they have no intention of paying them?
1 posted on 08/07/2012 7:40:16 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

I don’t see a comments section - I’d love to see what the libs who read the slimes think.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 7:59:57 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Tzimisce

I looked for it too. Disappointed, I was really hoping to read the idiotic comments from the hard core communist NYT readers.


3 posted on 08/07/2012 8:13:39 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister

Can’t believe this was in the New York Times. The stupidity of the French is shocking.

Found it interesting that France’s 33% corporate tax rate is considered high in Eurpoe. Wish the Times would have pointed out that the US rate is 35%.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 9:12:01 PM PDT by VegasCowboy ("...he wore his gun outside his pants, for all the honest world to feel.")
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To: Beave Meister

And of course none of the cost will be passed on to the working class. It’s magic money—doesn’t have to come from anywhere.


5 posted on 08/08/2012 3:47:32 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (I'm anti-socialism because I'm anti-slavery.)
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