Skip to comments.Please tax us, French super-rich tell government
Posted on 08/23/2011 4:16:16 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Some of France's richest people, including the billionaire heiress of L'Oreal and the head of oil giant Total, urged the government on Tuesday to tax them more to help to solve the country's financial problems.
In a petition published on the website of weekly magazine Le Nouvel Observateur, 16 company executives, business leaders and super-rich individuals called for the creation of "a special contribution" that would target wealth without hurting capital flows.
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The best way to help a drug addict headed for total collapse is to give him even more drugs. Makes sense, doesn’t it?
This pure demagogical bullshit for socialist oligarchs !
Yes super-rich can afford and they don’t care. And the most of their wealth is well hidden in different locations.
Those who will actually pay are the bigger group of the Middle Class, who will be owned. Those who actually create jobs IN the country will be taxed and unemployment will remain high....
Warren Buffet is a tool and a buffon....like Obamao the puppet
After the newly collected taxes pay for 2 1/2 days of running the government, maybe they will then understand the problem is spending too much, and not a revenue problem.
When the heck are tax authorities going to pass a law that says if anyone makes a public statement like this they get their (personal)wish?.
Absolutely. Rich Socialists should pay ALL of their income to the government. Problem solved.
for these people, wealth and income are two different things
Limit them to 2 houses and hear the squeals
Doesn’t France provide a way that people can donate to the French treasury?
They’ve climbed the ladder of success, now they want to pull up the ladder and keep everyone else out. Like Warren Buffet.
I cant figure out this idea that the rich want to be taxed more. Are they so dull as to not be able to figure out how to use their monies charitably? Do they believe the govt has better insight into how to use it? Why arent they just giving more to the country’s treasury? So many questions. I wonder how they became wealthy in the first place with this sort of ‘thinking’?