Skip to comments.French (Socialist) Candidate Calls for Top Tax of 75 Percent
Posted on 02/29/2012 7:33:58 PM PST by Olog-hai
François Hollande, the Socialist Party frontrunner for the French presidency, announced a tax plan Monday that would see taxes on the wealthy rise dramatically if he is elected this spring.
Speaking on TF1 television, Hollande proposed a 75 percent tax on income over 1 million ($1.34 million), a huge jump from the current top rate of 40 percent.
"I can announce here that above 1 million (per year), the tax rate should be 75 percent, because it's not possible to have that level of income," said Hollande, who added that he did not accept "excessive wealth."
Hollande has consistently held a commanding lead over incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy among French voters, who will take to the polls for a first round of voting on April 22 and a runoff on May 6.
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Coming soon to a socialist nation near you.
Why stop at 75%? Why not 100%?
What a way to get rid of business.
We want France to have a top rate of 75 percent too.
“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s pay check.” Envy is a sin.
Yes, was reading the Global Post yesterday and I can’t believe Hollande will win over Sarkozy.
When I read statements such as these coming from so-called 'leaders', I take alarm. Never expecting to earn that much a year, it still heckles my hide that anyone should take it upon themselves to dictate what any individual can earn in any given time period. Freedom is non-negotiable. The French will never ever ever ever learn.
Silly man, at 100 % we cant charge the wealthy for the tar and feathers they so desperately deserve...
” From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” (Karl Marx)
Lots of Muslim children to pay for....
” - - - take it upon themselves to dictate what any individual can earn in any given time period - - - “
That is why they are called Dictators.
The new “Reign of terror”.
What happens when you have mob rule and am entitlement mentality, AKA “True Democracy”.
They call for rates that cant be collected.
They want the best of both worlds.
Buffet, Obama, Sean Penn, Ariana Huffington, Alec Baldwin et all , don’t even pay any where near the Bush rates.
Those that cant afford the teams of tax lawyers cover the spread.
Guess who that is.
If it’s not possible to have that level of income, why propose to tax it?
I have often wondered if the democrats that constantly call for higher taxes are exempt from paying like they are so many other things like BOcare and insider trading. What else that we don’t know about.
Well he is french... giverment officials that are Vampires are common place in France..
To be french is to be parasitical...
“They call for rates that cant be collected.”
IIRC, America had a 91% top federal income tax rate in the late 1950’s.
And nobody actually paid those tax rates. They found ways around it.