Skip to comments.Will Smith Lectures France About Paying Taxes Until Learning Of Their 75% Rate
Posted on 05/14/2012 8:03:34 PM PDT by Sneakyuser
His reaction is priceless.
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Why is he even asked about politics or economics? He’s an actor — most can’t even balance their own books. Let actors act (or pretend to), let’s not make them economic/political pundits...
If my taxes were raised to 75%, I’d start selling drugs or making bootleg whiskey. I know little of either, so I’d have to learn fast. lol
Being a slave to the government is great. WS will still stay on the government plantation.
The title of the video reads, “Will Smith stupéfié par la taxation de Hollande”.
Are we sure he was told France’s tax rate, or was he told Hollands?
I enjoy Smith’s movies, but he’s a moron.
to be fair, it is 75% tax for those households that earn more than 1 million euros a year, not for most salaried people. That being said, a 75% tax on the rich is stupid — the rich folks have means to escape this that the middle class can’t — the rich in France can leave, or play around with the way their money is marked as earned. Either way, it means LESS coming in terms of taxes. And the hidden costs will be huge — less investment in France, less money in state coffers.
(Stick around here and you will become very knowledgable about everything.)
Hollande defeated Sarkozy in last week’s French elections and will take over as its leader.
James Brown knew that America was the only place where he could have risen to the heights he did and enjoy the fruits of his labor.
He was a proud American and made sure to tell people to stay in school, do something to make something of themselves, don’t let anyone hold you back, and recognize that the rest of the world does NOT have the same opportunities that exist here.
The Left (Black Panther Party included) resented James Brown for being a “capitalist”. He saw nothing wrong with it.
Interesting....he thought 30% sounded reasonable.
To quote a brilliant FreePer: Will Smith is “The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers”.
His eyes opened to the world of politics. If you are taking in 75% tax-rate on anyone earning more than $100,000, there is plenty to skim as a politician living high on the hog as the Politburo.
Fancy cars and vacations on the taxpayer's dime.
Hollywood boxoffice can't last forever.
No kidding? That is rich! Thanks for the quote.
Rich in America starts at 100,000 (or even 75,000).
While you hear Obama talk about those earning millions, they always scale the figure back to $250,000 and even below that.
Al Gore once claimed that persons earning $250,000 were millionaires because in 4 years they’d have earned a million. Yes the dope actually used that logic.
It’s like the guy haggling with the whore over going to bed for a million dollars or ten dollars. They want to establish the concept of confiscatory taxes and then settle on the amount (as low a threshold as possible).
Red Ted Kennedy fought to maintain inheritance taxes. His estate is going to his private trust foundation run by various family members to be used for private weekend retreats at the Kennedy Klan Kompound.
What a frickin’ scumbag that lout was. Never was a man of principle and stupid Democrats were even defending that action on the Yahoo news comments.
That made no sense to me. He’s a black man - that is all I got. Splain it to the non-frenchie speakers LOL
It’s amazing. Smith was in one of the most conservative movies Hollywood ever made. And it was anti-taxation among other things.
He’s a high earner, entitled to opine on his tax rate.
Video is in some unintelligible dead language
I showed my young daughter this. She was also aghast at the 75% tax rate (proposed in France I think?). I had just done a search to refresh my memory with Reagan’s tax cuts. It had been 70% on the highest incomes, and he reduced it to 28%.
I asked her who are the richest people in America - not including movie stars, etc. (She’s 14).
“Uhm - people that work at Microsoft?”
“Well - yes! And the richest guy at Microsoft?”
“Right again - and why is Bill Gates the richest?”
“Cuz he owns the company?”
“Right. Many, if not most, of the really rich folks in America own or run companies. Now, instead of paying 70% to the government you are told to only pay 28%, what are you going to do?”
“That was part of it, and...??? (The following was with numerous “and”’s to lead her on:
“Work harder and earn more”
“Build more things”
“Hire more workers”
“Now - did the government over a period of time bring in MORE money by lowering the tax rate, or did it bring in LESS money.?”
“I want to say less, because they were only getting 30%. BUT, the rich were making more money, and more people were working and making more - so I want to say the government brought in more money.”
“Yes - it was MORE money going to government than before!”
“Dad - you should be President!”
“No - I’m just telling you everything that President Reagan had already done!”