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Will Smith on 75% Tax in France
CNS News ^ | August 8, 2012 | CNS News

Posted on 08/08/2012 8:39:00 PM PDT by Dan Zachary

On France’s TF1 in early May, Smith explained why he supported the idea of paying higher taxes, saying, "I have no issue with paying taxes and whatever needs to be done for my country to grow. I believe very firmly that my ability to sit here -- I'm a black man who didn't go to college, yet I get to travel around the world and sell my movies, and I believe very firmly that America is the only place on Earth that I could exist. So I will pay anything that I need to pay to keep my country growing."

The interviewer then said, “Do you know how much in France you would have to pay on earnings above 1 million euros [French President Francois Hollande's proposal]? Not 30 percent – 75 percent.”

At that point, Smith said, “75? Yeah, that's different, that's different. Yeah, 75. Well, you know, God bless America.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: france; smith; taxes; will
He is willing to pay anything, but not 75%.
1 posted on 08/08/2012 8:39:14 PM PDT by Dan Zachary
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To: Dan Zachary; Zo - Macho Sauce Productions

You have to check out Zo! going after the Fresh Prince.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TwwEGjoRMo


2 posted on 08/08/2012 8:41:32 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Dan Zachary

He should pay 90% I mean he already made enough money at least that’s what Obama says and he supports Obama
so shut up and pay Will.


3 posted on 08/08/2012 8:43:14 PM PDT by funfan
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To: mnehring

That guy in the video must be racist for talking about Obama the way he does....wait, he’s black??? Crap, nothing to see here, please move along.

LOL


4 posted on 08/08/2012 8:46:16 PM PDT by Dan Zachary
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To: Dan Zachary

He’s FOS.


5 posted on 08/08/2012 8:46:31 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Dan Zachary

You know he is going to vote for the “Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers” again.


6 posted on 08/08/2012 8:47:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: funfan

Remember that scene in the movie,,,, was it Breastmen?,,,, where the one guy comes up to his partner, on a putting green, and he bitches about how much taxes they’re paying? And they both collapse in laughter? They were making so much money, that the taxes didn’t mean anything to them?


7 posted on 08/08/2012 8:47:45 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dan Zachary

Massive tax increases on Hollywood are in order: Federal excise taxes on every movie ticket/download and an end to the legendary crooked book-keeping.


8 posted on 08/08/2012 8:49:31 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Dan Zachary

I love Will, but in this matter, he’s an idiot.


9 posted on 08/08/2012 8:52:34 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Dan Zachary

Shut up and pay up Will, you sanctimonious bastard, you owe US government that money!


10 posted on 08/08/2012 8:56:41 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: FormerACLUmember
an end to the legendary crooked book-keeping

Yes!

11 posted on 08/08/2012 8:59:51 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: 4rcane

“So I will pay anything that I need to pay to keep my country growing”

1. Will, how does paying taxes make your country grow??

2. You were exposed as a lying sack of shit once you found out about the 75% tax rate!


12 posted on 08/08/2012 9:02:31 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Haven’t seen the movie. In fact, have not been to a movie theater since I took my son to see Lion King. These Hollywood limosine liberals get very little of my money. If a movie looks real good I rent it at Redbox, otherwise I wait to see it on television.


13 posted on 08/08/2012 9:02:31 PM PDT by Dan Zachary
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14 posted on 08/08/2012 9:02:39 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Dan Zachary
"I get to travel around the world and sell my movies, and I believe very firmly that America is the only place on Earth that I could exist. So I will pay anything that I need to pay to keep my country growing."

So, why aren't you doing it, "Fresh Prince"?

15 posted on 08/08/2012 9:21:29 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: Dan Zachary

Yeah? Well,,,, I haven’t been to the theater since the first Star Wars movie! If something comes on tv, I might watch it.


16 posted on 08/08/2012 9:22:04 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dan Zachary

He’s a joke and a pathetic one at that.


17 posted on 08/08/2012 9:29:10 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Dan Zachary

Hey Will, you didn’t build that. Spread the wealth around.


18 posted on 08/08/2012 9:32:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

I’m sure the Govt. wouldn’t refuse Will if he added a couple of zero’s to his tax payment. Why do these idiots say they don’t pay their fair share - when in fact they can write a check to the IRS and pay what they feel is right. Double up baby!


19 posted on 08/08/2012 9:35:20 PM PDT by qwicwted
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20 posted on 08/08/2012 9:52:52 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: qwicwted

They don’t really want to pay more, they want YOU to pay more.


21 posted on 08/08/2012 10:00:35 PM PDT by Dan Zachary
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To: qwicwted

Right.He’s just talking out his ass and this will get a lot of mileage with the dumbmasses who hang on his every hollywierd word.


22 posted on 08/08/2012 10:01:29 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Dan Zachary
Actually, there is now a lot of fear in France that many well-off French nationals will just "offshore" most of their liquid assets to a tax haven like Switzerland or even the Cayman Islands--and that would be a HUGE financial disaster for France indeed.
23 posted on 08/08/2012 10:15:11 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Dan Zachary

So pay it and shut up. Just don’t prescribe what anyone else should pay.


24 posted on 08/08/2012 10:27:11 PM PDT by onona (loving butter pecan)
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To: fatnotlazy

He ought to talk to the guy he played in The Pursuit of Happiness.


25 posted on 08/08/2012 10:38:06 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: mnehring

I love Zo!
He kickx all sorts of ass.


26 posted on 08/08/2012 11:09:24 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: RandallFlagg

kickx = kicks
Too much Scotch.


27 posted on 08/08/2012 11:10:45 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: mylife

Nice one, and yes he will.


28 posted on 08/08/2012 11:13:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: Dan Zachary
Take all his money, and send him back to Philly.

Because he knows he's first in line to play Bobo in the inevitable rushed biopic...

29 posted on 08/08/2012 11:27:25 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Dan Zachary
This reminds me of the story of Oscar Wilde: A wealthy woman is telling him how wonderful she things he is. He asks her if she will sleep with him for 1000 pounds sterling. She blushes and says yes of course. He then asks if she will do it for 10. She is outraged and says "What do you take me for?"

He replies: "We have already agreed on that we are now just negotiating the price."

There is always a line. Sadly this will not have the desired effect on Will Smith.

30 posted on 08/09/2012 5:33:34 AM PDT by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is guaranteed by the 2nd amendment.)
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To: Dan Zachary

I remember when George Harrison’s song “Taxman” came out, and Harrison was quoted as saying he knew he had to pay high taxes, but 95% was totally ridiculous. He was then savaged in the rock press by the morons who said he was being greedy for not wanting to pay 95%. That’s the way these people look at things. I would bet most bleeding-heart, uber-rich lib celebs put their money tax shelters or overseas accounts as soon as humanly possible.


31 posted on 08/09/2012 5:37:59 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2
I remember when George Harrison’s song “Taxman” came out, and Harrison was quoted as saying he knew he had to pay high taxes, but 95% was totally ridiculous. He was then savaged in the rock press by the morons who said he was being greedy for not wanting to pay 95%. That’s the way these people look at things. I would bet most bleeding-heart, uber-rich lib celebs put their money tax shelters or overseas accounts as soon as humanly possible.

Most folks don't realize that the line in the song "that's one for you, nineteen for me", was actually the reality of their tax rate.

32 posted on 08/09/2012 6:34:38 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Dan Zachary

Idiots abound in HollyWeed.


33 posted on 08/09/2012 8:56:03 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: zeugma

Let me tell you how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don’t take it all
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman

If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.

Don’t ask me what I want it for
If you don’t want to pay some more
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

George Harrison


34 posted on 08/09/2012 12:24:51 PM PDT by Dan Zachary
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

From 2012.

> I believe very firmly that my ability to sit here — I’m a black man who didn’t go to college, yet I get to travel around the world and sell my movies, and I believe very firmly that America is the only place on Earth that I could exist.

A 75 percent tax on the entertainment industry (and at least 75 percent of them are libs) sounds like a sound idea. Thanks Dan Zachary.


35 posted on 12/30/2013 6:14:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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