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Old 07-05-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Central Ohio
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Wealthy hit hardest as France raises taxes

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France’s socialist government announced a big one-off increase in wealth taxes on Wednesday....

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They will include President Francois Hollande’s election pledge of a 75 per cent marginal rate on annual incomes of more than €1m – and permanent increases in wealth taxes.
Why do they think raising tax rates will raise tax revenues?

This will be fun watching France dive head first into the socialist sewer of politics.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Even Obama loving liberals aren't so keen on it.


Will Smith Stunned At Proposed French Tax Rate After Praising Taxes - YouTube
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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Wealthy hit hardest as France raises taxes



Why do they think raising tax rates will raise tax revenues?

This will be fun watching France dive head first into the socialist sewer of politics.
75% is probably too high but I can certainly see taxing the richest at 50% which is what we should do here.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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75% is probably too high but I can certainly see taxing the richest at 50% which is what we should do here.
Will Smith agrees so long as it's just CEOs who have to pay for it and not him.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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Aren't we consistently told that the top marginal rate in this country was once 90%?
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Aren't we consistently told that the top marginal rate in this country was once 90%?
It was just a good thing that no one really had to pay anywhere near that 90% amount. More like 40% or so, even for the super wealthy.

Almost Classical: The 90% Tax Rate Myth
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I don't think they are thinking about revenues. They just don't want austerity measures. So tax the rich instead.
All they have to do is look over at Greece to see how that turned out.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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Aren't we consistently told that the top marginal rate in this country was once 90%?
It was but with all the deductions nobody paid even half that amount.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I don't think they are thinking about revenues. They just don't want austerity measures. So tax the rich instead.
All they have to do is look over at Greece to see how that turned out.
In Greece, paying taxes was for the documented working suckers.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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Will Smith agrees so long as it's just CEOs who have to pay for it and not him.
Hollywood is overflowing with people worth millions from their careers of playing make-believe, who claim the people who run companies that provide our food, medicine, energy, technology, insurance, banking are the evil capitalists who need to be taxed into oblivion.

Conversely, they say they wouldn't mind paying a mild tax increase themselves (but scoff at the concept of voluntarily paying more, which they can).
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