Thursday, May 17, 2012

On NOT outsourcing one's income tax


Even for a Hollywood actor who's starstruck with Mr. Obama and the Buffet Rule, there are limits, as when Will Smith learns what an avowed socialist plans for French millionaires, assuming they haven't all moved to Singapore:
Smith: 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. . . . 
Interviewer: Do you know how much in France you would have to pay on earnings above one million euros [under new French President Francois Hollande's proposal]? Not 30%. 75%. 
Smith: 75?! Yeah, that's different, that's different. Yeah, 75. Well, you know, God bless America.
Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

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