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I Would Do Anything for My Country, But I Won’t Pay a 75% Marginal Income Tax Rate

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Will Smith (while promoting Men in Black III in France):

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%.[1]


Will Smith:

75?! Yeah, that’s different, that’s different. Yeah, 75. Well, you know, God bless America.


(Interview at 0’20”)



Hat tip: Ed Krayewski at Reason


This Meat Loaf fella seems to have multiple disguises.


Footnotes


[1] Indigestion for ‘les Riches’ in a Plan for Higher Taxes.

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Written by Polevaulter Donkeyman

August 10, 2012 at 23:52

I would do anything to save the Euro, but I won’t do that

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ECB President Mario Draghi:

Asked whether the ECB’s decisions had been unanimous, he replied: “The endorsement to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro as a stable currency has been unanimous.”

But …

“But it is clear, and it is known, that Mr Weidmann [ECB member and head of the German bank] and the Bundesbank have their reservations… about buying bonds.”

Source

Is Meat Loaf Mr. Weidmann in disguise?


P.S. Mr. Draghi either does not know “whatever it takes” means or what “unanimous” means

Written by Polevaulter Donkeyman

August 3, 2012 at 06:36