Wealthy French Push for Extra Tax on Rich

Wealthy French Push for Extra Tax on Rich
Wall Street Journal
August 24, 2011
PARIS—France's richest woman, who recently ran into trouble for allegedly evading taxes, said Tuesday she wished to stand by her country as it is going through hardships, urging the government to create a one-time levy on the nation's most well-off taxpayers.

In a call that echoes a recent message to fellow billionaires issued by U.S. tycoon Warren Buffett, Liliane Bettencourt, along with 15 other wealthy individuals, made the unusual plea for a special though "reasonable" tax. (MORE)

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....write a check if they want to give their governments more money? It's easy - they just take out their checkbook and fill in the blanks and sign their name.

What's stopping them - if that's what they're so interested in doing?

I think there's even an app for that now.


If you like the way they do things in France, or anywhere else in, mostly socialist Europe, feel free to move there.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

Anyone in the United States who believes they should pay more taxes to Uncle Sam should do so. After April 15, when you've settled with him, if you think you need to give Uncle Sam more money, just do it. Write the check and send it to the Feds. If that's what will make you feel better about yourself, you know, boost your self-esteem and calm down your guilt feelings, just do it. No one's stopping you. And that goes for the state and city you live in, too.


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