“Men in Black” star Will Smith backs higher taxes…until he hears France’s proposed rate!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - Rob Houglum LLMedia
Will Smith has been a vocal advocate of Barack Obama and his plan to increase taxes on the welathy, but during a trip to France he was asked if he would support a 75% tax level exactly what's being proposed by new Socialist President of France.
Business Insider explains, "The Hollywood star enthusiastically preached the book of paying one's equal share of taxes in a French TV interview this weekend."
"But when asked questions about his viewpoint on the tax policy of French president-elect Franois Hollande, Smith's was surprised stupid by the suggestion of a seventy five percent tax rate on those earning above 1 million annually," reported BI's Alex Biles.
"I have no problem with Will Smith," Glenn declared at the beginning of the video.
Glenn explained that Smith shares the same opinion as many in Hollywood the rich have to pay more in taxes.
During the interview, Smith replies with a "God Bless America" and a giggle on hearing President-elect Hollande's suggested rate of seventy five %.
"You can see the actual shock of that number," Stu recounted. "( Smith ) is not a tax expert in Western european economics. It strikes him as shocking as it should strike you."