“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 fan of Barack Obama and his plan to extend taxes on the welathy, but during a visit to France he was asked if he would support a 75% tax rate exactly what is being proposed by new Socialist President of France.
Business Insider explains, "The Hollywood superstar enthusiastically preached the book of paying one's fair share of taxes in a French television interview this weekend."
"But when asked about his opinion on the tax policy of French president-elect Franois Hollande, Smith's was startled silly by the recommendation of a 75 % taxation rate on those earning above 1 million annually," reported BI's Alex Biles.
"I have no difficulty with Will Smith," Glenn announced at the start 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 responds with a "God Bless America" and a laugh upon hearing President-elect Hollande's proposed rate of seventy five %.
"You can see the particular shock of that number," Stu recounted. "( Smith ) isn't a tax expert in European economics. It strikes him as surprising as it should strike you."