“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 supporter of Barack Obama and his plan to extend taxes on the welathy, but during a trip to France he was asked if he would support a seventy five percent tax rate precisely what is being suggested by new Socialist President of France.
Business Insider explains, "The Hollywood star enthusiastically preached the gospel of paying one's proper share of taxes in a French television interview this weekend."
"But when asked questions about his take on the tax policy of French president-elect Franois Hollande, Smith's was startled silly by the recommendation of a 75 p.c tax level on those earning above 1,000,000 annually," reported BI's Alex Biles.
"I have no issue with Will Smith," Glenn said at the beginning of the video.
Glenn explained that Smith shares the same opinion as many in Hollywood the rich need to pay more in taxes.
During the interview, Smith responds with a "God Bless America" and a giggle on hearing President-elect Hollande's proposed rate of seventy five %.
"You can see the actual shock of that number," Stu said. "( Smith ) isn't a tax expert in Western european economics. It strikes him as stunning as it should strike you."