“Men in Black” star Will Smith backs higher taxes…until he hears France’s proposed rate! Rob Houglum LLMedia Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Will Smith has been a vocal fan of Barack Obama and his plan to increase taxes on the welathy, but during a visit to France he was asked if he would support a 75% tax level precisely what is being suggested by new Socialist President of France.
Business Insider explains, "The Hollywood star enthusiastically preached the book of paying one's proper share of taxes in a French TV interview this weekend."
"But when asked questions about his opinion on the tax policy of French president-elect Franois Hollande, Smith's was shocked silly by the recommendation of a 75 p.c tax rate on those earning above 1,000,000 annually," reported BI's Alex Biles.
"I have no problem with Will Smith," Glenn announced at the beginning of the video.
Glenn explained that Smith shares the same opinion as many in Hollywood that the rich need 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 asserted. "( Smith ) isn't a tax expert in European economics. It strikes him as shocking as it should strike you."