“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 trip to France he was asked if he would support a 75 percent taxation rate precisely what is being proposed by new Socialist President of France.
Business Insider explains, "The Hollywood megastar enthusiastically preached the gospel of paying one's equal share of taxes in a French TV 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 seventy five p.c taxation rate on those earning above 1 million 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 that the rich have to pay more in taxes.
During the interview, Smith replies with a "God Bless America" and a giggle upon hearing President-elect Hollande's proposed rate of seventy five %.
"You can see the actual shock of that number," Stu asserted. "( Smith ) is not a tax expert in Western european economics. It strikes him as stunning as it should strike you."