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NON a 75% tax rate.


Clanrickard

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BBC News - French 75% income tax struck down by constitutional council

The French Constitutional Court has struck down the 75% tax rate om top earners which was a main plank of Francois Hollande's election campaign. The court struck nit down on the basis that it failed to recognise "equality before public burdens" Some sanity it seems still exists in France. The piece above from the Beeb states clearly the court rejected any other method of calculating the tax. That not stopped the government from continuing to press ahead with the tax.............

But Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the government would press ahead with the new tax rate.

"The government will propose a new system that conforms with the principles laid down by the decision of the Constitutional Council," he said.
 


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Why the fukk should anyone have to pay 75% tax? It's obscene to even suggest it.
 

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I seen this on the news earlier and lol'd.

Hard.
 

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Looks like they will have to apologise for all the insults they poured on Gerard Depardieu.
 

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Not much is going right for Hollande since he took power.
 
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Why the fukk should anyone have to pay 75% tax? It's obscene to even suggest it.
It's theft, pure and simple.

I wouldn't be under any illusions, though; if SF, ULA, and (some of) the Labour Party could get away with it, they'd have such a rate introduced here tout de suite.
 

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BBC News - French 75% income tax struck down by constitutional council

The French Constitutional Court has struck down the 75% tax rate om top earners which was a main plank of Francois Hollande's election campaign. The court struck nit down on the basis that it failed to recognise "equality before public burdens" Some sanity it seems still exists in France. The piece above from the Beeb states clearly the court rejected any other method of calculating the tax. That not stopped the government from continuing to press ahead with the tax.............
Great idea.

Judges have a vested interest so they must be bypassed.

Though I agree that its crazy to allow 2 people living together to earn almost a million each! and not be subject to a similar tax.

Equality is the right target to aim for and we must all get used to it.

A problem with your op which grates big style is the fact that you must see this news through a British prisim which means that you have to see the issue thru sterling eyes, despite the glaring fact that we are a Euro country like France :roll:

Also Britain was traditionally against equality (liberté, egalité, fraternaté) but today is happily part of modern civilisation based on just those principles...
 
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Great idea.

Judges have a vested interest so they must be bypassed.

Though I agree that its crazy to allow 2 people living together to earn almost a million each! and not be subject to a similar tax.

Equality is the right target to aim for and we must all get used to it.

A problem with your op which grates big style is the fact that you must see this news through a British prisim which means that you have to see the issue thru sterling eyes, despite the glaring fact that we are a Euro country like France :roll:

Also Britain was traditionally against equality (liberté, egalité, fraternaté) but today is happily part of modern civilisation based on just those principles...
Sorry, are you saying that the 75% tax rate is a good thing?
 
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Just to be clear, as their commentator in Paris says:

French millionaires would be well-advised to think twice before cracking open the champagne over the Constitutional Council's ruling.
The court emphatically did NOT say that the 75 per cent tax rate was too high.
No, the point on which the socialist government's flagship measure came unstuck was a technicality. In French jargon the new tax bracket for people earning more than a million euros had not been "conjugalised".
As framed, the tax band applied to individuals - not to households.
It will be reworded and reintroduced.
 

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Anything with an effective tax rate of above 50% is outright theft. It basically implies that the money belongs more to the state than the citizen.
 

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Great idea.

Judges have a vested interest so they must be bypassed.

Though I agree that its crazy to allow 2 people living together to earn almost a million each! and not be subject to a similar tax.

Equality is the right target to aim for and we must all get used to it.
Problem with you point on equality is that no one wants it. They want to be treated differently and better than everyone else.

Equalee-tee is a croc, if you don't mind me saying
 

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Why the fukk should anyone have to pay 75% tax? It's obscene to even suggest it.
The wealthy are the lucky ones in society, they should be proud to contribute to the betterment of their society from which they have benefitted so much.

Afterall, they live in a society from which the poorest people struggled the hardest to provide them with their many advantages...think of all those who gave their lives at Verdun and the Somme, mostly ordinary working people who gave not mere money, not a mere fraction of their earnings but their very lives...

...the rich have to come into the real world...and its non-negotiable :)
 

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Anything with an effective tax rate of above 50% is outright theft. It basically implies that the money belongs more to the state than the citizen.
I agree. It's like as if we don't have a government for the people by the people but rather a people for the government by the government.

BTW don't most of pay that rate when you take into account VAT, DIRT, PRSI, CGT etc?
 

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Great idea.

Judges have a vested interest so they must be bypassed.


Though I agree that its crazy to allow 2 people living together to earn almost a million each! and not be subject to a similar tax.

Equality is the right target to aim for and we must all get used to it.

A problem with your op which grates big style is the fact that you must see this news through a British prisim which means that you have to see the issue thru sterling eyes, despite the glaring fact that we are a Euro country like France :roll:

Also Britain was traditionally against equality (liberté, egalité, fraternaté) but today is happily part of modern civilisation based on just those principles...
How do judges have a vested interest?:roll:
 

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