“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 advocate 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 seventy five percent taxation rate precisely what is being proposed by new Socialist President of France.
Business Insider explains, "The Hollywood superstar enthusiastically preached the book of paying one's proper share of taxes in a French TV interview this weekend."
"But when questioned about his viewpoint on the tax policy of French president-elect Franois Hollande, Smith's was surprised mad by the proposal of a 75 % taxation rate on those earning above 1,000,000 annually," reported BI's Alex Biles.
"I have no problem 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 need to pay more in taxes.
In the interview, Smith replies with a "God Bless America" and a giggle upon hearing President-elect Hollande's proposed rate of 75%.
"You can see the actual shock of that number," Stu recounted. "( Smith ) is not a tax expert in European economics. It strikes him as shocking as it should strike you."