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See Will Smith‘s Shocked Reaction to France’s Proposed 75% Tax Rate…After Just Advocating for Higher Taxes in U.S.

Looks like the Libatard got a dose of reality headed his way!!



Remember when actor and comedian Jon Lovitz went off on President Barack Obama’s taxation policies? We’re sure you do. Shortly after Lovitz’ now-famous “bulls**t” rant went viral, Zombie, a blogger writing for PJ Media, posited the following theory: left-leaning celebrities are comfortable with taxation and “fair share” rhetoric — but only to certain a point.

Named after the famous “Laffer Curve,” Zombie calls it the “Lovitz Curve.”

And now Will Smith, a strong supporter of President Obama‘s call for higher taxes on the country’s top earners, may have found his “Lovitz Curve.”

“The Hollywood megastar enthusiastically preached the gospel of paying one’s fair share of taxes in a French television interview this weekend,” Business Insider’s Alex Biles reports.

“But when asked about his take on the tax policy of French president-elect François Hollande, Smith’s was shocked silly by the suggestion of a 75 percent tax rate on those earning above €1 million annually,” he adds.

[Author’s note: although it’s difficult to understand what Smith is saying because of all the crosstalk and the translation, his reaction at the 1:20 mark is unmistakable]

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As mentioned in the above, Smith isn’t uncomfortable with President Obama’s call for higher taxes.

“I’m very supportive of that idea,” Smith told The Associated Press in an interview. “America has been fantastic to me. I have no problem paying whatever I need to pay to keep my country growing.”

However, as posited in the “Lovitz Curve,” everyone has their breaking point. Apparently, Will Smith’s is Francois Hollande’s proposed 75 percent tax rate.

Image courtesy PJ Media

“At least [Smith] doesn’t have to deal with the prospect of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the French Communist Party candidate, whose 15 percent showing heavily influenced Hollande’s platform in the second round of voting,” Biles reports.

“Mélenchon ran on a promise to impose to marginal tax rate of 100 percent on those earning over €360,000 annually,” he adds.


Added: May-16-2012 Occurred On: May-16-2012
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  • He should be taxed at 90% for supporting Obama and being such an idiot. Call it the Idiot Tax!

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  • Dumb fucking socialists.

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  • Come on retard. Thats what you wanted. Thats what obunga wants too!

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  • The guy will vote for Obama, nonetheless.
    Race trumps nationality with such creatures.

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  • I didn't watch 'cause I can't stand that fucken guy. I also don't give a rats ass about the political opinion of "celebrities". Eat shit and die, Willy.

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  • He should have said "Fuck it. I'll work for free". Huh, libs?

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  • The fresh prince became a Republican at 1:20.

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    • @TheEvilDead And the Republicans gave him back anyway.

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    • @sdflyr He's actually a smart guy. He was offered a free ride to MIT on a math scholarship. And, it sounded like he advocated 30%? That would be a tax cut for Americans. A true Hollywood idiot would cheer at the notion of the government stealing 3/4.

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  • He described himself as a "Highly paid Black man", and then goes on to say that he is not educated. Isn't it strange how he has to point out those three things about himself? I just have to question, why anyone would even care to hear what he has to say...ever. Nevermind the fact that the system that handed him his wealth has seriously damaged what made America great in the first place. Moan moan grumble grumble.

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  • I cannot stand this douche, his douche wife and his douche kids.

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  • Haha! Like anyone gives two shits what Mr. Gettin Jiggy With It has to say about anything. This turd became an authority on anything political when exactly?

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    • @SSSox88 It's not so much a matter of economic theory. It's more of a "come on!" sort of thing. You're a millionaire and yet you complain about money? What? You can only have 10 cars instead of 15? I would agree that the government has no claim on people's money, but I would also say that, what the hell! If you come away with millions anyway, see it as a cost of business and relax a little!

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    • @wellybub I agree. If I was wealthy, I'd share a similar mentality and have no problem paying higher taxes as well. I respect Warren Buffet's views on this exact issue. The greater point I was trying to make is that anyone with half a brain wouldn't allow themselves to be influenced by some shit that the guy who plays Hancock has to say.

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  • Easy to say "tax the hell out of me" on earned income after you have enough money to buy a mid sized country in the bank, I hope his wife takes him to the cleaners after their divorce and lets see how pro tax he is then.

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  • There's nothing stoping him from personally donating to Uncle Sam.

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  • "“Mélenchon ran on a promise to impose to marginal tax rate of 100 percent on those earning over €360,000 annually,” he adds."

    I don't even think the French are dumb enough to believe that anyone making that amount of money would a) not cheat on the books to report their income as 359,999 or b) leave the country.

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    • @NateyG2 Just thinking about how it would play out. You cheat to make your income exactly €360,000. No need for the 359,999, it's only the amount above that gets the 100% tax. Don't know, if you knew that. Anyway. What would you do with the dirty money? Launder it? So you pay a guy a percentage to launder your money, it comes back to you nice and clean. Then what? You pay taxes on it? You already made €360,000, so the tax rate on the laundered money will be 100%. Seems like only your crimina More..

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    • @wellybub Well that is really badly thought out. In fact people on large incomes use tax accountants to minimize their taxes and will often use offshore banking, non-taxable investments, gifts (and the gift comes back in a new form) and other methods.

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    • @NateyG2
      If one was earning big money, you'd hope that they'd figured out the tax game by then. Seems many don't.

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  • Anyone stupid enough to believe that paying tax actually helps their community can go fuck themselves, and fuck themselves hard.

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  • HEY!!!! WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!! HE IS A MOVIE STAR/RAPPER/ENTERTAINER.... END OF FUCKING STORY.... WHO GIVES A FUCK ABOUT HIS POLITICAL OPINIONS????? NOT ME.... AND EITHER SHOULD ANYONE ELSE.

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  • It was reported yesterday that Jennifer Lopez made $52 million last year alone. She loves Obama. I wonder how she feels about paying France like taxes to the Socialist in Chief. Furthermore, why isn't J Lo being "occupied" right now along with all of her ridiculously wealthy entertainment brethren?

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  • stoopid hoe

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  • hey will smith, why not just donate your money directly to the ghetto? ohhhh, that's right, because you know it would just be wasted.

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  • embrassez ce poing serré!

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  • ~HEH~!
    GOD bless america !!

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  • 75%?! Everything better fucking be free then!

    In Sweden we pay around 32% income tax. How much do you pay in America?

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    • @Zota
      most americans DON'T pay taxes. Yes,
      that is true.
      At least 50% get returns ( refunds) for what they paid in to the system.
      Many get MORE than what they pay in to the system.
      And those #'s grow.

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    • @Airedale. The point you are missing is that the IRS is illegal and the "income "tax is in truth a wage tax. It is expressly forbidden by the Constitution. The IRS pledged to invest in itself for the American people last year. They certainly did. 600 new shotguns. Hows that for reform.

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    • @Zota Airedale is correct, but for people that do pay taxes, it increases if you get paid more. There is a scale online that shows taxes according to pay scale. But a lot of people get money back or illegals and people who don't work (by choice most of the time) get a bit of money back.
      In one state, they allowed illegals to get money for their nephews and nieces...some claimed 20 kids they didn't have and the state gave $30,000 to them (10 different people). So the system is so damn fucked up!

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    • @Airedale


      Yeah but America wastes most of its money on unnecessary wars, while Sweden sits and stacks its money.....

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  • what I want to know, is wtf is will smith in france, doing a interview about taxes?.......

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  • Not really very telling.

    75% is crazy high, I would be happy if the rich paid the exact same tax rate as top middle class earners do.

    Of course they talk a good game of it, but as of yet I haven't heard of one of them writing a check out to the US Treasury in support of the higher taxes.

    But they are happy to pay us lip service.

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  • The realization the "Hell, this could actually affect ME! Wasn't counting on that."

    God Bless America NOW Mr Smith - but we'll get there at this rate...

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