“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 questioned if he would support a 75 percent tax rate precisely what is being proposed by new Socialist President of France.
Business Insider explains, "The Hollywood star enthusiastically preached the text of paying one's fair share of taxes in a French television interview this weekend."
"But when asked questions about his viewpoint on the tax policy of French president-elect Franois Hollande, Smith's was shocked silly by the suggestion of a seventy five percent tax level 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 the rich have to pay more in taxes.
During the interview, Smith responds with a "God Bless America" and a laugh on hearing President-elect Hollande's suggested rate of 75 percent.
"You can see the actual shock of that number," Stu said. "( Smith ) isn't a tax expert in EU economics. It strikes him as shocking as it should strike you."