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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Foil Hat View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    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

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Foil Hat View Post
    Why the fukk should anyone have to pay 75% tax? It's obscene to even suggest it.
    Envy politics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Foil Hat View Post
    Why the fukk should anyone have to pay 75% tax? It's obscene to even suggest it.
    Indeed. It's never been suggested or implemented before!! The bare-faced cheek o' them.

    ..Oh wait...

    National Taxpayers Union - History of Federal Individual Income Bottom and Top Bracket Rates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lain2016 View Post
    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

    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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