“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 fan of Barack Obama and his plan to extend taxes on the welathy, but during a trip to France he was questioned if he would support a 75 percent taxation rate precisely what is being proposed by new Socialist President of France.
Business Insider explains, "The Hollywood superstar enthusiastically preached the text of paying one's proper share of taxes in a French TV interview this weekend."
"But when asked questions about his opinion on the tax policy of French president-elect Franois Hollande, Smith's was surprised 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 difficulty 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 need to pay more in taxes.
During the interview, Smith responds with a "God Bless America" and a laugh on hearing President-elect Hollande's proposed rate of 75 percent.
"You can see the actual shock of that number," Stu recounted. "( Smith ) isn't a tax expert in European economics. It strikes him as shocking as it should strike you."