Commentary: Will Smith was very patriotic by saying he would “So I will pay anything that I need to pay to keep my country growing,” until he heard about the tax bracket of 75% on any income earner of more than 1 million euro per year. The newly elected French president Francois Hollande proposed to tax the rich in order to increase spending. Surprisingly, a majority of the French support to tax 75% of the income of more than 1 million euro. Financial troubles in Europe seem to get worse and worse and will have the negative effects on the American economy. However, it can be a blessing opportunity to make America more attractive so that more capital will be moved to the USA.
God bless America!
“I have no issue with paying taxes and whatever needs to be done for my country to grow. I believe very firmly that my ability to sit here — I’m a black man who didn’t go to college, yet I get to travel around the world and sell my movies, and I believe very firmly that America is the only place on Earth that I could exist,” Smith said. “So I will pay anything that I need to pay to keep my country growing.”
At that point, the French reporter explained that anyone whose income was more than 1 million euros, they would be taxed at 75 percent.
“Seventy-five?” Smith gasped. “Yeah, that’s different, that’s different. Yeah, 75. Well, you know, God bless America.”