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France slaps 7 billion euros in taxes on rich, big firms

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Ruble Noon, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. AH, French Socialists taking a page from their American brethren.

  2. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    Just point the gun and say "Hand over your money" ... :upeyes:

  3. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    You mean "Hand over our money"... ;)
  4. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    I considered that, but it's your money until it's in their hand ..... :frown:

  5. JFrame


    May 29, 2001
    Mid-Atlantic, US of A
    I guess France has its own Kulaks... :whistling:

  6. callihan_44

    callihan_44 INFIDEL

    Aug 19, 2010
    tax em out of existence, france needs to learn a lesson about "other people's money"
  7. evlbruce


    Nov 3, 2003
    Funny how an enlightened socialist state loves regressive taxation.
  8. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    Only people like you and me are under that delusion... :crying:
  9. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

  10. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

    Apr 5, 2011
    Tampa, FL
    All they did was roll back their own 'Bush Tax Cuts."
  11. GT4494


    Dec 23, 2008
    On I-95 again
    Anybody catch this part?

    The law, which also includes increases in taxes on stock options and dividends and the scrapping of tax exemptions on overtime, should easily win parliamentary approval before a July 31 deadline, given the Socialists' comfortable majority.

    This is a sacred cow for unions in this country...
  12. Lethaltxn


    Mar 23, 2010
    And did that fix any of their financial problems?
  13. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009
    Hum... so the French raise taxes of multinational businesses, the wealthy, etc., etc., etc. rather than giving them welfare ala tax cuts, etc., etc., etc. Well, the tax cuts didn't work for the U.S. did they? The job creators so-called have not been producing the jobs that were supposed to be produced. Looks like the job creators took their welfare checks and ran. So, let the French tax them. If they don't like it, they can always move to china... where they can enjoy living with their fellow job creators.
  14. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

    Apr 23, 2008
    Spoken like a true "non-creator" and most likely not a net taxpayer.
  15. Bruce H

    Bruce H

    Dec 5, 2000

    Gee whiz, are you really that stupid?
  16. fortyofforty


    Jul 9, 2005
    So, exactly who pays the taxes when taxes are raised on businesses? Think a little.

    I will gladly take the George W. Bush unemployment rate (along with a lot of other economic measures) over the Barack Odumbo unemployment rate. Bush inherited a terrible economy and fixed it, before the Democrats took control of Congress and it tanked again. How's it working out now? :rofl:
  17. Maybe this will bring a quick death to the economy of France, instead of a painfully long death watch like we have going on. I get tired of "death by a thousand cuts".

    This will put more pressure on Germany to be the first to opt out of the EU, due to France likely lining up for bailout.
  18. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009
    Reality is that companies pass taxes on to consumers. So what? There is a level of price beyond which product sales decline. If the company wants to sell product, they will cut the price or be forced out of the market. If the demand exist, someone else will produce the product.

    Every president has to deal with the economy. I voted for Bush both times. But, I do not consider that he was much of a success in dealing with the economy. If someone wants to argue employment rates, etc., fine. I don't like it, but those under klinton were much better. I don't like it, but current rates under the squatter are significantly better that those that prevailed after the economy crashed. While I will blissfully enjoy the squatter being blamed for the crashed economy, such a charge is tenuous at best. If such accusation will help make people vote against him in Nov., then I'd say everyone needs to get out and tell anybody and everybody that he is responsible.

    I say tax the tar out of multinational corporations. Tax them till they squeal like pigs... or until they actually become the supposed job creators they like to style themselves as. As long as they are only creating $1/day jobs in china, etc., I don't care how much they are taxed. If it ruffles the feathers of the stockholders, fine. Maybe they'll get off their dead behinds and vote out the board/chairman and put in people who are not the equivalent of smash and grab criminals.
  19. fortyofforty


    Jul 9, 2005
    Or you could get off your arse and create the ideal company you seek. You would be a hero. You could charge low prices, employ thousands of people, pay super high wages, shower your employees with fabulous benefits, and have a holiday named in your honor. People would line up around the block to have the privilege of shopping in your stores. Or, you can just ***** about how companies owned and run by people that actually own and run companies aren't being owned and run the way you want. Whatever. Your choice. :wavey:

    The economy crashed beginning in 2000, before Bush came into office. Then he got hit with the Clinton-Gore recession that started immediately after he was inaugurated, long before any of his policies were in place. Then he got hit with September 11, due to the failed Clinton-Gore national security policies. Yet, he didn't whine about how he "inherited" anything. He just tried to fix it. And I would gladly go back to the Bush unemployment rate or Bush gasoline prices. After two years of Democrats running the White House, Senate (60 vote fillibuster-proof majority), and House, our economy was in shambles. If the House and Senate do not go solidly conservative this time around, it will be much worse down the road, no matter what happens in the White House.

    It was Democrats that turned a normal, cyclical depression into the Great Depression. It was Democrats that turned a normal, cyclical recession into the Great Recession.