French court rejects 75% millionaires’ tax. “The Council, made up of nine judges and three former presidents, is concerned the tax would hit a married couple where one partner earned above a million euros but it would not affect a couple where each earned just under a million euros.” Well, to paraphrase the old adage, two can be soaked as cheaply as one. No doubt John Roberts would’ve found a way to approve it: “Hey, it’s not a tax, it’s an individual mandate!”

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Joe Redfield December 29, 2012 at 9:44 am

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Any chance of trading Roberts and the SCOTUS Progs to France for these guys and an ex-President to be named later?

poppajoe49 December 29, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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You could name him now, he’ll be available in 4 years.

flashingscotsman January 4, 2013 at 5:42 pm

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I hope he’s available much sooner.

If the Republicans in Congress had a single testicle between them, they’d be introducing a number of impeachment proceedings.

Sidekick December 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm

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The Depardieu Ruling. Has a nice ring to it.

JPTravis December 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm

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This tax was proposed by a socialist president, so the court ruling will be ignored. Socialists don’t care about the law. He’ll disband the court, impose the tax by fiat, set himself up as a dictator, something. That’s how they work.

GhostntheMachine December 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm
KimmyQueen December 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm

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This is not unusual for a socialist country. In Pma they would do that AND also shut off the water during the overnight hours and sometimes into the early morning hours so if you work nights or early mornings you had to fill the buckets up to wash up. If it was so hot and the AC or fan didnt work too bad for you.

sa_rose January 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

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Why did Kimmy get a DT? Is TRUTH that scary now?

KimmyQueen January 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

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Stalker put a TD when I wished everyone a Happy New Year in tips page. It is hilarious. It is probably a guy that was spamming the site last week and misunderstood what I was telling him or it could be another idiot. Who knows?

deepthinker December 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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Wow the French Court actually got one right.

KimmyQueen December 29, 2012 at 4:48 pm

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The court is filled with millionaires obviously.

Now their reasoning is crazy to me. It seems to me that they have no objections to actual taxation or that the taxation amount was whack, but they have a problem that not ALL people were being taxed equally. So if the law said that A COMBINED net worth of married pairs was a million plus were to be affected by the tax (in addition to individuals NOT MARRIED earning that), the court would have been okay with it? That to me is crazy.

It would have made sense to me if they had said that the AMOUNT of percentage was whack and punitive and just leave it at that. Crazy.

6 November 2012 January 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm

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Tax loophole (or rather the lack of one), that is the most likely explanation.

sa_rose January 3, 2013 at 9:36 am

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Why should I work if all my money is going to go to someone wlse? I mean a certain amount of tax is ok. Gotta pay the military, and the real working folk in government. That is the price of HAVING a government. But 75%? What is the idea? Again, why work at all? This is why socialism never works. No one wants to work themselves to death to give it away to someone else, other that certain religious and spiritual people that are called for that. And they generally don’t make a million bucks a year anyway.

jcrowley1985 January 3, 2013 at 9:50 am

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sa_rose January 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

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You are too young and stupid to remember WWII. We declared war with no prepared army or navy. The troops that volunteered or were drafted were training without weapons, and had to be physically built up during training. Many were malnourished, had severe dental problems, etc. THe entire country was instructed on using soy to increase their protein intake as cheaply as possible. We definitely could have LOST that war, if not for Britain holding out so long. I for one, am not at all interested in being in that position again. If you had any sense,you would not either. Cut the waste, yes. But a strong milirary is the best defense we could have. That and thewillingness to stand fast when we are being attacked not folding to politically correct bullshit.

jcrowley1985 January 3, 2013 at 10:17 am

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sa_rose January 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm

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Thirds~!

jcrowley1985 January 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

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sa_rose January 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm

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Yeah. TD…………………MO

Not so silent January 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm

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TD and Mo and Turds..now thats right.

flashingscotsman January 4, 2013 at 5:45 pm

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If I respond at all, it is to talk ABOUT the idiot, not to him.

6 November 2012 January 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm

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ICBMs and cruise missiles with multiple, cobalt-jacketed warheads, drones and thermobaric bombs against illegal immigration wouldn´t cost that much.

6 November 2012 January 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm

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25% of 1 million euros = 250,000.00 Euros = 326,418.75 Us dollars, significantly more than Obama´s 250 000 dollars tax ceiling.

There is also a war being fought right now, except it is waged by the governement against the people of France and France itself, to make it into a bunch of provinces of the EU mega-state.