‘We Are Rich. Please Tax Us More’

August 24, 2011 12:51 am

We have written about how much taxes the rich pay. We had also spotted some interesting stats from Warren Buffet’s NYTimes article. We spotted this today:

“A group of 16 of the richest people in France has signed a petition asking the French government to increase their taxes. The group includes Liliane Bettencourt, the billionaire heiress of L’Oreal; Christophe de Margerie, the head of oil giant Total; Frederic Oudea of bank Société Générale; and Jean-Cyril Spinetta, president of Air France KLM SA. (Given SocGen’s share price, Mr. Oudea may not have as much wealth to tax).

The group says the government should create a “special contribution” that would target the rich.

“We are conscious of having benefited from a French system and a European environment that we are attached to and which we hope to help maintain,” the petition said.”

Statistics Source: WSJ

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