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Business Fleeing France as 75% Income Tax Looms
Newsmax ^ | 07 Oct 2012
Business Fleeing France as 75% Income Tax Looms

A flood of top-end properties are hitting the market as businessmen seek to leave France before stiff tax hikes hit, real estate agents and financial advisors say.

"It's nearly a general panic. Some 400 to 500 residences worth more than one million euros ($1.3 million) have come onto the Paris market," said managers at Daniel Feau, a real-estate broker that specialises in high-end property.

Read more on Newsmax.com: Business Fleeing France as 75% Income Tax Looms Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!
 

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Nothing shocking about this. The fringe left will never understand that they can't force people to pay for their greed.
 

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Go ahead and re-elect Obama. Then plug in "United States" in place of "France" in the above-mentioned news article.
 
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Yep,

Raising the taxes on the rich doesn't work as they will move. Secondly, they will pass the cost onto the consumer.

At the end of the day the poor and the middle class gets fucked.
 

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The happiest place on earth is socialist....

For the past decade, social scientists and pollsters have given elaborate questionnaires to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. Two of the largest studies that rank the happiness of countries around the world are the World Map of Happiness from the University of Leiscester and the World Database of Happiness from Ruut Veenhoven of Erasmus University Rotterdam. All the happiness surveys ask people basically the same question: How happy are you?

"The answer you get is not only how they feel right now, but also how they feel about their entire life," explained Dan Buettner, who has studied happiness and longevity around the world through his Blue Zones project Buettner said that if you mine all the databases of universities and research centers, you'll find that the happiest place on earth is ? Denmark. Cold, dreary, unspectacular Denmark.

Could the Danes really be the happiest people in the world? When ABC News anchor Bill Weir traveled there to find out, he asked random Danes to rate themselves in terms of happiness, on a scale of one to 10. Many people rated themselves at least an eight, and there were several nines and 10s. Finally, one grouchy Dane came along who said she didn't believe Danes were so happy. But then she quickly conceded that she herself felt rather content with her life, and said Danes in general had very little to complain about.
Danes do have one potential complaint: high taxes. The happiest people in the world pay some of the highest taxes in the world -- between 50 percent and 70 percent of their incomes. In exchange, the government covers all health care and education, and spends more on children and the elderly than any country in the world per capita. With just 5.5 million people, the system is efficient, and people feel "tryghed" -- the Danish word for "tucked in" -- like a snug child.
Those high taxes have another effect. Since a banker can end up taking home as much money as an artist, people don't chose careers based on income or status. "They have this thing called 'Jante-lov,' which essentially says, 'You're no better then anybody else,'" said Buettner. "A garbage man can live in a middle-class neighborhood and hold his head high."

Denmark: The Happiest Place on Earth - ABC News
 

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Business Fleeing France as 75% Income Tax Looms
Newsmax ^ | 07 Oct 2012
Business Fleeing France as 75% Income Tax Looms

A flood of top-end properties are hitting the market as businessmen seek to leave France before stiff tax hikes hit, real estate agents and financial advisors say.

"It's nearly a general panic. Some 400 to 500 residences worth more than one million euros ($1.3 million) have come onto the Paris market," said managers at Daniel Feau, a real-estate broker that specialises in high-end property.

Read more on Newsmax.com: Business Fleeing France as 75% Income Tax Looms Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!

This kind of taxation is right in Obama's wheelhouse.
 

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The happiest place on earth is socialist....

For the past decade, social scientists and pollsters have given elaborate questionnaires to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. Two of the largest studies that rank the happiness of countries around the world are the World Map of Happiness from the University of Leiscester and the World Database of Happiness from Ruut Veenhoven of Erasmus University Rotterdam. All the happiness surveys ask people basically the same question: How happy are you?

"The answer you get is not only how they feel right now, but also how they feel about their entire life," explained Dan Buettner, who has studied happiness and longevity around the world through his Blue Zones project Buettner said that if you mine all the databases of universities and research centers, you'll find that the happiest place on earth is ? Denmark. Cold, dreary, unspectacular Denmark.

Could the Danes really be the happiest people in the world? When ABC News anchor Bill Weir traveled there to find out, he asked random Danes to rate themselves in terms of happiness, on a scale of one to 10. Many people rated themselves at least an eight, and there were several nines and 10s. Finally, one grouchy Dane came along who said she didn't believe Danes were so happy. But then she quickly conceded that she herself felt rather content with her life, and said Danes in general had very little to complain about.
Danes do have one potential complaint: high taxes. The happiest people in the world pay some of the highest taxes in the world -- between 50 percent and 70 percent of their incomes. In exchange, the government covers all health care and education, and spends more on children and the elderly than any country in the world per capita. With just 5.5 million people, the system is efficient, and people feel "tryghed" -- the Danish word for "tucked in" -- like a snug child.
Those high taxes have another effect. Since a banker can end up taking home as much money as an artist, people don't chose careers based on income or status. "They have this thing called 'Jante-lov,' which essentially says, 'You're no better then anybody else,'" said Buettner. "A garbage man can live in a middle-class neighborhood and hold his head high."

Denmark: The Happiest Place on Earth - ABC News
Yeah..It's easy to be "happy" (whatever that means) when you have no incentive to produce and the government showers you with gifts provided by the few producers left.
You people on the left especially you socialists are a laugh riot.
You actually believe socialism comes without a price.
 

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The happiest place on earth is socialist....

For the past decade, social scientists and pollsters have given elaborate questionnaires to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. Two of the largest studies that rank the happiness of countries around the world are the World Map of Happiness from the University of Leiscester and the World Database of Happiness from Ruut Veenhoven of Erasmus University Rotterdam. All the happiness surveys ask people basically the same question: How happy are you?

"The answer you get is not only how they feel right now, but also how they feel about their entire life," explained Dan Buettner, who has studied happiness and longevity around the world through his Blue Zones project Buettner said that if you mine all the databases of universities and research centers, you'll find that the happiest place on earth is ? Denmark. Cold, dreary, unspectacular Denmark.

Could the Danes really be the happiest people in the world? When ABC News anchor Bill Weir traveled there to find out, he asked random Danes to rate themselves in terms of happiness, on a scale of one to 10. Many people rated themselves at least an eight, and there were several nines and 10s. Finally, one grouchy Dane came along who said she didn't believe Danes were so happy. But then she quickly conceded that she herself felt rather content with her life, and said Danes in general had very little to complain about.
Danes do have one potential complaint: high taxes. The happiest people in the world pay some of the highest taxes in the world -- between 50 percent and 70 percent of their incomes. In exchange, the government covers all health care and education, and spends more on children and the elderly than any country in the world per capita. With just 5.5 million people, the system is efficient, and people feel "tryghed" -- the Danish word for "tucked in" -- like a snug child.
Those high taxes have another effect. Since a banker can end up taking home as much money as an artist, people don't chose careers based on income or status. "They have this thing called 'Jante-lov,' which essentially says, 'You're no better then anybody else,'" said Buettner. "A garbage man can live in a middle-class neighborhood and hold his head high."

Denmark: The Happiest Place on Earth - ABC News

Denmark?.....Really?
 

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Dupes think you can just move to Denmark! As ignorant as ever.

Obama raising taxes on the rich 4% is hardly the same thing...idiocy.
 

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The happiest place on earth is socialist....

For the past decade, social scientists and pollsters have given elaborate questionnaires to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. Two of the largest studies that rank the happiness of countries around the world are the World Map of Happiness from the University of Leiscester and the World Database of Happiness from Ruut Veenhoven of Erasmus University Rotterdam. All the happiness surveys ask people basically the same question: How happy are you?

"The answer you get is not only how they feel right now, but also how they feel about their entire life," explained Dan Buettner, who has studied happiness and longevity around the world through his Blue Zones project Buettner said that if you mine all the databases of universities and research centers, you'll find that the happiest place on earth is ? Denmark. Cold, dreary, unspectacular Denmark.

Could the Danes really be the happiest people in the world? When ABC News anchor Bill Weir traveled there to find out, he asked random Danes to rate themselves in terms of happiness, on a scale of one to 10. Many people rated themselves at least an eight, and there were several nines and 10s. Finally, one grouchy Dane came along who said she didn't believe Danes were so happy. But then she quickly conceded that she herself felt rather content with her life, and said Danes in general had very little to complain about.
Danes do have one potential complaint: high taxes. The happiest people in the world pay some of the highest taxes in the world -- between 50 percent and 70 percent of their incomes. In exchange, the government covers all health care and education, and spends more on children and the elderly than any country in the world per capita. With just 5.5 million people, the system is efficient, and people feel "tryghed" -- the Danish word for "tucked in" -- like a snug child.
Those high taxes have another effect. Since a banker can end up taking home as much money as an artist, people don't chose careers based on income or status. "They have this thing called 'Jante-lov,' which essentially says, 'You're no better then anybody else,'" said Buettner. "A garbage man can live in a middle-class neighborhood and hold his head high."

Denmark: The Happiest Place on Earth - ABC News

They forgot to mention if the screeners of the survey, you know the people who work for the government to read the surveys before they're submitted, find any with a below perfect score, they, the government, goes to their house and puts a bullet into the heads of the entire family. I mean, that's why they only have 5.5 million people in the country.

In all seriousness though, who cares how happy the people are in Denmark? Socialism and Communism may work in a country with the population the size Atlanta. Where the people are content to be nothing more than middle class. I sure as hell don't want to settle for middle class. I'm not working my ass off just to make it to middle management. I'm working my ass off to be as rich as I can and to give my children every advantage possible in life, to give some help to family members or friends if they need it. When this government raises taxes to give to some lazy ass cock sucker because he feels entitled to what I busted my ass for, they take from my kids and my family who may need a little assistance.

If you want to help the poor guy down the street because he don't want to work or doesn't want the job that he didn't go to school for, knock yourself out. Just don't expect me to do the same thing if I don't want to. My money is better spent on things and people I know will use it to help them get by until they can take care of themselves.
 

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The happiest place on earth is socialist....

For the past decade, social scientists and pollsters have given elaborate questionnaires to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. Two of the largest studies that rank the happiness of countries around the world are the World Map of Happiness from the University of Leiscester and the World Database of Happiness from Ruut Veenhoven of Erasmus University Rotterdam. All the happiness surveys ask people basically the same question: How happy are you?

"The answer you get is not only how they feel right now, but also how they feel about their entire life," explained Dan Buettner, who has studied happiness and longevity around the world through his Blue Zones project Buettner said that if you mine all the databases of universities and research centers, you'll find that the happiest place on earth is ? Denmark. Cold, dreary, unspectacular Denmark.

Could the Danes really be the happiest people in the world? When ABC News anchor Bill Weir traveled there to find out, he asked random Danes to rate themselves in terms of happiness, on a scale of one to 10. Many people rated themselves at least an eight, and there were several nines and 10s. Finally, one grouchy Dane came along who said she didn't believe Danes were so happy. But then she quickly conceded that she herself felt rather content with her life, and said Danes in general had very little to complain about.
Danes do have one potential complaint: high taxes. The happiest people in the world pay some of the highest taxes in the world -- between 50 percent and 70 percent of their incomes. In exchange, the government covers all health care and education, and spends more on children and the elderly than any country in the world per capita. With just 5.5 million people, the system is efficient, and people feel "tryghed" -- the Danish word for "tucked in" -- like a snug child.
Those high taxes have another effect. Since a banker can end up taking home as much money as an artist, people don't chose careers based on income or status. "They have this thing called 'Jante-lov,' which essentially says, 'You're no better then anybody else,'" said Buettner. "A garbage man can live in a middle-class neighborhood and hold his head high."

Denmark: The Happiest Place on Earth - ABC News
Yeah..It's easy to be "happy" (whatever that means) when you have no incentive to produce and the government showers you with gifts provided by the few producers left.
You people on the left especially you socialists are a laugh riot.
You actually believe socialism comes without a price.

They produce just fine. and they're educated for the global market. We're falling behind under myopic pander-to-the-rich Reaganism.
 

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So people eventually get sick and tired of paying the bills for others????

Shocker....

Of course, dumbfuck Biden last week was bragging about raising taxes on the rich again....ignoring the FACT that the Top 10% pay for over 50% of the income taxes. Eventually people get sick of being told they aren't paying their share when that money goes to dumbass greedy politicians like Democraps and their followers.
 

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Payroll taxes are now more than income taxes, and the poor pay as much in all taxes and fees %wise as Romney, middle class twice as much.. Brilliant!
 

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Business Fleeing France as 75% Income Tax Looms
Newsmax ^ | 07 Oct 2012
Business Fleeing France as 75% Income Tax Looms

A flood of top-end properties are hitting the market as businessmen seek to leave France before stiff tax hikes hit, real estate agents and financial advisors say.

"It's nearly a general panic. Some 400 to 500 residences worth more than one million euros ($1.3 million) have come onto the Paris market," said managers at Daniel Feau, a real-estate broker that specialises in high-end property.

Read more on Newsmax.com: Business Fleeing France as 75% Income Tax Looms Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!
Oh, Newsmax, right.
 

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The happiest place on earth is socialist....

For the past decade, social scientists and pollsters have given elaborate questionnaires to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. Two of the largest studies that rank the happiness of countries around the world are the World Map of Happiness from the University of Leiscester and the World Database of Happiness from Ruut Veenhoven of Erasmus University Rotterdam. All the happiness surveys ask people basically the same question: How happy are you?

"The answer you get is not only how they feel right now, but also how they feel about their entire life," explained Dan Buettner, who has studied happiness and longevity around the world through his Blue Zones project Buettner said that if you mine all the databases of universities and research centers, you'll find that the happiest place on earth is ? Denmark. Cold, dreary, unspectacular Denmark.

Could the Danes really be the happiest people in the world? When ABC News anchor Bill Weir traveled there to find out, he asked random Danes to rate themselves in terms of happiness, on a scale of one to 10. Many people rated themselves at least an eight, and there were several nines and 10s. Finally, one grouchy Dane came along who said she didn't believe Danes were so happy. But then she quickly conceded that she herself felt rather content with her life, and said Danes in general had very little to complain about.
Danes do have one potential complaint: high taxes. The happiest people in the world pay some of the highest taxes in the world -- between 50 percent and 70 percent of their incomes. In exchange, the government covers all health care and education, and spends more on children and the elderly than any country in the world per capita. With just 5.5 million people, the system is efficient, and people feel "tryghed" -- the Danish word for "tucked in" -- like a snug child.
Those high taxes have another effect. Since a banker can end up taking home as much money as an artist, people don't chose careers based on income or status. "They have this thing called 'Jante-lov,' which essentially says, 'You're no better then anybody else,'" said Buettner. "A garbage man can live in a middle-class neighborhood and hold his head high."

Denmark: The Happiest Place on Earth - ABC News


I thought we were talking about France.

Do they have a 75% tax rate, and also a wealth tax on top of that?

Your link is from 2007, are they still feeling good now?

I believe their GDP has contracted in 3 of the past 4 qtrs, wonder how happy they are about that.

They eat fish for breakfast, how happy can they really be?
 

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Yep,

Raising the taxes on the rich doesn't work as they will move. Secondly, they will pass the cost onto the consumer.

At the end of the day the poor and the middle class gets fucked.
Lot's of millionaires failed to move during the Eisenhower Administration, when the top rate in the US was above 90%.
 

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Only an idiot would compare the US and the world today with decades ago. :cuckoo:

Living in Asia, Europe, etc is more "Americanized" today compared to your utopian years of high taxes. Living in London and keeping up things back here is a bit easier than the past.

Hell, Canada is more American now...and that is just a drive across the border to escape you idiots.

Yep,

Raising the taxes on the rich doesn't work as they will move. Secondly, they will pass the cost onto the consumer.

At the end of the day the poor and the middle class gets fucked.
Lot's of millionaires failed to move during the Eisenhower Administration, when the top rate in the US was above 90%.
 

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Business Fleeing France as 75% Income Tax Looms
Newsmax ^ | 07 Oct 2012
Business Fleeing France as 75% Income Tax Looms

A flood of top-end properties are hitting the market as businessmen seek to leave France before stiff tax hikes hit, real estate agents and financial advisors say.

"It's nearly a general panic. Some 400 to 500 residences worth more than one million euros ($1.3 million) have come onto the Paris market," said managers at Daniel Feau, a real-estate broker that specialises in high-end property.

Read more on Newsmax.com: Business Fleeing France as 75% Income Tax Looms Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!
Oh, Newsmax, right.


Try this link if you don't like Newsmax. Business Times okay?

Rich fleeing France before tax hikes hit
 

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