Ooh la la! As Twitchy reported on Saturday, Sen. Cruz issued a call to abolish the IRS in the wake of the IRS scandal.

He also tweeted out a bit of  “good” news this morning.

You see, some taxpayers in France owed 100 percent of their income in taxes.

The newspaper said that the exceptionally high level of taxation was due to a one-off levy last year on 2011 incomes for households with assets of more than 1.3 million euros ($1.67 million).

President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government imposed the tax surcharge last year, shortly after taking office, to offset the impact of a rebate scheme created by its conservative predecessor to cap an individual’s overall taxation at 50 percent of income.

At least we are not France. Yet. So there’s that?



Silver lining … for now. Forward!

  • CatHerder

    OTOH, we do seem to be approaching the gates of Hell.

    • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

      Brakes BRAKES!!!
      {lets all notice, I used the proper form of the word} As opposed to breaks,breaks. Cuzthat wud bee stoopid.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      So THAT’s how I got in this handbasket!!

      • JustLikeAnimals

        That’s your “entry permit” to the nether world!! Ha! Hell has an immigration policy that works!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    Leftofascist Paradise ==> “A top administrative court has determined that a
    marginal tax rate higher than 66.66 percent on a single household RISKED BEING CONSIDERED as confiscatory.”

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  • $27789750

    France may call itself a country, but actually it’s about the size of some of our states. It would be a whole lot harder to control this confiscatory tax, or anything for that matter,in the vast reaches and huge ethnic and cultural diversity of this one. Thank God! Hollande has set himself up for a fall in any case. He is un jerque! lol

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  • vcferlita

    At least paying taxes in this country is voluntary :)

    • TocksNedlog

      Yes, isn’t it quaint how Harry Reid claimed that paying income taxes is ‘voluntary’, but then turned right around and — FALSELY — slammed Mitt Romney for allegedly not paying income taxes?

      He’s so cute, that Harry.

  • TocksNedlog

    Don’t give them any ideas!

  • theslowrider

    Would it actually be worse in France? I don’t think so. ObamaCare is going to put me on government assistance, after my new insurance premiums takes all my savings. What a great country.

  • $35072932

    Audit THIS! Tea Party groups to protest at IRS offices nationwide on Tuesday
    Don’t stand down. Stand up and let the IRS know we won’t roll over. Tuesday. At your local IRS office. Be there.
    Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft has details:

    Thanks to Barack Obama the Tea Party is once again outraged and motivated.

    The Tea Party Patriots on behalf of Tea Party, Patriot groups, 9/12, liberty activists, and the American people, we are calling for anyone and everyone to protest the IRS’ complete abuse of power on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at noon local time.


    • GaryTheBrave

      There are some commentators who say the press is on our side on this. Doing a protest now may get the public’s sympathies going the other way, particularly if something goes horribly wrong.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Make it even better……Deport Obama to France!