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!