IMF's Christine Lagarde Pays No Taxes - Praises Japan's Effort to Increase Sales Tax
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It has come out in the news today that the IMF head cheese, Christine Lagarde, while in Tokyo, has praised the Japanese government's misguided attempts to raise sales tax.
The economy is bad enough as it is without our food prices going up 5% to boot!
Of course, with all of these government wonks, the answer is always to spend more of someone else's money (see how well it's doing in Europe, the USA and Japan) instead of cutting spending and living within means.
But the gaul of this IMF commissar, er, I mean bureaucrat! She doesn't pay any taxes at all!
The Guardian reports in Christine Lagarde, scourge of tax evaders, pays no tax!
IMF boss who caused international outrage when she suggested that Greeks should pay their taxes earns a tax-free salary.
Christine Lagarde, the IMF boss who caused international outrage after she suggested in an interview with the Guardian on Friday that beleaguered Greeks might do well to pay their taxes, pays no taxes, it has emerged.
As an official of an international institution, her salary of $467,940 (£298,675) a year plus $83,760 additional allowance a year is not subject to any taxes.
Ready to bend over and get bow-legged, Japanese public?