Saturday, July 7, 2012

IMF's Christine Lagarde Pays No Taxes - Praises Japan's Effort to Increase Sales Tax

What's wrong with this picture?

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? 


Andy "In Japan" said...

The gall of this woman from Gaul. Just another ruling party boss with its snout in the trough.

Anonymous said...

Yeah it's ironical, but not hypocritical. She gets a tax free salary, but it's not like she's evading taxes like many Greeks, apparently.

Anonymous said...

Ironic and hypocritical. And incredibly misguided to suggest she is morally superior to hard-working Greeks who simply want to keep what they earn out of the hands of parasites like her. They hurt nobody, and they steal from nobody. She hurts millions, and steals from them all.
Anon1 (ghoti)

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mike in tokyo rogers said...

Commentators can call me names... Even crass and profane ones... But insulting other commentators is verboten... If you want to get into an idiotic flame war with other people (who also have no manners) go to another site... There's lots of them.

Anonymous said...

You're no fun :(

mike in tokyo rogers said...

Ha! Ha! Ha! That's what my wife and kids always say!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good to know ;-)

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