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May 30, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Oh the joy...IMF Chief Lagarde pays zero income taxes


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The IMF chief Christine Lagarde was accused of hypocrisy yesterday after it emerged that she pays no income tax – just days after blaming the Greeks for causing their financial peril by dodging their own bills.
Even in the socialist zone, income taxes are for the little people
May 30, 2012, 05:40 AM
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As the article points out, that is a diplomatic perk covered by the Vienna treaty. It would be exactly the same if the head of the IMF were American, Cuban or from any other country in between.
Whether her remarks about Greeks not paying their income tax were hypocritical in view of her own status is another point.
May 30, 2012, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by martin richards
As the article points out, that is a diplomatic perk covered by the Vienna treaty. It would be exactly the same if the head of the IMF were American, Cuban or from any other country in between.
Whether her remarks about Greeks not paying their income tax were hypocritical in view of her own status is another point.
Mortato, you can't spoil Goat's 'anti-socialist' regular rant!

May 30, 2012, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by martin richards
As the article points out, that is a diplomatic perk covered by the Vienna treaty. It would be exactly the same if the head of the IMF were American, Cuban or from any other country in between.
Whether her remarks about Greeks not paying their income tax were hypocritical in view of her own status is another point.
No, it's not "another point". it's exactly the point he made.
May 30, 2012, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Norman Adlam
Mortato, you can't spoil Goat's 'anti-socialist' regular rant!

Mortato? Sock puppets here?

And no, he can't spoil the Anti-socialist rant by essentially agreeing with it.
May 30, 2012, 06:35 AM
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Mortato? Sock puppets here?

And no, he can't spoil the Anti-socialist rant by essentially agreeing with it.
Not enough 'conspiracies' for you Salty?
May 30, 2012, 06:52 AM
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Not enough 'conspiracies' for you Salty?
Asking a question of a confusing post is a conspiracy now?
May 30, 2012, 07:19 AM
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No, it's not "another point". it's exactly the point he made.
Bingo. And the inability of Leftists to get it... shows how twisted their worldview is.
May 30, 2012, 07:39 AM
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No, it's not "another point". it's exactly the point he made.
As the IMF has its Head Office in Washington D.C., why does the USA not levy income tax. The Managing Director presumably has a US residence.
May 30, 2012, 07:47 AM
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Bingo. And the inability of Leftists to get it... shows how twisted their worldview is.
As mentioned above, the lady in question is the Managing Director of a company whose head offices are in Washington DC. How on earth does it reflect on "European socialists" that she pays no income tax? Does not it reflect more significantly on the country where she resides?
May 30, 2012, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by martin richards
As mentioned above, the lady in question is the Managing Director of a company whose head offices are in Washington DC. How on earth does it reflect on "European socialists" that she pays no income tax? Does not it reflect more significantly on the country where she resides?
It's not a "company" it's an international quasi-governmental financial institution created by treaty. And it does not matter what nation it is in or where she is from. It's an example of our world leaders carving out a special category for the ruling class... once again. Yes, it's all legal and done by agreement... and that is the problem.
May 30, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Asking a question of a confusing post is a conspiracy now?
I read your question as wondering if I and Mortato might be socks (which, of course, would indicate a love of a conspiracy, methinks. )
May 30, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Mortato? Sock puppets here?

And no, he can't spoil the Anti-socialist rant by essentially agreeing with it.
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Originally Posted by Norman Adlam
Not enough 'conspiracies' for you Salty?
Norman, you called Martin, Mortato.
May 30, 2012, 08:05 AM
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May 30, 2012, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Indiana_Geoff
It's not a "company" it's an international quasi-governmental financial institution created by treaty. And it does not matter what nation it is in or where she is from. It's an example of our world leaders carving out a special category for the ruling class... once again. Yes, it's all legal and done by agreement... and that is the problem.
Aaahhh.. but you haven't answered Martin's question of 'how does it reflect on European Socialists' etc!


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