When I heard that they were proposing a 75% tax rate in France I had the same emotional response as Will. I think that's just retardely high and will only be counter productive to what they want to achieve. Hell in Canada the top Federal Tax bracket pays 29%, and my province pays the lowest provincial income tax rate of 10% (some go up to 21%). So right there I'm losing out on 39% of my income. My province is also one with the lowest taxes, we have no Provincial sales tax while others have some with rates at 10%. All Canadians pay a 5% Goods and Service tax. So right there alone without adding in any other taxes, EI contributions, or CPP contributions, I'm losing out on 44% of my pay check. I could never imagine what it'd feel like to lose out on 75% right at the beginning and still more later on.