IMF home goal

May 29, 2012

  1. radjew

    radjew
    8,100 posts
    Since Jul 7, 2001
    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.

    Lagarde, 56, receives a pay and benefits package worth more than American president Barack Obama earns from the United States government, and he pays taxes on it.

    According to Lagarde's contract she is also entitled to a pay rise on 1 July every year during her five-year contract.

    Other benefits include rent subsidies, dependency allowances for spouses and children, education grants for school-age children and travel and shipping expenses, as well as subsidised medical insurance.


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/may/29/christine-lagarde-pays-no-tax

    The permo-oranged tranny gets the hypocrite of the year award for 2012. Especially as she was supposed to be sorting out the euro crisis which she has obviously fucked up but got a convenient escape route via the IMF because of DSK indiscretion in NY. She gets all these perks from the taxpayer so it seems only fair to step up to the mark, show some leadership and pay your share. Useless,hypocritical and bigoted .. good combination.
  2. the original

    the original
    135 posts
    Since Apr 27, 2008
    criminal and stupid
  3. neepheid Space Pirate

    neepheid
    5,250 posts
    Since Feb 28, 2012
    and the things she says...

    her purple prose just gives her away :rolleyes2
  4. liner _____

    liner
    3,097 posts
    Since Aug 8, 2003
    I'm sorry, she doesn't pay taxes because she's exempt by the law.
    A lot of Greeks don't pay any tax even though their law tells them to.

    You are upset why?
  5. radjew

    radjew
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    Since Jul 7, 2001
    Like having multiple wives and preaching celibacy. Couldn't give a shit if it is in the law tbh .. just goes to show what a one-sided game it is (is she judged on performance I wonder on a fixed 5 year contract). Its the method in which she approached the subject then rapidly back tracked to avoid looking a cunt I suppose. Might sit well with you I don't know the company you keep.

    ETA: she gave an interview where she had little sympathy for starving greek kids as it was their parents own fault.
  6. CLAUDE601

    CLAUDE601
    18,135 posts
    Since Jun 27, 2006
    Well she is French
  7. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot
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    Since Mar 10, 2006
    do you think it's fair that someone who earns money by working doesn't pay tax?

    regardless of how much they get, or any regulations/legislation - greeks, turks, chavs, or imf bosses - i don't think it's fair on those who do pay their tax.. it just so happens that she earns a fair bit of dosh, and is being a massive hypocrite.

    i don't see how people can think that it's unreasonable to be irritated by this.


    :teeth:
  8. MegaJon

    MegaJon
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    Since May 21, 2010
    It's not fair but that doesn't make her a hypocrite.
  9. rikardob Halcón.

    rikardob
    17,297 posts
    Since Feb 28, 2005
    It kind of fits the definition of hypocryte exactlly though. Not practicing what you preach and all that.

    :smashed:
  10. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot
    3,283 posts
    Since Mar 10, 2006
    really?

    are we really gonna go into the definition of the word 'hypocrite', in the form of boring, generic, internet forum disagreement/debate?

    i can't be asked, dunno about you mate.
  11. neepheid Space Pirate

    neepheid
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    Since Feb 28, 2012
    I'm exempt from tax too but I still think you should all pay your taxes.
  12. MegaJon

    MegaJon
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    Since May 21, 2010
    I don't see what's so hard here - if she was actually required to pay tax then she'd be a hypocrite. It's a distinction worth making because it's the difference between her doing something illegal, like tax cheats in Greece, and her not being required to pay tax.
  13. rikardob Halcón.

    rikardob
    17,297 posts
    Since Feb 28, 2005
    Illegalities aside, you must not understand the definition of hypocrite, because she fits it perfectly. The fact that she isn't required to pay them, but tells everyone else to makes her such.
  14. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot
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    Since Mar 10, 2006
    i get what you're saying fella.

    thing is though - i'm not concerned about the law in this instance. i'm concerned about morals. morally i think it's unfair. again, anyone who earns money from working should pay tax. that's just how i feel about it. whatever the law says.
  15. blaze dis one Registered Loser

    blaze dis one
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    Since Jul 6, 2002
    bit off topic but, lol

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  16. liner _____

    liner
    3,097 posts
    Since Aug 8, 2003
    I find it odd to assume that work must equal tax.
  17. CLAUDE601

    CLAUDE601
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    Since Jun 27, 2006
    why should anyone be exempt :smashed:
  18. luthatron \o/ Lord Wavey \o/

    luthatron
    42,229 posts
    Since Feb 3, 2004
    i hope the libertarians get in this thread.
  19. exp_cj

    exp_cj
    4,313 posts
    Since May 13, 2003
    Lets suppose for a minute that the empoloyees of the IMF, like her, had to pay tax. Essentially the government of the country where the majority of them are based gets a boost ot tax income, the money for which comes to donations to the IMF from other countries. Would there not be a scandal?
  20. Chappers

    Chappers
    2,187 posts
    Since Jan 19, 2006
    I thought all the IMF wages were at a certain level because they are exempt, ie she gets paid less than she would if she paid tax on her wages?

    Can't see the issue really, she's going a point however badly she made it (clearly she shouldn't have made it badly)
  21. KG

    KG
    32,107 posts
    Since Jul 24, 2002
    I did laugh when I saw the Greek response to it, there's nothing wrong with anything she has said. The left wing Greek parties can moan all they want but the fact is there is massive problem with tax evassion in their country.
  22. luthatron \o/ Lord Wavey \o/

    luthatron
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    Since Feb 3, 2004
    can someone explain why she doesn't and shouldn't pay tax?
  23. 2turntables ♫♪♫♩♬♭♫♪♫♩♬♭♫♪♫♩♬♭

    2turntables
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    Since Dec 6, 2005
    who would she pay tax to? the IMF is paid for by a lot of countries; it wouldn't seem right if one country (most probably a rich one) was then to receive the tax receipts from the position's renumeration, especially as the role involves aiding countries who need money.

    in theory the post has a reduced salary from what a suitably qualified person could earn elsewhere.

    bit of a non issue for me tbh. i'm pretty sure diplomats and UN staff don't pay tax either.
  24. luthatron \o/ Lord Wavey \o/

    luthatron
    42,229 posts
    Since Feb 3, 2004
    oh yeah, it's just the guardian going "UUUUM ERR HI WHAT ABOUT THIS EH?"

    but it is quite galling for a woman who is massively rich, and doesn't pay tax telling poors to pay tax.
  25. hadees Banned

    hadees
    3,840 posts
    Since Nov 22, 2002
    Moaning about newspaper sensationalized "tax evasion" of common Greeks is just playing into their decoy/ dupe/smoke screen without considering how absurd it all is, and not looking for the real reasons behind the situation in Greece. Maybe it would be better for everyone to concentrate their anger on the politicians and bankers that really created the mess, why is no one charging or even questioning these fraudsters?
  26. MrWoggles Guest

    MrWoggles
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    Since Jun 21, 2009
    http://www.france24.com/en/20120527...e-venizelos-lagarde-economy-eurozone-debt-tax

    Did that help or serve to confuse?
  27. 2turntables ♫♪♫♩♬♭♫♪♫♩♬♭♫♪♫♩♬♭

    2turntables
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    Since Dec 6, 2005
    true, but would it really be that much more stomachable if she earned twice (£1m) as much but paid tax on it?
  28. luthatron \o/ Lord Wavey \o/

    luthatron
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    Since Feb 3, 2004
    i think it would be fine.
  29. MrWoggles Guest

    MrWoggles
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    Since Jun 21, 2009
    Who knows if they should be paying tax, they certainly use utilities we all pay for. Personally I just don't like the notion that the IMF is some kind of public service organisation and that really, all these poor victims explaining away why they should be paying tax, are doing us a favour when they could be off making money at better jobs.

    Instead they make hypocritcal comments and try dictate what is fair while managing to keep a straight face on a salary most people can only dream of. The whole situation is just a bit meh.
  30. Risc_Terilia DarkLord of the Socialism

    Risc_Terilia
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    Since Jun 17, 2002
    What is a home goal? :teeth: