Last week Christine Lagarde famously kicked Greece in the balls, telling them to shut up and pay more taxes, while all the while SHE PAYS NO INCOME TAX. Here was what she said

“As far as Athens is concerned, I also think about all those people who are trying to escape tax all the time. All these people in Greece who are trying to escape tax.”

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she added that they could “help themselves collectively” by “all paying their tax,” and agreed that it was “payback time” for ordinary Greeks.

The Independent reports as follows

It was called her “Let them eat cake” moment. Now Greece will be saying: “Make her pay tax”.

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.

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund is paid a salary of $467,940 (£298,675), automatically increased every year according to inflation. On top of that she receives an allowance of $83,760 – payable without “justification” – and additional expenses for entertainment, making her total package worth more than the amount received by US President Barack Obama according to reports last night.

Unlike Mr Obama, however, she does not have to pay any tax on this substantial income because of her diplomatic status.

I just love the double standards the elite have 😉

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