Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Protestors in Germany Demand Tax on Wealthy

GermanyMany German citizens took the streets to demand that a tax be placed on the wealthy. The citizens that took the streets in protest belonged to "unions, civil society groups and anti-globalization" groups. These individuals want the wealthiest citizens in Germany to pay more of a tax than there poorer counterparts in order to promote a more equal society. The tax that the groups support would affect about 1% of all of the people in that society. In fact, the new tax will not affect 99% of the population in Germany.

See Thousands in Germany Protest for Wealth Tax, Associated Press, CNBC, Sept. 29, 2012.

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Attorney at law, Florida Probate Attorney Wills and Estates Law Firm) for bringing these articles to my attention.


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