Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/30/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/30/2012Christine Lagarde, the General Director of the IMF, caused a stir recently when she said that the Greeks should stop complaining and just pay their taxes. Now it has emerged that Ms. Lagarde earns almost €400k per annum and pays no taxes whatsoever. Her status as an employee for a trans-national institution exempts her from taxation.

Nice work if you can get it.

In other news, as part of his latest skirmish in the War on Obesity, Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to ban large sugary drinks in New York City.

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Anonymous said...

Hillary has landed
- What is she doing in Oslo?

"The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting the conference “A World in Transition – Charting a New Path in Global Health” on 1 June in Oslo. The aim of the conference is to promote increased international efforts to improve women’s and children’s rights and health."

What is that blue door on this front page, to the left, down? A Norwegian church, or something?

Anonymous said...

Hillary is also visiting Tromsø on her Tour du Nord

Normally, the mayor of the city should be invited to such a visit. This time not. Tromsø's mayor is from the right (H) and not Ap, Labor.

Arrogance of the left. Mayor Hjort was only invited one day before the visit, as Aftenposten wondered why Mr Hjort wasn't invited.