This all sounds a bit fishy.
According to Yahoo News (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/french-millionaires-call-more-tax-rich-125257989.html) “L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the head of Air France and the boss of oil giant Total are among those who have signed a petition calling for a “special contribution” from the wealthy“.
It very rare and unusual for the rich to call for higher taxes for themselves. I sure there’s more to this than meets the eye. Let’s see how this story develops.