Skip to comments.Why is Matt Damon So Dumb?
Posted on 08/08/2011 12:51:06 PM PDT by bthockey
As an actor, I absolutely love Matt Damon. The Bourne Ultimatum is one of the best movies I have ever seen. I can watch it again and again without getting tired of it. He is one of my favorite actors. However, his political ideas are some of the stupidest ideas I've ever heard.
Matt Damon has a crazy idea that he, and his fellow millionaires and billionaires, need to be taxed more so that his money can be used to help the world. He doesn't believe that he should have that money but that his money should be spread around and not given to him, but those who are worse off than him. In the interview below, he explains that it is "criminal" that the wealthy aren't paying more in taxes. Also in this interview, Matt Damon has the brilliant idea of taxing the rich more "per million dollars." It's interesting to watch.
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The real question is why ANYONE would give any credence whatsoever to someone whose only talent is to make faces into a camera while reciting lines that someone much smarter than him wrote.
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He’s so smart he’s stupid.
Really ... for all these uber wealthies who say they aren’t taxed enough... they need to have a program for that.
The IRS needs to set up a way so that these “altruistic” uber wealthies can voluntarily pay more.
I’m sure that will cure our whole national problem. Because I keep hearing that they all want to pay more to the government.
A product of Boston public school system???
Anybody who thinks that the US Government isn't taking enough of his money is welcome to make a donation.
Inwardly, folks like Matt and his compadres feeeel a deep-seated guilt for being successful..
One way they attempt to assauge the guilt and sharing the blame for being so successful is by re-appropriating ‘OPM’ and donating theirs to noble causes like global warming and hunger while they party with dictators and dickheads...
Classic DemocRat the last 100 years.
Matt Damon’s payday per movie is around 27 million dollars. If he were taxed 90% of that he’d pay to the government $24,300,000, leaving him with $2,700,000 to live on. He doesn’t have a problem with this because the number of movies he stars in permits him to live quite comfortably. The average American, however, if faced with losing 90% of their income to the government, doesn’t have the ability to simply go out and earn more by working more.
Already exists. It's called "Voluntary Contributions To Retire The National Debt". Just make out your check to the US Treasury and send it in, they'll take it. I challenge liberals to do this all the time when they start their "more taxes" jive. The fact that they don't do it exposes their hypocrisy.
None of the suggested tax increases would hurt these folks that much. Let’s see how Mr. Damon would react if the govt were to put in a truly progressive tax. One that would put folks such as himself up it an 80 - 90% bracket.
Are you referring to Matt Damon or Ronald Reagan?
Matt Damon’s mommy is a professor, and Damon has several “Nothing” diplomas that confer that he was good enough to pass a liberal arts course.
Which means he’s smart enough to lock wits with a slime mold.
“Why is Matt Damon so dumb?”
Don’t make me say it...
... he was Bourne that way.
Note who is for Hollywood getting a tax break.
Reagan wrote “A Time For Choosing” on his own.
A: He is NOT a great actor, IMO. A GREAT actor is one who convinces the viewer, so completely, that he IS the character being portrayed, and NOT the dumbass, anti-American, knee pad wearing, mouth piece for a Socialist pretender in office.
B: Learning 4 syllable words from a Mother who is an educator and attending less than 5 months at Harvard does not qualify one as a judge of National, or International, Economics, Foreign Policy, or even Sidewalk Safety.
Matty: STFU and count your millions that you refuse to use to help our economy or job situation.
“A product of Boston public school system???”
Ah... Damon’s from Cambridge as is Affleck.
Does Damon still pay MA income tax?
If so, he can opt to pay the higher MA income tax rate (5.85% vs. 5.3%).
Wake me when he does...
He was raised by a teacher.
The man has a good heart, and seems to be reasonably intelligent, but he hasn’t thought things through.
One thing he doesn’t seem to grasp is the inefficiency of government. If the government takes $1M from Mr. Damon, after the bureaucracy and corruption overhead, it would be amazing if $100k was spent to help someone.
He’s a good actor, and probably a nice fellow, just a bit confused.
Matt Damon is dumb because he can afford to be.
Damon usually phones in the same performance. He doesn’t have much range at all. He was brutal to watch in The Adjustment Bureau.
No. 1 Does anyone have his phone number?
No. 2. When I was younger I said something stupid like - Rich is not all it is made out to be and that money couldn’t by happiness yada, yada, yada. Then one day I found myself poor. And guess what? IT SUCKS!
Matt Damon in Team America.
Light that bounces off them and is captured by celluloid.
I know what he’s written. I was just letting the poster know he paints with a broad brush.
Reagan did more than just acting, even before he became Governor of California, whereas Matt Damon has done nothing else. It took many years of work for Reagan to make the transition.
Yeah, but rich folk don’t eat brats and knackwurst... :)
There was an interview when they filmed teh last Bourne movie, and Damon stupidly stated flat out that he was ‘surprised’ that “the Republicans didn’t come and shut down” the filming.
Somebody could probably find the exact quote and wording, but that was the meat of it, he was certain “they” were going to destroy the film.
Tells alot about his character and ego.
The Good Shepherd, Green Zone, The Adjustment Bureau, the Bourne series, all drive this point home aggressively. Even his roles in The Informant! and The Departed support this theme.
Damon's acting career and his ideology are in perfect lockstep.
It would basically work like this: all actors and actress salaries would be equalized with slight differences to be allowed on the basis of seniority and merit pay. Anything earned beyond the agreed formula would be taxed at 100% to subsidize those who worked at less than the Screen Actors Guild average (less small exceptions for seniority and merit pay for box office hits).
Since there are hundreds of people in the entertainment industry living six to an apartment and waiting tables or tending bar for every big name raking in millions, it would be democratic as well.
What do you suppose Damon and his fellow entertainment stars would say about instituting such a pilot system in their industry to see how it would work before imposing it on the rest of the country?
I know a lot of liberals who are smarter than I am (a lot of conservatives are too).
But the liberals are absolutely clueless about politics, because they have been listening to each other for so long, and dismissing every conservative argument as not worth hearing. Plus they sit around and stroke each other about how much smarter they are than conservatives — which means they are not used to being challenged on facts and having to logically defend their position.
So the truth is, they are just really ignorant, and have no perspective on how intellectually flabby liberalism has become.
Look, I just finished re-reading Reagan’s autobiography (which my dog started to chew at about midway through...). The poster wrote a generalized remark about the intelligence of actors.. I replied making a comparison. That’s it. Bada bing, bada boom.
These ‘actors/actresses’ are about as intelligent as your average tree slug and there they are... making millions standing around in front of a camera doing ‘pretend’
Right... I want one of these dumb-as-dirt, photogenic losers telling me how the world works.
Okay - so Cambridge is a bit outside of Boston. I was being generic pointing to the area. So, how’s this instead? “A product of the Cambridge public school system that also harbors that liberal haven of Harvard” And affleck is a big white duck.
I was a theater major in college in the mid to late 70’s. You start right way studying anti-American or pro-Commie or nihilistic plays in Freshman year such as those by Arther Miller. All your acting and directing classes revolve around crap like that. You get to a point in which you cannot tell that what you are studying as “art” is just commie propaganda.
He’s an actor.
He cannot think for himself.
He has no ‘me’ inside, only ‘others’..............
Yeah, but rich folk dont eat brats and knackwurst... :)
There you go again dangling those brats under my nose - shameful. I’m stoping at the deli on my way home - I’ll fix ya;) And, I have never heard any one say - my kingdom for a knackwurst - you may be right.
He was dumb to begin with and now he hangs with other Hollywood dummies who re-enforce one another's dumb ideas. Its just like a faculty lounge tea kegger only with less educated participants. The result is much the same, stupidity amplified and large political burps. Pass the Bromo.
How about no star can make more than 20x what an extra makes? Wasn’t that a lib argument vs. CEO’s? They should not make ‘ridiculous’ salaries vs their companies’ lowest paid employees?
That’s kinda like asking why is a stump a stump isn’t it....
I guess like all actors they have to have something written in front of them to be able to communicate.
at one time, posibly both. Reagan was, after all, a high ranking union boss, but like my kitten, he opened his eyes and saw reality. I have friends, including the mayor of the city I live in, who are liberal Democrats, but they cannot debate their points with any success whatsoever....I think most of them were raised in liberal households and simply cannot believe that dad and mom would have steered them wrong. they seem to be waiting for things to get better, but are unwilling to do anything to make that happen
Pony up all you rich farts, don’t wait for political sh-t heads to act.
Yeah....but no one knows about it.
Someone high profile needs to make waves about its existence. The GUBMINT even! They could call it the “True Patriots” program and make these wealthy limousine liberals put their money where their mouths are.