Skip to comments.Matt Damon on debt limit: 'I'm so disgusted,' 'it's criminal' wealthy are not paying higher taxes
Posted on 08/03/2011 9:01:15 AM PDT by magellan
Academy award-winning actor Matt Damon said he is "so disgusted" with what's happening in Washington over the debt limit, claiming that the Tea Party is "willing to drive it all off a cliff" and adding that it's "criminal" the wealthy are not paying higher taxes.
"I'm so disgusted man. I mean, no, I don't know what you do in the face of that kind of intransigence. You know, so my heart does go out to the President. He is dealing with a lot," Damon said in an exclusive interview at the "Save Our Schools March" in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
When asked if he agrees with President Obama's call for a "balanced approach" as part of a deal to raise the debt limit, Damon said, "Yes, the wealthy are paying less than they've paid in any time else, certainly in my lifetime."
He continued, "It's criminal that like, you know, so little is asked of people who are getting so much, I mean, I don't mind paying more. I really don't mind paying more taxes. I'd rather pay for taxes than cut like 'Reading is Fundamental' or 'Head Start' or some of these programs that are really helping kids. I mean, why not? This is the greatest country in the world. Is it that much worse if you pay 6 percent more in taxes? Give me a break. You know, look at what you get for it. You get to be American."
Damon did not say the highest percentage he would be willing to pay in taxes but argued for tax reform.
"I mean, why not raise it per million bucks? Right? And then cap it somewhere," he said.
Damon also said those making over $250,000 per year are not job creators.
"Nobody went and started a business with their Bush tax cut. You know, I don't know who would believe something that just defies common sense so no, that's no. I was against those tax cuts. I thought they were ridiculous. So little is asked of the upper class anyway, you know. I mean, what percent of them or their kids are fighting in any of these wars?" he said.
Damon also called the Tea Party "completely intransigent" in terms of the debt ceiling debate.
"It's true. They are absolutely willing to drive it all off a cliff. They mean what they say, that's for sure," he said.
Isn’t Damon a F.A.G.?
Dumbass doesn’t even begin to describe this fool...
Someone should issue an arrest warrant for Matt. I highly doubt it pays any more than he has to.
I support wealth confiscation from all Liberals who espouse such drivel. Under my regime, Mr. Damon’s assets would be liquidated, including future royalties, and shipped to North Korea where he could fully enjoy the Communism he espouses.
Damon has had some sort of Marxist brainwashing treatment applied. Sort of like in the movie.
The liberals in Massachusetts were so apoplectic about a...gasp...cut in the state income tax some years back (less than half a percent) that they legislated to get a question on the state income tax form.
It allows any resident to opt to pay at a rate of 5.85% instead of 5.3%.
Something like 1/20 of one percent of all filers opt to pay at the higher rate...in a state that houses lots of lefties. I wonder if Matt Damon checked that box when he lived in Cambridge?
So, Matt, get out that checkbook and write a real big one to Uncle Sam. What’s stopping you?
This would be funny except this is what’s running the country right now.
What’s funny all these liberals were screaming fiscal irresponsibility when the debt ceiling was being raised under GWB
Put up or shut up, Matt!!!
That’s usually the case with filthy rich people like Matt Damon and Nancy Pelosi. I’d wager they have lawyers and accountants that ensure they pay as few taxes as possible.
Matt should stick to reading someone else’s words.
That’s why I never even watched any of his movies since Bourne 1...
Damn proud of it. Even if it was available for download on torrent, I wouldn’t waste my bandwidth on this scumbag.
Does Damon give all but about $35,000 to government?
If not he needs to STFU
Time for a 95% income tax on stupid actors.
He talks like a valley girl...
Like many such wealthy mother effers, Mr Damon does not want his class to pay more taxes, he wants mine to. Matt has his effing fingers in my pocket and I will do my best to cut them off.