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Matt Damon on debt limit: 'I'm so disgusted,' 'it's criminal' wealthy are not paying higher taxes
NicholasBallasy.com ^ | July 30, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 08/03/2011 9:01:15 AM PDT by magellan

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To: magellan

Matty boy, get out your checkbook....the Gov will take more money.....pony up, boy.


151 posted on 08/03/2011 10:26:43 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Beelzebubba

Neither has Matt, but perhaps he’s been dieting too much lately.


152 posted on 08/03/2011 10:27:09 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: magellan

“....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”

Exploits celebrity, mainlines koolaide, demagogues socialism.


153 posted on 08/03/2011 10:32:59 AM PDT by corvus
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To: LostInBayport
And that 1/20th of 1% are the dumb-asses who accidentally check off the wrong box.
154 posted on 08/03/2011 10:34:28 AM PDT by oncebitten (Re: Obama: "I could carve a better man out of a banana." T. Roosevelt)
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To: magellan

#1, I don’t have a clue who Matt is or what movie[s] he has been, so I could care less.

BTW Matt, why don’t you just write a big fat check to Uncle Sam and include my tax payments?


155 posted on 08/03/2011 10:35:54 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Darksheare
"He’s probably sheltered his money OR pulled a John Kerry/Tim Geithner/Al Sharpton with his taxes."

I suspect so. Like most of the "beautful people' of our society.

156 posted on 08/03/2011 10:36:13 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: magellan

Damon just giving a BJ to his Hollyweird supporters. The industry is the same as always - just what it takes to get a job has changed - for some.

He wants to be popular with the lefties who run the show out there - so he gives out the sound bites.

There is nothing special about the guy - half my friends are bigger, stronger, smarter, and better looking.

He is just the modern “hero” type of white American male hollyweird wants - a metrosexual - not really very tough, with the mental faculties of a 16 year old girl.


157 posted on 08/03/2011 10:37:50 AM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: JudgemAll
I am boycotting Holywood from here on out.

I've been boycotting holly weird for years. Last movie I saw in a theater was the original JAWS.

158 posted on 08/03/2011 10:42:28 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: dead

My SIL posted a “what would Jesus cut” rant on Facebook. I replied back with that link. She started in on my “top 2% wage earner ‘friends.’” I told her I didn’t post that for my “friends,” I posted it for her and her friends. She made a half-hearted attempt at sounding logical and thanked me for the discussion. It was the lamest retreat I’ve seen in a while, especially for a loud-mouthed lib.


159 posted on 08/03/2011 10:48:10 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: silverleaf
Somebody should tell Matt Damon that his hero claimed deductions and "only" paid a 23% federal income tax.

Obama also itemized his deductions, reporting deductions for state income taxes, property taxes, mortgage interest and charity. The Obamas paid federal income taxes of $416,734, roughly 23% of their total income. Obama also contributed to the maximum to a pre-tax retirement plan based his self-employed book proceeds.

http://taxes.about.com/b/2011/04/26/obamas-2010-tax-returns.htm

160 posted on 08/03/2011 10:49:58 AM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: wbill
He was very good in The Informant. Probably the best work, by far, of his career since Good Will Hunting, and that was good primarily because of Robin Williams and the story.
161 posted on 08/03/2011 10:55:34 AM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: magellan
Yo, Matt, nobody is forcing you to take your deductions.

If you think some nameless, faceless bureaucrat can spend your money more wisely than yourself, why don't you just turn over 100% of your income?

As for me, I believe I can benefit far more people by my spending decisions than President Clouseau.

162 posted on 08/03/2011 10:58:22 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Allegra

The irony is that he was an English major at Harvard.


163 posted on 08/03/2011 10:58:53 AM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: magellan
Paging Matt Damon...

Tax The Rich? Good Luck With That

And a quote...

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

Mark Twain

164 posted on 08/03/2011 11:04:16 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: magellan

If these wealthy celbs are so concerned about the “rich” paying “their fair share” - they should set the example by voluntarily increasing their own tax payments Come on Matt - just write an extra $1 million check to Uncle Obama. Show us how much you think the system is unfair.

I have never quite understood the “progressive tax system”. The more money you make, the higher percentage OF THAT INCOME you pay. So someone who makes $1million per year pays a higher percentage of their income than someone who makes $200K, which pays a higher percentage of their income than someone who makes $100K. And of course, those who make under 40K (depending on their family/dependent status) may pay nothing in income tax.

This is why I just don’t understand why either the flat tax or the fair tax are so “evil” - they just allow everyone to share in the nation’s expense. Everyone pays taxes that are equal (what happened to “equal protection under the law”?).

Why should there be a penalty for being more successful and working harder?


165 posted on 08/03/2011 11:04:42 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: magellan

I hate the rich too Matt. You’re rich.


166 posted on 08/03/2011 11:08:45 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: FlyVet

Yes, he should let us know how much taxes he has actually paid.


167 posted on 08/03/2011 11:10:34 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: magellan

Hey Matt, feel free to send most of your income to the US Treasury, nobody’s stopping you. Even better send it straight to the WH, Obongo can add it to the rest of his ‘stash’ that he has stolen from taxpayers.


168 posted on 08/03/2011 11:26:07 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: dfwgator

Thank you :-)

I couldn’t find that picture/quote.


169 posted on 08/03/2011 11:27:31 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

I think that’s an old link, the new one says:

Gifts to the Obama ‘stash’ fund
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC


170 posted on 08/03/2011 11:29:03 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: cowboyway

Why not let the regime take it all and redistribute according to need?
______________________
That’s the plan, sheesh, give them time, he needs at least another term to make that happen.


171 posted on 08/03/2011 11:30:03 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: avacado

...fer sure...


172 posted on 08/03/2011 11:42:57 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: magellan

“Save Our Schools march??”

Didn’t that have about 992,000 short of the goal of a million?


173 posted on 08/03/2011 11:45:10 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: magellan

I want to see a 100% tax on entertainers “for the chill..run” and a 1000% tax on newsprint “for the environment”


174 posted on 08/03/2011 11:46:48 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: magellan
Big house Matt, at least big enough for 10 ghetto families...... Photobucket
175 posted on 08/03/2011 11:58:19 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: magellan
Matt Damon on debt limit: 'I'm so disgusted,' 'it's criminal' wealthy are not paying higher taxes

Well, pony up, Mattie ... no one says you have to stop at the required amount. Add as much as you want ... you're rich.

176 posted on 08/03/2011 12:06:36 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: All

Yet another dipsh** actor who’s at a loss with words without his pre-written script.


177 posted on 08/03/2011 12:22:00 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: magellan

I always find it amazing how the same parasites in the Political/Media class who tell us they can reduce smoking by raising taxes on tobacco, turn right around and tell us that raising taxes on income has no impact on economic activity.


178 posted on 08/03/2011 12:30:32 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: wbill

I love Saving Pvt Ryan but I wished he was killed in it. And no, out of the ensemble cast (Diesel, Hanks, Sizemore, Ed Burns), he was the loose end and un-talented one of the cast.


179 posted on 08/03/2011 1:02:30 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: magellan

I wonder why he doesn’t just write the gubmint a check since he believes they can spend it better than him any way.

How do I make a contribution to the U.S. government?
Citizens who wish to make a general donation to the U.S. government may send contributions to a specific account called “Gifts to the United States.” Money deposited into this account is for general use by the federal government and can be available for budget needs. These contributions are considered an unconditional gift to the government.

Financial gifts can be made by check or money order payable to the United States Treasury and mailed to the address below.
Gifts to the United States
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Credit Accounting Branch
3700 East-West Highway, Room 622D
Hyattsville, MD 20782


180 posted on 08/03/2011 1:54:38 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: magellan
Somewhere a village has lost its idiot.

Absolutely stunning isn't it.

Attn: Matty - why don't you cough up a couple of mil and send it to your messiah - the more you send the less I'll have taken out of my paycheck. These people are idiots, do they even listen to themselves?

181 posted on 08/03/2011 2:10:20 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

They might propose something like that. Then one comment from 0, Reid, Chris Matthews, John Stewart, Polosi, etc and we’d have the Boehners, McConnells, and Sarah’s Boy (McCains) scrambling for a microphone. “The extremist Tea Party Christian Fundamentalists....”


182 posted on 08/03/2011 2:36:06 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: magellan
hay damon ya stooopid FAG you... taxes are VOLUNTARY!!!

at least that is what the IRS says, so why don't you pay more on you own???

cause you are a cheap-ass hypocrite, that's why...

183 posted on 08/03/2011 3:14:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SMARTY

Donating to a charity is not going to do a damn thing about the national debt unless the “charity” in question is the US government. You don’t get tax deductions for donating money to the US government. That would defeat the purpose of the donation.


184 posted on 08/03/2011 3:52:38 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: magellan

The real scam in America is about special classes of income. It shouldn’t be about wealth and it shouldn’t be about income. Every American from a retiree to a GI to a hedge fund manager to an investor, should pay the same tax rate. If we did it would lower tax rates for most.

How did we establish that a GI putting his life at risk should pay a higher rate than a billionaire NYC hedge fund manager because of his special class of income? Income is income.

I don’t understand why a retiree withdrawing from his IRA pays a much higher tax rate than a hedge fund manager or a investor with capital gains.

If you make money you should pay the same tax rate as do others. There should not be special tax rates for some and not for others.


185 posted on 08/03/2011 5:10:04 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: apoliticalone

There should not be a tax free muni bond for the same reason. These municipal authorities are issuing tax free bonds to help their cronies. Income is income whether it be on a W2, 1099, capital gains or anything else. There shouldn’t be special rates for some and higher rates for average Joes.


186 posted on 08/03/2011 5:12:49 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: magellan; All
The Brothers Grimm (2005) $10,000,000
The Bourne Identity (2002) $10,000,000
Ocean's Eleven (2001) $5,000,000
All the Pretty Horses (2000) $5,500,000
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) $7,000,000
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) $5,000,000
Rounders (1998) $600,000

You first Matt.

187 posted on 08/03/2011 5:29:19 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: magellan

I won’t be going to see anymore Matt Damon movies. Ever. Tired of feeding the beast.


188 posted on 08/03/2011 5:50:31 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: wac3rd
Mr. Damon’s assets would be liquidated, including future royalties, and shipped to North Korea where he could fully enjoy the Communism he espouses.

Wait, that's confusing... What is being shipped to North Korea, his assets or his ass? I would prefer we keep his assets here and ship his ass to the NORKS. Is that what you meant?

189 posted on 08/03/2011 6:37:12 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Either he is this dumb or his hollywood communism is showing.

All of the above my FRiend, all of the above...

190 posted on 08/03/2011 6:39:50 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

We keep them here


191 posted on 08/03/2011 8:19:17 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: magellan

MATT DAMON


192 posted on 08/03/2011 9:30:54 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: magellan

Nothing at all has or will prevent from idiots like Damon from paying 90% in taxes - Hollywierd needs to pick up the tab along with Gates and Buffett and the other two-faced multi-millionaires who hide zillions in their foundations yet demand working stiffs cough up $$$$$ to pay for slobs who refuse to work or liberal interest groups from fleecing the only sector of America that works and produces anything!


193 posted on 08/03/2011 9:58:42 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: yup2394871293

You

R E A L L Y

didn’t get it.


194 posted on 08/04/2011 7:01:46 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: magellan

Shut-up, Matt! I don’t see you whipping out your checkbook to pay more taxes, you jerk!


195 posted on 08/04/2011 7:49:21 AM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: magellan

Matt Damon condemns the kulaks.

Ooooops.


196 posted on 08/04/2011 3:16:58 PM PDT by cookcounty (Nullius in Verba. "Take no man's word for it.")
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To: magellan

This from a guy who makes his living by pretending to know how things work.


197 posted on 08/04/2011 3:22:05 PM PDT by cookcounty (Nullius in Verba. "Take no man's word for it.")
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To: SMARTY

You don’t A D D much to the D I S C U S S I O N with hyperbole and all caps.


198 posted on 08/04/2011 11:59:40 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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