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
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Matty boy, get out your checkbook....the Gov will take more money.....pony up, boy.
Neither has Matt, but perhaps he’s been dieting too much lately.
“....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.
#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?
I suspect so. Like most of the "beautful people' of our society.
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.
I've been boycotting holly weird for years. Last movie I saw in a theater was the original JAWS.
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.
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.
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.
The irony is that he was an English major at Harvard.
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.
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?
I hate the rich too Matt. You’re rich.
Yes, he should let us know how much taxes he has actually paid.
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.
Thank you :-)
I couldn’t find that picture/quote.
I think that’s an old link, the new one says:
Gifts to the Obama ‘stash’ fund
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
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.
“Save Our Schools march??”
Didn’t that have about 992,000 short of the goal of a million?
I want to see a 100% tax on entertainers “for the chill..run” and a 1000% tax on newsprint “for the environment”
Well, pony up, Mattie ... no one says you have to stop at the required amount. Add as much as you want ... you're rich.
Yet another dipsh** actor who’s at a loss with words without his pre-written script.
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.
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.
I wonder why he doesnt 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
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?
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....”
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...
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.
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.
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.
You first Matt.
I won’t be going to see anymore Matt Damon movies. Ever. Tired of feeding the beast.
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?
All of the above my FRiend, all of the above...
We keep them here
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!
R E A L L Y
didn’t get it.
Shut-up, Matt! I don’t see you whipping out your checkbook to pay more taxes, you jerk!
Matt Damon condemns the kulaks.
This from a guy who makes his living by pretending to know how things work.
You don’t A D D much to the D I S C U S S I O N with hyperbole and all caps.