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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

Never heard of him.


51 posted on 08/03/2011 9:15:44 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: magellan

Liberal speak - Long on mouth, short on a real plan, just soak it to everyone but me. Is he a liberal or just a moron - who can tell?


52 posted on 08/03/2011 9:16:31 AM PDT by nomobs ("That's the best we could do!" is what losers say)
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To: magellan

wouldn’t we hobbits just love to see Matt Damon’s personal tax returns?

Just to see whether he is paying the “criminal” 35% top federal Bush rates? Plus California state, property and other taxes, of course

and to see if he is being paid to show up at charity fundraisers

These jackwagons from Barky on down, need to be nailed down on what they consider a “FAIR” share


53 posted on 08/03/2011 9:17:43 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: magellan

wouldn’t we hobbits just love to see Matt Damon’s personal tax returns?

Just to see whether he is paying the “criminal” 35% top federal Bush rates? Plus California state, property and other taxes, of course

and to see if he is being paid to show up at charity fundraisers

These jackwagons from Barky on down, need to be nailed down on what they consider a “FAIR” share


54 posted on 08/03/2011 9:17:49 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: magellan

Bill O’Reilly said that Damon and all his Hollywood Libs should mail in their money to help the One and his Mob out. Dumb Clucks like Matt Damon should stick to acting and not make Fools of themselves by talking stupid? I’ll bet if Obama proposed taxing only the Hollywood Mob of actors & Actresses at 70%, they’d all have a cat, so to speak, and march on the White House like Tea Party Terrorists? Sarcasm</>


55 posted on 08/03/2011 9:19:11 AM PDT by zbogwan2
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To: magellan
We shouldn't revel in the agony of others but


56 posted on 08/03/2011 9:19:11 AM PDT by McGruff (I am the Tea Party)
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To: magellan

So why doesn’t he just donate all his money to the Feds?


57 posted on 08/03/2011 9:19:29 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: magellan

FUMD


58 posted on 08/03/2011 9:19:39 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: magellan
Damon also said those making over $250,000 per year are not job creators.

Okay, Matt m'boy, if you were were a dumbass schlub (but wait, you are!) making $50K a year, would you have:

-A personal assistant?
-A housekeeper?
-An agent?
-An accountant?
-A nanny for your kids?

And these examples are just off the top of my head. I'm sure my fellow FReepers can think of many, many more examples that you, a person who makes FAR in excess of $250K per year, employs either directly or indirectly. But let's assume you are correct in your asinine statement that the Bush tax cuts didn't "create" a single business. How many businesses stayed around because they COULD afford to stay in business without a crushing tax burden? How many of those existing businesses hired more people because they could afford to do so?

Just because you wrote a screenplay about a guy who went to Harvard, doesn't mean you really are qualified to step foot on the campus, m'boy.
59 posted on 08/03/2011 9:20:15 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: magellan

Somebody, like the IRS, should audit him. He’s a democrat after all. Write out your big check, sir, send it to the department that takes money and applies it directly to pay down the debt!


60 posted on 08/03/2011 9:20:52 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: PapaBear3625
What does he think is the income level of the small business owners, the people who run the dry cleaners, the restaurants, the auto repair shops?

The only thing he knows is that he pulls in $24 million per year. Ask him how many jobs his production company (LivePlanet) created and I'm sure he'll talk out of the other side of his mouth.
61 posted on 08/03/2011 9:21:13 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: magellan
it's "criminal" the wealthy are not paying higher taxes.

The feelings of some libtards who want to punish the rich is no justification for using force to violate the rights of others.

62 posted on 08/03/2011 9:21:13 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: magellan
Well....Well...Well....what do we have here?

Senate cuts movie-industry tax break from stimulus bill

Note who is for the tax breaks, and who isn't.

63 posted on 08/03/2011 9:21:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bray
Why not just raise Hollywood tax rate to 95%? How fast would they leave the town?

California is nowhere near that, and yet look at how fast companies move their production facilities to Canada.

CANADA!!!
64 posted on 08/03/2011 9:23:14 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

He was an English major that NEVER graduated. So he knows nothing about economics.


65 posted on 08/03/2011 9:23:17 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Paladin2
“Damon has had some sort of Marxist brainwashing treatment applied. Sort of like in the movie.”

That would be a great script for a movie spoof about him. How come there isn't a conservative Saturday Night Live type of show with skits like that? It would be great.

66 posted on 08/03/2011 9:23:45 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: 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.

This is precisely why we need a liberal advocacy income surtax. Those who vote to subject their fellow citizens to higher taxes should be assessed an additional 50% levy on top of the rate they currently pay. If you want to vote for liberal Dems, your taxes go up. It could be an assessment made right at the ballot box. Certainly, the technology now exists.

Who could possibly oppose this, as a matter of public policy? Certainly not Matt Damon or Barack Obama. It would be the ultimate in participatory democracy...a form of eco-political "card check," if you will.

Unless, of course, Matt Damon and Barack Obama are lying about their own personal willingness to pay higher taxes. ;-)
67 posted on 08/03/2011 9:23:51 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: magellan
""Yes, the wealthy are paying less than they've paid in any time else, certainly in my lifetime."

And what on earth is preventing these zillionares to NOT write off anything so that they may contribute more to their "loving gubmit"?

NOTHING!!! They want us middle class to give ALL, but yet allow themselves to give nothing!

68 posted on 08/03/2011 9:23:51 AM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: magellan

We should reverse the tax code to where the richest pay the least tax and the poorest pay the most!

The rick don’t use the tax funds and the poor consume the most of the tax funds so tax the shit out of them!


69 posted on 08/03/2011 9:24:10 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: SampleMan

“Time for a 95% income tax on stupid actors.”

heh, that’ll take us right out of debt in no time!!!


70 posted on 08/03/2011 9:24:23 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: magellan

Not paying enough Matt? Then donate more of your $$$$ to the government or shut up.


71 posted on 08/03/2011 9:24:41 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: mjp

They don’t want to punish the rich as much as they have this intense need to justify their own existance on this planet by ADVOCATING helping others without actually DOING anything themselves.


72 posted on 08/03/2011 9:25:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: yup2394871293
Not paying enough Matt? Then donate more of your $$$$ to the government or shut up.

And tell your Hollywood pals to stop going to the government and asking for tax breaks.

73 posted on 08/03/2011 9:25:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 70th Division

NOTHING is right.


74 posted on 08/03/2011 9:26:03 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: cripplecreek

A small to medium hvac /construction/plumbing <———pick one company makes a million a year. They would love to get bigger but all the government taxes, vice grips and regs stop them.


75 posted on 08/03/2011 9:26:26 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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To: magellan

If he wants to give up his money, let him. No reason to make others do the same at the point of a gun. Also, we already have the most progressive tax system among the OECD http://www.taxfoundation.org/blog/show/27134.html


76 posted on 08/03/2011 9:26:43 AM PDT by libertarian neocon
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To: cripplecreek

Let’s call it the Matt Damon Tax. :)


77 posted on 08/03/2011 9:26:51 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: magellan

It sucks that rich people like me can live the way we do....


78 posted on 08/03/2011 9:26:55 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: dalereed

LOL!!


79 posted on 08/03/2011 9:27:01 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: magellan
....it's "criminal" the wealthy are not paying higher taxes.

Not yet, however I have no doubt that it will be soon along with the MC and the poor.

80 posted on 08/03/2011 9:27:23 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: magellan

“the wealthy are not paying higher taxes”

Matt, make your checks payble to:

Internal Revenue Service Center
P. O. Box 802502
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2502


81 posted on 08/03/2011 9:27:25 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: magellan
He is an idiot and a useful player in their propaganda machine. Higher taxes cannot fix this. Plus it would be like giving an irresponsible teenager more money to spend with No accountability, no budget, no taking the keys away...
82 posted on 08/03/2011 9:27:48 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: magellan

Liberals keep saying tax the rich, yet, even if you took 100% of all their money right now it wouldn’t equal $1 trillion, half of just this years debt.

Hollywierd types cannot do basic math.


83 posted on 08/03/2011 9:28:03 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: dfwgator

Post of the day.


84 posted on 08/03/2011 9:28:30 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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To: magellan

Matt Damon is a mental midget.


85 posted on 08/03/2011 9:29:21 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: magellan

Maybe Damon could get all his lib friends together to start sending all their money to the government.


86 posted on 08/03/2011 9:30:06 AM PDT by Baynative (If the government was in charge of the desert , we'd soon have a shortage of sand.)
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To: BenKenobi
Let’s call it the Matt Damon Tax.

Agreed. That way when all actors, directors, and producers are taxed at 98% they can be reminded of who to thank.
87 posted on 08/03/2011 9:30:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: magellan

Not paying enough Matt? Then donate more of your $$$$ to the government or shut up.


88 posted on 08/03/2011 9:30:25 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: magellan
Damon also said those making over $250,000 per year are not job creators.

Quite clearly, Matt is not tethered by the bonds of reality.

89 posted on 08/03/2011 9:30:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: LostInBayport
When John Kerry had the choice of paying a higher Tax rate on his MA State Tax Form, he chose the lower rate.

When John Kerry had the choice to pay MA Taxes on his Yacht, he chose not to.

When President Obama and Vice President Biden had the choice of paying additional Federal Income Taxes by taking the Standard Deduction rather than Itemizing, they chose itemizing.

90 posted on 08/03/2011 9:31:05 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Would you rather live in Obamaville or Palintown?)
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To: magellan
Damon said, "Yes, the wealthy are paying less than they've paid in any time else, certainly in my lifetime."

There's a tax on wealth? Who knew? I know there's a tax on earned income. There's a tax on the creation of wealth. But a wealth tax? Since when? I am sure all his wealthy Hollywood friends will sign on for that.

91 posted on 08/03/2011 9:31:10 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: dfwgator

exellent find

Matt needs to take up the issue of “criminal” tax avoidance with senators Boxer and Feinstein


92 posted on 08/03/2011 9:32:54 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: cruise_missile

Exactly. If this faggy moonbat Damon wants the stinkin’ federal government to have MORE of HIS money, why doesn’t he just write them a check? Who’s stopping this girl from writing a check for millions of dollars?


93 posted on 08/03/2011 9:32:54 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The top 1% earn 20% of America's income yet they pay 40% of all federal income taxes!)
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To: cripplecreek

Gotta give credit where credit’s due.


94 posted on 08/03/2011 9:33:12 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: magellan

The Germans killed the wrong Private Ryan.


95 posted on 08/03/2011 9:33:53 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: magellan
Gee Matt, do you Itemize or do you just take the Standard Deduction? Hmmmmmmmmmm...

Anybody can just mail a check to the Government. Did you send them a check Matt?

96 posted on 08/03/2011 9:33:57 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Would you rather live in Obamaville or Palintown?)
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To: magellan

Translation: I would not be saying anything if I had not become a wealthy numb brained actor; but since I am I want you to know because no one else questions it would I pay higher taxes? Actually no, because I am a wealthy numb brained actor who has hidden his money through every conceivable tax haven I can.

Also, because I am a wealthy numb brained actor, rules don’t apply to me.


97 posted on 08/03/2011 9:34:01 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: magellan

This isn’t satire?


98 posted on 08/03/2011 9:37:19 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: magellan

Another useful idiot. Why doesn’t he just give his money to the government, shut the heck up and quit trying to make the rest of our lives miserable. Bet he has an accountant who hides most of his money from the gubmint.


99 posted on 08/03/2011 9:38:32 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: jospehm20

What does that have to do with anything??

However no, he isn’t.


100 posted on 08/03/2011 9:39:22 AM PDT by Soothesayer9
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