Why is it wealthy liberals don’t understand that if they want to pay more income taxes, they can each year on their 1040 form make an additional contribution to the federal government above and beyond what they owe? Consider the case of actor Matt Damon who on PBS’s Tavis Smiley Show Wednesday actually said, “I need to pay more taxes” (video follows with transcript and commentary): TAVIS SMILEY, HOST: Do you think that ultimately on the things that matter to you, the things that matter to me, that Obama as president
Comments: Then write the corrupt government a check if you feel so strongly about it!
Seems I´ve read that Hollyweird has an exemption from many of the excise taxes the rest of us stupid sheep have to pay.
Maybe John Boehner can offer to tighten up that loophole and give Mr. Damon his wish.
Of course, the folks that will be hurt aren´t gonna be Mr. Damon and his pals. It´ll be the pool boy, the caterer, the chauffer, and the maid who will be let go when Matt and his buds decide to cut back since Uncle Sugar is taking a few more of their not-very-hard-earned bucks.
Then pay more. You have a few options available. 1)You can take the standard deduction and ignore anything that might reduce your tax burden. 2)You can take fewer deductions and pay as much more as you think you should. 3)you can just cut the Treasury a check for whatever additional amount makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Just quit trying to force me to pay more taxes. I already pay more taxes than any value I would ever receive from the federal government.
Here´s a list of "revenue enhancements" I´d support:
1. Aid to Recent Residents Accommodation (ARRA) tax on employers of undocumented laborers. 2. Cyber Democracy Project Tariff, (CyDeProTar) tax on internet campaign donations made by persons from outside the US. 3. Labor Inequality Equalization Act (LIEA) tax on union dues-- graduated by averaged salaries of members
4.Airwaves Open Frequency Act (AOFA) mandating that all Government funded media, excluding VOA, participate in an annual, week long telethon to retire the national debt.
5. Arts in Democracy Public Service Act (ADPSA)-- mandating that all actors and musical performers participate in the above or similar public appearance one day out of each year to raise money for the national debt.
6.Marital Discretionary Income Disparity Elimination Act(MaDIDEA) a 5% tax on income of all gay couples who have no children requiring feeding, educating, clothing etc.
I just read the article, you know. Matt, you know, you can pay more taxes, you know. All you have to do, you know, is send the IRS another check, you know. The IRS, you know, would be happy, you know. The public, you know, would be happy too, you know. But, you know, the govt is going to waste the money, you know.
Matt, you know, you need to work on your speech patterns, you know.
These are just words Matt to embellish your image on TV. Action speaks volumes...so write a check for whatever amount floats your boat and THEN, show us the cancelled check. Then we might be convinced.
PS- Please call Warren and get him to do the same. Warren just loves the camera..."please tell me one more time just how smart I am."
Some of these people seem to believe that talking about paying more taxes is the same as actually taking out their checkbooks and paying them. They think their speeches are better than instructing their accountants to stop taking deductions. Warren Buffett comes to mind.
Matt, if you feel the way you do, pay up and shut up. Actions speak louder than words.
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