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Matt Damon: ´I Need
To Pay More Taxes´

NewsBusters, by Noel Sheppard

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/14/2012 1:21:56 PM

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

Then write the corrupt government a check if you feel so strongly about it!


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Reply 1 - Posted by: melman, 12/14/2012 1:23:21 PM     (No. 9065555)

Write a check idiot.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/14/2012 1:23:51 PM     (No. 9065558)

Here´s my tax bill, Idiot, you can pay mine!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 12/14/2012 1:25:51 PM     (No. 9065562)

Easy to do, asshat. Declare fewer deductions. Now go and make another useless movie.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Feebie, 12/14/2012 1:28:34 PM     (No. 9065572)

My federal tax witholding will increase upwards of $200+ per month when the Bush tax cuts for the "rich" expire.

Note, I am not rich by any means.


Why doesn´t Mr. Damon just get rid of his expensive tax attorney, not take the "loophole" deductions, and pay the same percentages as those in the middle class - like me?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 12/14/2012 1:30:29 PM     (No. 9065577)

No one´s stopping you, dude.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Flipper3, 12/14/2012 1:39:49 PM     (No. 9065601)

Yes, Matt, I think you do, too. In fact I think you need to pay far more than even you might be contemplating at this moment. I hope you get soaked.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: DSchneider, 12/14/2012 1:44:23 PM     (No. 9065615)

My advice is to pay exactly the taxes you owe, Mr. Damon. Then give whatever else you wish to worthy charities. I guarantee the money will be better spent in their hands.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: The Architect, 12/14/2012 1:44:31 PM     (No. 9065616)

Be my guest Matt. In fact there is a separate line on the tax form for people who want to voluntarily pay more. You can obviously talk the talk. Now lets see you walk the walk!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: frenesi1, 12/14/2012 1:50:06 PM     (No. 9065626)

I think all liberal actors should have a tax rate of 75%. We can make it temporary and then watch to see if they want it to continue when it expires.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/14/2012 1:58:58 PM     (No. 9065643)


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Quigley, 12/14/2012 2:03:35 PM     (No. 9065651)

He should give away all his income above $100,000 per year and all his assets except a modest house and car.

Then he would deserve some respect.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: john56, 12/14/2012 2:10:22 PM     (No. 9065663)

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.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/14/2012 2:17:59 PM     (No. 9065683)

Somehow, I think it will be a long wait for Damon to put his money where his mouth is.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 12/14/2012 2:19:26 PM     (No. 9065685)

I bet he employs a competent tax accountant and itemizes tons of deductions. Hypocrite.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: compradore, 12/14/2012 2:26:31 PM     (No. 9065702)

Go ahead it´s your right to do so. Just dont try to tell me how to live my life.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dolphin, 12/14/2012 3:03:46 PM     (No. 9065769)

Jesus said unto him, If you will be perfect, go and sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

Matthew 19:21

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bob913, 12/14/2012 3:15:17 PM     (No. 9065793)

I cannot take this guy seriously about anything.

From his latest movie: ´Michael Douglas was a wonderful kisser!´ Matt Damon reveals he ´straddled´ actor and did ´a lot´ of nude scenes in Liberace movie.

I bet in the movie Matt recreates Sharon Stones scene from Basic Instinct for Michael Douglas.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bobgray2, 12/14/2012 3:21:08 PM     (No. 9065803)

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.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nerdowell, 12/14/2012 3:23:30 PM     (No. 9065808)

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.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/14/2012 3:29:45 PM     (No. 9065818)

Nobody is stopping you, fool!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 12/14/2012 3:38:34 PM     (No. 9065834)

As others here have suggested, there is nothing to stop Matt Damon from paying more into the U.S. Treasury.

As for me, I prefer to write my checks to charities and ministries that actually help others.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: WIBadger, 12/14/2012 3:40:07 PM     (No. 9065842)

Have at it dumbass.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: saguni, 12/14/2012 3:42:43 PM     (No. 9065851)

You can take the paycheck from your next movie and sign it right over to the Treasury for all I care, but don´t put your hand in my pocket, I pay enough taxes, thank you.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/14/2012 3:46:06 PM     (No. 9065860)

Matt, Pay mine...

What a freekin idiot.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bobn.t, 12/14/2012 3:55:34 PM     (No. 9065877)

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.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 12/14/2012 3:59:56 PM     (No. 9065884)

Brings to mind a Truman Capote statement I read on Lucianne yesterday. He said actors were dumb and the better the actor the dumber they are.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: tennisbum, 12/14/2012 4:45:03 PM     (No. 9065950)

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."

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/14/2012 4:56:25 PM     (No. 9065962)

Go right ahead. Take the standard deduction for you and your wife and children. I´m sure you´ll pay a whole lot more.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: twocentsworth, 12/14/2012 5:36:52 PM     (No. 9066042)

Go ´head dumba--. Nothing stopping you.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: ocjim, 12/14/2012 6:10:04 PM     (No. 9066102)

per #27,
´´Brings to mind a Truman Capote statement I read on Lucianne yesterday. He said actors were dumb and the better the actor the dumber they are.´´

Matt Damon is among the best.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 12/14/2012 6:15:00 PM     (No. 9066108)

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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Reply 32 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/15/2012 4:20:54 AM     (No. 9066754)

To Damon: Then cut a check you hypocrit.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/15/2012 9:01:58 AM     (No. 9067027)

"I need to pay fewer taxes." 6079 Smith, W
I doubt this will get any airing on PBS. What Matt is really saying is,"I need to pay more taxes and therefore everyone else needs to also.".

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