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Let's Tax Matt Damon

Ezekiel2230 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 1:06 PM
I have no problem with taxing "paid" employees making millions in salary. Leave businesses alone. I worked in Hollywood for years. Here's the underlying problem with the artist crowd. You can talk about the "struggling" artists working as waiters or some other menial job; waiting for their big break. Most of them get their "break" in their early or mid-twenties; they become superstars before their thirties! They then command multi-million dollar contracts ($5M to $20M) per picture. They "work" a typical 60 days for their time. The average superstar or even second tier "artist" worked in the real world for less than a decade. Their wealth to time is excessive and they believe all wealth creation is just as easy and instantaneous.

In the name of shared sacrifice, it’s time to impose a tax on the $7 billion in box office receipts that Hollywood generates.

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