After all, Matt Damon is an admitted student of the works of Howard Zinn, who was outed after his death as a lifelong Communist. So should we really be surprised when Damon says that the rich need to be taxed more heavily for federal programs to remain afloat? It's about as shocking as the revelation that Oliver Stone believes in conspiracy theories.
I'll admit, though, Damon's pretty damn likeable. He clearly cares about children and the little guy,and believes in redistribution for the right reasons. But socialism has not repeatedly failed and been responsible for over 120 million deaths in the last century because its followers were bad guys. It has repeatedly failed and been responsible for over 120 million deaths in the last century because good men were misguided enough to hand over their liberty to a government that they believed to be benevolent. And Matt's just that misguided.
There is too much simply wrong in his controlled tirade to nitpick it all, from his ignorance of former tax legislation to his ignorance of how businesses reinvest profits and spur job growth. So just watch and shake your head at a nice guy looking very, very stupid.
Matt Damon on debt limit: 'I'm so disgusted,' 'it's criminal' the wealthy are not paying more from Nicholas Ballasy on Vimeo.