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Posted: 3/14/2005 9:07:51 AM EST
SFGate

Actor Warren Beatty to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: Raise taxes
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Saturday, March 12, 2005

(03-12) 16:54 PST Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP) --

Warren Beatty, an actor who has dabbled in politics across four decades, has some words of advice for fellow film star and now Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Schwarzenegger should raise taxes on the California rich and "terminate" his fund-raising and dinners with "the brokers of Wall Street" and the "lobbyists of K Street," Beatty said.

Receiving a political award Friday night, the actor who played Sen. Jay Billington Bulworth in the 1998 movie, "Bulworth," said: "Arnold. Be the action hero I know you can be. Be strong. Stand up and confront the wealthiest 1 percent of Californians who have benefited $12 billion a year from the Bush tax cuts."

Beatty received the third annual Phillip Burton public service award Friday from the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights for a lifetime of political work. Burton was a liberal San Francisco congressman who died in 1983.

Beatty said he wants to root for a fellow actor in the governor's office, but said he's disappointed that Schwarzenegger is yielding "to a reactionary right-wing agenda in order to get a political party to become a president. That's not so fine with me. It makes me sad for Arnold."

Beatty said Schwarzenegger should lead the rich toward helping California.

"It's called the haves giving a little more to the have nots," he said. "Nobody likes taxes, but everybody likes a peaceful, compassionate, law-abiding, productive, protective society."

Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Vince Sollitto replied Saturday: "Tax and spend rhetoric aside, California needs budget reform because it's not a revenue problem, but a spending problem."



Hey Beatty, no one's keeping you and your Hollyweird left from paying more taxes than they have to. Pony up!
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:09:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:10:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:


Hey Beatty, no one's keeping you and your Hollyweird left from paying more taxes than they have to. Pony up!




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Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:11:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By brasspile:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

"It's called the haves giving a little more to the have nots," he said. "Nobody likes taxes, but everybody likes a peaceful, compassionate, law-abiding, productive, protective society."




mmmmmm, socialism.....

It's really what it's all about for these people. The lack of order and percieved inequity in a freeish economy and country is too much for them to bear...
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:12:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 9:13:23 AM EST by AssaultRifler]

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:


Hey Beatty, no one's keeping you and your Hollyweird left from paying more taxes than they have to. Pony up!




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Fixed it

eta: See Team America if you don't catch the reference to Film Actors Guild
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:15:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:


Hey Beatty, no one's keeping you and your Hollyweird left from paying more taxes than they have to. Pony up!




announcing the HOLLYWOOD ELITES FILM ACTORS GUILD FUND TO SAVE KALIFORNIA



Fixed it

eta: See Team America if you don't catch the reference to Film Actors Guild



Fuck yeah!
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:15:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:

Originally Posted By brasspile:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

"It's called the haves giving a little more to the have nots," he said. "Nobody likes taxes, but everybody likes a peaceful, compassionate, law-abiding, productive, protective society."




mmmmmm, socialism.....

It's really what it's all about for these people. The lack of order and percieved inequity in a freeish economy and country is too much for them to bear...



Hey..

I got an idea...

Why dont these fucking actors pony up and DONATE THE FUCKING MONEY.....after all they are the HAVES...

Dear Warren,

Put your money where your mouth is.... our shut your fucking pie hole!

Sincerly,

Mr and Mrs America...

Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:28:38 AM EST
The main problem with California's tax structure is that it is overly progressive. Relatively minor changes in the economy generate huge swings in the taxable incomes of the very rich.

The other problem with an overly progressive tax system is that the majority of the people have no concern for the tax rates because they don't pay a significant amount of tax. These people will vote for any stupid govermnent program that comes along in the mistaken belief that there is no significant cost to them personally.

Of course the main problem with California is the apparently limitless number of idiots that think that Warren Beatty et. al. have something important to say about government because they played a politian in a movie once.
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