Actor Warren Beatty wants California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to raise taxes on the plethora of rich folks in The Land of the Fruits and Nuts.
Said the legendary Tinseltown Crown Prince of Poontang, “It’s called the haves giving a little more to the have nots. Nobody likes taxes, but everybody likes a peaceful, compassionate, law-abiding, productive, protective society.”
Well, then, Warren… go to a country that will readily do that. Of course you won’t, since their acting and directing jobs don’t pay nearly as much as they do in the U.S…. partly due to the level of taxation you call for. At least you’re smart enough not to go to a country that practices what you preach. Kudos.
Maybe you could pass the hat at the Academy Awards or next Hollywood gathering/whine-in, and get those you play first-chair snivel-horn with, such as Martin Sheen and his All-Bohemian Orchestra, to pick up the slack. Why wait for Schwarzenegger to do it?
Give half of your fortune to some deserving charities, Warren. They certainly don’t have the 99% overhead costs that the government does. Especially when you consider that charitable donations are tax deductible, and taxes aren’t tax deductible.
Why won’t Warren Beatty give away his money, but instead call for government to come and get it? There’s an answer, but it’s book-length. Suffice to say, it involves no nobility on the part of Warren Beatty.