Since we are having a national conversation on the subject of taxing rich people, I think I need to point out that some people in Hollywood and the entertainment industry have far more money than they really need. Don’t you agree? For example, according to celebritynetworth.com Sean Penn is worth about $120 million, Samuel L. Jackson has assets worth a comfortable $150 million, Alec Baldwin, who was paid an obscene $150,000 per episode of 30 Rock is worth about $65 million and Steven Spielberg who averages about $150 million a year is worth a cool $3 billion. Madonna, who is an outspoken supporter of President Obama and his policies is worth about $650 million.
While liberals often lament the fact that money corrupts politics, Mr. Spielberg has contributed about $800,000 over his lifetime to the Democrat party. It is well known that most people in Hollywood support Liberal Democrats and their big government non-solutions to every problem. Well, Big Government requires big money, and since the Federal Debt is over $16 trillion and climbing with yearly revenue shortfalls of over $1 trillion, it is only fair that Hollywood’s proponents of big government chip in more of their own wealth to pay for it.
I am going to throw my support to any member of Congress or any presidential candidate in the future who has a tax plan to strip half the net worth of any Liberal connected with the entertainment industry who is worth say, $10 million or more. I think Madonna will be able to adjust to living on $325 million quite easily and if not why should we care as long as it prolongs the day when this Federal Monster come crashing down.
I would rather that these filthy-rich, liberal celebrities chip in their fair share voluntarily, but I suspect they will need the coercive force of the Federal Bullies (which they use to impose their favorite policies on the rest of us) to persuade them. Oh, and while we are at it, all 50 states should agree to a pact that says they will stop giving tax breaks to Hollywood. Why would the good liberals in the movie industry want to deprive the cash-strapped states of all that tax revenue in the first place? Surely, they will thank me for pushing this idea. Don’t you think? It’s time for those greedy 1% ers in Hollywood to pony up.