Matt Damon’s statement on taxes

During an interview at the end of July, Matt Damon made a strong statement on tax fairness:

“The wealthy are paying less than they paid at any time else, certainly in my lifetime, and probably in the last century… It’s criminal that so little is asked of people who are getting so much. I don’t mind paying more. I really don’t mind paying more taxes. I’d rather pay for taxes than cut Reading is Fundamental or Head Start or some of these programs that are really helping kids. This is the greatest country in the world. Is it really that much worse if you pay 6% more in taxes? Give me a break. Look at what you get for it: you get to be American.”

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