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marinejcksn
03-17-2009, 02:31 PM
Alec Baldwin, supply-sider

We’re constantly told that taxes don’t matter to business and investors, but listen to that noted supply-side economist, Alec Baldwin. The actor recently rebuked New York Governor David Paterson for threatening to try to help close the state’s $7 billion budget deficit by canceling a 35% tax credit for films shot in the Big Apple.

“I’m telling you right now,” Mr. Baldwin declared, “if these tax breaks are not reinstated into the budget, film production in this town is going to collapse, and television is going to collapse and it’s all going to go to California.” Well, well. Apparently taxes do matter, at least when it comes to filming “30 Rock” in Manhattan.

Believe it or not, Mr. Baldwin’s views are shared across the movie industry, which is pleading in state capitals across the country for most-favored-tax status. Hollywood productions are highly mobile and can film just about anywhere. So they have taken to shopping around the country — and the world — for the most lucrative tax avoidance deal.

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/03/16/alec-baldwin-supply-sider/

Now I'm just waiting to see pigs flying through the skies! :eek:

FlaGator
03-17-2009, 04:03 PM
Alec Baldwin, supply-sider

We’re constantly told that taxes don’t matter to business and investors, but listen to that noted supply-side economist, Alec Baldwin. The actor recently rebuked New York Governor David Paterson for threatening to try to help close the state’s $7 billion budget deficit by canceling a 35% tax credit for films shot in the Big Apple.

“I’m telling you right now,” Mr. Baldwin declared, “if these tax breaks are not reinstated into the budget, film production in this town is going to collapse, and television is going to collapse and it’s all going to go to California.” Well, well. Apparently taxes do matter, at least when it comes to filming “30 Rock” in Manhattan.

Believe it or not, Mr. Baldwin’s views are shared across the movie industry, which is pleading in state capitals across the country for most-favored-tax status. Hollywood productions are highly mobile and can film just about anywhere. So they have taken to shopping around the country — and the world — for the most lucrative tax avoidance deal.

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/03/16/alec-baldwin-supply-sider/

Now I'm just waiting to see pigs flying through the skies! :eek:

Alex "Cuss out your ten year old daughter" Baldwin has spoken!!!

marinejcksn
03-17-2009, 04:29 PM
It's funny; Liberals like Baldwin never seem to mind taking larger and larger taxes from Business leaders, blue-collar workers and just about everyone else under the sun. But raise taxes on Hollywood and oh boy, suddenly they become Fiscal Conservatives!:rolleyes:

PoliCon
03-17-2009, 04:33 PM
They are the perfect example of class envy at work. Raise the taxes of those evil rich - but not on me! I'm special!! :rolleyes: