September 16, 2012
IN MY SUNDAY WASHINGTON EXAMINER COLUMN, I ARGUE THAT EVA LONGORIA WAS RIGHT! Time For Hollywood To Pay Its Fair Share.
At the Democratic National Convention, Eva Longoria said that she should be paying higher taxes. I agree.
Actually, what she said was: “The Eva Longoria who worked at Wendy’s flipping burgers — she needed a tax break. But the Eva Longoria who works on movie sets does not.”
I’d actually go further than that. It’s not just Eva Longoria who doesn’t need a tax break — it’s her entire industry, which has enjoyed favorable tax treatment in all sorts of ways, at both the federal and state levels, for years. And now, with the federal government and the states in parlous financial condition, it’s time for those fat cats to shoulder more of the burden. Why should burger flippers at Wendy’s have to cover the national debt while Hollywood moguls enjoy yachts, swimming pools and private jets?