Not Funny: Will Ferrell Wants 75 Percent Tax Rate for the Rich

Comedian Will Ferrell channels his inner John Edwards in the new political comedy “The Campaign.”

The hair is … perfect, and while the film also includes a Tea Party-type candidate the “Saturday Night Live” will tell any press member who will listen that the comedy is a nonpartisan affair.

We’ll have to take his word on the latter since the movie doesn’t open until Aug. 10. But for now we can chew on Ferrell’s assessment of modern tax rates and where he’d like to see them rise if he were in the Oval Office.

TheDC asked Ferrell, who co-hosted a $35,800 per ticket fundraiser for President Barack Obama in February, for his thoughts on Obama’s proposed elimination of Bush-era tax breaks for individuals making over $200,000 per year.

“I think that – I would actually raise the taxes to about 75 percent,” Ferrell said at the screening in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night.

“75 percent – you don’t think that would hurt the economy?” TheDC inquired.

“No, no, no,” Ferrell replied.

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41 comments on “Not Funny: Will Ferrell Wants 75 Percent Tax Rate for the Rich
  1. steve69licks says:

    He’s as stupid as Obama

    • Brad Nova says:

      The man wants to see his own tax rate go up to 75%.

      This is about where the rate was in the 40′s and 50′s when the U.S. economy was booming.

      • Marine223 says:

        HUH? It was because of the end of WW2 and we needed CARS like a MFR! Wake up !

      • fliteking says:

        The 75% you speak of was the MARGINAL rate, no one paid that amount after finalizing their returns. Not even close.

        Your premise that a higher rate on the richest Americans would help the deficit is flawed, the amount collected would be tiny compared to just the interest payments on the deficit.

        I think the liberal thought pattern goes something like this: “It ain’t fair, them guys got more money than we do and we want some of that !”

        Marine223 has a solid understanding of why the boom occurred in the time period you referenced, whereas you only have a solid understanding of taking other folks money.

        God forbid you side wins this thing Brad, as the economy fails and folks really do starve in the cold mean streets we will only have liberals to blame.

    • doug63 says:

      I can’t get a comment in. what we need is a flat tax. income x percent. no exceptions.

  2. jong says:

    Sounds like Carter. Same amount of intelligence to. Will some one tell these actors to either get a degree in Poly Sci or shut up.

  3. Hey Will, open up your check book and write a check to the Federal Government any time you want! Why don’t you make it 90% of what YOU make if it floats your boat. Just leave EVERYONE ELSE out of it. It would be one thing if the government were prudent with the money, instead they’d rather piss it away! So Will, how big is that check going to be?

  4. agbjr says:

    These Hollywood liberals always spout-off on matters they truly know nothing about; sadly there actually are people who believe such dribble. The Hollywood fifth columnists seem to forget they themselves are in the tax bracket they rant against. Either they are just too blind to see they, too, will have the government seize their personal income or they have so many overseas bank accounts they won’t be affected by Obama’s Marxist tax rates. I tend to think the latter.

  5. MEG says:

    Let him pay 75% of his income, no one is stopping him. Ferrell’s an idiot and a terrible actor to boot. Stop watching his movies.

    • be12345 says:

      I started watching one when he first came out but couldn’t stomach the stupidity more than 20 minutes. Haven’t watched anything since. He’s not funny at all, he’s a horrible actor and now we know he’s an idiot to boot.

  6. Willy Jones says:

    Why are all of these hollywood types communists?

    • Deepizzaguy says:

      Because if they don’t walk the company line of obeying Obama and the Democrats they are out of work.

  7. This is why actors usually only say what others have written for them. When they speak on camera they are quoting from a script or reading a telepromter, kinda reminds me of someone else in politics. I just can’t place who it is… he always says something stupid when he goes off script. I think he’s from HI with CT SSN… I wish I could think of his name.

    • MalikTous says:

      So how come Reagan, a pro actor, could do his speeches without a teleprompter and govern far better than ‘pro politicians’ like Carter, Klinton, and Obummer, who can’t act for beans? BTW, the Kenyan village idiot with the fake HI ID and CT SSN has the initials BHO…

  8. billy2 says:

    with the sound of that, I guess old will would be finding a way not to pay 75%, he says it too easily, 50% is a little much, the rich right now is picking up most of the tab the way it is, 50% of people DON’T PAY ANY AT ALL. will is a first class all around moron idiot + thru in a little ignorance, and that makes for a real piece of work.

  9. Zardos says:

    HE can pay whatever he likes. No one is stopping him. Pay up or shut up. We are waiting Willie. Post your check on line. This goes for the rest of the hollywood crowd.

  10. jmsmaxwell says:

    Sounds more like a washed up comic who wants to redistribute the wealth so he can have
    some. He should stick to comedy at least he has has some sucscess in that venue.
    As for Taxiation, he can write a check to the IRS at any time and send them as much as
    he wants Ocommunist(IRS) will take it and see how fast they can blow it down then rat

  11. colleenf says:

    This nasty man is just as dumb as he looks. He is NOT funny! He is as funny as a train wreck. I’m sure this idiot would be more than happy to have HIS income taxes at 75% as well!

  12. ElmerIII says:

    Why is it that most of the Hollywood crowd think they have the answer to everyone’s problems? Are people going to ask a monkey’s opinion on how to do brain surgery? Although, some monkey’s would be offended by some of those who represent us in Washington DC.

  13. Bob says:

    So what has been stopping him to volunteer and pay”his fair share” of 75%. Just another idiot lib who thinks he is more than what he really is.

    • disgusted demacrat says:

      When was this buffoon ever anything?? Cant act , not funny and boring as hell.

  14. fliteking says:

    Will Ferrell should learn to make good movies before he ventures into accounting and dictating to others.

  15. WakeUpAmerica says:

    I wonder what Eric Baldwin, Bowwow Streasand, Jeanine Garafoli and the rest of the lefty lib trolls in Hollywood will do with a 75% tax, LMAO!?