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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Matt Damon ‘disgusted’ by debt deal, says it’s ‘criminal’ that wealthy don’t pay more taxes (video)

When Matt Damon came to Washington over the weekend to speak at the Save Our Schools rally, he apparently had a lot to say to reporters.

In a video making the online rounds, he expressed his disappointment about the debt ceiling deal and said the wealthy really need to pay more taxes.

“It’s criminal that so little is asked of people who are getting so much,” he said in one interview (see video below). “I don’t mind paying more. I really don’t mind paying more taxes. I’d rather pay the taxes than cut, you know, Reading is Fundamental or, you know, Head Start, or some of these programs that are really helping kids.”

“Why don’t you just tax the really rich?” he added. “Guys like me.”

Matt Damon on debt limit: 'I'm so disgusted,' 'it's criminal' the wealthy are not paying more from Nicholas Ballasy on Vimeo.

If Damon volunteering to pay more taxes doesn’t endear you to him enough, hit the jump to watch video of him defending teachers to a reporter while his mom — who is a teacher — stands beside him undoubtedly thinking, “Yep, that’s my boy.”

Note: The curse words have been conveniently bleeped from this video, making it totally suitable for work.

By  |  10:35 AM ET, 08/03/2011

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