'American Pie' Actor: Obama Not 'Losing Hollywood'
(CNSNews.com) - Hollywood actor Jason Biggs best known for his appearances in the 'American Pie' movies, said it would be a “smart move” for President Barack Obama to raise taxes on the wealthy. Obama has proposed to raise taxes on couples making over $250,000 per year and individuals with income above $200,000 per year.
Biggs was asked if he was concerned that President Obama will raise taxes on the wealthy.
“No, I think there is this, you know, inequity when it comes to taxation in America that, you know, I think if, I think it could do a lot to help solve our fiscal concerns, our deficit, I really do. I think it’s a smart move and I think those kinds of tax breaks for the wealthy that the last administration put into place have done more and created more trouble than they have been helpful for sure,” he told CNSNews.com on the red carpet at an event sponsored by the Creative Coalition.
Biggs was also asked what would be the max that he willing to pay in income taxes.
“I don’t know. I’m not sure. I don’t have a number in mind. I do know that it’s – I do know that it’s greater than the number that the last administration had in place, that’s for sure,” he said.
“I do think there is a – I do think right now in this time of fiscal crisis I think measures need to be taken and I think that’s something by the way that was, you know, in past administrations, that was on table when there wasn’t these kinds of concerns and right now drastic measures are needed to be taken. I don’t even think this a drastic measure, I think it’s something that makes a lot of sense so I think it’s smart.”
Biggs also said he will be supporting President Obama for re-election.“From my vantage point I don’t think he’s losing Hollywood. I think there’s certainly people that have been maybe disheartened, at least when it comes to, you know, speaking of the arts, specifically I think, you know, there are cuts that he’s even supported in this next budget layout and so that’s a bit disheartening when it comes even from the White House but overall his stance on arts has been pretty great,” he said.
“But, you know, he came into a very tough situation and, you know, I don’t envy his position, it’s a lot that he’s got to deal with and he certainly has my full support still and I think he’s doing a great job of being diplomatic and addressing the right things in the right way and I’m behind him for 2012 for sure.”
The Creative Coalition is a “nonprofit public charity organized by the creative community to learn about pressing issues so they can better inform the public and nation.” They held several events in Washington during the weekend of the White House correspondents dinner including one to announce a PSA that shows support for U.S. military families.