Beau Bridges: Wealthy Americans have ‘the responsibility’ to pay more in taxes [VIDEO]

Photo of Nicholas Ballasy
Nicholas Ballasy
Senior Video Reporter
  • See All Articles
  • Send Email
  • Subscribe to RSS
  • Follow on Twitter
  • Bio

      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

Emmy-award winning actor Beau Bridges told The Daily Caller that wealthy Americans have “the responsibility” to pay more in taxes and “help people out that need support.”

Bridges was asked if he would mind paying higher taxes, as President Barack Obama has proposed in his deficit reduction plan.

“I think if you’ve been blessed … part of that comes the responsibility to help people out that need support so … I’m for that — that tax on the wealthy,” he told The Daily Caller in Washington Thursday.

[ooyala embedCode="VxMXV0MjoilP3F0raH0f0KPxoa6S42Ex" name="ooyalaPlayer_3i2un_goq1q86s" width="640" height="360" /]

He continued, “No, I think, from what I’m hearing, the people that are getting taxed the most are kind of the middle-income people.”

The Navy Memorial honored Beau Bridges, his brother Jeff and his late father Lloyd with the “Lone Sailor Award” at the National Building Museum in Washington for their service in the U.S. Coast Guard. Jeff Bridges was unable to attend the ceremony but Beau shared his thoughts on the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with The Daily Caller.

“What we all pray for is peace — that’s what I pray for and I understand that sometimes that’s not an easy… outcome so I support the people that are there protecting us and striving for. And I think most anybody, even if you’re on the front lines fighting, you want a peaceful conclusion in the end,” he said. (RELATED: Ron Howard: Limits on charity deductions won’t discourage me from giving [VIDEO]

“It’s a very conflicted crazy situation in the Middle East and in other places in the world. I don’t think any of it’s an easy solution but we’re the human race. We’ve survived hundreds of years so we need to get it together and find out how we can all can all exist on this planet together and to respect one another.”

Follow Nicholas on Twitter