Jane Fonda: ‘All the rich people I know’ are saying ‘tax us’

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      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.

Actress and video aerobics instructor Jane Fonda told HLN’s Joy Behar that “all the rich people” she knows are “saying, ‘Tax us.’”

Behar asked “Hanoi Jane,” “What do you make of the fact that when you know, when people say, ‘Gee, these very, very mega rich people should … pay their share, should be taxed also and stop getting tax breaks,’ and other people are like, ‘No, you can’t do that. It’s so wrong to tax these rich people.’”

“And oftentimes that’s right and oftentimes there are poor people that are saying that,” Fonda responded. “And the only answer that I can come up with is because, it being America, those not-so-rich people feel some day I’m going to be rich and I don’t want to be taxed.”

“I think that we will end up taxing the rich,” Fonda added. “And that’s just fine by me and all the rich people I know, like Ted Turner and Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, you’re, they’re all saying, Tax us.”

The exchange occurred on the December 9 edition of “The Joy Behar Show.”

Fonda also talked politics with CNN’s Piers Morgan on December 8, saying she wishes President Barack Obama would be “stronger” in office.

“I hope he gets re-elected. I wish that he would be stronger. I think he will be in his second term. I think he’s going to be re-elected,” she said.

“I think he’s a good man, but I wish that he was tougher on the issues that I care about and that a lot of people care about.”

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