Bill Murray praises GOP tax reform: ‘It’s a fantastic thing’ for business

How do you know when you as an actor are bigger than Hollywood? – When you can say things like this and the limousine socialist gaggle doesn’t say a word.

I love Bill Murray. From the time I was a little kid I’ve loved Bill Murray. He expresses a genuineness that is missing from most actors. He is a special performer.

Generally we don’t give much credence to entertainers who weigh in on economic matters (because they seem to be invariably wrong) but in this instance we’ll do a post.

Plus Bill Murray was in one of the great libertarian movies of all time, Ghostbusters. I still laugh every time I think of the scene with the health inspector in the basement.

(From The Washington Times)

“I don’t pretend to understand what that will mean in the future in terms of the economy or what the budget will have to do to take care of what people call entitlements,” he said. “In the first step, it’s made things easier. I think people feel like there was probably too much regulation, and yet you just hope that they don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater when breaking down regulations.”

He also talked PC.

“My friend who’s a great comedy writer, Jim Downey, he’s accused of being a right-wing comedy writer, if there is such a thing,” Mr. Murray said. “He says, ‘No, I just think the way the Democrats handle things is poor, where they try to pick out little pieces of a population, of well we represent the Hispanics, we represent the LGBT or something.’ And they’re not speaking to everyone at once. And it’s almost demeaning to say, ‘I’m choosing you because you’re a splinter group or you’re a certain minority group.’ There’s almost a resentment that somehow you’re separated, again, by a politician — ‘You’re my people. I’m in control of you, I represent you,’ instead of thinking that each citizen has a right to be respected as a citizen first, under the laws of the country.”


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