To get your first question out of the way, Jared Leto is an actor and frontman of the band 30 Seconds to Mars (not to mention one of PETA’s sexiest vegetarians). He must be pretty successful, too, which brings us to our second question: just how much is Leto willing to pay? We could use a couple trillion to start, seeing as we hit the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling on Monday.

At least one follower was paying attention.

A gentle reminder: there’s no law against paying as much as you want.

  • syvyn11

    Chances that he will pay only what is required of him is 100%

    • mdtljt

      …if that…besides, it would cut into his eyeliner budget…

  • Bob Cordon

    Can’t stand liberals who can’t spell (worse=worst). Can’t stand liberals who promote higher taxes. Shoot…now as I think about it, I just don’t like liberals. Ain’t that something?

    • TugboatPhil

      Bob, you had me with the first three words.

  • Jose Sarabia

    Most Democrats seem to have a mental blockade about economics. No amount of money will cure the ill if we keep spending what we DON’T have…

  • stuckinIL4now

    Nice offer but we all know that Obigspender has no intention of putting any taxes or any other money toward paying down the debt and will just squander it on more of his pet pork entitlement projects. So all you rich overpaid untalented so-called celebrities–stop offering them a single penny until they’ve proven that they can stop overspending.

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  • disqus_LASIg6epmj

    Math is too hard for most celebs. Don’t they realize that taxing, taxing, and more taxing is not going to help the national debt or help the economy of this country?

    • waltzingmtilda

      Nope…they just wanna seem cool by supporting what they mistakenly believe is the popular position.

      • SpinMeNot

        The problem is, as we saw in the US a few months back, these are the popular positions. At least as long as 1/3 or so the population is so apathetic that they don’t get engaged.

    • SpinMeNot

      Celebrities, by definition, are incapable of understanding economics — they have people that do that for them, or they end up broke.

      I will be pleasantly surprised when this clown voluntarily writes a check to the US government for an additional 35% of his income, and an additional 30% on any capital gains. I expect the COPD and chronic respiratory infections will get me long before I am surprised by any of these people.

      I don’t begrudge folks their God-given talents, but if they want to be part of the so-called 99%, they need to give away their fortunes and give up their cars, mansions, servants, etc.

  • Dan Thorpe

    As a small business owner, I strongly disagree with raising taxes on incomes over $200K. That is not the people they need to be asking to pay a little more, especially without a reduction in spending. I think that is the main hang up because this country spends entirely too much money and its a path that is entirely unsustainable even if you collect more taxes.

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  • NickGranite

    Why do the well-to-do keep talking about their willingness to pay more taxes? Just check the box, fill in a number in your tax return and do it already. .

    • walterc

      Easier still, just file a short form, claim zero dependents and pay the max. And if that isn’t enough, add as many zeros to your check as you think your fair share is. I’m guessing his accountant and lawyer won’t allow that.

  • Marcy Cook

    It’s about time Jared paid more in taxes!!! Just tell me who he is again???

  • Randi Starr

    Well son, whip out that check book. You let me know who stopped you before now and we will deal with them!

  • John (it true me am)

    Of course Jared fails to realize the simplist of things… He isn’t a job creator, he is an overpaid actor. As in he is employee, not employer. He can pay as much as he wants and other people don’t suffer for it, he is the end of the line for his money. For most people he wants to raise taxes on he would be directly taking that tax money out of the hands of lower income earners the person would be hiring.

  • BorderLine Guy
  • NCRelite

    what a phony

  • louisiana_mom

    Ugh! There is a little box he could check and pay as much as he wishes… Now, for it going to pay off the debt… hahahahahahaha he does live in dreamland, doesn’t he?

  • Rob

    I think we should ALL pay our fair share. No more passing the buck. If the people voted bigger government, GIVE THEM THE BILL NOW.
    The most devestating impact will be uppity liberals who live in high cost of living urban area.They can think over their choices while being forced to eat Ramen in their $1500/mo Studio and unable to afford cable to watch MSNBC tell them it is somehow Bush’s fault.