What can you say about a millionaire movie star spouting idiotic assertions other then "what a dumbass". Here he is on Hardball getting chummy with his partner in idiocy, Chrissy Matthews:
I don’t think that it’s fair as I said before, that it seems like we have a fighting class in our country. That’s comprised of people who have to go for either financial reasons or , I don;t think that that is fair. And if you’re gonna send people to war, ahh, if, if we all get together and decide we need to go to war then that needs to be shared by everybody. You know and if the President has daughters who are of age then maybe they should go tooÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
For the thousandth time, our young men and women are NOT joining because they need the money:
For example, it is commonly claimed that the military relies on recruits from poorer neighborhoods because the wealthy will not risk death in war. This claim has been advanced without any rigorous evidence. Our review of PenÃ‚Âtagon enlistee data shows that the only group that is lowering its participation in the military is the poor. The percentage of recruits from the poorest American neighborhoods (with one-fifth of the U.S. population) declined from 18 percent in 1999 to 14.6 percent in 2003, 14.1 percent in 2004, and 13.7 percent in 2005.[…]In summary, the additional years of recruit data (2004–2005) supÃ‚Âport the previous finding that U.S. military recruits are more similar than dissimilar to the American youth population. The slight differences are that wartime U.S. military enlistees are better educated, wealthier, and more rural on averÃ‚Âage than their civilian peers.
Recruits have a higher percentÃ‚Âage of high school graduates and representation from Southern and rural areas. No evidence indicates exploitation of racial minorities (either by race or by race-weighted ZIP code areas). Finally, the distribution of household income of recruits is noticeably higher than that of the entire youth population.
Take a look at this sentence:
And if you’re gonna send people to war, ahh, if, if we all get together and decide we need to go to war then that needs to be shared by everybody.
My question would be then why the hell don’t you sign up you nimrod? I mean come on, his plan is that every able bodied person will now be forced to join the military against their will. And this makes sense how? Especially seeing that our military has some of the best and the brightest joining and reenlisting at a record rate. They do it because they love this country, something Matt Damon and the rest of the lefty’s can not understand. Of course I would bet money that Matt Damon didn’t sing this song when we went into Kosovo did he? Nope, because his liberal god Bill Clinton sent the troops.
Be that it may would someone please inform Mr. Damon that he lives in a Democracy and no one is forced to join our military, that goes for the Bush twins also.
Liberals always want OTHERS to do what they are unwilling to do!
The Liberal line:
People should pay more taxes (except me);
People should use less energy (except me);
Draft people into the military (except me);
How convenient that they always exclude themselves from any sacrifice they ask of others!!
Perhaps ala Team America, Matt Damon should be drafted and sent to Iraq to “use his acting”
Surely that’s the path to victory
Matt Damon has been living for a long time in the Hollyweird fever swamps. His credentials as a spokesman for foreign policy and military credentials range from slim to none.
Matthews’ Hardball is rapidly descending into the ratings basement because he simply cannot escape taking the easy route that his former boss, Tip O’Neill, taught him is the road from rags to riches.
Wonder if Manhattanite De Niro can rise above his howling-at-the-moon moonbat-cave on the show?
I doubt it Dave. These people are so insulated from reality and show such a lack of common sense its a wonder they can even do a checkbook. Oh, silly me, they probably pay someone to do that for them.
If the Bush twins enlisted to serve in Iraq they (or Jena at least) wouldn’t be able to continue their work with the poor in Harlem
Given that he has this impression, maybe we should propose to him that those who attain a certain higher than average income bracket in our society, to demonstrate their appreciation for the country which made their wealth possible, should be obligated to provide military service?
Oh, look Curt: it’s trying to wax witty.