- - Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Beau Bridges: Wealthy have ‘responsibility’ to pay more

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.”

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

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

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 the District for their service in the U.S. Coast Guard. Jeff Bridges was unable to attend the ceremony, but Beau Bridges shared his thoughts on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“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.

“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.”

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Bruni-Sarkozy: French ‘uninterested’ in pregnancy

French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is undoubtedly thrilled to be expecting her second child, but the 43-year-old says her pregnancy is a nonstory to the people of France.

“There isn’t much to say,” the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy recently told BBC News. “So many women are expecting children and giving birth, and it’s so uninteresting for French people.”

Mrs. Bruni-Sarkozy, who fueled pregnancy rumors earlier this year when she shielded her belly in front of photographers, confirmed in July that she was expecting when she flaunted her pregnant stomach in a swimsuit snapshot.

“It’s great news for me, but it’s also something very banal,” the first lady told the BBC, adding that her superstitious beliefs also have contributed to her silence on the pregnancy.

“I’m superstitious, so yes, I’ve been very careful,” Mrs. Bruni-Sarkozy said.

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