Matt Damon Lays Into President Obama on Economy, Unemployment

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One of Barack Obama's most prominent supporters during the 2008 election, Matt Damon is now one of the President's most outspoken critics.

Days after the actor expressed disappointment in Obama to Piers Morgan, he gave an interview to Great Britian's The Independent in which he went into greater detail over what he considers missed opportunities on the commander-in-chief's part.

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"I think he's rolled over to Wall Street completely," Damon said. "The economy has huge problems. We still have all these banks that are too big to fail. They're bigger and making more money than ever. Unemployment at 10 percent? It's terrible."

Matt Damon believes the Democrats "squandered" a chance to "stand up for things."

So, will Damon vote Republican in 2012? No, he joked: "I just got a 3 percent tax cut!"

But then he turned serious again, expounding on one of Obama's more controversial compromises with conservatives:

"Do you think I'm going to start a small business with that money? You're out of your mind if you think so. I'm going to put it in the bank. So is every other guy that makes the kind of money I make. I don't think that's what's best for the country. I think a stronger middle class makes for a stronger country."

Ouch. In better news for the President, many people still like his wife a lot.

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I love reading this guy's media spamoids, he's hilarious! if he puffed up any more, he'd explode!
I guess it's true, "those that cannot do, teach.... or in his case, act"
what a hate filled angry ass.. his mom must be so proud.


"People fail to realize that 16 years of Republican domination cannot be undone in 4 years. Give Obama some latitude people!" People fail to realize that because it isn't true. The Democrats began their ascent to power starting at the beginning of 2007, and it has all be downhill from there.


"I'm going to put it in the bank. So is every other guy that makes the kind of money I make." Good, Matt - that makes more capital be available for loans for those who aren't as rich. Where do you think that money comes from? He talks like this is a bad thing and his taxes need to be raised so that money would not have been in the bank. That hurts the very people he claims be be for. Stick to acting, Matt.


It is not 16 yrs of Republicans, Bill Clinton was a Democrat just to clarify.


@Ship of Fools.....
Wonderful commentary and couldn't agree with you more. People fail to realize that 16 years of Republican domination cannot be undone in 4 years. Give Obama some latitude people!


I don't think that redistribution of "larger" incomes to the middle class will solve the problems. Just because companies make more money, does not mean that it is bad for America. If I recall- Matt Damon makes a huge amount of money. Should I then go to his bank and make a withdrawl so that I am "Stronger America(n)"? If Matt Damon thinks the Democrats or majority party squandered things then he is mistaken. They stood up for everything they wanted to. And those things failed. So really he is upset that the ideas he believes in, are not profitable or successful for Americans.


I wish people wouldn't go to other countries to complain about our presidents.