Jane Fonda: ‘All the Rich People I Know’ Are Saying ‘Tax Us’

No stranger to controversy, longtime actress and political activist Jane Fonda told HLN’s Joy Behar that all her wealthy friends are “saying ‘tax us.’”

According to Nicholas Ballasy at the Daily Caller, the woman disparagingly referred to as “Hanoi Jane” because of a trip to North Vietnam in 1972 in which she publicly denounced American military as “war criminals,” was asked: “What do you make of the fact that when you know, when people say, ‘Gee, these very, very mega rich people should … pay their share, should be taxed also and stop getting tax breaks,’ and other people are like, ‘No, you can’t do that. It’s so wrong to tax these rich people.’”

“And oftentimes that’s right and oftentimes there are poor people that are saying that,” Fonda replied. “And the only answer that I can come up with is because, it being America, those not-so-rich people feel some day I’m going to be rich and I don’t want to be taxed.”

Ballasy continues:

“I think that we will end up taxing the rich,” Fonda added. “And that’s just fine by me and all the rich people I know, like Ted Turner and Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, you’re, they’re all saying, Tax us.” […]

Fonda also talked politics with CNN’s Piers Morgan on December 8, saying she wishes President Barack Obama would be “stronger” in office.

“I hope he gets re-elected. I wish that he would be stronger. I think he will be in his second term. I think he’s going to be re-elected,” she said.

“I think he’s a good man, but I wish that he was tougher on the issues that I care about and that a lot of people care about.”

It seems Fonda has remained consistent in her politics, openly siding with the left for decades running now.