Acclaimed director Ridley Scott is breaking ranks with some of the Hollywood elite, lauding the GOP's tax code overhaul as a chance for "unselfish" businesses to plow their profits into job growth.
The tax cuts, for the most part, got jeered by film and television industry veterans, like director Rob Reiner, who called them "piggish," tweeting they were driven by "Putin-envy."
And actress Alyssa Milano groused the tax cut plan was a "stealing from the poor and giving to the rich," while comedian Rosie O’Donnell called it a "crime in progress."
But in an interview with The Denver Post, the 80-year-old director of "The Martian" sees the possibility for more jobs.
"People say [Republicans] are doing it for the wealthy class," he said of the tax overhaul. "What they forget is, if you get a clever, unselfish business person — I don't care if it's a corner store or a big business — who's suddenly saving 15 percent, they'll put it back in this business. Then you're going to get growth and therefore [people] will get employed."
"My concern is with the elderly, the infirm, and the youth who need to have chances and shots for every level, and equality in education," he told the Post. "But you have to use it. You have to get your [expletive] head down and use it."
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