The big Hollywood stars are all really rich, often earning tens of millions of dollars per year, and with only a few rare exceptions, like Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis (and as my three examples illustrate, most of these exceptions are aging "has-beens" who aren't likely to do many more movies anyway) they are all liberals who advocate higher taxes. So why not let them pay higher taxes with an excise tax on the entertainment industry?
It's not like it would be unprecedented with excise taxes on specific industries as such already exist for alcohol, tobacco, gasoline and (because of Obamacare) tanning salons. And since the people in the entertainment industry support politicians who say America needs higher taxes on rich people and since this would accomplish this, why shouldn't this be done?Note: Stefan writes from Sweden so please forgive him for lumping Schwarzenegger in with the good guys. He obviously doesn't follow California government or he would no Schwarzenegger did nothing but get his maid pregnant and advance the interests of California's crony capitalists and assorted other interventionists during the period he was governor.