Monday, April 28, 2008

I Don't Give a Bleep About -Tax Evaders


Well, one thing is a certainty in life, tax and death. If the tax doesn't kill us first. I am so sick of celebrities not paying their taxes. What makes them so special? The latest one being Wesley Snipes. I love his movies, but I also paid to see his movies, which enabled him to garner an income. Now, Mr. Snipes you chose to live in at triple figure house, I didn't. All Uncle Sam said, if you make it, imma take it. However Mr. Snipes you felt it was "beneath you" to pay taxes for more then 10 years.

But U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges said Snipes exhibited a "history of contempt over a period of time" for U.S. tax laws, and granted prosecutors the sentence they requested — one year for each of Snipes' convictions of willfully failing to file a tax return from 1999-2001.

His argument was that he did not feel the government should collect taxes. Well, there I agree, but since my bible states, "Give unto Caesar what is Caesar," then even from biblical times it seems that money owed should be paid.

Didn't this guy play SIM CITY? I mean in order to be Mayor of Sim City you had to have money to fix things that went wrong in your city. That means that you had to tax certain things to get the funding. So even though I don't like paying taxes, I understand the premise behind it. We need it in order to maintain a stable economy.

Idontgivebleep is satisfied that justice has been served. If it was you or I it would not take us 10 years to get audited and convicted. Since celebs put on their pants one leg at time I feel that makes them the same as you and I.


ShAĆ© - ShAĆ© said...

Girl you and me both could care less Everyone is up in arms trying to equate this with the Sean Bell verdict, but you can't. It's apples & oranges. Wesley has known about his tax situation for years and refused to pay it and even tried to sue the IRS at one point. He made movie after movie during this time so he definitely had the money. He should have just paid it - especially after seeing they weren't playing when they put Mr. Biggs (Ron Isley) in jail for tax evasion. They don't care who you are these days.

Regina said...

@ Survivor - being a star doesn't make you exempt, If I have to file and pay then so should Snipes!

@ Shae - I was disappointed when I read on various blogs that this is a racist issue, he didn't pay his taxes he got caught period!