Friday, December 17, 2010

Free Wesley! Hollywood Defends Terrorists, Dictators, Child Rapists & Cop Killers … But Tax Cheats Go Too Far

Wesley Snipes is in jail. That’s right, Blade is behind bars. Passenger 57 is now known as Inmate 224567.

And this friends, is a travesty.

It’s not just a travesty because we’re going to have to wait at least three years for the next poorly conceived direct-to-video action film starring the Shotokan Karate master. It’s a travesty because of the deafening silence surrounding his trial and incarceration.

Where are the legions of race hustlers and political opportunists who can’t wait to make every issue in our society about racism and social justice? I haven’t heard much from Reverend Al or Jesse Jackson. And where is the outcry from Snipes’ co-stars and the usual suspects like Danny Glover and Susan Sarandon? Both of those actors, for instance, have been quite vocal in their support of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Yet, when they frog march Simon Phoenix nobody says a word.

It’s not surprising that the automatons in Tinsel Town are mum on the subject. After all, they usually reserve their impassioned pleas and soap box orations for child rapists and wife beaters. Wesley Snipes got into this mess not because of a shady accountant or a “rounding error.” He didn’t even use Turbo Tax. No, Wesley Snipes is actually a tax protestor. His legal and accounting team challenged not the amount Mr. Snipes owed, but the legitimacy of the Federal Government collecting ANY income tax. Mr. Snipes is a card carrying member of the “taxes are illegal, and immoral” crowd.

Wesley Snipes clearly is outside the Hollywood mainstream. Folks like Bill Maher and Aaron Sorkin are bemoaning Obama’s sellout by granting “tax cuts for the rich.” Let’s save the whole tax cuts vs. not raising taxes distinction for another day. Let’s just focus on the fact that nobody in Hollywood is required to hire an army of accountants and lawyers to protect them from the IRS. Bill Maher’s taxes would be a lot different if his HBO check was made out to him personally instead of the corporation that he undoubtedly has. There is no written law that says that you have to take deductions to which you are entitled. On top of that, even with the exploitation of loopholes and maximizing deductions, there’s nothing that says you can’t add a couple zeros to the checks you write Uncle Sam. Why can’t rich, Obama supporting celebrities simply put their money where their mouth is and help pay down the debt? READ MORE...


  1. Beware, sleeping Americans! Who is real idiot???
    Check it out for yourselves!

  2. I'm a mean, nasty, liver-eatin' con-serva-TIVE what ain't got no use basically for Wesley Snipes, but even I know that Snipes got a rotten deal from the feds. Why don't they leave the guy alone? Feds getlost!