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Lauryn Hill Blames Tax Troubles On Slavery


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#1 egofed

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:53 AM

http://hiphopwired.c...les-on-slavery/

http://www.cnn.com/2...ison/index.html

“I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them,” the New Jersey native told U.S. Magistrate Madeline Cox Arleo.“I had an economic system imposed on me. Someone did the math, and it came to around $600 million. And I sit here before you trying to figure out how to pay a tax debt?”

"Someone did the math, and it came to around $600 million," she said. "And I sit here before you trying to figure out how to pay a tax debt? If that's not like enough to slavery, I don't know."

Taxes=slavery??? Is she in the Tea Party?;) I also like how she just signed a new contract. Guess that "imposed" system is too lucrative to ignore...:roll:

I wonder how she will vote next election?

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:10 PM

Blob: "Your shares are worth a hundred and seven dollars a piece!"
Leela: "They are? Oh my god! I'm a millionaire! Suddenly I have an opinion about the capital gains tax!"
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#3 benjamouth

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:15 PM

Didn't Wesley Snipes say the same kind of thing, maybe they have a point.

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#4 egofed

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:30 PM

Hehhehehehhe...I do think it is waaayyyy too easy for lower and median income people to say "pay your fair share", which translates to "stick it to em". Then, when someone later becomes successful, they realize how unfair 40% or more taxation is. Everyone is looking out for their own best interest, fairness be damned.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:20 PM

Blob: "Your shares are worth a hundred and seven dollars a piece!"
Leela: "They are? Oh my god! I'm a millionaire! Suddenly I have an opinion about the capital gains tax!"

That was one of the greatest lines ever uttered on that show. It's so true.:lol:
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#6 egofed

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:42 AM

Didn't Wesley Snipes say the same kind of thing, maybe they have a point.


http://voices.yahoo....5480.html?cat=7

http://www.nytimes.c...nipes.html?_r=0

My favorite part:
Mr. Kahn, who represented himself throughout the trial and has consistently refused to recognize Judge Hodges’s authority, was defiant to the end.
“For the record, your honor, I don’t accept that,” Mr. Kahn said.
The judge responded, “You may not accept it, Mr. Kahn, but you will serve it.”



Kahn was Snipes' co-defendant and a tax "adviser".


This part is pretty good also:


Quoting the London Times, "The court heard yesterday [the day of sentencing] that Snipes dodged $15 million (£7.5 million) in tax through a campaign in which he concealed millions offshore, falsely applied for tax refunds and bombarded the Internal Revenue Service with frivolous correspondence that threatened government employees, railed about extortion and used twisted legal interpretations to back his claim that taxation was unlawful."


Poor Mitt did everything legally but still got convicted by the court of public opinion.....

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:53 PM


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#8 RedvsBlue

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:15 PM

Poor Mitt did everything legally but still got convicted by the court of public opinion.....


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#9 Spokker

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 08:51 PM

Patrice O'Neal had a great bit on taxes and reparations. He makes a good point.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:55 PM

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