Pay Your Taxes, Fool!

Kevin Sutton Show

With Tax Season coming to an end this Tuesday – by the way, if you didn’t know, Tuesday, April 17th is the deadline – I am shocked by how many celebrities keep “forgetting” to pay taxes.

Everyone knows about taxes, but it seems the rich and famous keep forgetting to give Uncle Sam his share. Remember when Will Smith made all that money early on from his rapping career and from the The Fresh Prince of Bell-Air? He actually said that he forgot he had to pay taxes.

That is until the men in black came knocking on his door.

Now let’s fast forward to 2012 and take a look at the most recent celebrity who forgot to pay taxes, Mr. Lionel Ritchie, who owes 1.1 million. He apparently paid his taxes before but then he got “tax amnesia” in 2010. Oops.

Of course, there’s Chris Tucker who owes 1.2 million (who, by the way, had court-side tickets to the NBA All Stars) and the big one, Nicholas Cage, who got up to 12 million. Are you kidding me?

My point is, they make so much money, they get so many opportunities, they have so many options, yet they are so greedy. Sorry, “forgetful.”

My fellow Americans, we love our celebrities – for me especially Mr. Chris Tucker – but maybe we wouldn’t have so much government debt if they would do their part.

As Kermit the Frog would say, “so in conclusion” … PAY YOUR TAXES FOOL!

– Mayra