Wesley Snipes Tax/IRS BS

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blackjack, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Heard on the news just now that the gov is seeking the max for Wesley Snipes tax evasion..... 3 years in prison.

    Does this seem ridiculous to anyone else?

    Overlooking the right/wrong of the tax code and the IRS for now...

    We convict him of not giving us enough money, so we're going to spend 50k plus per year to put him in prison and remove him from society when he isn't a danger to anyone. What would make more sense is to take more of his money. It reminds me of the Martha Stuart ordeal.... WHY IN THE @! would we spend lots of money to remove people from our midst who aren't any danger to us? All it did to Martha was give her a good book deal and make her lots more money. She wasn't a danger to anyone, or society as a whole, and neither is Wesley.

    I just don't think there is ever a reason to imprison someone unless they pose a threat to the rest of us. It's expensive and unnecessary, but then, I guess the gov needs all the excuses they can come up with to milk us for more tax money for all their corrections programs.
  2. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Throw the book at him...

    he's part of the problem, flippin deadbeat. [booze]

    There are better things the gov could be doing with our money. Must not be much going on for them to be putting so much effort into this, give it a few weeks somebody will come along and change that, that's Hollywood. [winkthumb]
  3. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Well, they did it..... he got 3 years. More brilliance from our "justice" system.
  4. BuckBall

    BuckBall Woman Hater

    He wont serve it all...get out early on good behavior.
  5. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    sets an exampley to keep everybody else in line...
  6. BuckBall

    BuckBall Woman Hater

    Like with Paris Hilton? Right, that is some example :lol:
  7. franks71vw

    franks71vw Monkey+++

    hes a scape goat thats all with future financial problems this country is facing they want to make sure people just don't stop sending the gubment its take.
  8. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    That's exactly what I was thinking. There's nothing like a high-profile person (case) to show everyone that the debtor's prison is still alive and well.
  9. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    [ditto], quit being so sensible
  10. MbRodge

    MbRodge Monkey+++

    So... to make a point they now lose 3 yrs worth of revenue on a multi-million dollar actor. Who's going to make up the difference?
  11. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++

    The govmint would cut its nose off despite its face.
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