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Occupy Willie Nelson: What Does UK Uncut Make Of Singer’s Tax Song?

by | 24th, October 2011

OCCUPY Wall Street is putting on quite a show. While Occupy London has skipping, New York has Pete Seeger and now Willie Nelson, who’s getting poetic:

We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for

We stand with humanity
against the insanity…

The whole tax set up is a little unfair
But some of us don’t mind paying our share.

What else do we know about Willie Nelson? Welll:

Nelson’s tax trouble started in 1984, when the IRS began looking into his returns stretching back to 1972. After years of investigation, the agency declared that Nelson had underpaid taxes for six years, primarily because of invalid deductions he had taken after investing in tax shelters the IRS subsequently nixed. Nelson protested, but last June a tax court ruled in favor of the government, and the musician grudgingly agreed to pay $6 million in back taxes, plus more than $10 million in penalties and interest.

Wonder what UKUncut, the protest group that supports Occupy london and wants the rich to pay taxes, makes of that?

Spotters: Greg Mitchell, Boing Boing, Tim Blair



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