Last Man Standing star Tim Allen had some harsh words Wednesday for how our government is currently operating.
Appearing on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Allen said, “You better give your money away before it gets taken from you” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
JIMMY KIMMEL, HOST: Does your family ask you for money when you go back home?
TIM ALLEN: Yes!
KIMMEL: Do they? Yeah, yeah.
ALLEN: Does that ever work, you know? This folds into the government, doesn’t it?
KIMMEL: I think it does work.
ALLEN: You can’t give people money and help them. It doesn’t work.
KIMMEL: Yeah, but they’re willing to try.
ALLEN: Yeah, they are definitely willing to. Oh, God, did you bring up a sore one.
KIMMEL: Well, why don’t you make an announcement right now that you’re headed home and you won’t be giving any money to anyone?
ALLEN: Well, you know what I look at sometimes, I say, “Rather them than the government.”
KIMMEL: I see.
ALLEN: You know, you better give your money away before it gets taken from you.
KIMMEL: You don’t really get a choice, though, and I don’t think it counts. You can’t tax credit “Gave money to my Aunt Martha.”
ALLEN: Actually, you can gift stuff.
KIMMEL: Is that right?
ALLEN: You can. You can give away gifts to your family and friends.