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Tim Allen Slams Government: ‘You Better Give Your Money Away Before It Gets Taken From You’

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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.

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» 9 Comments

  1. Jethro

    November 23rd, 2012

    Tim Allen is funny, but PLEASE don’t let him become a spokesperson for conservatism…

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  2. CrustyB

    November 23rd, 2012

    Did you know that donations to the KKK are tax deductable?

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  3. sTevo

    November 23rd, 2012

    Not a TA super fan but his show prior to election day was pretty damn funny.

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  4. Tim

    November 23rd, 2012

    “… give your money away before it gets taken from you.”

    Isn’t that sorta like – “If you try to kill me, I’ll kill myself!”?

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  5. Tuesday

    November 23rd, 2012

    Double your pleasure, double your fun.
    - Doublemint Gum

    http://times247.com/articles/barack-michelle-give-daughters-48k-in-tax-free-gifts It’s good enough for the Obamas.

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  6. Mark Zist

    November 23rd, 2012

    I guess Kimmel doesn’t give money to his family.

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  7. TxOU812

    November 23rd, 2012

    I don’t care whether Tim Allen is or is not a “spokesman for conservatism”. But frankly, Jethro, considering how few Hollywood celebrities stand up against Obama and the left, I think to we shoud applaud Tim Allen for his efforts.

    Maybe you’re right. We should not appreciate the efforts of actors who seal out against liberal Marxist insanity. Rather we should seek reasons to bash them. Uhhhhhh, no. I choose to appreciate people like Tim Allen. Those who have a pair should be appreciated

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  8. Nutjob

    November 23rd, 2012

    @TxOU812,
    I agree, I applaud him,better then some big nosed dickfaced washed up comedian with an HBO special giving it to Obama or the socialists to destroy our country with.

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  9. TxOU812

    November 23rd, 2012

    I don’t care whether Tim Allen is or is not a “spokesman for conservatism”. But frankly, Jethro, considering how few Hollywood celebrities stand up against Obama and the left, I think to we shoud applaud Tim Allen for his efforts.

    Maybe you’re right. We should not appreciate the efforts of actors who speak out against liberal Marxist insanity. Rather we should seek reasons to bash them. Uhhhhhh, no. I choose to appreciate people like Tim Allen. Those who have a pair should be appreciated

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