May 07, 2013

Don't try this defense in tax court

Via Ace: Former music star Lauryn Hill (of the Fugees -- that's "Foo-jees" -- and solo work) blamed ... slavery for her tax evasion woes:

"Over-commercialisation and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual."

During her trial, Hill claimed she is still forced to live under the pernicious economic hierarchy imposed by the slave trade.

She told the court: "I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them. I had an economic system imposed on me."

Hmm. I suppose anyone born after the ratification of the Constitution could claim they had an economic system "imposed" on them, couldn't they? I wouldn't try it in tax court, though. And, of course, I am wondering how it is "pernicious" that our economic system made Hill ... a millionaire?

Posted by Hube at May 7, 2013 04:17 PM | TrackBack

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But of course. This way she'll get idiots like Sharpton and Jackson on her side. It's easier to blame something that ended in 1865 than it is to admit that you made mistakes.

Posted by: Carl at May 7, 2013 04:50 PM

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