Quoted: Libertarians defend Wesley Snipes in tax-dodge case
"Why do people like Wesley Snipes and Tim Geithner work so hard to avoid paying taxes? Because THE TAX IS TOO DAMN HIGH!"
-- Libertarian Party executive director Wes Benedict in a press release Friday blasting the federal government for sending Wesley Snipes to prison for three years for failing to file a tax return -- while taking a sideswipe at the TurboTax-challenged Treasury Secretary. Benedict argued that Snipes was selectively prosecuted for an act that shouldn't be an offense and, hey, why do we even need a federal income tax anyway? Snipes, who still wants to appeal his sentence to the Supreme Court, is expected to begin his time next week.
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| December 3, 2010; 3:31 PM ET
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