As everybody who works for a living knows, the Government has an endless need for cash to fund its operations, which can be categorized into two main areas:
- Hiring Fuckwits who then find ways to irritate the working man
- Spending large amounts on disastrous projects, where the consultancy firms doing the work later hire the government employees responsible into no-work positions at generous salaries
And in the US, of course, there are two wars to fund. Putting your best and your bravest in body bags and wheelchairs is not cheap!
So the tax authorities are always on the lookout for people who might actually want to spend the money they earn on themselves rather than giving 50% of it to fund the foregoing. The latest victim of this crusade is hardworking Wesley Snipes
He's somebody who never "phones in" a performance. His films may not make all that much sense, but you can tell he always gives 100%.
So anyway poor Wesley is looking at three years in the slammer on some technicality to do with filling out forms. He's on bail at the moment, but as you can see, things do not look good for him.
I remain hopeful that he will be ok, because in his own immortal words from the excellent Passenger 57 ...
"Always bet on black!"