Tim Allen Rips Government’s Lack of Responsibility with Taxpayer Dollars
By Movieguide® Staff
Comedian Tim Allen rarely parades his political viewpoints. However, in a recent interview, the HOME IMPROVEMENT and LAST MAN STANDING star called out the American tax system.
During a podcast episode of “WTF with Marc Maron,” Allen called himself a “fiscal, conservative person with money.”
“Once I started making money, I had this silent partner that just took almost half of my money and never gave me anything for it and that was the taxes,” Allen explained. “I’ve never liked taxes. . . That’s it, I don’t like it. I work pretty hard for this stuff and I accomplished a lot and I was handicapped by my own errors. It’s all my fault, I get that. But I had this silent partner. I never liked taxes.”
Allen added that the “silent partner” was indeed in reference to the “government.”
However, Allen said that he strays away from openly sharing his political views because he doesn’t want to tell other people “how to live.”
“I literally don’t preach anything,” Allen said. “I’m not telling anybody else how to live. Once I realized that the last president [ticked] people off, I kind of liked that. So it was fun to just not say anything, [I] didn’t join into the lynching crowd.”
Movieguide® previously reported:
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Allen opened up about the controversies of his own political attachments, which tend to err on the conservative aisle.
The star received all sorts of questions surrounding his political party, but he claims just to want effective results for the greater good. “I’m for responsible government that actually does what we pay them to do.” He continued, “I’ve worked different jobs, and I’ve had a colorful past, and I pay a lot in taxes. I wish we got more for our money. Whatever political party is for more responsible use of our money.”
“I’m concerned about the 26,000 homeless people, and I do the best I can,” Allen commented. “I’m concerned about keeping my roads and stuff clean in North Hollywood. Generally, the government is no help, and people have to do that themselves.”
“Jump in! Do whatever it takes to get people engaged — not putting on a hoodie and screaming in the streets — but actually figure out how to help North Hollywood or Encino or wherever you live to get better.”
When it comes to taxes, Allen says, “My political party is that I’ve never liked taxes, period, so whatever that means. . . . I don’t like paying people who never seem to do what I would do with my money. I always thought it would be funny if I had a little menu on my tax returns where I could tell them where my money would go.”