Chris Rock on Taxes

Thought you might get a kick out of this. It’s more true than he probably thought when he said it.

The messed up thing about taxes is you don’t ‘pay’ taxes. The government TAKES them. You get your check and money is GONE! It was not an option! That ain’t a payment, that’s a JACK! I been TAX JACKED!…[The] worst part about it, we pay taxes for [stuff] we don’t even use….Why are black people paying Social Security? I won’t get the money till I’m 65….Meanwhile, the average black man dies at 54. Hypertension, high blood pressure, police….I used to work at McDonald’s making minimum wage….I would get $200 a week and they would take out $50 in taxes. That’s a lot of money if you only making $200….What do you get with that $50? All the free street light in the world. As far as I am concerned, give everybody a candle. Just give me back my $50.

Chris Rock


  1. […] Apparently Chris Rock has used this bit before. While trying to find any contact information for him (all I found was his site which is all flash-based with no contact information) I found this blog below that posts basically his same bit, but it adds in some other information. I’m not sure if the author decided to throw this in or CR added it in a different show, but he also talks about the $50 getting taken out of his $200 paycheck when he worked at McDonalds. Do we have a FairTax supporter here?! I think so! […]