How To Get Rich

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by LevelUP, Jan 6, 2023.

  1. LevelUP

    LevelUP Active Member

  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Steve Martin:

    You.. can be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes! You can be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes! You say.. “Steve.. how can I be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes?” First.. get a million dollars. Now.. you say, “Steve.. what do I say to the tax man when he comes to my door and says, ‘You.. have never paid taxes’?” Two simple words. Two simple words in the English language: “I forgot!” How many times do we let ourselves get into terrible situations because we don’t say “I forgot”? Let’s say you’re on trial for armed robbery. You say to the judge, “I forgot armed robbery was illegal.”
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  3. LevelUP

    LevelUP Active Member

    Funny you bring that quote up because...

    Richard Hatch, known as "the fat naked guy" for refusing to wear clothes for much of the Survivor reality TV show, won 1 million dollars but "forgot" to pay taxes on his winnings.

    He was sentenced to 51 months in prison for failing to pay taxes on his reality TV prize and other income.

    He outwitted and outsmarted the other survivors but couldn't outsmart the IRS.
  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    When I saw the title of the thread I began looking over my shoulder....
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  5. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    I had a similar thought but then saw the thread author was LevelUP not Steve Levicoff.
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  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I was startled, because to me "Richard Hatch" is the actor who played Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica and Tom Zarek in the reimagined version. Since I never watched Survivor, I have to look it up to make sure the contestant who let it all hang out was a different guy!

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