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Rock N Taxes

taxmanThe news this week featured a squabble between singer Taylor Swift and Apple over Apple’s plan to allow users to listen to Swift’s music without paying her.  Swift took Apple to task and they blinked.  Not only is she adored by millions of fans, but many other also no respect her for her business sense.

Rockers it seems are very protective of their hard-earned money.  A recent article in our local paper by economics professor Ralph R. Reiland highlighted this issue.  Reiland recounted the many efforts by old school rockers to protest high taxes and uproot themselves and move to other countries to avoid oppressive tax burdens.  Here are a few quotes to entice you to read the entire article which is linked above in blue.

Talk To The Hand

“Yo Taylor!  I’m really happy for you.  Imma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.”

Kanye West (as he stripped the microphone from the actual video award winner, Taylor Swift)

Talk to the handUnless you are totally out of the celebrity loop, you have probably seen the video of what may be the quintessential act of rudeness by a person who is quickly amassing quite a resume of ill-mannered stunts.  It is actually rather ironic that the offensive and self-absorbed Kanye West criticized Swift when he seems to rely on Autotune to improve the sound of his voice.  To their credit, most of the crowd booed West and gave a standing ovation to the young Taylor Swift after West left the stage.