It amazes me how people try to cheat the system and not pay their taxes, especially the rich. You have all of that money and you still do not pay? It is not like you cannot afford it. You can afford to pay the taxes of a thousand people.
First it was former Mets pitcher Jerry Koosman who was sentenced to six months in jail for tax evasion. His message to everyone was:
Pay your taxes.
Well it seems Ron Darling did not get the memo. Darling, also a former pitcher for the New York Mets and now works for SNY during the Mets season and TBS during the postseason, has not paid his taxes.
How much does he owe? According to the Detroit News, Darling owes the IRS $544,197. There’s more. Look at the action that was taken against him:
- The IRS filed a $71,076 lien against Darling on July 29 in the New York City Register’s office.
- The state of New York filed a $12,664 tax warrant against Darling on May 23 in the New York County Clerk’s office.
- The state of California filed an $84,860 lien against Darling on June 6, 2008, in Contra Costa County Court.
- The IRS filed a $375,597 lien against Darling on May 15, 2008, in the New York City Register’s office.
Pay your taxes people. Is it really worth having your business splashed in the newspapers or risk getting thrown in jail? Not really!
If I have to pay my taxes, and I’m a student making nowhere near even $20,000 a year, then you should pay them too. I’ll be more than happy to throw you in jail myself.