Last Man Standing’s Tim Allen likes that former president Donald Trump “pissed people off,” but has “never liked taxes,” and was such an “eff up” in his youth that he served more than two years in jail.
The former Home Improvement star interviewed on the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast and revealed that he is a “fiscal, conservative person with money,” which is why he doesn’t like paying taxes.
“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 remarked, referring to the government.
“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.”
He also doesn’t like preaching politics. “What I’ve done is just not joined into — as I call it — the ‘we culture.’ I’m not telling anybody else how to live. I don’t like that. ‘We should do this,’ ‘We should do that,'” he clarified. “Once I realized that the last president pissed people off, I kind of like that. So it was fun to just not say anything. Didn’t join in the lynching crowd.”
Allen did make it clear that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wasn’t his pick for president in the 2016 election. “I just didn’t think Hillary should have been president. In the end you go the other direction. I said, ‘It’s nothing personal about it. If you don’t like it then wait til the next election.'”
The former fictional “Tool Time” host discussed his real-life jail time. He was arrested for carrying more than a pound of cocaine through a Michigan airport, which landed him over two years in federal prison when he was in his early twenties.
“We were a bunch of college kids — a bunch of the kids who overdid it,” he explained. “two of us took [the charges] for about 20 guys.”
Of his time in prison, he revealed, “I just shut up and did what I was told, it was the first time ever I did what I was told and played the game… I learned literally how to live day by day. And I learned how to shut up. You definitely want to learn how to shut up.”
“I look back on those things, this is sober guy stuff, I had so much shame at the things that I did,” Allen recalled.