Tim Allen talks Trump, Taxes, and Jail Time

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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. 

 

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Michael Gilliam
Michael Gilliam
1 month ago

Hey Tim, love ya man and I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND the part about learning to “Shut up”. The problem is that THIS IS THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME IN US HISTORY TO JUST “SHUT UP”. In your entire life did you EVER IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS THINK YOU WOULD SEE CENSORSHIP IN AMERICA? We’re talking about COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR THE FIRST AMENDMENT. THE RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH. As TAXES were the one thing you brought up are you familiar with “TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION”? WAKE UP TIM, YOU HAVE A PLATFORM, USE IT.

Anna
1 month ago

I agree 100% it’s time to scream out not be silent

Bunny
Bunny
1 month ago

Love you Tim Allen. Truth is what set you free. Hope your new show “assembly required” on the history channel is a big hit.

edi
edi
1 month ago

Now is not the time to shut up. Too many Hollywood libturds out there.

Ana
Ana
1 month ago

Finally, an intelligent celeb. Are the rest of them listening ? Doubt it.

Erleebird
Erleebird
1 month ago

Tim: You’re the best! And unlike the dems, you can take a joke without crying your eyes out! Oh to be back in the days when political satire was funny and not taken seriously!

Eliot
Eliot
1 month ago

I get what folks are saying about this NOT being the time to shut up.
I think Tim means needing to learn to shut up when you’re young AND STUPID.
(Is it any wonder the ‘rats want 16 year olds to be able to vote.
More than ever, we have 30 year olds in America who are way less mature than any 12 year old boy or girl growing up on a rural farm in America a 100 years ago.

markypolo
1 month ago

WOW. Tim Allen taking RESPONSIBILITY for his life? He must NOT be a Democrat.

Cindy Galt
1 month ago

I had heard him mention his jail time for cocaine possession before, but at that time he didn’t go into the specifics. I love how he puts down the Dumbos in his shows, and he showed ABC that he didn’t need them when they canceled his show. Fox is a better fit.