Rapper Nelly to Feds: No Work = No Taxes

By Teresa Ambord
 
Would you vote for a rapper for president? How about Congress? Don't answer too quickly. Whatever your politics, as the government shutdown wanes on, the rapper who calls himself Nelly is making more sense than any of our elected representatives. 
 
"I'm trying to campaign, since the government ain't working, we shouldn't have to pay taxes," he joked with reporters at VH1. "Because, you know, paying taxes is supposed to pay for the government, which in turn is not working. So if they're not working, I shouldn't have to pay taxes. And me being in the upper echelon of the tax bracket, I feel that the money I could be saving over these next couple of days could be very vital to my survival. That's how I feel about it. So y'all keep banging." 
 
Nelly, born Cornell Haynes, Jr, is a multiplatinum Grammy winner. He hasn't had a hit song for a while, but he's the fourth biggest-selling hip-hop artist in recent years, with twenty-one million albums sold. 
 
Nelly sums it up well. No work = no taxes. In other words, "Keep your hands out of my pockets until you get back to work." Nelly for president! 
 
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