Actor Wesley Snipes is serving a three-year prison term for not paying his federal taxes. Snipes told The Washington Post’s Jen Chaney in an interview in 2010 that he was given bad financial advice and did not intend to withhold money from the government.
“I don’t have an issue with the tax people,” he said. “Taxes are -- look, if you owe, you should pay. And if you feel like you’re owed, you should pay. Simple as that.”
Response to “Women Can’t Have It All”
Last week’s Color of Money question: “Can women – and men – have it all with a successful career and family?”
The question was prompted by a cover story in the Atlantic magazine by Anne-Marie Slaughter. Slaughter sparked a lot of debate after arguing that highly paid career women can’t have it all.
“To say women can’t have it all puts a negative spin on the fact that we all need to make choices,” wrote Kimberly Rotter of San Diego. “Men can’t have it all either. We all have to decide what’s most important to us, and what goals we want to reach. That doesn’t mean we can’t have it all. It only means we can’t have it all simultaneously. And that’s ok. Everything doesn’t have to be at the top of the list all the time.”
“I have been working for the government for 30 years and I am married to a wonderful man,” wrote Juliette Sager of Greenfield, Calif. “We have raised three beautiful grown people and have four beautiful grandchildren that are the main center of our world. I believe I have it all, and any woman can have it all and do it all. [But] everything has to be done at a pace that does not interfere with your time for family and friends.”
Kim Luu of Newport Beach, Calif., said many women are constantly encouraged to “break the glass ceiling for womanhood.” She wrote: “All these pressures never resonated with me throughout school. I understand ambition and had plenty of my own. However, I was very well aware that the world is not perfect and no one can ever have it all. It’s a mirage. It was ludicrous to me that my classmates were berating themselves for not achieving a superficial standard that someone else set.”
Tia Lewis contributed to this report.
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