Mike Tyson stuns Fox News host by saying he likes taxes and Obamacare

By David Edwards
Monday, April 29, 2013 9:54 EDT
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Mike Tyson speaks to Fox News
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Retired professional boxer Mike Tyson on Monday briefly shocked Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade by saying that he was “looking forward” to paying taxes to the federal government, but hoped to save money with “Obamacare.”

The former heavyweight champion told Kilmeade that he was hoping to pay off millions in back taxes with a one-man show about his life.

“I’m so proud to be in this,” Tyson explained. “I look forward to paying off my taxes and paying off my country, because that’s my duty. I know they say that’s legal extortion, but listen, I’m living in this country and if I got to pay taxes, that’s the money that I paid for my life on Earth.”

As Tyson was speaking, Kilmeade appeared momentarily dumbstruck, eyes wide and mouth open.

“I’ve got the biggest liberal family in the world,” Tyson continued. “But I had the more money when Bush and Reagan was president! Oh I shouldn’t — my wife’s going to kill me for that.”

“Bush and Reagan had this idea that you should keep your money,” Kilmeade said.

“Yeah, I’d like that to work for me,” Tyson replied. “I’m going to work on that one to with this Obama administration, see can this Obamacare help us keep some money.”

Arturo Garcia contributed to this report.

Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast April 29, 2013.


(h/t: Twitter/@igorvolsky)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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