We’re betting the price of that wig could feed a family of five for a year in certain countries.

Oh, that’s priceless.

A longtime activist, Redford, 70, said he worked for Standard Oil Co. in El Segundo for three years before his movie career took off, so he knows how damaging oil extraction is to public health.

“The oil companies have been simply getting away for too long with not paying their fair share,” he said.

Entertainment magnates on the other hand apparently aren’t bound by such moral obligations.

With such vast experience and knowledge, you would think that Redford would also recognize that America is better when you “spread the wealth around.” Doesn’t he know that our infrastructure is crumbling like so much pancake makeup?

The state of New York could use that $1.6 million for the children, but Redford apparently needs to swim in it like Scrooge McDuck.

scrooge-mcduck-o

How can you say that?

Oh.

  • TheVolta

    Can’t make this stuff up. Fair share applies to you, not me.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      A lesson totally lost on the left, who will make excuses as to why they are better than the mere mortals who should pay more. Always excuses….

    • irishgirl91

      I wonder if Babs Streisand still gets to water her compound all she wants?

  • Search Bloc

    Typical Lib. All for redistributing others’ wealth until it comes to their own.

    • BurmaShave2

      Yeah, that’s rich!

  • nc ✓s & balances

    If he wins, will he make the state pay his legal fees too?

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Of course! It’s the TAXPAYER’s money, silly!!
      If you don’t waste it…they might want it ‘back’…
      😉

  • Lenny Ghoul

    Yup

  • Dd1055

    Liberals are too stupid to see the hypocrisy here.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      They’re blind to it, as they are every standard they apply to everyone else… They never see themselves in a mirror, they only see a puffed up fantasy.

      It’s like expecting a dog to see colors… They lack the ability-

      • Infinite_Indeterminism

        Mirrors, vampires, …

        ;-|

  • SisterMary

    Time has not been kind to old Bob.

    • pajamakat

      I was thinking the same thing. What the hell happened ???

      • SisterMary

        Too much Grecian formula; not enough Retinol; and a Hollywood lifestyle?

    • Suzyqpie

      Do you think that hair is a toupee? Guilty, catty, very catty.

      • SisterMary

        No worries, a simple Hail Mary will set you right…

  • JoeKBlue

    Doesn’t he know that our infrastructure is crumbling like so much pancake makeup? http://apu.sh/9a7

  • spankovision

    Ahhhh yes. I love the smell of irony like that of sweet nectar flowers in the springtime after a nice rain. Just as Mr. Redheadedwigford realizes that he! Yes he! Is part of that evil 1% that he soooo touts against. Hypocrisy is in the air folks. Take a deep breath and live in the happiness!

  • SnoopyCool

    Liked him in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” but that’s it.

    • DwellsInFire

      That should be “Botch Casually and the Some Dunce Kid”.

    • dev

      I was thinking the same thing. Now he’s become just like all the others out there.

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    He’s gone senile…still thinks he’s Jay Gatsby.

  • Hey, That’s Mildly Adequate

    Liberal hypocrite. Must be a day ending in Y

  • alanstorm

    And now, your host for “Hypocrisy on Parade”….

    I’m pretty sure this is not the same thing that Obama was referring to, but the similar transparency is unmistakable.

  • http://www.thepiratescove.us/ William_Teach

    When will Obama say Redford is acting stupidly and call him a jackass? Will we see severe tweets from DWS, (never)MoveOn, and Think Progress? Op-eds in the NY Times, LA Times, and Washington Post? What about Paul Krugman?

  • http://lowcotton.blogspot.com/ Erik Bartlam

    He needs to sue his barber.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      He needs to sue his mortician…. Not life like at all.

  • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

    Redford’s finally as ugly on the outside as he’s always been on the inside.. My God, karma has been HARSH on his ass..

    Rich liberal/frothing hypocrite is pretty synonymous…

    He represents the kind of thinking that destroyed Hollywood as an American institution, turning it into just another progressive propaganda mill… There’s little worth saving anymore.. Dried up old haters like him are exactly what’s wrong with the left.. Not one can stand having to live as they command we all live.. Just kills them to give up whatever they think is theirs… It’s only us incorrectly thinking others who are supposed to get screwed..

    Right Bob?

  • rssllue

    Waaaah! But I’m an actor! Go after the OTHER evil multi-millionaires.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      The irony is lethal… Now if the Koch’ made that exact same legal claim Redford would be slamming them in the press as greedy pigs..

    • AlmostaCowboy

      The conservative ones! [sarc]

  • reddarin

    “I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

    -President Obama to Robert Redford.

  • Nahalban

    just because I call for more taxes on the rich doesn’t mean I should have to pay more taxes cause I am rich lol ah the mindset of these wackadoo liberals.

  • RATBURL

    Bitchin hairdo! Probably needs the money 💵 to get something better.

  • Thale Taxurfeet

    …”he worked for Standard Oil Co. in El Segundo for three years “…

    Approximately 50 years ago, give or take, and this experience gives old Sundance some current energy exploration/extraction technology knowledge, much less gravitas?

    Those in the entertainment industry one day convinced themselves of their expertise in everything about everything.

    If I did not know better, and if most of these Hollywood experts did not look like Methuselah near his death, I’d swear they were teenagers.

    • irishgirl91

      50yrs ago Hollywood wouldn’t show a gay couple. I’m sure they are still homophobic.

      • BurmaShave2

        They sure don’t stint at slandering others with homo slurs.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      They are in a twisted way… Arrested development on steroids…

      As if every snot nosed 19 year old know EVERYTHING punk made it to 70 without ever being slapped down by reality, life experience… Only in the fantasyland of make believe they created is that even possible..

    • NRPax

      Liberals refuse to believe that we have made any sociological or technological advancement. They are convinced with an almost religious furor that we are still stuck in the 1800s.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Who is Robert Redford’s stylist, because that person needs to be fired.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      Not sure he has one from the picture… Some mouse, a salad fork, he’s ready to strut his stuff…

      • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

        Those glasses too small for his face.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Not even Hercules could pull off that labor.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        Maybe his diverting a river trick?…… Worked on the filthy stables..

      • Maryland_Malcontent

        Lately Hercules hasn’t even been able to pull off a movie so I’m not sure how much that says 😉

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      Surprisingly Redford has someone more incompetent than his stylist in his circle: his accountant. He really couldn’t find a bean counter with the skill to dodge this tax bill?

  • Markward

    Hail Hydra!
    (It has to be said)

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      Wasn’t that entire movie a shot at Obama, and the drone program?

      Yeah you will pay your taxes Mr Redford, you will smile, and you will like it.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Speaking of which, remember when Redford condemned big budget studio pictures as an affront to movie-making and which took resources for indie flicks? Good times, good times.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    He’s saying that, owing to the type of corporate structure he chose, in his case corporations ARE people, and DO have rights.

    In all likelihood, the way the whole damn shebang was set up was intended to be for insulation from lawsuits as well as for tax efficiency — believe me on this: No one sets up a structure of “This entity located here owns n% of that entity there, which pays off x% to partner Redford both in his personal capacity and in his corporate capacity in the ratio of so-much personal and (1 minus personal) corporate,” or some other such Rube Goldberg design, unless they’re somehow looking to “chisel.”

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      And as a strange character with the same name as a centuries old Italian firearms manufacturer and a cockatoo on some old sleuthing show on the tube used to say, “And you can take that to the bank”.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        Miss that character, but like many in Hollywood, it was played by a brain damaged loon.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Only, between that wife of his and the defense attorneys, doubtful if he has anything in the bank anymore. Curious you mention him, as he and Redford co-starred in Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, the story of an early 20th C. Indian from the Palm Springs area wanted for murder and the marshal tracking him down

        • Thale Taxurfeet

          Doubtful? I doubt there’s any doubt…

          And ole Willie boy was an entertaining movie… but I’m a push over for western themed movies, even ones that deserve a bushel of rotten tomatoes in lieu of awards.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      Shorter… Redford’s a tax cheat.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Let’s just say he’s “creative.”

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          Not to take away from your detailed point… You’re right, it’s that they never stop trying to get away with the exact thing they condemn in other, more right wing people..

  • globalcrap

    Just another O Bogus multi rich liberal , who didn’t won” pay his taxes like all the other liberals that get away with it

  • Art_Fold

    Robert Redford? Didn’t he used to be somebody?

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      “I AM big– it’s the pictures that got small!”

  • Ruth

    Haven’t you heard? Taxes, like laws, are for the little people.

  • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

    As much as I loathe Redford’s politics, I have to side with him on this. He paid the taxes owed to Utah, but New York seems to think it can get its grubby hands on a transaction that really has nothing to do with the state of New York.

    If NY is hurting for revenue, perhaps it ought to implement economic policies that don’t cost more than it takes in.

    • QueenB

      Of course the way NY is operating is BS, but surely you understand its the hypocrisy coming from Redford that is the issue here.

      • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

        Do we know that Redford has said that the rich need to pay their fair share? I ask because I honestly don’t know if he has and it wouldn’t surprise me if he has. I just look at it as if NY is willing to steal from someone like Redford who is on the same political side as the state government, what will stop it from stealing from those of us who are on the other side? When it comes to me against Redford, it’s me; but when it’s us against them, it’s us.

        As for hypocrisy, Redford is much more guilty of it when it comes to the envionment. He is constantly screaming about corporations destroying the environment for the bottom line, but is more than willing to rape the mountain to expand his ski resort.

  • AlmostaCowboy

    Rich Hollywood types buy exclusive retreats in Utah and love it when other people get taxed.

  • DefCon99

    Time is not Redford’s friend.

    • Zach Smith

      Mine neither.

  • beingstill

    Ah, liberals getting the programs that they wanted implemented… and then not wanting to pay for them! Everybody becomes a conservative on April 15th! LOL!!! Here’s an idea: get rid of the IRS… permanently… along with the Federal Reserve. After all, they’ve only been around since 1913… look what our country has become?!? To know what we USED to be like and how great this country was you have to read it in a history book. SAD!!! The Alexander Hamilton central bank lovers should be labeled as traitors, and the IRS is their Nazi/Gestapo, acting as their enforcers! Libtards, all of em! Which, by definition, means that they don’t have to follow the rules they subject everyone else to. If that weren’t the case why does Congress get to KEEP their healthcare prior to Obamacare!? Why is it their pay checks from the government for “service” in Congress subject to income taxes? This is what you get when you have “elites” and “experts” running the show. They’re expert ONLY at ripping the entirety of our country off! They should be sent to prison for 10 years, and then hung for treason thereafter while the event is shown on CNN at high noon in Times Square! And, at least 4 of the 9 justices on the Supreme Court need to be right along side them! They’re supposed to be civil servants; instead they have the temerity to actually think they can RULE us! We are the creators of the documents that give them the PERMISSION to sit in the temporary seat of authority they are presently “occupying” (The Declaration, The Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, etc.)! We the People are the owners of the documents, and it is we who are the rightful owners of the government… telling THEM what to do… not the other way around!

  • CrusadaB

    People, lest you forget…his career has kinda bombed. Prolly doesn’t have 1.6 mil!
    Robbie, get with the IRS…they can put you on a payment plan like the rest of us or go to jail…like the rest of us. Pot…meet black.

    • Perso Nasplit

      The government didnt tax his name, they taxed his profits from the sale of the Sundance Channel.

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      Unless he really screwed up his contract for Captain America, he has the $.

  • Hillary’s Lies Matter

    A perfect example of the 1% loony lib crowd. Everyone else must pay taxes. They, however, cannot follow their own putrid advice. Irony thy name is ragtop!

    • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Did you read the article? He DID pay taxes. In Utah. Now New York is trying to get taxes as well.

      But he’s listed profits on his personal income taxes, etc. and followed the laws for S Corporations.

      So he’s suing to get clarification on the law and to have it basically declared double-dipping.

      • Zach Smith

        He can join the club with the rest of us. I have been paying taxes for years to New York and other states who claim that I owe personal income taxes because my company does business in those states. I’m sure this has been litigated before, but maybe his lawyers are better than everyone else’s.

      • Yeah Buddy

        I pay income taxes on my income. I pay state sales taxes on whatever is left that I spend. I also pay property taxes on my house, fees for my car, and a dozen others that I can’t recall at the moment.
        Think anybody cares that I’m being ‘double-dipped’?

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        It’s not about the actual lawsuit.. It’s about the left hectoring the right on being unpatriotic if they so much as claim a single deduction, follow the law.. Ours are “cheating” if they take every deduction..

        While Obama who paid the same tax rate as Romney, ran against him stiffing the “people” of his “fair” share…

        It’s the hypocrisy… Not whether the suit has merit. If you obey their rhetoric, he’s being UNAMERICAN, just ask Pelosi..

  • DG

    Redford needs to watch Hunger Games.

  • David Parker

    I am with Robert.
    Anything sent to the “state” or any other legal fiction, is at best a waste and, in reality, feeding thugs such as police and the bureaucrats and magistrates they protect and serve. No free people owes support to oppressors. Public servants should be just that, servants, not unconstitutional lawless overlords.
    I am all for abolition of taxes. It is bad enough that the scum that calls itself “government” can “borrow” IOUs from the government sanctioned private printing press called the federal reserve to pay themselves and fund their profitable wars with our blood and sweat, but to use that force against us to prevent us from owning “our” land needs to become intolerable.
    Sincerely,
    David Parker

    • Yeah Buddy

      But, David. If taxes are abolished, who will pay the upkeep of all the people who have become dependent on the government? We told ’em we would take care of ’em forever…

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      All police are not thugs… Most are not… And if you come up with a modern society that doesn’t need them, you’ll be the first… Should they all be respectful to the public, sure.. But your beef is the ruling class, not guys arresting felons..

      His being right in his lawsuit is not at issue..

      It’s his decades long rants against lower taxes, about the greedy 1%’ers.. His raging hypocrisy on being slavishly eager to pay every tax…. Until it falls on him..

      That is the issue were talking about..

      Hope he wins the suit.. Doesn’t mean he isn’t an asshat for his past statements slamming tax reform.

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    He’s suing because he already paid in Utah.

    It sounds like a legit case to me. I’d sue as well.

    EDIT: Adding link because evidently WAY too many posters didn’t bother to actually read WTF this was all about.

    http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/08/05/70125.htm

    • Zach Smith

      But what about the children?

    • Randy W

      The point is liberal hags such as Redford are happy to cheer on our government that taxes the ordinary people who actually produce. He doesn’t care that people with great jobs can’t afford to send their kids to college or take a real vacation once in ten years. In other words, he is clueless about the real world yet feels the need to preach. He can get bent

    • stuckinIL4now

      It is a legit case but for Redford it’s hypocritical to complain since he otherwise supports the silly libturd political ideology that allows this kind of “taxing” ridiculousness to exist. This is why Rush left New York.
      http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2011/02/11/judge_out_of_state_ny_property_owners_must_pay_ny_income_tax

    • Yeah Buddy

      If you make money in New York, taxes will be paid to New York. If the sale took place there, or if the business was incorporated there, or anything to do with it took place there, New York will have it’s finger in the pie. Ask any athlete who plays a game in New York how it works. They all pay taxes to New York. So sayeth the taxman.

    • QueenB

      It’s the hypocrisy Kristine.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        Wasting our time…. She’s either just trolling, or thick as a brick and couldn’t get the point if you wrote it in crayons for her..

        He’s a liberal icon, for a party which has made demanding YOU pay every Nichol without complaint, while many lefties either cheat, or go to court like him when it’s his money.

        It’s his hypocrisy Kristine….

        So lay off the WTF sneers while you again entirely miss the subject of the conversation.. It’s not about NY tax law… But Redford’s slimey twisting to do what he slams conservatives for doing..

  • RedSoloCup

    He’s senile.

    • ked5

      then he’s been senile since he was 30.

  • Short Bus

    Taxes for thee, but not for me.

  • SteveP

    He worked for Standard Oil for a whole three years when he was a wet-behind-the-ears kid, huh? Yeah, I bet it was a high position in the oil business that gave him significant insight into how the business works

    • Impudent Warwick

      And for damage done to America since then, the oil industry can’t hold a candle to Hollywood.

  • constitutionminded

    I guess taxes are good for me but not for thee, eh Bobby boy?

  • Dottie Gomeringer

    Oh Bobby Boy it’s patriotic to pay taxes. You should know that, after all you are a liberal, progressive democrat 1% As the Reverend Jeremiah Wright would say, your chickens have come home to roost.

  • LegalizeShemp

    I remember back in the 70’s the girls in my high school classes would melt when they saw a photo of Redford. Since then, it looks like his face has melted.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      At the least it looks like it needs a good ironing :)

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      He seems to have aged like Malcolm McDowell…

  • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

    “But taxes are for the insignificant people! Don’t you know who I am and who’s butt I kiss!!”

  • Keith

    Typical Lib-ocrite.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Captain America Film Targets The Obama Administration for Kill List and Drone Program, Directors Admits.
    http://capitalismisfreedom.com/captain-america-film-targets-obama-administration-kill-list-drone-program-directors-admit/

    Yeah Bob that was kind of racist movie to make don’t cha think? LOL!

  • Yeah Buddy

    You tell ’em. Sundance! Taxes are only meant for those old racist, hateful
    rich Republicans! Push for a Hollywood exemption!

  • kblue905

    And they all scream for the government to stay out of their bodies and bedroos unless it’s to pay for their birth control…except they are the first ones to condemn me as an eco-terrorist for having 5 children. No, I’m not trying to overpopulate the Earth, just out breed the idiots!

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    They said if I voted for Mitt Romney, 1%ers would be able to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. And they were right.

  • Yeah Buddy

    Answer: Flat tax. The only fair tax.

  • http://twitter.com/starwarsfan107 Hayekguy

    If you don’t want to pay high taxes, try lobbying for LOWER taxes. Hell repeal the 16th amendment and the federal income tax goes like the Doe Doe Bird. Establish a Fair Tax.

  • cigarfintan

    He’s always annoyed me. He’s a pretty boy who, quite frankly, is a mediocre actor. Typical wealthy liberal who preaches, and pontificates, but wants to keep his millions. Which gives you a good indication that he thinks the rest of us slobs should pay his taxes.

  • Uncle Joe Stalin

    Oh, no you don’t! You aren’t smooth talking out of this one, you greedy lib hack (and sorry a$ $ actor) “Wah” went all you whiners “rich people don’t pay their fair share!” And now you don’t want to pay, you Leona Helmsly “Taxes are for the little people” elitist bizitch! You deserve to be kicked in the junk, you hippy-crit.

  • http://whatandever.blogspot.com/ Osumashi Kinyobe

    Why isn’t he paying his fair share?

  • ked5

    he’s a very typical limousine liberal. he also works to prevent other’s from building in the mts like he did. he wants to keep nature natural – so he can enjoy it from his own house.

  • Maryland_Malcontent

    Robert Redford? Didn’t he play the “fifth column” socialist agent, someone devoted to continuing the work started by the nazis, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier?

    • Acethepug

      You are correct, sir!

  • Mitchell Hendricks

    All I have to say is Hail Hydra!

  • Charles Hargrave

    Redford is a typical Hollywood cry baby,they all think we care about them=WE DON’T!!!!,but if Redford pays the tax I’ll bet a Dollar to a Doughnut that Obama will spend it on vacation number 20.

  • Acethepug

    “Why is that muppet made out of leather?”

    Seriously, Redford is all for people paying more taxes — as long as those people don’t include HIM. It’s a very subtle Lefty nuance more affectionately known as “rules for thee but not for me, peon.”

  • Jim E

    He didn’t build that!

  • Jay Stevens

    Tell him to move to Rhode Island. That may buy him a couple of years.

  • Pearl Forrester

    I get tired of the Scrooge McDuck bashing. Yes, he loved money and was filthy rich but please recognize, he used that money to take care of THREE nephews, 4 if you include Donald. He loved his family and was always there for them in their time of need. He also employed many people at his house: Launchpad, Mrs. Beasley, etc. He was a very generous man..er…duck. So please don’t compare legit greedy a**holes to Scrooge.

  • Donald Steven Coffey

    I say if he loses he should pay double or triple!

  • AT

    Wait wait wait wait wait… so… the 1%, those evil bastards…. is me???

    Sincerely,
    -Bobby Red.

  • AT

    Hey, let’s get that magic chip from Sneakers, and we’ll just redistribute Redford’s money the same way he did in the film.

  • dev

    Oh, stop your whining. Pay your taxes. We do. Go work on your Sundance Catalog which is so very overpriced for the likes of us. I don’t get your channel and haven’t been to one of your films since I was a wee child and that was “Butch Cassidy”.

  • TGJ999

    The way to a liberals heart is through your wallet.

  • Randy C. Lindsey

    Hey, Bob…New York state just wants “their fair share.”

  • pajamakat

    At what point do you think you’ve made enough money Robert Redford ? Obama from 2010 (?) Pay up and shut up. I hope they double it. Left wing loon

  • Hoppytoo

    Looks like Sundance got a little too much sun. It’s either that, or he’s planning to portray Pruneface in a Dick Tracy movie.

  • Flavius Josephus

    When dealing with the Hollywood progressives there is one rule of thumb that applies: “…The rules apply to some … but NOT to others…”

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Notable high profile sycophants, lickspittles and mega celebritards like mega multimillionaire Robert Redford claim the only way to make America work better and move ‘Forward’ is to pass more laws forcing people to pay more in taxes. Then, the State of New York requires Redford to pay more in taxes, and it’s ‘not so much’… anymore. He and his super-rich, ideological brethren have been moping and flittering around the country from TV network to TV network, from newspaper to newspaper, bloviating their demands for more taxes waiting for the government to force them to pay more, and New York has voluntarily obliged Mr. Redford. Robert Redford should count himself, and the entire country, fortunate and derive a great sense of self-satisfaction from his successful endeavor. But nooooo… sue the establishment!
    N ot I n M y B ank A ccount!

    Maybe Robert Redford should get with his pal Dan Rather and team up to defeat this horrific injustice.

  • EDUCATEDPATRIOT

    Clarification of a tweet in response: “I thought leftists love to pay taxes…” no, no, no… leftists love it when OTHER people pay taxes, not them.

    And Robert, what’s the big deal? You didn’t really “build” the Sundance channel anyway, so the profit from its sale is not really yours.

  • nickynicole

    Liberals always want one law for you but don’t make them adhere to it. Robert Redford does not walk the walk. Shame on him for his ignorance and that bad hairpiece. Pay up Bobby.