Filed in Sports by on September 19, 2011

Yeah, I am generally not a fan of hearing sports figures talk about politics, just because there should be some things in our society where our extremely polarized politics doesn’t touch. If the Phillies win the World Series this year, I want to be celebrating on Broad Street and in the bars and in the ballpark with Phillies fans and I don’t want to care about whether those fans are Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal.

Alas, free speech and all that. And having said all that, go ahead JRoll:

In an interview in the October issue of Philadelphia magazine, Rollins says it’s time for rich people like him to start paying more. “Warren Buffet pays less taxes percentage-wise than his secretary, you catch that?” Rollins asks. “How can that be?”

“I’m blessed to pay a lot in taxes, ” Rollins says. “I have friends and relatives that go day-to-day. Every American deserves to feel secure at the end of their life. So if it’s going to lift two families up, go ‘head, tax me more, I can handle it. Best I know, everyone’s going to die. No one’s taking money to the afterlife.”

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  1. Free Market Democrat says:

    Paying taxes is a patriotic duty. We ought to be proud to contribute to the country that we love and that gives us so much opportunity. You go, JRoll!

  2. Jason330 says:

    Rollins solid line drive to right field brings in two runs.

  3. skippertee says:

    I liked him before. He just moved up a few notches.