Mike Tyson Talks About Paying His Taxes, Republicans, and Obamacare

Iron Mike gets political.

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Twenty-five years ago, Mike Tyson didn't talk about politics much. In fact, he didn't talk about anything much. He was the most feared fighter on the planet. So, if he was unhappy with something, he let his fists do the talking.

But, in 2013, Iron Mike has become more than just a fighter. Today, he's a father, a husband, a Broadway performer, an actor, and—gasp!—a law abiding taxpayer. So, recently, he made an appearance on Fox & Friends to discuss things like paying his taxes on time and how he's suffered financially because of President Obama.

"I look forward to paying my taxes," said Tyson, who has struggled with financial issues in recent years. "I know that they say that's legal extortion, but I'm living in this country, and if I have to pay my taxes, that's the money I paid for my life on earth. My wife, my family—I got one of the biggest liberal families in the world—but I had more money when Bush and Reagan was president."

That's not to say the 46-year-old Tyson isn't happy with the Obama administration, though. Tyson is looking forward to using Obamacare in the future to help reduce his annual cost of living.

"I'm going to work on that, too, with this Obama administration," he said. "Hoping this Obamacare helps us keep some money."

Taxes? Republicans? Obamacare? This is definitely a different side of Mike Tyson. But we like it.

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[via Mediaite]

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