We’ve asked before, and in light of Eva Longoria’s speech to the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, we’ll ask again: is there some secret tax code for celebrities? Kirstie Alley and Jon Lovitz both have claimed to pay 50 percent or more in taxes, but Longoria is asking to pay more now that she’s a movie star. She needed the federal tax break before she was famous, when she was flipping burgers at Wendy’s.
Fox News analyst Kirsten Powers and others remember things differently.
I worked at Wendy's….I didn't make enough money to pay taxes I don't think. Maybe i'm remembering wrong. I was in high school.
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) September 7, 2012
Psst. The Eva Longoria who flipped burgers at Wendy’s didn’t pay federal income taxes, genius. #DNC2012
— RB (@RBPundit) September 7, 2012
Longoria should run for something, having already mastered art of telling untruths convincingly.
— Ramesh Ponnuru (@RameshPonnuru) September 7, 2012
Eva Longoria is getting this politics thing. She just referred to herself in the third person. #nbcpolitics
— Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoPBS) September 7, 2012
Rich and famous Eva Longoria, you’re always welcome to pay more.
Ms. Longoria if you wan t to pay more in taxes cut a check right now, for 505 of your income and I will be impressed.
— Melody (@prfekrdumbrella) September 7, 2012
So @EvaLongoria says she'll pay more taxes. Guarantee u that she doesn't pay 1 cent more than what her accountants tell her she owes.
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) September 7, 2012
Can we get one more quick fact check?
Fact Check: Eva Longoria works on movie sets?
— Amanda Guinzburg (@Guinz) September 7, 2012