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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is not best known as a humble man. As a matter of fact, what most expect from him are fines for acting out and throwing cursing fits from his court side seat. That’s why it was quite a shock when Mark Cuban recently made a very humble comment about Obama’s Jobs Plan that calls for a more balanced tax bracket for all Americans rich or poor. And while many millionaires are calling it “class warfare,” Mark Cuban is calling it patriotic.
So what exactly did Mark Cuban say that has everyone double-taking? Well, on the Mavericks blog, an article was posted titled, “Bust your ass and get rich,” in which Mark Cuban was quoted saying: “Make a boatload of money. Pay your taxes. Lots of taxes. Hire people. Train people. Pay people. Spend money on rent, equipment, services. Pay more taxes.” Clearly, Cuban is a rich man that has no qualms with the government or paying more taxes.
But if that previous quote didn’t exactly make paying taxes sound patriotic, then maybe this later quote from Cuban may paint it in a more patriotic light: “get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes, your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write. Your 2nd thought will be ‘what a great problem to have’, and your 3rd should be a recognition that in paying your taxes you are helping to support millions of Americans that are not as fortunate as you.”
Wow, truly humble words spoken from a man we are surely now seeing in a more humble light. Maybe that Mavericks championship put it all into perspective for him?