Schwarzenegger: 'I Love Paying My Taxes'

Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 12:08 PM

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Espousing public service in an interview with Esquire Magazine, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said his philosophy is to overpay his taxes just to be safe and leave a 20 or 25 percent tip in restaurants because it’s “a good investment.”

“I always tell my accountant, if you're in doubt about taxes, pay more,” he said. “No Cayman Island offshore investments. No gimmicks. I love paying my taxes!”

Schwarzenegger added that “saving money on tips is nonsense. Give 20 or 25 percent. Wise investments are where the action is.”

The action movie star also points to work ethic as key to everything people want to get done, whether it’s becoming a millionaire, bodybuilding, or making a New Year’s resolution to lose weight.

The work ethic that led Schwarzenegger to become a world champion body-builder, and later a movie star and governor of California, comes from his father, a “country police officer.”

“All he knew was discipline, performance, and work — not wasting your time. He came from an era where everything was scarce, so everything had to be useful,” he said. “That's why he was so against bodybuilding. He saw it as narcissistic. His belief was that you build your muscles by chopping wood or shoveling coal, doing something with your body that benefits someone else. But it was from him that I got my work ethic.

“Be a public servant — not a party servant,” Schwarzenneger said. “Politicians admire the military people who go to Iraq and risk their lives. Well, how about having just 10 percent of that courage? … We must teach the future leaders that political courage is not political suicide.”






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