"I'm trying to campaign, since the government ain't working, we shouldn't have to pay taxes... Paying taxes is supposed to pay for the government, which in turn is not working. So if they're not working, I shouldn't have to pay taxes. And me being in the upper echelon of the tax bracket, (I) feel that the money I could be saving over these next couple of days could be very vital to my survival." Rapper Nelly insists U.S. Government officials should give him a tax break during their ongoing shutdown.