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Trump Tax Schemes an Indictment of System That Allows Him to Pay Less Than Teachers, Nurses, and His Own Undocumented Workers, Critics Say

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/09/29/trump-tax-schemes-indictment-system-allows-him-pay-less-teachers-nurses-and-his-own

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If you want to make America great pay your fair share in taxes.

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And this is what had Trump so pissed off: because he knew that what he was doing was perfectly legal and that most of the richer people attacking him were doing the same thing, yet trying to score a political point off it.

He should be grateful for these returns, because if he had the brains of a peanut, he could come out with both barrels blasting in the debate and argue that once again, Democrats were whiffing on another witch hunt.

Someday it’ll be amusing if one of these parties goes after an opponent for an actual crime–at least, one that they themselves aren’t guilty of as well.

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There are no revelations here. We are in a class war and the fat cats make the rules that benefit the fat cats. The story of, “Mouseland”, that was popularized by Tommy Douglas in the 1940’s still holds sway today.

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Biden missed a priceless opportunity. He could finished off by saying, " When I am President, you Donald J. Trump are going to pay your taxes".

I would have liked to see Warren or Sanders take him on instead. Warren because she is good, much better than Biden. Sanders, as soon as Trump throws the socialism label at him, would have retorted, “You Donald Trump are the poster child for socialism for the rich. You are an example of what is wrong with our tax code; and our economic system.”

Can we make overhauling the tax system a rallying cry? All of that money Trump didn’t pay is money that could be paying for if not medicare for all, then at least a public option, etc.

Restoring the IRS Tax Code to its pre-1986 “tax reform” status would take only a few weeks if the political will existed. Such reform would eliminate the problems cited in the article.

The 1986 “reform” was the Democrats’ first major capitulation to the GOP after the 1985 Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) formation. The Democrats continue to characterize that regressive action as “bipartisan 1986 tax reform”.

Why not they know what Barry’s rhetoric amounted to,…more tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires!