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You Paid More Taxes Than Donald Trump

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/10/01/you-paid-more-taxes-donald-trump

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Yes. There are 2 tax systems in the u.s.
Someday when I’m uber wealthy I might have a chance to take advantage of it.

Yes. There are also 2 justice systems in the u.s.
Someday when I’m uber wealthy I might have a chance to take advantage of it.

Yes. there is only 1 political party in the u.s. sporting 2 distinct brands.
Someday when I’m uber wealthy I might have a chance to take advantage of it.

Until then… what’s a poor boy/girl to do?

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This is not news.

Ever since what Democrats continue to call “bipartisan 1986 tax reform” any of us workers who hasn’t been willing to admit that we pay more tax than the 1% and their corporations is afflicted with Stockholm Syndrome.

I guess trump is doing a full monty. His patriotism is nowhere to be seen. Thumbed his coward nose at supporting a patriotic duty to serve when called in war time.
Won’t pay a fair amount of tax monies reflecting his millions in profits.
Won’t honor any war dead, nor even those serving today. To him they are all losers and suckers to be in harms way supporting the American people.
And the list goes on and on.

And I’m pretty sure the headline here doesn’t include democrats, just trump.
Perhaps we need a separate section here for the “ya but’s.”

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So if you pay taxes, are a veteran or perhaps active service, and you vote for trump, does that make you a triple chump?

Loser, sucker or american…

There are two stories here: (1) DJT paid zero or a tiny amount of federal income tax for most of the last 15 years; and (2) His businesses LOST money in every one of those years. I feel it’s a mistake to focus on the the first story. He only paid zero taxes because of business losses. When we focus on the first story, we reinforce the narrative that we regular folks envy the rich or just like to complain. To my thinking the bigger story is the second one, how it proves DJT’s incompetence. He would have come out ahead by liquidating his business empire and hiding it all as cash in a mattress. His casinos and plush hotels should be cash cows, yet he is LOSING money??!! It’s not bad luck: it happened in 15 out of 15 consecutive years! Turn that argument about his business acumen on it head. Do you want someone who can’t even make money with a casino, to be running our country?

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