Irony of the Day
An alternative title to this post might be “’Redefining The Takers.’”
The New York Times has reported the possibility that Donald Trump may have avoided paying federal income taxes for more than two decades because of a $913,000,000 loss reported in 1995.
In response to the story, Trump has asserted that he has paid hundreds of millions of dollars in state and local and property taxes.
In 2012, when Mitt Romney made his damaging observation on the 47% of Americans who would never vote for him because of their dependence on the government, Trump doubled down on the observation by opining that both the ballooning federal deficit and the crumbling infrastructure could be attributed to the high percentage of Americans who were not paying federal income taxes.
Many progressive think tanks countered such arguments by pointing out that the poorest Americans are paying a much higher percentage of their incomes…
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