According to a Sunday The New York Times report, President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes at all in 10 of the past 15 years, while paying only $750 in years 2016 and 2017.
Of course, Trump is claiming this is nothing more than fake news. Hell, no kidding? Well then, it’s a damn shame there isn’t some sort of form or document Trump could release, that would prove beyond a shadow of a doubt the NY Times story is bogus. You know, a document that would conclusively show Trump paid his fair share in taxes, just like the rest of us - but apparently, documents like that don’t even exist.
So, my-oh-my! To think this poor Trump fellow made so damn little money, that he only had a $750 tax liability? Why, that must make him just about one the lowest-paid wage earners employed over at Mar-a-Lago.
Hell, my neighbor’s 15-year-old grandson paid more taxes than that, delivering pizzas over summer. Of course, to be completely fair - my neighbor’s grandson also didn’t have scores of porn stars and hookers that needed to be paid off - so there’s that.
It's disgraceful that in the US, a president or presidential candidate can blatantly dodge paying their fair share of taxes while in Europe being labeled a tax dodger would be political death. Too many Americans seem to envy tax dodging pols rather than scorn them as pariahs. Much of the blame begins with Reagan who taught Americans to scorn government and taxes.