While Trump’s cronies were on an apology tour to try and quell the fallout of his leaked tax records, Bernie Sanders was on ABC trying to keep that same conversation within the bounds of reality. When asked if Trump’s tax dodging made him a genius Sanders quipped that if we were all geniuses like Trump we wouldn’t have a country at all.
This is exactly what he and Clinton have been talking about when it comes to income inequality. While the rest of us are forced to pay our share in taxes whether or not we are able afford food, education, health coverage or adequate housing someone like Trump – who’s basically running on the fact that he’s super rich – is allowed to skip paying his for 18 years.
Whether or not Trump lost money in that one particular year he’s obviously not hurting. Yet, all of his hedonistic misadventures are subsidized by the US government. And the problem, he says, is that poor people and minorities aren’t paying enough and are receiving too much in benefits from the government. Never mind that even in cases where we find people actually committing fraud they’re still living in conditions most people would find deplorable.
If Mr. Giuliani thinks that Mr. Trump is smart and all the rest of us are dummies because we believe in America, we believe in our kids, we believe in national defense then I think they have a very distorted view of the American people and what this country is about.
And he cautions us not to believe what Trump’s apologists are saying today. “Trump wants to make a bad situation worse,” he says. No matter what Trump tries to argue his plan would do the numbers are clear: his plan would afford the rich even more leeway to tip the scale in their favor and would almost certainly bankrupt America.
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