Well, now we know why Donald Trump won't release his tax returns.
The New York Times has published documents it said were Donald Trump's 1995 income tax returns, and the documents appear to show the businessman and GOP nominee reported a nearly $1 billion loss.
Trump declared a nearly $916 million loss on his 1995 state income tax returns according to the documents, the Times reported in an article posted online Saturday night.
An unsigned statement from the Trump campaign posted to its website late Saturday did not appear to deny or dispute a single fact in the Times story, but asserted the document was "illegally obtained."
Trump himself tweeted early Sunday: "I know our complex tax laws better than anyone who has ever run for president and am the only one who can fix them." Again, he did not deny or dispute the Times' findings.
Three tax experts hired by the Times said the size of the deduction and tax rules governing wealthy filers could have allowed Trump to legally pay no federal income taxes for 18 years. There is nothing in the report that shows he actually took advantage of the rules to avoid paying taxes.
I don't know about you folks, but I will not vote for a person for president of the United States who doesn't pay a penny in taxes. Taxes that go to support our troops. Taxes that go to support the defense of this country.
Trump claims he's "smart" for not paying taxes. What if everyone in this country didn't pay taxes? Where would we be?
Now I realize that Trump's hardcore supporter just don't care about this latest revelation. They care about the fact that Hillary had a home based e-mail server. These are the same supporters who answer every question about Trump with the first word "Hillary".
Here is the question. Do we want somebody who hasn't paid taxes for possibly forty or fifty years to be the head of our country?
|Two "great" hoteliers who don't pay taxes - one went to jail - the other one needs to go to jail|
I'm not a religious person but I do pray that this con man will never be president. If he gets elected by some fluke, God help us.