Donald Trump Criticizes Wealthy People For Not Paying Enough Taxes

By on October 9, 2016 in ArticlesBillionaire News

In the past few weeks, billionaire Donald Trump's presidential campaign has taken some major hits. Just in the past few days, damning audio footage has been released showing that he clearly disrespects and belittles women to an extreme degree (again).

Just prior to that, a 1995 tax document was leaked which showed that he may not have paid any federal income tax for a long, long time. His 1995 return shows a $916 million loss, which allows him legally to avoid paying income tax for 18 years. At the very least, he could cancel out about $50 million of taxable income each year during that period.

(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Why is this such a huge problem for his campaign? Because he has repeatedly criticized wealthy individuals and business (and half the country) for not paying their fair share of taxes. Here are a few examples:

In this one, he calls out Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin:

Mitt Romney's returns "made him look like a fool." Oh did they?

Here he is with a big stack of paper. Must be hard.

There's no way you'll ever pay as much as he does…

20.5% > 0%

Higher taxes for the hedge fund folks!

Amazon is only winning because they cheat!

Also, if you're part of this half of the country, you're the real problem…

Trump's campaign defended him, saying, "Mr. Trump is a highly-skilled businessman who has a fiduciary responsibility to his business, his family and his employees to pay no more tax than legally required."

Articles Written by Joshua R. Wood
Josh lives north of Pittsburgh with his wife and two dogs in a house they renovated together. Before moving to Pittsburgh, he received a degree in Creative Writing from West Virginia University, and he's currently working toward a Master's in English Literature at Duquesne University. Josh's passions include writing, photography, nature, disc golf, and rebuilding anything that's broken.
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