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Category: Taxes

September 22, 2016
Trump's Self-Dealing Scam to Raid the U.S. Treasury

David Farenthold of the Washington Post on Tuesday broke a huge story about the rampant wrong-doing at the Trump Foundation. Donald Trump, Farenthold revealed, "spent more than a quarter-million dollars from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved the billionaire's for-profit businesses." But if the Republican nominee's "self-dealing" as president of the Trump Foundation […]

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September 21, 2016
Donald Trump, the Subprime President

In late 2007 and 2008, the United States and the global economy were devastated by the subprime crisis. That financial calamity was so named due to the hundreds of thousands of foreclosed upon homeowners who were unqualified for the loans they received from mortgage originators around the country. The disaster did not result from the […]

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August 15, 2016
Trump Says His Tax Plan is "Going to Cost Me a Fortune." He's Lying.

From the beginning of presidential campaign, Donald Trump has positioned himself as the posing populist. The man his friends and family tout as the "blue-collar billionaire," the real estate tycoon turned reality TV star proclaimed himself the "voice" of "the forgotten men and women of our country." In September, the supposed ally of average Americans […]

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August 1, 2016
Trump Pushes $7 Billion Estate Tax Giveaway for His Kids

Throughout the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump's water carriers repeatedly praised the pretend populist as a "blue-collar billionaire." Given his inherited wealth and decades-long record of scorched-earth business practices, that title was always comical on its face. But there's nothing funny about the payday for plutocrats Trump has in mind if elected President. His gargantuan […]

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June 8, 2016
So Trump Fans Say They Want a Businessman as President...

From the beginning of his unlikely quest for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has enjoyed the strong backing of those GOP voters who say they want a successful businessman in the White House. After only his outsider status, Gallup polling showed earlier this year, backers of the real estate mogul turned reality TV […]

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May 15, 2016
Donald Trump Proposes YUGE Tax Cut for Hillary Clinton--and Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton 38, Donald Trump 0. If you haven't been keeping score, that's how many years of tax returns Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump respectively have made available to the American public. But Trump's declaration that "it's none of your business" what tax rate he pays isn't the only sign that the Donald is only […]

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April 26, 2016
Team Sanders Pulls a Romney on Bernie's Tax Returns

Among Bernie Sanders' greatest strengths is his old-fashioned honesty. That's why it's so puzzling that he would only release one year of tax returns. After all, most presidential candidates publish many years of their tax records. (Across all of their elections, Hillary and Bill Clinton combined have now made 38 years available.) In any event, […]

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April 5, 2016
Donald Trump Correctly Predicts a "Major Recession"--His Own

GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump mystified economists with his prediction this week that the United States faces a "major recession." Their confusion is well-founded. After all, with unemployment at 5.0 percent and the job-seekers returning to the work force, the U.S. just turned in its best two-year performance since the booming 1990's. That said, there […]

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March 26, 2016
Kasich Gives GOP Credit for Clinton Economy He Predicted Would Fail

Running third in the race in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Ohio Governor John Kasich nevertheless insists he's in it to win it. His refusal to yield is based on two equally bogus selling points. Compared to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, the union-busting, abortion-ending Kasich portrays himself as a relative moderate. […]

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February 25, 2016
Child of Reagan Marco Rubio Owes a Debt to The Gipper

Every four years, Republican White House wannabes climb over each other in the quest to proclaim themselves the heir to the sainted Ronald Reagan. So it was no surprise in South Carolina on Saturday when second-place finisher Marco Rubio proclaimed: "The children of the Reagan Revolution are ready to assume the mantle of leadership. Now, […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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