At the same time he is talking about the Military shrinking. Maybe he doesn’t know that taxes pay for the Military. Taxes also pay our infrastructure, schools, police…etc.
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Yes Scott, but trump does not care who he hurts as long as he is not hurting.
Thank you. When will we realize a reasonable tax system where everyone pays according to what they have will pay off our debts and keep our country meeting its needs. The Fair Tax : get taxed for what you spend instead of what you earn.
Thank you for your comment Scott. Have a great night.
Thank you John, it should be that way here. Someone who plans to be President should be ashamed that he expects people who barely make a living to pay taxes he should be paying.
Apparently, there are 3 professions which can escape taxation: real estate, pharmaceutical and personal finance, or whatever it is mitt romney does. Panama papers shows trump has 32 offshore accounts to park his money. Usa is just a big cash cow!
Trump's wise to get his money out of the U.S.
Most intelligent businessman are doing the same thing.
To keep it in the U.S. with hillary as a possible prez - well, get it out while you can........
Thanks Leslie, you're right.
mr. wilson, trump is not a wise man, much less a wise businessman. he is a flim-flam man, a cheat, greedy, unpatriotic & unfit to be President of this great country.
Same goes for UK.
Thank you Leslie and Glenis for your continued comments, I do appreciate you.
Thank you Leslie for your comment.
Thank you Glenis for your comment
Bless you Eleanor, I thank you for this information, I appreciate you.
Wishing trump's worshipers could read this, but I am afraid they would say you made it up. I wish Hillary could read this.
God Bless you Eleanore
I feel bad that you live in NJ.
I don't understand how trump could go bankrupt. Gamblers never win, so how could a Casino go bankrupt, unless something crooked was going on.
Brad, if bankruptcy is constitutional as you say that would makes it Federal, not state!!
LOL. Your first line is a gem!
The tax system is what it is. If we don't like it, we need to change it. Trump's accountants did what most tax accountants/attorneys do. It's not really his fault. What is his fault are the bad business decisions that resulted in the huge deduction.
I think Trump purposely made decisions that would allow him to take advantage of this tax loophole, and that is one of the ways this 'smart' businessman screws the taxpayers. Some taxpayers liked it so much they want to make him president.
Au fait, thank you for your comment, amen.
Scott, I like that first line also.
Sycophant, maybe Hillary will change the tax code and close loop holes, just hope and pray she becomes President.
Really, we are 17 trillion dollars in debt? We have few exports, and China is filling our ports with their goods.
Here are your Republican tyrants: 2003 – Governor Deval Patrick recalls Grover Norquist’s comments on plans for a “permanent Republican majority.”
Sychophant, maybe he does know the tax laws, that is why he hires someone else to take the blame if the scam is discovered & it looks like the IRS is suspicious.
So, you're telling me the IRS is letting Trump get away wit NOT paying his taxes?
I don't think so, not in this election year, with Trump being slandered by every department in the U.S. government.
If he owed, they'd file charges.
I didn't say he owed. I'm saying let's see the returns. Why hide them, if all you are doing is fulfilling your so-called fiduciary dury, as Trump himself said.
Why show them?
If the IRS (since I'm assuming you're a Clinton fan who's touting more government because "government is great", ) is not going after Trump for illegally filling false tax returns, why isn't that good enough for you?
You want to talk about Slander Mr. Wilson, no one human being has been slandered more than Hillary Clinton, and speaking the truth about trump is not slander. Maybe the charges against trump are pending!
No wonder America is in the shape it is.
America is doomed.........
Probably voted for obama twice, too
Have a good one........
The only reason the left wants Trump's tax returns is to hopefully find he isn't as wealthy as he claims - what other reason could it be? The IRS is clearly already looking at them - is someone else more of an expert on taxes?
If the IRS is auditing trump, they must have a good reason/suspicion that his tax returns are fraudulent. If it is good enough for all the previous Presidents from years back from both parties it should be for trump too.
Joe, thank you for the comment & you are right we should be angry at the law/loopholes. But, that does not mean trump should not be held culpable for gaming the system.
Joe, did you join just to answer this question.
Joe Reid, Can you tell us WHICH taxes he didn't pay with certainty? NO. You can't. And why? Because until Donald Trump stops evading questions about his taxes he actually paid, you could be speaking about not paying VAT, sales and use and others.
Thank you John, I wish my fellow Countrymen/women realized if everyone does not contribute to our tax system, everything goes undone nothing get paid and our infrastructure collapses. Hillary's tax return shows that she paid 33% of her income.
John B. our tax rate was never 40% not even for the ultra rich. Hillary paid 33% & and your last comment makes a case against a flat tax.
So thank you. Have a nice night.
For your first sentence John, WE NEED TO DO AWAY WITH THE LOOPHOLES. Make some kind of a flat tax where everyone pays a percentage of what they make.
If the general public only knew the truth about the gaming of the system by corporations, their hair would stand on end. There is no taxpayer obligation to keep any business IN business. That's their job, not ours.
Thank you John, I appreciate you, very much.
Thank you John for you comment.
Greg if we have a flat tax, and a man making 10k paid 25% how would it be fair is a man making 200k paid 25%? it does not sound fair to me. Maybe if you are in the 200K bracket.
Here in NJ, we had to cut services our elderly and kids need because we are now paying off the debt Trump's 6 corporate bankruptcies caused.
Thank you and God Bless you Pam.
Apparently you don't care on what they spend our money on. Why don't you pay more to make up for the slack?
Eleanore, NJ not the federal govt is supposed to take care of the people. Don't blame trump. Bankruptcy is constitutional, blame congress
Thank you Pam, I appreciate you.
Thank you again Eleanore for your continued comments.
Mr. frumpleton, thank you for the comment, it is appreciated, however his looks however much they offend your eyesight is not pertinent to my question. I hope that you will write hub(s) instead of just joining to answer questions. Thank you.
It's not a liberal or conservative issue. If he's not paying then other are footing the bill.
Exactly. The right loves to go on and on about the 47% who they say live off everyone else.Well theres a 1% who lives off everyone else too. And they have more money than half the world. Poor not paying are bums. Rich not paying are smart? 2americas.
Trump wants the people who are middle class to pay it all and the rich to pay nothing.
But Trump has 32 offshore accounts listed in The Panama Papers. He is keeping a lot of money offshore to avoid taxes. That's one of the reasons he doesn't pay tax. He is a tax avoider, plain and simple.
Mr. Bueno, thank you for your in-put, I do appreciate you.
Dean, you are right, someone pays.
Leslie, thank you again for your comment.
You will notice the greedy protect their own. "Oh, but an increase in the minimum wage will put us out of business." Really? Even when there has been NO increase for 20 years and your prices went through the roof?
wba108, this is not about liberals vs republicans, this is about words that trump said at the 1st debate with Clinton. Want to talk about keeping money in foreign countries, look at your mr. trump in that regard also. 13
Abraham, Hillary said he did not pay any "Federal Income Tax" and trump said "that makes me smart" his business tax was not mentioned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l8o97g0QS8, Mr. Carson, do you know income tax evasion is a crime?
Shyron, you seem to be confused about what "tax evasion" is. Tax evasion is avoiding paying your taxes through illegal and illicit means. Trump did not illegally avoid paying taxes, he just used the tax code to the benefit of his business.
Mr. Carson, it is avoiding paying "Federal Income Tax" as shown and stated, which you did not look at. Do the research mr. carson, I did!!!
Mr. trump is a thief of the lowest form.
Shyron, if you have done research, as you claim, you'd know as well as I do that trump has committed no crimes, tax evasion or otherwise. I'll repeat myself: whether personal or business related, Trump used the tax code to (legally) minimize taxes
Mr. carson, trump falsified losses on his income tax to the tune of over a billion dollars to avoid paying any income tax. I call that tax fraud/tax evasion, whether you like it or believe it or not. I have done the research sir.
I'd love to see your evidence for why the losses Trump filed were false, as you claim. After all, the IRS didn't find any. Fortunately though, in this country, it is a competent court of law and not your opinion that finds someone guilty of a crime
Trump isn't smart. Do the math. Trump doesn't pay FICA, 12 more billionaires don't and what is the cost to the economy? YOU and I filling in all those trillions they don't pay.
Blame congress not Trump for playing by the rules. Also look at the Clintons, and Mark Cuban. You want equality in taxes, then don't make the rich pay more, poor pay none. Blame the poor for sucking up the tax revenue. 46 mil on food stamps
Brad, Hillary released her tax return, I don't know anything about Mark Cuban. Hillary said at the debate "maybe you did not pay any tax" and trumps reply was: "that makes me smart!" Make of that what you will Brad. Thank you for the comment.
Shyron, what we, and anyone with some common sense, make of that statement is that Trump made the logical statement that using the tax code to reduce the amount of taxes you pay is an intelligent thing to do
Carson, do the math. Trump doesn't pay his taxes, 12 more billionaires don't because they are so "smart.:" Who pays then for road repairs, FEMA disasters and those Big Oil Spill fines? Sorry you are WRONG. Sound like you are as "smart" as Trump.
Eleanor, I'm not sure what I'm wrong about, as my only argument was that Trump's choice to minimize his taxes is intelligent. What's actually "WRONG" is your unfounded claim that Trump "doesn't pay his taxes".
There is already over $47 trillion ..."TRILLION" with a "T" sitting offshore in tax free havens billionaires earned in the US. Don't tell me that isn't the reason for national debt or the deficit. Those with the most, pay the least. Sound economics?
mr. carson, if you can believe trump, his tax return is still being audited, so how does that equate to his being cleared by the IRS?
I watched the debate and heard the words he said https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=618o97g0QS8.
Shyron, you made the unfounded accusation that Trump's declared losses from 1995 (20 years ago!) were "falsified". There's never been any evidence of this being the case, so you are either seriously confused or are just making things up.
Thank you sunibharat, I agree with you and I am sure there was something illegal in his dealings with his not paying taxes.
You want to use India as an example, really?
Everyone in the state of NY knew Trump, like Gotti had judges in his back pocket. Everyone knew that Trump could buy his way out of mass murder thanks to his contacts in the legal system. Such is the power of Trump money.
No Brad, not using India, just thanking sunibharat for his comments. Even people who join HP to jump in on the questions, when they have no hubs and just want to stir the pot. I will thank them for their comment.
I even thank you for your comment.
brad, not using India as example, just thanking sunibharat for the comment. But, he joined 6 years ago and no hubs as yet, still I thank him as I thank you for leaving a comment.
You are right Dean, thank you for your answer.
Hillary released her personal income tax return showing she paid 33% of her earned income, trump will not release his, yet you say he did nothing wrong.
There are more Republicans in office than anything else ms. lynnley.
Does Hillary know how important taxes are for the military? That is a question you need to ask your don, Hillary released her tax return, your don has not.
I doubt that you know Hillary. That must have been some kind of a dream. WAKE UP!
Generally Jackie, you post facts if you make accusations. You haven't posted anything but your opinion. Why should your opinion be considered fact? Men need to keep it in their pants. Start with that before you go after Hillary.
He proposes is that everyone pay taxes? WHAT?
It has been a law to pay taxes since 1913, trump has not paid taxes, that has been proven.
You have never known such a corrupt female? WHAT?
You do not know Hillary!
Trump wants to get rid of the loop holes that the rich use, like he did, so that they do have to pay their fair share. And cut taxes for the middle class and small business. Those are some of the things I think he can dothat Hillary won.t do.
Thank you Bcal.
Trump, does not want to do anything that benefits anyone but himself. BS he wants to cut taxes for the rich like GWB.
The Fair Tax (sales tax) also has the advantage of taxes tourists and anyone operating an illegal business. If you shop in the US, you help fund the US.
Greg, trump will not get rid of loop holes he likes to crawl through, he wants to reinstall the tax cuts for the rich that GWB had not for the middle class & no increase in minimum wages. Hillary will do what trump will not!
Norma, thank you for the answer I think trump makes enough money to pay Federal Income Tax, and that is what we are talking about here. I watched the first debate and Hillary said he should release his tax return, that maybe he did not pay any tax.
Thanks cmoneyspinner, I appreciate your information about Wesley Snipes, as most people who avoid paying Federal Income Tax are in danger of going to prison, unless they make restitution, & we all know that mr. trump is not likely to even admit i
BradmasterOCCal...Yes..we are $17 trillion in debt. How else do billionaires get to be billionaires without endless wars, For Profit Prison, Big Oil tax subsidies and then you want to blame us? Sorry pallie. Look in the mirror.
CE, that is exactly why we need Trump. Whether he can make a big change or not, at least he might be enough to get it started. With Hillary it will stay the same or get worse.
The loopholes exist because rich people and corporations pay massive campaign contributions to politicians to create those loopholes for them.
That's one way the rich get richer.
gregas, Trump is the thief and thieves rarely tell the truth or willingly or otherwise limit their own opportunities. Trump is the rich guy. He benefits from loopholes. Clinton has a solid record of change and I think she'll stick with it.
The Walton Family are a national disgrace. They rank No. 4 and 5 among the US's wealthiest. Yet, they pay a lousy $8/hr to employees forcing Walmartians to collect welfare the rest of us pay for.
Au fait, Brilliantly put. thank you.
Greg, you're wrong. Hillary paid 33% in taxes, trump paid "0" maybe Hillary will change the tax code, but the with trump he would get the nuke code and not change it but use it. thanks for the feed back.
Eleanore, I have read that the largest group of welfare recipients in the country is made up of Walmart employees.
Even the highly conservative Forbes magazine has reported on it.
Scott, the link to Forbes you provided does not exist. I do not believe that what you are trying to make people believe is true, and I don't know what this has to do with trump not paying personal income tax?
Yes, only Democrats set up loopholes. Republicans have always been pure.
We can't thrive as a country when everyone sees one side as all good and the other side as all evil.
Interesting comment brad.
First of all, where are 46 million people on Food Stamps? Not the Dem states. The Republican states. As to war, that too is a Republican fault. Where are the major US military industrial states located? Nearly all are in Republican states.
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Mr. Wilson, the tax code was SET-UP before Hillary, Bill, Obama, Reid, Pelosi and with a Republican house and Senate, How could any of them change the tax code, when the GOP swore to block anything proposed by Democrats?
Voinovich admitted a few months ago that the Republicans were told they had to obstruct any legislation of the Obama administration. Voinovich is a Republican. Men who are irresponsible love to DEFLECT blame they own.
Mark Shon , why are you on here trying to sell e-bay/Amazon products, you have no profile, no hubs and you comment is not pertinent to my question.
Federal law enforcement is funded by tax dollars. State and Local police departments are funded by State and town/city taxes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_enforcement_in_t...
Let's build more fences like JESUS did, right?
And don't give me that "pro-choice" biz because even GOD gives "choice" (Joshua 24:15)!
What lie Charlie? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OptmSBRlgsI this one where Trump says he is smart to not pay taxes. You tell me I should disappear I am sure I was here way before you. You don't have to worry if trump wins, we will all disappear.
Wrong. What it shows is that dumb people suck up to the rich hoping for a few crumbs. Is it not a fact that wages of the middle class nosed dived the minute Reaganomics took over? The DOL reported that from 2004 to 2008, 8 million jobs were lost.
Thanks Eleanore, for shining more light on the reason why trump should never become our President. I appreciate you.
Thank you also Norine for your comment.
charlie, you call me all kinds of names and you don't even know me. I will not stoop to your level by return you complements, but I will delete your posts that are name calling like this. I am leaving this comment so people see who you are.
Charlie, It is obvious to me you have NEVER watched the Republicans in the House and Senate in session on CNN. Congress makes all the rules? Really? I guess then you have not seen how the ONLY mouths in sessions are the GOP's.
Charlie, read your profile, this must be your DARK side, look in the mirror and read you last paragraph aloud.
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