It has come to my attention that a certain portion of the public think that Donald Trump’s taxes are a big deal, as likely stolen documents imply that he didn’t pay any income taxes in 1995 from a business loss.
For that part of the public, I’m writing an open letter to explain exactly how all of this works and how very wrong you are, and how you’re wasting your time arguing about things that don’t matter, as usual.
Here’s the catalyst for it, Hillary Clinton’s assertion that Donald Trump is hiding something:
Dear clueless liberals,
Donald Trump’s taxes don’t matter. No, it doesn’t matter if he paid taxes, didn’t pay taxes, or got a massive refund, because at no point was he breaking the law. The issue that you’re having is with the law itself. Now, I understand that you might think that a person taking a business loss (most businesses do from time to time depending on industry and environment) and someone living on welfare is the same thing, but you couldn’t be further apart.
First, if Donald Trump’s business spent more money than it took in, there’s nothing to tax. Taxation happens on business profit, not on revenue. That’s why you can deduct expenses and don’t have to be taxed on every penny that comes in to your establishment. Otherwise, the tax code would make even less sense than it does now.
The American taxpayer isn’t subsidizing Donald Trump. We’re not paying for him to do, or not do, anything, whereas with someone on welfare, the American taxpayers are literally their employer and control the money that is given to them based on a set of criteria. Perhaps instead of chanting in a drum circle for free college tuition, you should have taken the macroeconomics course that your parents paid for, because these are really simple concepts.
Second, do you use coupons? Rebates? Have you ever taken advantage of a sale? If you’re like most Americans, you probably have. Guess what – you’re guilty of doing the exact same thing as Donald Trump. He took advantage of laws already on the books to keep more of his own money. The exact same reason you go to H&R Block to get your taxes done right is the same reason Trump’s tax burden was so low – because no one, despite what Hillary Clinton and the liberal media say – wants to pay more taxes.
Third, Hillary Clinton makes the case that Trump’s taxes would have gone to pay for schools, firemen, and other noble professions that she uttered before taking her seizure pills that day. Let’s get one thing straight, the US Government isn’t solely made up of first responders and national parks.
The government is an enormous bureaucratic entity that has grown in size and scale, to the point where it overspent its budget consistently to the tune of almost 20 trillion dollars, mostly due to the policies of Barack Obama. This wasn’t the fault of Donald Trump, it was the leaders of the government who actively took the money from people and lined their own pockets with cash and political favors, Hillary Clinton being at the top of the list.
Finally, if you think Trump’s taxes are a big deal, I’d refer you to the person making the claim – Hillary Clinton. She has been investigated (and is currently being investigated) for countless scandals including her husband’s sexual assaults, her ignorance of the events in Benghazi that led to the deaths of innocent Americans, and her own email server that was unsecured and basically broadcasting American intelligence across the world, to anyone that took Hacking 101. Her scandals actually cost lives and made the country less safe.
She has lied under oath and remains a free woman, because it’s clear the law doesn’t apply to her. Her own Clinton Foundation has been named in a pay-for-play scandal in which she, as Secretary of State, was giving out favors to foreign leaders for cash.
But please, do go on about how Trump had a weird tax return twenty years ago.
It doesn’t matter. What matters is whether he has the tenacity and business sense to lead. If he’s smart enough to work the laws in his favor and know how the game is played despite the establishment trying to take him down, then it’s clear who you should vote for.
Elvin Bartley, Editor-in-Chief, Yes I’m Right