If one could walk away with positions between the left and right in regards to taxation, the first presidential debate was clearly defining.
First came Hillary Clinton’s call for the upper-income earners to pay “their fair share” of taxes. This standard left sound bite begs to question two things. Statistically, citizens making over $100,000 per year (roughly 16 percent) pay nearly 80 percent (!) of all income tax revenue. Apparently, when less than 20 percent of the earners carry 80 percent of the income tax burden, that’s not “fair” enough for the progressives who have never seen a tax they didn’t like.
Do you ever notice the media never asks the left what “fair” is? Is it 30, 40, 50, 60, 100 percent? The reason they don’t is because if that “fair” percentage would be a definitive number; it would effectively take away the left’s age-old class-envy tactic that they so like to perpetuate. The underlying effort for the Democratic Party, protected by the mainstream media, is income redistribution, a classic principle driving socialism.
Donald Trump is a successful capitalist who has created thousands of jobs for people who do pay a great deal of taxes. Has Ms. Clinton, or any other politician, done that?
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The voters should think what these career establishment politicians (on both sides of the aisle) have done to this country and decide to try a different tact. Gosh, we wouldn’t want that kind of business approach in our government, we might find ourselves out of debt and prosperous.
Next came Ms. Clinton’s suggestion that Mr. Trump might not have paid any taxes at all as if that was a bad thing. To my knowledge, and Mr. Trump is under constant audit from the IRS, he has not violated any laws. He effectively used the tax codes and system set up by our politicians to minimize his tax burden. What is bad about that (again the class envy strategy)?
Can Ms. Clinton, or anyone else for that matter, honestly say they would like to pay more taxes than legally required? She doesn’t have CPAs doing the same for her? This comment and her campaign stinks of hypocrisy, but you won’t find the media suggesting that.