The notoriously nearsighted Mr. Magoo.
As usual this morning I watched the talking head shows to learn how much mud had been slung by our illustrious presidential candidates overnight. Turns out the Democrats are still fuming over the fact that Donald Trump likely pays no taxes at all....nada....zip! *gasp*
And the Republicans are still strutting their stuff, pointing out how brilliant The Donald is at slinking his way through the 75,000 page (and growing) IRS tax regulations. *par-tay!*
And we, the voters, still can't see 2 feet past this "made-for-TV" charade.
Is it scandalous that Trump pays no taxes? YES, of course it is. Does it make Trump a despicable person for not paying any taxes? NO, of course not. He's paying what the IRS says he must, and no more. Both arguments are missing the REAL scandal: HOW IN THE HELL have we allowed so many loopholes, deductions, exemptions, subsidies, etc to be included in our tax code in the first place?
How? We've been outsmarted, and grossly out spent, by the rich and powerful and their hired lobbyists. They knock on the door of an influential Congressman or Senator and say "We'd like a special tax exemption that allows us to blah blah blah. Oh, and here's a $25,000 campaign contribution because you're such a great guy." And down the hall another lobbyist is asking another "civil
Then they all get together and say, "I'll vote for yours if you'll vote for mine." And they agree, and the tax code grows by a few more pages, and we get screwed.
Hillary Clinton isn't about to change this practice if elected. She IS the establishment in this election. Nor will Donald Trump....he and his $$$$buddies have been the ones greasing the aforementioned palms for decades. They have everything to lose and nothing to gain if the system is shaken up.
It's all a big joke. They will win, we will lose. Game, set, match.
Thank you Congressman. May I please have another.