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A tax system rigged for the donor class means it will never be fixed
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So, upon the release of his taxes, it appears that Donald Trump has paid astonishingly little federal income tax ($750 in 2017) and even zero in 2020. The Washington Post wants you to think this is a “setback” for him, but I’m not sure that is true. In fact, the New York Times reports that Trump’s own tax law hurt him.
So, could this be that rare instance where Trump deserves less focus than the tax code that gave him so much wiggle room?
I think so. Here’s why.