Could a CNN panel possibly be more obnoxious? Please watch Eric Trump dismantle the professionals. One thing really strikes me about this interaction regarding, especially, Trump’s taxes: These people have no clue what being a business owner means. When one owns a business and owns the buildings, one pays property tax, franchise tax, city taxes, county taxes, social security, payroll taxes for employees, and then, if any money is made after that, the business owner pays corporate and personal income taxes. That the media is painting Trump as a tax cheat is ridiculous. These jerks have no idea what real life is like.
Furthermore, because so many workers have become self-employed or contract workers because increased minimum wage, overtime regulations, and Obamacare (to name three stupid Democrat policies) priced them out of jobs, more Americans are now aware of these levels of taxation as never before. Uber drivers are responsible for their taxes and write-offs, for example.
But the know-nothings in the media have no clue about taxes for businesses. What they do know is that if they hammer Trump as a tax avoider, average voters will think less of him. That’s the point.
Eric’s rejoinder is perfect, though. While Donald Trump created jobs and paid layers and layers of taxes, Hillary Clinton lives off of taxpayers like Trump while criticizing him for not paying enough. It’s maddening.
Finally, wow are the Trump kids quick studies. They’re better than P.R. pros who have been in the business for years.
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