Or is our complicated and convoluted tax code to blame for this eggregious state of affairs? Either way, Lauryn Hill, Wesley Snipes, and many others (myself included) must be asking, Why isn’t this asshole in jail yet? I know, I know, our alternative this time around, Joe Biden, is semi-senile, but how is it possible that my wife and I have paid a thousand times more in taxes than a supposed billionaire like Donald J. Trump has? (Time out: What about Jeff Bezos?) Via digg, here is a summary of The Times’s report; via DYNUZ, here are some additional revelations; and via Twitter (@JoyceWhiteVance), here is a thread on the legality of Trump’s crude tax avoidance strategies. Regardless of where we draw the line between avoidance (generally legal) and evasion (illegal, if you get caught), my new nickname for 45 is “tax cheat in chief.” (This post was revised and updated with new links on 9/29.)
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