This is the headline for the so-called paper of record Liberals depend on as “ground zero” for the lies and distortions that come out of the corrupt media machine.
“Trump Tax Records Obtained by The Times Reveal He Could Have Avoided Paying Taxes for Nearly Two Decades”
Notice the words “could have”. Right from the start the article is saying that the NY Times does not have any proof for the rest of what is to follow in the article.
This is professional journalism reporting facts?
No, this is nothing but an opinion piece being made to look like a news story. It’s very disingenuous, dishonest and deceptive and I for the life of me don’t know how the people at that rag of a so-called news organization can sleep at night
NY Times reports Donald J. Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years, records obtained by The New York Times show.The 1995 tax records, never before disclosed, reveal the extraordinary tax benefits that Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, derived from the financial wreckage he left behind in the early 1990s through mismanagement of three Atlantic City casinos, his ill-fated foray into the airline business and his ill-timed purchase of the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.Tax experts hired by The Times to analyze Mr. Trump’s 1995 records said that tax rules especially advantageous to wealthy filers would have allowed Mr. Trump to use his $916 million loss to cancel out an equivalent amount of taxable income over an 18-year period.
More here if you care to read this politically motivated smear based on a guess.
There’s one huge detail the NY Times is failing to mention that shows this article is nothing but a smear and not a finder of facts.
Even if they had proof Donald Trump did exactly as they claimed, it’s all LEGAL. It’s legal to avoid paying taxes. Millions of Americans, including Crooked Hillary, avoid paying taxes. It’s allowed by law! What’s illegal is “tax evasion” or in other words doing with your taxes that is NOT allowed by law. Not even the NY Times dares to write Trump evaded paying taxes. That would bring a libel suit faster than a Hillary Clinton coughing fit.
This piece of filth by the NY Times is meant to trick the less educated and the ill informed reader. By the way that describes the bulk of Hillary’s support. The Times is inferring that Donald Trump is somehow getting away with paying taxes. That’s not true either.
A favorite charge by Democrats is that this person or corporation doesn’t pay taxes. EVERBODY who works on the books pays Uncle Sam throughout the year, even Trump who has to file estimated taxes as required by law. The question becomes what happens at year’s end? If a person claims “zero” on their W4 at the end of the year they don’t owe taxes. But, it doesn’t mean they don’t pay taxes because they paid through the year. Do you see the trick here? In fact, they get money back called a “refund” because the IRS took the maximum throughout the year. It’s not a gift. They’re not getting over on the IRS because it’s their own money to begin with. A lot of people don’t understand what I just wrote and that’s exactly what Hillary Clinton and the Times depend on. This is the reason for this article, to fool people into thinking Trump has done some untoward or illegal.
But, the real criminal in this case is Hillary Clinton who has gotten away with breaking real “on the books” laws by destroying government records, mishandling top secret information, and selling her services as secretary of state for millions of dollars. She’s the real criminal and the Times doesn’t want people to know it.