March 15, 2017

Trump paid YUGE taxes, but it’s never enough for the Left

Brian LilleyArchive

Well this is it, the thing the left has been after for close to two years now! They have the documents, Donald Trump’s tax returns, or at least two pages of them.

Rachel Maddow broadcast the contents to the world, she was so excited to do so!

Except, for all those Trump haters, convinced he never pays any tax and laughs at the little people while sitting on his gold plated toilet in the gilded Trump Tower, their hopes and dreams were dashed.

Turns out Trump paid millions of dollars in taxes in 2005, the year they uncovered and released on MSNBC.

Watch as I lay it out for you.

These two pages show he paid a higher tax rate than Barack Obama, Bernie “the socialist” Sanders and the parent company of MSNBC which first broadcast the documents for the world to see.

Trump paid millions of dollars in taxes, tens of millions actually.

But the left still isn't’ happy with Trump’s taxes despite him paying more than $38M because they want him to pay more.

Trump paid 25 percent of his income in 2005 - more than $38M to the federal government, but to leftists, that isn’t enough. They always want more money for government, as long as it doesn’t come from them.

And now we also know how Trump stacks up to others, including socialist hero Bernie Sanders and Comcast, the company that owns MSNBC.

The left has been obsessed with the idea that Trump didn’t pay any taxes and now that they discovered he paid a huge, no YUGE, sum, all they can do is call for him to pay more.

The top income earners in America pay a huge portion of the total tax bill already but for the left, it will never be enough. Not until they have all the money.

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commented 2017-03-18 13:10:28 -0400
Drew Wakariuk, you are still wrong about the AMT. The fact is that you get back any AMT that you have paid in those years where the tax otherwise payable exceeds the AMT in that year. The point of the AMT is not to increase anyone’s tax in the long run, but to smooth out the payment of tax over the years. I think that was mentioned in your link.

I repeat that the author of this article should have known better. I think perhaps he thought his readers are not intelligent enough to get such nuances.
commented 2017-03-16 18:26:07 -0400
I actually have some sympathy for Maddow this time, the station probably pushed her to build this up before they even read the damn thing. Their bigotry was all that mattered at that moment.
commented 2017-03-16 18:24:52 -0400
Gordon Munro it was the left media that showed this, not us. And please tell me what is bad in his other years that you seem to be making assumptions about? I hope you are not an accountant. They claimed he had not paid taxes for the last 20 years and this shows he paid a higher rate then they do. The onus is not on Trump to disprove someone else’s assumptions. Good thing you are not a judge.
commented 2017-03-16 12:42:43 -0400
They did lose, they cannot seem to accept that fact. They cry; scream; march; threaten the life of their President; some of them beat Trump supporters; some of them set fires and loot; some of them participate in sedition; and many of them are working hard to undermine/sabotage the elected President. This is a shameful way to behave & crimes are being committed, these deluded people still want the criminal they voted for to swoop in. It’s beyond crazy!
commented 2017-03-16 10:34:53 -0400
The Left lost, it’s about time they sucked that fact up and let the current gov’t lead by Trump govern the USA. Cry baby losers!
Also, I will be boycotting McDonalds, check out their diss Trump tweet on their twitter account. (Not that I even eat their garbage anyway).
commented 2017-03-16 08:00:27 -0400
Brian Lilley should have talked about the criminal offenses being committed by the person/persons that obtained the documents. The American media has literally gone insane with hatred for Trump and some are even counselling the commission of criminal activity to obtain anything they think will damage or destroy Trump.
It is an incredibly dangerous game they are playing. Refusing to accept the outcome of democratic elections and actively participating in undermining a government so chosen is seditious in nature.
Trump isn’t the singular victim of this crime. We all lose when the media is more emboldened than they already have been to undermine the people.
commented 2017-03-16 06:55:39 -0400
It’s one year of tax returns. One year. He has probably done something in the neighborhood of 50 tax returns. You are going to make a conclusion based on 2% of the information. 2%. I hope none of you are accountants.
commented 2017-03-16 03:54:43 -0400
The Left-lets see Trumps taxes.
MSNBC show a year of Trumps taxes.
The Left-he released them as a distraction.

commented 2017-03-16 03:01:00 -0400
Trump had a good interview on Tucker Carlson. He was absolutely right in that the mainstream media will keep trashing him no matter what he does.

I hope that one of these days the rebel gets to do a one on one interview with Trump.
commented 2017-03-16 01:26:05 -0400
The Alternative Minimum Tax is not actually a tax. You get it back in those years when your tax otherwise payable is higher than the amount of the Alternative Minimum Tax. Surely the co-founder of Rebel Media would know this. So… Mr Trump did not indeed pay ’yuge: taxes for 2005 after all. What sort of lies are we being fed here?
commented 2017-03-15 20:32:46 -0400
Did you see where Richard Maddow divulged that he/she makes $30,000 per broadcast and Trump doesn’t draw a salary? No me neither. How do these fools sleep at night? They sit up late and pine and conspire. They are close to insane. " Those who anger you control you ". Where’s Hillarys tax return?
commented 2017-03-15 17:31:08 -0400
Has Baby Doc fully disclosed the details of his trust accounts and numbered companies. Or Princees Sophie’s? How about P/M Butt’s green companies?

I wonder why Canada’s MSM have not been as diligent in pursuing these questions as the American MSM has of Trump?
commented 2017-03-15 16:53:32 -0400
I’d say Mr. Trump paid his taxes, and followed the tax filing laws. The folks who complain he didn’t pay enough should wake up….and stop bashing their President.
commented 2017-03-15 15:27:54 -0400
After announcing that MSNBC had possession of Trump’s tax returns Rachel Maddow, in a woefully shallow attempt to gain as much broadcasting capital as possible, rambled and babbled for so long that the White House pre-empted her by issuing a “client copy” of the same document. Maddow’s inability to keep her mouth shut and just get on with her broadcast may actually accidentally save her and MSNBC from prosecution, since by the time she disclosed the document it was already out there for all to see.