Too Bad the IRS Isn’t A Porn Star, They’d Have Gotten Their Money

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I don’t know if I’m wicked but I do know that I get no rest. I was minding my own business coming back from a farewell luncheon with a friend in Sherman Oaks when I got a text from Murfster: “I just saw a rocket ship to Mars. The New York Times got hold of 20 years of Trump’s tax returns. I’m posting highlights.” I wrote back, “Jesus Christ, I hope WWIII doesn’t break out Tuesday morning when I’m driving to Las Vegas.” Moral of the story, don’t leave the internet unattended these days for more than a few hours — at least not during waking hours on this continent.

You’ve probably got the broad brushstrokes by now, that Donald Trump paid $750.00 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017, and nothing in the period ten years prior. That’s really something. When I became disabled about eight years ago, the IRS was hot on my tail to know why I hadn’t filed a return for 2012. I explained that I became disabled in fall of 2011 and would file something late. And I’m no billionaire.

Plus, you remember Trump talking about his tax returns perpetually being under “audit?” I would like to see the step by step reports on any of those audits. I would like to have a bottle of opioids when I see them, because I have a feeling they stagger all credulity. Having worked in Hollywood, I am familiar with creative accounting. This is beyond creativity, this is science fiction. I put it to you friends, how can you be a “billionaire” and pay less taxes than a laundromat attendant in Flasher, North Dakota?

Here’s a Trump tweet that didn’t age well atall atall.

Only 20% on $790K. Trump, we are given to believe, makes billions but he only pays bubble gum money in taxes. Plus, his deductions are really something. $72,000 for his hair?

A banner headline at Drudge does not do Trump’s cause any good, that is for damn sure.

You’d drag your ass away from the podium and skulk out of the room, too, if this was your financial picture. Daily Beast:

The Times said it would not reveal the sources of its information for fear of identifying them. But the paper also claimed that follow-up stories were coming. And it’s clear, from the first piece, that reporters there have copious amounts of primary documentation.

The tax data the paper obtained portrays Trump as financially pressed by loans and a tax dispute—a far cry from the model of a successful businessman that he has sold the public.

Trump is personally liable for over $300 million in debts that have to be paid off over the next four years, according to the report, including a $100 million one on Trump Tower in New York City. Trump is also embroiled in a tax refund fight with the IRS that could force him to pay more than $100 million, owing to the possibility that he may have inflated the losses he claimed using a tax provision passed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2009.

And these are just his tax issues. Don’t forget the folks in Southern District of New York law enforcement and their litigation.

 

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I’m celebrating!!!! MSNBC and pasta, ALL. DAY. LONG.