By Molly Moorhead on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:06 p.m.
Who knew Rmoney was talking about Billionaire Donald Trump!!
Donald J. TrumpVerified account@realDonaldTrump
I know our complex tax laws better than anyone who has ever run for president and am the only one who can fix them. #failing@nytimes 4:22 AM - 2 Oct 2016
HALF of Americans don't pay income tax despite crippling govt debt...11:59 AM - 23 Feb 2012
Elise Foley 10/02/2016 10:24 am ET Immigration & Politics Reporter, The Huffington Post
The ability of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and other wealthy people to avoid paying taxes is exactly why so many millions of Americans are frustrated, they are angry, they are disgusted at what they see is a corrupt political system in this country, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) said Sunday on CNNs State of the Union.
Trump goes around and says Hey, Im worth billions, Im a successful businessman, but I dont pay any taxes. But you, you make 15 bucks an hour, you pay the taxes, not me, said Sanders, who supports Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. That is why people are angry and want real change in this country.
It puts an exclamation point on what was already one of the worst weeks for any presidential candidate in recent memory.
By ELI STOKOLS 10/01/16 10:48 PM EDT Updated 10/01/16 11:58 PM EDT
It took less than a day for October to produce an "October surprise."
Donald Trump reported a nearly $1 billion loss on his 1995 tax returns and could therefore have avoided paying federal income taxes for almost two decades, the New York Times reported on Saturday, putting another unexpected exclamation point on what had already been one of the worst weeks for any presidential nominee in recent memory.
The Times, which hired tax experts to analyze the records, determined that tax rules that are 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 than $50 million a year.
Times reporter Susanne Craig received the documents, which the paper describes as three pages from what appeared to be Mr. Trumps 1995 tax returns, in the mail from an unknown source.
Donald Trump Charity Gave to Jenny McCarthys Anti-Vaxx Crusade TIM MAK 09.30.16 12:03 AM ET
Donald Trump has not only spread dangerous misinformation about the links between vaccines and autism, but hes also given money to the anti-vaxxer cause.
His monetary support for the conspiracy theory came in the form of a $10,000 check to an anti-vaccine charity run by former Playboy model and television host Jenny McCarthy.
GOP nominee also spoke at length with the New York Times about the marital infidelities of former president Bill Clinton, insisting Hillary was an enabler
Alan Yuhas @alanyuhas Friday 30 September 2016 21.39 EDT
Donald Trump said on Friday that he would not necessarily accept the results of the presidential election in the event that Hillary Clinton defeated him, reversing his statement four days earlier that he would absolutely respect them.
After the first presidential debate on Monday, the Republican nominee told reporters absolutely I would honor the results of the election should he lose. In an interview with the New York Times on Friday, he backtracked: Were going to have to see. Were going to see what happens. Were going to have to see.
Earlier that day at a rally in Detroit, Trump resurfaced fears of voter fraud and his unsubstantiated complaints of a rigged election. He told supporters that voter fraud is a big, big problem in this country, although research has found a few dozen potential incidents of in-person voter fraud in 14 years of US elections. He also urged them to go and watch the polling places and make sure it is on the up and up.
Rick Snow said the additional income would be squandered on illegal activities.
09/30/2016 06:38 pm ET Emily Tate Politics Intern, The Huffington Post
The Maine Heritage Policy Center launched a campaign this week against a November referendum to raise the states minimum wage from $7.50 per hour to $12 per hour by 2020.
Its off to a rocky start.
The Center, which is connected to billionaires Charles and David Koch, announced its opposition during a press conference in the capital Augusta, where business owner Rick Snow, who is running for office in Maine, suggested that raising the wage would only provide more drug money to poorly paid workers.