Sunday, October 9, 2016

Donald Trump and the Parable of the Dishonest Manager

I don’t care that Donald Trump paid no taxes. He is a businessman who took business losses and was able to use the tax code to his advantage. Good for him. But Trump, on Twitter, blasted American businesses for using the tax code to their advantage and he blasted the 47% who do not pay taxes, a group he is a part of. I do care about that hypocrisy.
What I really care about is that Republicans would be beside themselves if Hillary Clinton had done this and are now defending Donald Trump. They will let their own side get away with things they would never tolerate from the other side.
This situation exposes great discrepancies in the tax code, shows how complicated the tax system is, and provides ammunition for the left about inequality. That is what the GOP is running with this year only four years after Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47%.
Something else worth noting here is that, if Trump’s tax returns are to be believed, he may be the least charitable person to ever run for President of the United States. He has given practically nothing to charity and abused his own charitable foundation for personal ends.
I am struck by this and the parable of the dishonest manager in Luke 16. ...
Read the rest from Erick Erickson HERE.

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