Yesterday MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow teased her liberal viewers with the “bombshell” that she had Donald Trump’s tax returns. Liberals were frothing at the mouth because they are convinced that the President hasn’t released his taxes due to all kinds of nefarious reasons. As it turned out the bombshell wasn’t even a small fart; Trump paid millions in taxes. The interesting thing about this however is that Trump paid a substantially higher tax rate than Obama, NBC, and even socialist kook Bernie Sanders.
Fox & Friends sent out this tweet today:
What did we learn? Then private citizen Trump paid a higher percentage than Pres Obama, Sen Sanders and even NBC’s parent company Comcast pic.twitter.com/bG2RUevt3F
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) March 15, 2017
“What did we learn? Then private citizen Trump paid a higher percentage than Pres Obama, Sen Sanders and even NBC’s parent company Comcast,” read the tweet.
As you can see by the graphic, Trump paid a tax rate of 25% while Obama only paid 18.7%. Keep in mind that the taxes paid by Trump were when he was a private citizen, while Obama was President of the United States.
Comcast, those greedy corporate assholes, only paid 24% when they should have been paying closer to 35% considering how much money they make. Is it funny that Comcast owns NBC and MSNBC who pathetically tried to take Trump down with this non-scandalous tax return? Yes it is.
The worst of this is that Bernie Sanders only paid a 13.5% tax rate in 2014. He is a self-appointed crusader against the rich and corporations. A big part of his platform is demanding that the wealthy paid “their fair share” of taxes, meaning he wants rich people to pay way more in taxes. I’m guessing like everyone on the left, when he says people should do something he doesn’t mean himself.
Sanders is also a socialist who wants to give away tons of free stuff to the poor and have the rich and middle class pay for it through higher taxation. Again, he doesn’t personally want to pay for this stuff; he wants the rest of us to carry the burden.
Bernie owns three houses (mansions?) and doesn’t hardly pay any taxes, but for some reason says the government should force a redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor. He talks the talk (which is crazy talk BTW) but he doesn’t walk the walk. He’s a hypocritical leftist who wants you to do as he says, not as he does.
All Maddow’s “bombshell” of Trump’s Tax returns proves is how completely full of shit liberals are. The leftist narrative for the past year or so has been that Trump doesn’t pay any taxes because he’s a rich white conservative. Thanks to MSNBC and Maddow we now know he pays a hell of lot more than the progressive liberals who scream that the wealthy aren’t paying enough taxes.