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Wed Sep 21, 2016, 09:37 PM

Trumpís self-dealing scam to raid the U.S. Treasury

Courtesy of Daily Kos:

David Farenthold of the Washington Post on Tuesday broke a huge story about the rampant wrong-doing at the Trump Foundation. Donald Trump, Farenthold revealed, "spent more than a quarter-million dollars from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved the billionaire's for-profit businesses."

But if the Republican nominee's "self-dealing" as president of the Trump Foundation likely violated the law, the real estate magnate is trying to perpetrate a much larger scam to enrich himself at the expense of American taxpayers. And this other Trump con, a trillion-dollar shell game with the U.S. tax code, is utterly dishonest but completely legal.

Here's how the scheme works. Last week, Donald Trump unveiled the third version of his tax plan in under a year and the second in just the last six weeks. The biggest change from August was the decision to seemingly abandon his proposed 15 percent corporate tax rate for "partnerships, limited liability companies and other businesses known as pass-throughs." But as the New York Times documented on September 16, that announcement represented "Conflicting Policy From Trump: To Keep, and Remove, Tax Cut."

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But Trump's misdirection wouldn't just cost the United States Treasury an estimated $1.5 trillion over the next decade. Keeping that pass-through payday for plutocrats would also redirect millions of dollars from Uncle Sam to Donald J. Trump and familyóevery year.

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http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/9/20/1572389/-Trump-s-self-dealing-scam-to-raid-the-U-S-Treasury



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Wed Sep 21, 2016, 09:51 PM

1. See below...

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Wed Sep 21, 2016, 11:13 PM

2. WTH???

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Thu Sep 22, 2016, 12:27 AM

3. W did the same thing, only under the guise of war.

$12 T, but not all of it outright to himself, but to the defense industry, nation building, tax cuts for the wealthy, although I did get $600 too. Whoopie! I'd rather it remained in the U.S. Treasury to pay down the debt as Bill Clinton had it going.

tRump the taker, will definitely raid whatever he and his enablers will allow him to get away with....

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Thu Sep 22, 2016, 12:29 AM

4. Which is why I'm a HFA volunteer for HRC & dems

A couple hours here and there. The organizers love me and others who come out to help.

This is how you stop tRump and the repugs, GOTV.

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