Democrats and Never-Trumpers would convince voters that the “moral character” of a candidate is far more important than whether or not he intends to rob you blind through any one of their wealth re-disribution schemes.
That’s why the New York Times, along with its assistants at CNN and MSNBC, are trying to turn the latest “explosive” report on President Trump’s financial history into an issue one month before the election. They think it’s far more worthy of your consideration that Trump has done everything he can to avoid paying taxes (as most wealthy people do) than that he actually passed major legislation that lowered the total income taxes that most middle-income Americans pay.
Democrats like the idea of people paying maximum allowable taxes to fund their green schemes and welfare projects, but nobody else wants that. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a Republican, made the same point about Trump lowering taxes for Americans Monday on CNN. Anchor Alisyn Camerota shot back with a devastating, “But what about [Trump’s] personal taxes, Rick? I mean, not just his policy… Do you find it galling…?”
Camerota shortly thereafter asked of Santorum if he was “comfortable with the morality” of Trump’s low tax contribution.
An honest question, to which I already know the answer: Who cares?
The media care, I know, but voters don’t. Trump, when he ran for president in 2016, refused to release a single tax return, flouting decades of political tradition. Yet he still won the White House. People simply don’t care, whether you frame it as a “moral” issue or a “galling” one. People do not care.
What they might care about, though, is that the alternative in this election, Joe Biden, has promised to make taxes go up.
Voters may have to pay more out of their pocket under a President Biden. But, hey, at least they will have seen his tax returns!
Tags: Opinion, Beltway Confidential, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, 2020 Elections
Original Author: Eddie Scarry
Original Location: Trump lowered our taxes. Why so upset that he pays so little to the government himself?