It just doesn’t seem or “feel” right.
No one likes to pay taxes…in fact, we try to maximize our “deductions” and the larger part of society does this legally (not to avoid).
When I heard $750 to IRS in “personal taxes” - well my ears perk up. Really? WOW - sounds as legitimate as that fucking Nigerian Prince who needs money, or the latest crypto-coin offering, or the cat-fishing for money via heart-strings.
BUT is it “illegal or illegitimate”? Set aside Corporate Businesses. They operate under their own tax laws and deductions - I just wanted to wrap my mind around the whole $750 in personal income taxes. I’m not an American, so I just used our CRA.
Donald would have declared a personal income of around $17,000 (if he was Canadian in Alberta). This is his wage. This is his personal earnings. This is what is suppose to pay for his personal lifestyle like housing, phone, bills, vehicle, gas, insurance, food and clothes, entertainment, vacations…you know, the personal stuff you pay for out of your personal earnings.
This is what isn’t “sitting” right.
Is his mansion fully paid for, mortgage free? What about property taxes (maybe they’re really cheap)? What about insurance (home, vehicle,health, etc)? He may have eaten out a lot and put it as a business “expense”, but what about groceries and snacks for at home? How about his son’s food and clothing and activities (the underage one; does his wife work? Maybe her and his kid are dependents which may give him an extra $15k - BUT then, how do you pay for her stuff and her cars and insurance and lunches with friends).
No wonder he has no empathy for the “poor” -they make as much personal income as him.