Tax avoidance is the ‘American Way.’ It is typical of liberals to talk of the rich paying their (more than) fair share and evil tax avoidance but our late great Kerry Packer put it best during a government enquiry – “anyone in this room that doesn’t try to minimize their taxes ought to have their heads read…it is not as though you’re spending so well as we should be donating more!”
Rasmussen Reports polled on what people thought of the “tax return” issue surrounding the GOP nominee :
“The leak of Donald Trump’s 1995 income tax returns showing substantial financial losses that appear to have allowed him to avoid paying taxes for 18 years sent the media into a frenzy last week. But most voters say such behavior is par for the course in the business world and that a candidate’s policy positions are more important than how much he or she has paid in taxes.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 83% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that when most businessmen pay their taxes, they try to pay as little as possible. Only 12% feel they are more concerned with paying their fair share. “
I noted Pence queried Kaine, “Senator, do you claim all your deductions? I certainly do.”