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Friday, October 05, 2018

Trump and the Death Tax

My latest at Medium. Excerpt:
I don’t believe Trump felt he was taking legal risks. His sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, was a federal judge at the time and involved in the schemes. Would she have done anything to risk impeachment? 
Also, Trump was too well-connected. This was during Bill Clinton’s presidency,  and Trump was a generous supporter of Democrats at the time. If a President could use the I.R.S. to go after his enemies, couldn’t he also tell the I.R.S. to back off from his friends?
What I found interesting in the report, however, has nothing to do with the Trump name. It is about the absurdity of the Estate Tax (also called the Death Tax.
Read the whole thing.

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