Dave Johnson – Trump: Don’t Make Corporations Pay Their Taxes

Corporate tax dodgers will love Donald Trump’s new plan to let the corporations who don’t want to pay their taxes off the hook. But is this really the core of the Republican argument against all taxes?

Republican economics has been stated a thousand ways by a thousand (always paid) voices. But the basic idea behind all the schemes has been hard to pin down. Finally Republican front-runner Donald Trump has spelled it out in a way anyone can understand.

Thursday’s Progressive Breakfast (you should subscribe, it’s free, it’s really good) contains a story in which Trump clearly articulates the Republican/Billionaire/Wall Street case for a low-or-zero tax on corporate profits: “because they don’t want to pay the tax.”

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