LGBTQ Advocates Respond to Donald Trump’s 1995 Federal Income Taxes
WASHINGTON, DC, October 4, 2016–The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is releasing the following statement in relation to news reports that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may have legally avoided paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years.
“The basis of any income tax system should be that everyone pays their fair share. In Donald Trump’s world, the very rich pay nothing, transferring the tax burden to those families who make the least. What’s more, Trump’s proposed economic policies won’t help the middle class and those on lower incomes get to economic security and prosperity. Instead of proposing policies under which everyone pays their fair share, he’s pushing for more perks for the rich. As we heard in the first presidential debate, Mr. Trump believes that not paying your fair share of federal income tax is ‘smart'; actually it sets the wrong sort of example if you want to lead this country. Just imagine trying to explain to your kids that everyone must pay income tax in our nation — except the president. Even the Queen of England pays taxes,” said Russell Roybal, Deputy Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.
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