Perspective | A pug, a cat and a baby have paid more in taxes than Trump reportedly has

Perspective: A pug, a cat and a baby have paid more in taxes than Trump reportedly has

9/29/2020 8:24:00 AM

Perspective: A pug, a cat and a baby have paid more in taxes than Trump reportedly has

Undocumented workers paid more than $11 billion in taxes the same year the president is said to have paid just $750.

taxi driver, hairdresser, dishwasher and American salaried stiff.All of them — most of us — have paid more into the U.S. tax system than (the real) President Trump.That New York Times story that showed Americans how little Trump reportedly paid into our nation’s tax system — just $750 some years, zero in others — hit most Americans where it hurts.

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“It’s pretty hypocritical,” said Adrian Escarate, the former tennis pro and current communications manager who is a DACA recipient and has been paying taxes since 2013. “Especially when you see the billions of dollars in taxes paid by immigrants.”ADAD

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Escarate pays taxes on his salary working for Define American, the immigration advocacy group founded by former Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas.The Internal Revenue Service even takes an extra $100 out of Escarate’s bank account every month for the earnings he made before he became a DACA recipient.

He’s making sure to give every penny he owes. Unlike Trump’s puny contributions.So much for death and taxes, eh?We learned that Ben Franklin and the predecessors who called those the two certainties of life are wrong, at least in Trump’s case. That revelation was especially painful to taxpaying Americans like Sandra Diaz.

ADADDiaz had to slip paper covers over her shoes and wasn’t allowed to wear perfume when she worked as Trump’sat Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. She had to check his makeup tube, squirting some on the back of her hand to make sure he wouldn’t find any dried clumps or crusts when he used it.

When Diaz saw the story on what her former boss paid, she was upset.“I can’t believe it. I and all my co-workers paid. Not just for one year, not for two years, but for 15, 16 years, we all paid our taxes,” Diaz said. “I thought he didn’t pay like we did. But I wasn’t really sure.”

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Diaz showed me her W-2s. And sheon Twitter listing how much of her $18,588.12 earnings for 2010 went into the American tax system:AD$28.24 in federal income taxes.$1,152.47 in Social Security withholdings.AD$269.53 Medicare taxes.$238.45 and $22.31 in state income taxes.

“All my undocumented colleagues who worked for Trump paid taxes and social security and got no benefits,” Diaz wrote in a tweet.“That is fine,” she wrote. “What isn’t fine is that our boss, Donald Trump, only paid $750 a year in taxes and calls all immigrants dead beats.”

The news of Trump’s tax returns hurt because so many people pay into a system that he’s gaming and continues to game, even as heoccupies the taxpayer-supportedWhite House.Other folks who don’t live in homes they’re paying for — some of the D.C. residents who are experiencing homelessness — are nevertheless paying their taxes if they’re working, some even more than $750 a year, one of the attorneys at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless told me.

Even little Grayson Ballantine, who couldn’tyet walk when he first drew an income, paid his fair share.ADAD“When my son was eight months old, he was in a movie for three minutes,” said his mom,Holly Ballantine. “And he paid more taxes than Trump.”That was in 2012. And Grayson’s $72 in taxes were more than Trump paid that year, Ballantine said, which was zero.

“[Grayson] doesn’t remember it at all but loves to tell people about it,” she said. She remembered it this week because it seemed so absurd given the news about Trump’s tax returns.Grayson’s not the only celebrity who believes he’s not above paying his own taxes.

, a fluffy, gray chap with a remarkably jaunty mustache who has a vibrant Internet life with merchandising spinoffs, has been paying more than $750 since 2013, when he became Internet famous, a source close to the feline told me. Read more: The Washington Post »

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