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Tax cheats

Donald Trump bragged about being a historic and massive tax cheat, but he's just the tip of the iceberg.

The truth is that thanks to decades of Republican policies and sabotage, America's ultra-wealthy have the ability to avoid paying their fair share of taxes, and sometimes nothing at all.

Our tax system is badly broken. If a millionaire or billionaire is so inclined, they can find a raft of loopholes necessary to avoid paying their fair share.

And when Republicans were in charge, this kind of cheating wasn't just tolerated, it was further enabled – even celebrated. So, the mega-wealthy shared the benefits of our schools, roads, defense, infrastructure, and social services while footing hard-working Americans with the bill.

But Democrats have taken back the U.S. Senate with a simple plan: what if America's tax cheats paid their fair share?

Our country works best when we all work together. And that includes each of us paying our fair share, and not avoiding our responsibilities to each other and to our country.

I've been working hard to shed light on tax cheats, and how we can stop them. Make no mistake, with Democrats in control, corporations and the mega-wealthy won't have these loopholes to abuse much longer. I look forward to continuing this fight in the coming weeks and months.

Because enough is enough. It's time to fix our country's badly-broken tax system and guarantee America's ultra-wealthy pay their fair share.

Ron

Posted on April 19, 2021.

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