In another largely uninformative interview, former Bill Clinton political advisor and Clinton Foundation donor George Stephanopoulos asked GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump about his decision not to release his tax returns for public inspection.
Here is part of the exchange:
TRUMP: I fight very hard to pay as little tax as possible.
STEPHANOPOULOS: What is your tax rate?
TRUMP: It’s none of your business. You’ll see it when I release. But I fight very hard to pay as little tax as possible.
Naturally, this answer provoked much condemnation from liberals, because for many of them, taxation is the rite of democracy from which all goodness springs. As Joe Biden, whose yearly charitable donations average nearly $370 per year, once claimed: paying taxes isn’t simply patriotic, it’s a religious experience. Trump’s answer allows Democrats to restart their class-war fictions: secretaries pay higher tax rates than billionaires, wealthy people are not paying their fair share, etc.