Brian Baker: Democrats’ double standards at work again


In Gary Horton’s column “Everything’s coming up ‘Rosies’ for Hillary,” published in The Signal Oct. 5, the writer attempts to mount an attack using the Democrats’ topic du jour: Trump’s taxes. (I have to wonder if they send out memos with suggested talking points.)

So, Horton, look me in the eye (figuratively, of course) and tell me that you don’t take every single tax deduction you legally can.

Tell me that you willingly and knowingly pay more taxes than you’re legally obliged to.

Tell me that you, as a business owner, don’t pay out your own personal dollars to hire the absolute best tax preparers or attorneys or whatever you use to make sure you pay the absolute minimum amount to the government that you can get away with.

Tell me that if you have a year in which you legally owe no taxes, you’ll still turn around and write a check to the government anyway.

If you can’t do that, then you’re a blatant hypocrite for doing exactly what you’re trying to rake Trump over the coals for.


This nonsense is exactly why so many really good people simply refuse to participate in politics. Why would anyone want to subject themselves to such absurd attacks?

And why does anyone have to apologize for being a success at his or her business? Where’s all the outrage about Pelosi’s wealth? Why wasn’t the Kennedy fortune ever under such scrutiny? Would Truman have been blasted for being a failure in the business world?

Not to mention Clinton’s personal slush fund, her sham “foundation.”

This is utter insanity.

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