This presidential election has been one of the most intense elections to ever occur. We are in a position where we are stuck picking between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It is hard to pick one, especially when you consider the controversy that both of them practically ooze. Well, the plot has officially thickened today.
You may have recently heard Clinton criticizing Donald Trump for the way that he allegedly “took advantage of the tax code” to save himself some money on his end of the year filings. Well the results are in, and it looks like Clinton did the same exact thing that she so adamantly criticized Trump for doing.
According to the 2015 tax returns of Clinton, she reported a capital gains loss to lessen her tax burden. If you examine page 17 of her filings you will notice a capital loss to the tune of $699,540. Ouch. Another way to look at this, is Hillary reported this loss because it is going to cost her less in the long term when it comes to her overall filing status – again, the very thing she hammered Trump for during the second presidential debate.
The icing on the cake was her statement that Donald Trump is “somebody who maybe hasn’t paid federal income tax in 20 years.” Wow, what a bold statement. Sure the word ‘maybe’ in there leaves it up to the listener to imply, but let’s be honest, it was a poor attempt at a sly stab. The fact is, there is evidence showing that Donald Trump has in fact paid his federal taxes over the past 20 years, so again, this is wrong. We will have to wait and see how the rest of this election goes, but it is not looking good for Hillary Clinton.