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“I have used the laws of this country just like the greatest people that you read about every day in business have used the laws of this country, the chapter laws, to do a great job for my company, for myself, for my employees, for my family, et cetera….
…I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it’s time America was run like a business.”
–Donald Trump, who filed for bankruptcy four times
That makes sense. Big Businesses, like Trump’s, exploit multitudes of common people for their labor, and vacuum up their cash for the private benefit of a few large stockholders and elite executives. That is Capitalism, and it is good.
Business which run more like government should, where the executive suite serves to benefit its employees and the common people, reek of Socialism, which is bad.
Everyone knows that.
“We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes”
–Leona Helmsley, NYC Real Estate & Hotel Mogul, who was jailed in 1992 for tax evasion and business fraud.
“It makes me smart.”
–Donald Trump, on not paying any taxes. He was elected President of the United States in 2016.
Leona Helmsley, “The Queen of Mean”, was successfully prosecuted by then U.S. Attorney (and now Trump sycophant) Rudy Giuliani for income tax evasion and fraudulent business practices. She reported to prison on April 15, 1992, the day personal taxes fall due. Prisoner No.15113-054, estimated net worth over five billion dollars, served nineteen months in federal prison. Upon release she had to sell all her NY hotels, most of which sold drinks, because New York law does not allow convicted felons to hold liquor licenses.
At the same time Donald Trump was building his real estate and hotel empire in New York and beyond, allegedly committing many of the same heinous acts that sent Helmsley to jail. Now he is the leader of the free world.
What a difference twenty five years can make.