How A Picture Worth $750 Could Impact The Presidential Election

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of this graphic illustration from Statista and The Washington Post, it's worth only $750.

That's what the incumbent President paid in federal income taxes during his first year in office.

The analysis, which is a byproduct of the New York Times' bombshell report on the President's taxes -- or rather, lack thereof -- has transformed the news cycle leading up to tonight's Presidential Debate between him and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, with just weeks to go before the general election.

2 comments about "How A Picture Worth $750 Could Impact The Presidential Election".
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  1. Craig Lesly from Lesly Consulting, September 29, 2020 at 2:15 p.m.

    Should we infer from this that Obama bought his way into being President?

  2. Keith Huntoon from LiftEngine, September 29, 2020 at 3:33 p.m.

    Hi Craig.  I'm not sure how you'd come to that conclusion for any of the Presidents based on federal income tax paid. I think more obvious conclusions/questions would be: how can a person so wealthy only pay $750 in taxes?  Assuming all deductions were legal AND that he looks out for the best interest of our country, why didn't Trump push to eliminate all tax loopholes and exclusions that would allow someone so wealthy to pay, effectively, no taxes?

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