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The New England Patriots’ billionaire boss is among several major US sports team owners who appear in the Paradise Papers

 

Trump has said that Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, urged him to “tax the rich people” and take care of the poor. During a Super Bowl celebration at the White House in April, Kraft hailed “hard work” as the essence of America.

Kraft, who donated $1m to Trump’s inaugural celebrations, claims he buys his coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts, not Starbucks – and pays for those in line behind him.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/09/donald-trump-robert-kraft-owner-offshore-firm-new-england-patriots-paradise-papers

 

 

Tax cheats and criminals.

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2 minutes ago, untitled said:

The New England Patriots’ billionaire boss is among several major US sports team owners who appear in the Paradise Papers

 

Trump has said that Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, urged him to “tax the rich people” and take care of the poor. During a Super Bowl celebration at the White House in April, Kraft hailed “hard work” as the essence of America.

Kraft, who donated $1m to Trump’s inaugural celebrations, claims he buys his coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts, not Starbucks – and pays for those in line behind him.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/09/donald-trump-robert-kraft-owner-offshore-firm-new-england-patriots-paradise-papers

 

 

Tax cheats and criminals.

Is there anything illegal about it?

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1 minute ago, untitled said:

 

Probably. Needs to be investigated. But you love it, eh? All that money stored away make you pay more tax.

What's illegal about it?

 

You've already called them crooks and criminals....

 

 

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2 minutes ago, untitled said:

As Congress debates tax reform in the US, it's good to look at these leaked documents to see how the upper class in the US already evade paying their lawful taxes.

 

^^^Too stupid to understand that Kraft IS paying his lawful taxes.

 

Just because you don't have enough money to take advantage of something like this doesn't make it illegal.

 

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4 minutes ago, untitled said:

 

Probably. Needs to be investigated. But you love it, eh? All that money stored away make you pay more tax.

 

From the article in YOUR link;

 

"Kraft has for more than two decades quietly owned an offshore company that could be used to legally avoid or reduce US taxes." (emphasis mine)

 

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The president promised to bring trillions of dollars back to the US, but many around him are no strangers to the offshore world

 

Gary Cohn: Trump’s chief economic adviser, who is the driving force behind the White House tax reform effort, is no stranger to offshore finance. The leaked documents reveal that for various periods between 2002 and 2006, Cohn was president or vice-president of 22 separate entities in Bermuda for Goldman Sachs.

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Rex Tillerson, The US secretary of state is named in the leaked files as a director of an offshore firm used in a multibillion-dollar oil and gas venture in the Middle East that became embroiled in controversy.

 

Tillerson was a director of Marib Upstream Services Company, incorporated in Bermuda in 1997. The company was tied to ExxonMobil, the American oil and gas corporation that Tillerson later led as chief executive. At the time, Tillerson was president of ExxonMobil’s Yemen division.

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29 minutes ago, untitled said:

As Congress debates tax reform in the US, it's good to look at these leaked documents to see how the upper class in the US already evade paying their lawful taxes.

The wealthy pays all the bills in the country...

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43 minutes ago, Z09 said:

Is there anything illegal about it?

It's currently legal but SHOULD be made illegal.  I like Bob Kraft, but no one should be able to offshore their money before paying their fair share of taxes.

 

This is just an example of the Republicans' "No Billionaire Left Behind" plan.  

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Just now, RollingRock said:

It's currently legal but SHOULD be made illegal.  I like Bob Kraft, but no one should be able to offshore their money before paying their fair share of taxes.

 

This is just an example of the Republicans. "No Billionaire Left Behind" plan.  

 

At least we know Trump is the low point in US democracy.

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3 minutes ago, RollingRock said:

It's currently legal but SHOULD be made illegal.  I like Bob Kraft, but no one should be able to offshore their money before paying their fair share of taxes.

 

This is just an example of the Republicans' "No Billionaire Left Behind" plan.  

 

It they are following existing tax law, the ARE paying their fair share of taxes.

 

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1 minute ago, BatteryPowered said:

 

It they are following existing tax law, the ARE paying their fair share of taxes.

 

Incorrect.  If they're following the current laws, they are paying their LEGAL share of taxes.

 

In no way, shape, or form are they paying their FAIR share of taxes.  

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6 minutes ago, untitled said:

 

You sure don't know. And you defend the upper class cheating on taxes. 

Trump paid $35 million in 05...

 

Did you pay more than $35 million?

 

Do wealthy people cheat on Taxes?  I'm sure some do

But the wealthy in this country pays the bill....

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Just now, RollingRock said:

Incorrect.  If they're following the current laws, they are paying their LEGAL share of taxes.

 

In no way, shape, or form are they paying their FAIR share of taxes.  

 

I love how these stupid righties worship the upper class and play the fool for them.

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