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Saturday, February 27, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1024

Donald Trump claimed after Thursday's GOP debate that he has been audited for the past 12 years because he is "a strong Christian":

During Thursday's GOP debate, Ben Carson repeated his claim that he was never audited by the IRS until after he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013 and was critical of President Obama:

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Comments

Is it really unusual for a rich man to be audited every year? I thought it was routine for large corporations to be audited every year, though maybe I'm wrong on that, presumably because there's so much opportunity for dubious (not illegal, just borderline) tax saving that it's worth the deterrence and negotiating effect.

Posted by: Eric Rasmusen | Feb 27, 2016 7:14:59 AM

I hope people have better arguments against Trump than, "he's a Big Mouth." At that rate, he'll be President.

Posted by: mike livingston | Feb 29, 2016 4:13:18 AM