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US billionaires don’t pay tax, and our politicians don’t seem bothered

Fifteen years of tax information on thousands of plutocrats is one of the biggest stories of the decade.

And yet … crickets

  • Maureen Tkacik
  • The Guardian

American billionaires don’t pay taxes, and American politicians are all but ready to send Seal Team Six to assassinate the nameless bureaucrat who let ProPublica in on this fact.

Welcome to our political hellscape.

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