There is a growing movement of liberals who have found a new way to protest President Donald Trump. After months of childish tantrums over everything from his temporary travel ban to his Cabinet picks, many still haven’t realized that acting like a toddler gets them nowhere. Thus, they have decided not to pay their taxes to stick it to the president, but they weren’t expecting the nasty surprise that he had waiting for them.
“My tax money will be going towards putting up a wall on the Mexican border instead of helping sick people,” said Andrew Newman, 48, one of radical leftists who is refusing to pay federal income tax as a cry of civil disobedience against the president and his new administration. “[Our taxes] will contribute to the destruction of the environment and maybe more nuclear weapons. I think there will be a redistribution of wealth from the middle class to the wealthy elite and Trump’s campaign for the working man and woman was an absolute fraud.”
Newman, an associate professor of English and history at Stony Brook University on Long Island, part of the State University of New York, added, “If you pay taxes you are implicated in the system.” He continued, “The government wants our money, and if a lot of people were thinking about this kind of peaceful protest, it would get their attention.”
Newman and others like him appear to have overlooked the fact that there is probably no better way to earn yourself an investigation by the IRS than to publicly announce that you are refusing to pay your taxes.
Newman is encouraging more liberals to join his protest, but it definitely will not end well for them. To publicly proclaim that you will not be paying your taxes is to effectively beg the IRS to investigate you. Newman will likely end up in prison and with some hefty fines for what he is doing, and his idiot followers will suffer the same fate as well. [Source: Truth Monitor]
In what amounts to an odd twist of political irony, these are the same misguided liberals who once decried Trump for not releasing his own tax returns, because they believed that he might not have been paying any money into the system. Now that we have seen the president’s tax documents, thanks to Rachel Maddow, we know that he paid a whopping $38 million in taxes in 2005 alone. That’s more money and a higher rate than both Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders paid, despite the fact that they were two of the leading crusaders against Trump.
It should be noted that you didn’t see any conservatives refusing to pay taxes in protest of Barack Obama’s presidency, even though it lasted for an excruciating eight years and our hard-earned money went to fund causes which we passionately disagree with. Indeed, Obama spent our tax dollars on everything from funding Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, to providing the Iranian government with slush money. Still, we paid, because it’s illegal not to.
Perhaps, when Newman and his ilk are sitting behind bars for tax evasion, they will finally come to terms with the fact that their incessant – and often unlawful – protesting gets them absolutely nowhere. Nor does it do anything to hinder the progress President Donald Trump is making. In reality, the only ones who will suffer are the protesters themselves for breaking the law.