The punches from Mark Cuban keep on coming!
On Sunday, Cuban tweeted a link to a column he wrote in 2011 titled “Get rich, pay taxes: It’s a patriotic duty” — a dig aimed at Donald Trump following revelations that a $916 million loss in 1995 may have allowed him to legally dodge federal income taxes for nearly two decades.
Get rich, pay taxes: it's a patriotic duty | Mark Cuban https://t.co/w4jZi3mIkg
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) October 2, 2016
In the column, Cuban wrote that while some people find it “distasteful” to pay taxes, he finds it patriotic. “So be patriotic,” he wrote. “Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes, your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write. Your second thought will be ‘what a great problem to have,’ and your third should be a recognition that in paying your taxes you are helping to support millions of Americans that are not as fortunate as you.”
At the first presidential debate, Trump said that not paying taxes made him smart. Cuban responded, “At some point you have to recognize you have to give back and you have to realize that this is a country that has been great to us, and you can’t just take, take, take, take, take, take, take.”
— Stefan Becket (@becket) September 27, 2016