Mr Trump tells us that he has been negotiating great deals for himself all these years and now he will do that for the people. In terms of negotiating great deals for himself aiming to pay as little tax a s possible, Mr Trump is an example of whom the Maine Legislature aims to please when they keep increasing the amount and expanding the limit of the refundable tax credits. In 2013 when the Expanded and Improved Seed Capital Tax Credit was passed, it was expanded and improved for capitalist investors like Mr Trump while the terms got worse for the taxpayers of Maine who have to fund the benefits going to private capitalists. When candidate Trump tells us that now he is going to negotiate great deals for the people, does he mean he will do away with refundable tax credits which require the people to underwrite private investments? I doubt it.
And so when Mr Trump finally reveals his tax records. long after the crucial primary votes needed for him to secure the nomination of the one time conservative party, will we find out that he has been securing for himself the lowest taxes possible trough tax exemptions and matching funds combined with refundable tax credits? A fair question to ask of a candidate who will not provide the voters with relevant information pertaining to the claims Mr Trump makes about his own success and how he got there.
My book Public Private Relationships and the New Owners of the Means of Production takes a look at how the Maine Legislature redistributes public wealth to private interests via public private relationships. It is a story line local to Maine about a phenomena that is taking place globally. I hope it will inform the reader and cause him or her to question with care the statements made by politicians like Mr Trump.