(WASHINGTON, D.C..) -- From early in the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump swore he’d do away with the so-called carried-interest loophole, the notorious tax break that allows highly compensated private-equity managers, real estate investors and venture capitalists to be taxed at a much lower rate than other professionals.
“They’re paying nothing, and it’s ridiculous,” Trump said in August 2016. “These are guys that shift paper around and they get lucky.” They were, he concluded, “getting away with murder.”
(SULTAN, WA.) -- It is difficult to imagine, looking at the charred, sagging remains of what was once a nice middle class home in Sultan, that anyone could walk away from that type of carnage unscathed.
(SULTAN, WA.) -- Fire Chief Merlin Halvorson, of Fire District 5 in Sultan tells the Sky Valley Chronicle the huge early morning explosion, cause as yet unknown, that destroyed a home in the city's Eagle Ridge housing development hit shortly before they got the first call at 5:48 am.