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We noted Thursday how Trump seemed to be tooling restrictions on international travel with an eye to the Trump Organization's bottom line, rejoicing that the first restrictions might get Americans to book more rooms in the States and exempting countries where he owns resorts (UK and Ireland) from the restrictions on flights from Europe. Occurs to me that his long insistence (overcome last night) on a payroll tax was about quite a bit more money than that:
As an employer of a lot of people, Trump has to match the 6.2% that every one of his employees pays. That's a lot of money he was hoping to deal himself. https://t.co/5PgtbenrEv— The Tests Are All Perfect (@Yastreblyansky) March 14, 2020
So 7.65% in total.