SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: January 7, 2018 Edition

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Opinion Column by John Semmens
Singer Says Trump Tax Cuts "Unfair"

This week, retired singer Barbra Streisand took to Twitter to vent against the recently passed tax cuts saying that "blue states, athletes, actors, writers, producers, and directors will be punished by this scam of a tax bill. It targets those of us who have earned millions entertaining America. It limits property tax deductions to only a single residence and caps it at $10,000 per year. I, myself, have several homes. I don't remember exactly how many, but all of them are in the multimillion dollar range and have annual tax bills far in excess of $10,000."

"What Trump fails to understand is that my fans want me to have the millions I've acquired through my talent," Streisand asserted. "Changing the law to make me pay more in taxes is an injustice. The rich that ought to be targeted are those who gained their fortunes by the crass merchandising of daily necessities like food, fuel, and housing—the
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