• Donald Trump’s Quest to Put H&R Block Out of Business Looking Like a Total Failure

    By | March 8, 2017

    During the presidential campaign, bellowing fast food connoisseur Donald J. Trump said that his tax policy was to “Put H&R Block out of business.” So, how’s that going?

    Well, last month he said, “We’re going to simplify very greatly the tax code. It’s too complicated. H&R Block probably won’t be too happy,” adding, “Other than H&R Block, I think people are going to love it.”

    Wrong!

    H&R Block CEO Bill Cobb said Tuesday that he likes President Donald Trump’s tax reform plans and the Republicans’ tax-credit-driven replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

    You’ve probably noticed that Bill Cobb has made an art out of trolling his adversaries. One need look no further than his response to the AICPA when they got all bent out of shape about some Block Advisors ads last year.

    When Trump was elected, I’m sure Cobb assembled a TRUMP TROLL TEAM immediately to prepare for a stream of bile directed at his company. And here he is, being chill:

    “People are going to be confused. I think they’re going to turn to us for help,” Cobb said during a session with investment analysts after the company reported its most recent financial results. “I’m puzzled why people think this is a negative for us.”

    Never mind the fact that tax reform is going nowhere at ludicrous speed. H&R Block will be fine.

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    • Big4Veteran

      Donald Trump doesn’t want to simplify a tax code that has allowed him to not pay any income taxes for the last 20 years.

      The problem with a simple tax code is that it’s harder to get out of paying taxes.

      • Adam Hill

        You forgot it is also keeping over 1/2 the people on this site employed.

    • Adam Hill

      I think he is taking care of the journalists first, at ludicrous speed.