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Macy’s President’s Day Sale is the stuff of bargain hunters’ dreams. Get up to 20 percent off everything—including items like this KitchenAid 5-quart stand mixer or a Cuisinart air fryer using the code “PRES” at checkout.


The e-comm giant has done it again with their crazy-good sales (just make sure to get these items before they’re all claimed!) This 6-quart, WiFi-enabled Instant Pot Smart is discounted by 20 percent to just $119 right now, and this set of 8- and 10-inch Calphalon nonstick fry pans is only $49.99.


If you’re in the market for a KitchenAid stand mixer and have a darker-themed kitchen (or aren’t particular about the color), scoop this “caviar” model up from Walmart. The dark graphite mixer is on deep discount from $499 to $219—the lowest price we’ve seen on this mixer all year.

Also, if you still haven’t jumped on the Instant Pot wagon, this 6-in-1 LUX model is $30 off right now (it was $99, now it’s just $69.)

West Elm

West Elm is our go-to spot for gorgeous serveware and decorative kitchen items. We’re drooling over this gorgeous marble and copper cheeseboard, which is already a steal at $49 but gets even cheaper with a 20 percent discount and free shipping. Just enter the promo code “WINTER” at checkout to redeem. (P.S.- the 20 percent off code applies to ALL PURCHASES. Happy shopping!)


Williams-Sonoma is also giving you 20 percent off your entire purchase and free shipping with the promo code “WINTER.” With a coupon that good, we couldn’t pass up a major purchase—like this 10-piece Thermoclad stainless-steel nonstick cookware set with a 6-piece Goldtouch bakeware set. It’s made for the home cook who’s ready to really upgrade their kitchenware. Sure, it’s a little pricey ($849, usually), but with your 20 percent discount it comes to just $680 and ships for free.

Another investment piece worth every penny is the Le Creuset cast-iron signature Dutch oven. It’s already discounted from $460 to $350, but you’ll score the additional 20 percent off, dropping it to $280. (It comes in 18 gorgeous colors, too.)

Sur La Table

Items at Sur La Table are up to 70 percent off right now, and the site has free shipping on any purchase over $59 with the code “SHIPFREE” at checkout. We love this 2.75-quart Le Creuset Dutch oven for smaller batches of soup or loaves of sourdough. It’s 40 percent off its original price of $249.95 (all six colors are just $149.96 right now.)

Another splurge you should take advantage of right now? A Vitamix blender. This one is certified refurbished, and is only $279.96 (a whopping 36 percent discount off its normal price!)


Target is offering up to 25 percent off nearly everything in their home section. We’re big fans of this 6-quart NuWave digital air fryer—and now that it’s slashed from $129 to $99, you should definitely buy yourself one. (Browse our air fryer recipes for some serious inspiration.)

All the Best Presidents’ Day Sales You Can Shop Right Now

Where there’s a holiday, there’s bound to be some great sales afoot, and Presidents’ Day is no exception. In fact, this weekend marks one of the years’ biggest shopping events, with some of the best discounts you’re likely to see on must-have items for the home, such as mattresses, furniture, appliances, and more.

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Now that we’re dealing with February, everyone is focusing all their energy on Valentine’s Day. Well, most people are. But that doesn’t mean it’s the only holiday coming this month. Because right as Valentine’s Day is coming to an end, President’s Day is going to roll on in.

Why is that a big deal? Yes, we may not be spending all day with friends and family celebrating the holiday. But now that the holiday is here, that means some good news for all of us. Because sales will be incoming. And one of the best has to be the Wayfair President’s Day Sale that is live right now.

Anytime a holiday comes along, you can be sure that Wayfair is going to bring the goods. And as the Wayfair President’s Day Sale shows, that trend will continue in 2021. Anything you’re looking the get to improve the look and comfort of your home can be found here and found with some big savings as well.

At the Wayfair President’s Day Sale, you can get savings of up to 70% off. That’s right. With savings that big, you would be silly to wait to get new gear for the house. And to show you guys how great the selection is in the sale, we’ve listed out a bunch of our favorite items from a variety of categories for you to peruse.

So if you want to take advantage of some amazing deals, check out our choices from the Wayfair President’s Day Sale and get your house set up nicely now.

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Mark your calendar for Dell’s President’s Day doorbusters, which save you up to $400 on best-selling computers, speakers and TVs, plus get 40% off select electronics. The doorbusters happen February 18 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. EST.

We spotted deals including a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 laptop with AMD A6 processor for just $129.99 (Save $100), the best-selling Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth Speaker for $89.99 (Save $160) and the LG 75&rdquo 4K SMART HDR Ultra HDTV for just $1099.99 (Save $400). You also get a bonus $200 Dell gift card with purchase.

Best Times to Buy Big-Ticket Items

Smart shoppers know that to every thing there is a season. Buy certain goods at the right time of year and you can enjoy substantial savings – especially when it comes to pricey investments, ranging from bedroom sets and big-screen TVs to new cars and computers. As long as you’re not pressed to replace something critical that’s broken, you should always plan to make major purchases when prices are likeliest to be at their lowest levels of the year.

We asked deal experts to pinpoint the best times to buy 15 big-ticket items. With many of the items, the savings could amount to hundreds – or even thousands – of dollars.

Airline Tickets

The optimal time to get the lowest price on a ticket for a domestic flight is 47 days in advance, according to a study by But don’t panic if you need to lock in your itinerary earlier or if you just missed the 47-day mark. The pricing study found that there’s a prime booking window between 114 days and 27 days before departure when fares for U.S. flights are the best.

Book before that period, however, and you could pay up to $50 more, on average, for a ticket. You’ll be penalized more severely if you wait until the last minute. Fares shoot up an average of $111 if you wait to buy a ticket 14 days in advance of a flight, and they jump an average of $174 if you buy a ticket within seven days of departure. For more information, see our story on the Best Times to Buy Airline Tickets.


You can easily pick up kids’ bikes for under $100, but high-end bikes can start at $1,000 and run into five figures. The best deals on bicycles appear during the off-season – in other words, the cold months, says Kristin Cook, managing editor of Ben’s Bargains, a Web site that specializes in finding online deals. Look for markdowns of 30% to 50% in January or February on the previous year’s models to make way for the new models being released in the spring, she says. Although the discounts aren’t as deep, you can find some deals on newer models in September.

No matter when you’re shopping for a new car, the key to getting a good deal is doing your research before you set foot inside the dealership. The more prepared you are, the better-positioned you will be to negotiate. Car-buying Web sites, such as Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds, can help you come up with a target price on a new vehicle based on where you live and what features you’re interested in.

But to increase your chances of getting the best price on a new car, shop in the early fall, when new models hit lots. That’s when dealers offer discounts and incentives, such as cash rebates and low- or no-interest financing, on older models, says Philip Reed, senior consumer advice editor for Edmunds. It can also help to wait until the end of the month – preferably on a weekday, not a busy weekend – when dealers are eager to meet their sales quotas and are more willing to reduce prices, Reed says.


There are three times of year when you can get a great deal on a laptop computer. In late March and early April, previous-generation laptop models usually are marked down 30% to 40% as the annual Japanese manufacturing cycle comes to an end, Cook says. Both new and older laptops are discounted 30% or more during back-to-school sales in August and September. And prices fall again around Thanksgiving during Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Cook says you can expect discounts of up to 25% then, with even deeper discounts on low-end models.

Sales on Apple computers tend to coincide with the announcement of new models, says Phong Vu, CEO of, a Web site that predicts the best times to make purchases based on historical sales data. Opting for a refurbished Apple computer that’s no more than a year old is also a good way to save at least $200, he says.


In most cases, you need to book a cruise nine months to a year in advance to get the best price on a desirable cabin. For example, if you wait until January to make your spring or summer cruise plans, the prices could be 40% higher than if you booked in the late summer or fall of the year before, says Stewart Chiron, of, a site that tracks cruise deals and offers booking services. You might be able to get a bargain on a last-minute booking, but you’ll usually be stuck with an undesirable cabin, he says.

Chiron recommends researching cruises online but reserving through an agent who knows the ins and outs of the cruise industry to get the best deal. Also, being flexible with the dates you’re willing to sail will help maximize savings, he says. For more, see 5 Steps to Get the Best Deal on a Cruise.


New models are released in February and August each year, so retailers tend to have furniture sales in January and July. However, the January sales often extend through Presidents’ Day weekend in mid February, when price cuts are particularly steep, says Sean Graw, of Brad’s Deals, a Web site that tracks deals and coupons. Furniture sellers including IKEA and slash prices as much as 70% on select items during Presidents’ Day sales, he says.


Summer is prime grilling season, but prime grill-buying season doesn’t come around until summer ends. Retailers typically slash prices of gas grills by up to 50% after Labor Day, says online shopping expert Brent Shelton, of, a coupon and deal site. That’s significant, considering that top-of-the-line Weber grills can start at $1,500. In September, you still should be able to find a great selection of the bigger three- to four-burner gas grills. The selection gets smaller in October, but the discounts are not. The longer you hold off, the more prices will drop, Shelton says.

However, he cautions against buying a grill just because it’s cheap. Read online reviews first because many of the highly discounted grills tend to have issues with being outside in the elements. If you store your grill inside, though, the half-off grill deals in the fall are a steal, he says.

Household Appliances

The best time to buy most major household appliances is September and October, when new models hit stores and older models need to be cleared out to make room, says Regina Novickis, consumer expert with, a Web site that rates deals and coupons. In general, you can expect discounts of 20% on dishwashers, stoves and washer/dryer sets, but some retailers slash prices on clearance models by as much as 90%, she says.

You also can find deep discounts during sales over three-day holiday weekends – especially Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day – as well as during Black Friday sales, but only on select appliances, Shelton says. He notes that most stores will throw in free delivery and setup of new appliances and haul away old appliances, so make sure you ask.


Although jewelry is a popular Valentine’s Day gift, it’s better to wait until after February 14 to make a purchase if you want to get a good deal. Retailers do advertise Valentine’s Day sales, but they typically mark up prices first, according to Novickis, so the sale prices don’t represent much of a true discount.

  • For savings of at least 25%, look for jewelry sales in May (except the week leading up to Mother’s Day). That's when merchants anticipate that taxpayers will be looking to spend their refunds, which average about $3,000, on some bling, Novickis says. July and August also are good months to look for deals because it’s a slow season for jewelry shopping, so retailers are willing to mark down prices to attract business. You can also save money by shopping online for diamonds.


As the weather starts to warm up in the spring, retailers cut prices on the widest selection of lawn mowers and higher-end lawn equipment. Deals tend to peak in April, with savings of at least 30%, Novickis says. Also look for steep discounts during Black Friday sales after Thanksgiving, she says.

The savings won’t be as substantial, but FatWallet’s Shelton says lawnmower prices also drop by as much as 20% during Father’s Day sales in June. That’s a good tidbit to file away in case your mower dies midseason. Otherwise look for clearance sales after Labor Day. The savings could add up to 30% or more, says Shelton, but the selection will be limited. Retail prices on self-propelled gas mowers can range from about $300 to more than $1,000.


Although Presidents’ Day and Labor Day sales are good times to buy mattresses, Memorial Day sales offer the biggest discounts and the best selection “hands down,” Shelton says. CEO Howard Schaffer says mattresses can be discounted 50% to 80% during holiday-weekend sales, though Shelton says you can usually count on getting an extra 10% off during Memorial Day sales versus other holiday weekends.

The best strategy to get a deal on a mattress, according to Shelton, is to visit stores before Memorial Day to test several brands and models. While doing your research, get to know store clerks. Then come back during the actual sale to negotiate an additional discount or upgrade.

Patio Furniture

Rock-bottom prices on patio furniture can be found in October and November, says Schaffer, when retailers try to clear out the remaining inventory of summer merchandise. Shoppers can expect discounts of up to 85% then, he says.

However, the selection will probably be pretty limited by fall. So if you’re more concerned with style than savings, try shopping in late summer, when retailers begin marking down patio furniture, says Cook, of Ben’s Bargains. Discounts will be smaller, but choices will be greater.


There are several reasons why May is the best month to buy a new refrigerator, Shelton says. Manufacturers introduce new models in the spring, so retailers tend to cut prices in May on the previous year’s models by as much as 50% to make room. And to drum up interest in the latest appliance releases, new models often are marked down by up to 25% during Memorial Day sales or even Mother’s Day sales, he says.

If you’re thinking about renovating the entire kitchen, May is a good time to haggle to get discounts on other appliances as well. Because refrigerators can be the priciest kitchen appliance – a high-end French door refrigerator can cost more than $9,000 – many stores will negotiate a deal to sell you a matching stove or dishwasher, Shelton says.


If price is more important than quality, the week of Thanksgiving is the best time to get a great price on a basic high-definition TV, says Graw, of Brad’s Deals. Most off-brand sets are discounted about 30%, but TVs that are advertised as doorbuster deals – deeply discounted items that are limited in quantity and available for a short period of time – can be marked down as much as 50%, he says.

For big-screen TVs from name-brand manufacturers, look for sales that coincide with the Super Bowl, says Schaffer, of (The 2016 Super Bowl is scheduled for February 7.) Around that time, the previous year’s models will be discounted to make room for new models, which are released in February. data shows that sets are 30% to 40% off during sales in mid January through February.

Wedding Dresses

A 2013 survey of 13,000 brides and grooms by wedding-planning Web site TheKnot found that the average wedding dress costs $1,281. Of course, dresses can cost many times that amount, depending on your tastes. Bridal gowns in Vera Wang’s Luxe Collection start at $6,900.

For a better deal on a wedding dress, it helps to beat the rush of would-be brides who start shopping for gowns after Christmas. Because many couples get engaged over the holidays, dress sellers receive big shipments in late December. To make room for the new inventory, bridal shops cut prices on older dress styles in early December, Cook says. If you can’t shop in early December, another way to save money is to rent a dress from a site such as Rent the Runway or Borrowing Magnolia.

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Amazing Prime Day Deals!!

Samsung French Door Refrigerator
Home Depot
$1,899 $1,398 ( 25% Off! )

One of the top sellers (so far) this year comes from non-other than our favorite brand, Samsung. This stainless steel French door option is 28.2 cu. ft., fingerprint resistant (finally) and has its freezer on the bottom – making it easier to get your every day items at a normal height without having to bend all the time.

Currently via Home Depot you can get free shipping right now too!

Frigidaire French Door

A Frigidaire stainless steel French door with ice machine and water filtration system? Yes please! Add a sale price and you’ve got yourself a deal!

This one is 22.5 cu. ft., and is 36-inch standard counter depth.

LG Bottom Freezer Fridge
Home Depot
$1,299 $1,168 ( 10% Off! )

A great pick for all the bottom freezer lovers out there! It’s a must-have choice for those of us with a bit of a smaller kitchen (don’t judge), but don’t worry because you can snag it in a larger size too, depending on your situation.

The stainless steel door is reversible to open it any way you need! Plus, with the LED light it makes seeing inside perfectly lit up. Just like you! Enjoy free shipping too!

Samsung Top Freezer in Black Stainless
$1,199 $1,079 ( 15% Off! )

Snag this classic beauty direct from Samsung and save a little extra (plus get free shipping!).

If you’re looking for a sharp, but regular, fridge – check this one out in black stainless steel that is actually fingerprint resistant. It has the standard freezer on top and even includes an ice maker. If black isn’t your jam, check it out in regular stainless steel or in classic white.

GE Profile Smart 4-Door
Home Depot
$3,799 $3,418 ( 10% Off! )

It’s basically the smartest refrigerator on the market! Well, it’s at least smarter than us. It’s also pretty popular for its 4-door (door-in-door) feature!

You can even fill all your containers hands-free with their autofill feature. A bit on the pricey side, of course, snag this beauty when it’s on sale! And get free shipping too!

Samsung 3-Door French Door
$2,399 $1,799 ( 30% Off! )

Black stainless steel is where it’s at this season! And this 3-door French door top seller from Samsung doesn’t disappoint.

It’s 27 cu. ft., has an amazing external water machine and ice dispenser, is fingerprint resistant, and has efficient LED internal lighting. You can’t go wrong! Enjoy free delivery too!

Frigidaire Side-by-Side
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$1,299 $1,169 ( 10% Off! )

Calling all side-by-side devotees! This top seller on Home Depot boasts 25.5 cu. ft., adjustable interior storage that you can actually rearrange 100 different ways, has a helpful ice and water filter (external), and comes in four different color options stainless steel, white, black, and black stainless steel.

Get free shipping on this must-have too!

We’re pretty impressed with the amount of sales going on right now in the refrigerator world! Data has come out that claims the best time to buy a refrigerator is between the months of April and May because the manufacturers are debuting their newest product lines in the summer months so you can grab the best deals towards the end of the spring. Well, if you find yourself not in those months and need a fridge now you’re still in luck.

We’re seeing some pretty sweet deals taking place right now from some of the major retailers out there like Home Depot, Sears, JCPenney and more! What’s even better is that the best prices aren’t on those basic models from no-name brands like you’d think. Nope! We’re seeing savings upwards of 40% off major brands like Samsung, LG, and GE in options like stainless steel, french-door, side-by-side, bottom freezer and a bunch of other cool bells and whistles. In fact, we’ve even spotted a decent amount of those smart-refrigerators with the screen on the front of the door. Jetson’s here we come!

We researched all the corners of the web (do people still call it that?) to find you (and us) the absolute best sales and deals taking place right now. Check out some of the most amazing refrigerators on sale (so far) in June 2021.

Fact is, Washington Post ignores truth: Devine

Now that the election is over and President Biden is installed in the White House, it’s safe for the truth about his character to dribble out.

And what do you know? Turns out the ethical standards of “Honest Joe” aren’t worth a hill of beans.

Starting with the obvious, Hunter Biden is still in business with the Chinese Communist Party.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki admitted a little over a week ago that the president’s wayward 51-year-old son still owns 10 percent of Chinese equity firm BHR Partners.

So much for Joe’s promise that “no one in my family will . . . have any business relationship with anyone that relates to a foreign corporation or a foreign country. Period. Period. End of story.”

But that was B.E., before the election. Everything’s changed now.

Biden watered down his family’s ethics rules immediately after the election to a vague statement about “appropriate distance” from the presidency.

“My son, my family will not be involved in any business, any enterprise, that is in conflict with or appears to be in conflict, with the appropriate distance from, the presidency and government,” he told CNN in December.

Joe’s younger brothers, Frank and Jim, know what the rubbery rules mean: The Biden family’s influence-peddling business can continue as before, only better, with an actual sitting president to sell.

Frank wasted no time, with a two-page newspaper ad on Inauguration Day touting his relationship with “my brother” for the South Florida law firm that pays him as an adviser, even though he isn’t a lawyer.

Of course, there is still that pesky issue of federal criminal investigations hanging over the heads of Hunter and Jim, another truth bomb that stayed hidden from the American people until after the election.

But, wouldn’t you know it, on Day One as president, Joe installed the law partner of Hunter’s defense lawyer to lead the Justice Department’s criminal division, the very division that is investigating his son and brother.

“The president is committed to ensuring we have the most ethically vigorous administration in history,” Psaki told reporters at the start of the Biden presidency.

It’s a refrain we hear often from Biden and the White House, about just how honest and ethical he is.

But people who feel the need constantly to tell you how honest and ethical they are in life always turn out to be quite the opposite.

In an interview with People magazine published on Monday, the president and first lady Jill Biden gushed that Joe was restoring “trust” in government and boasted about his unimpeachable ethical standards.

Asked about Hunter, Joe came up with a whole new formulation for Biden family ethics rules: “No one in our family and extended family is going to be involved in any government undertaking or foreign policy.” Hmmm. What happened to the ban on foreign business relationships?

Then Joe told People a curious tale, which raised more doubts than confidence in his personal integrity: “I remember years ago an accountant said, ‘You know, you can charge part of the gas you use in the vehicle at your home.’ And I said ‘No.’

“Here’s how I look at it: The foul line is 15 feet away from the basket. Never get me closer than 17 feet, because it really is a matter of the public trust.”

Look, if you have a legitimate business expense, such as the fuel you use while driving for work, then you are entitled to be reimbursed, as millions of Americans are each year. Few things are more black-and-white in expense claims than gas mileage.

Perhaps Joe is so wealthy that 57.5 cents per mile is chicken feed, but he didn’t say “No” to his accountant’s advice out of concern about the ethical ambiguity of claiming for gas, because there isn’t any.

There is no need to move his supposed ethical “foul line” two feet farther away than everyone else’s, because the rules are utterly straightforward.

He was pretending, as he has his entire career, that he is more honest than the average Joe.

So the only rational response to such ostentatious virtue signaling is skepticism.

It’s not as if you have to peer far into the past to find a genuinely dubious ethical decision by Joe.

Just last Sunday, he promoted Hunter’s new book in a CBS interview on national TV played before a Super Bowl audience of 96 million, in the very week the publisher launched the marketing campaign.

10 Facts About Presidents And Tax - And Why It's Not Really Presidents' Day

President Barack Obama stands with former presidents, from second from left, George W. Bush, Bill . [+] Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)

Happy Birthday, President Washington! Okay, it's not really George Washington's birthday (that's February 22), but each year, we celebrate the birthday of our first president in February. Congress made it a federal holiday beginning in 1879, and the date was officially moved to the third Monday in February as part of a law signed by President Johnson on June 28, 1968, to "help Americans to enjoy more fully the country that is their magnificent heritage."

I know what you're thinking: What about the rest of the presidents? They're not officially included in today's celebration and never have been by federal law. We tend to think of Presidents' Day as honoring the birthdays, collectively, of Presidents Washington and Lincoln, but that's not the case. President Lincoln was born on February 12 but his birthday was never declared a federal holiday. Attempts to combine the two into one day, like "Washington and Lincoln Day" or "Presidents' Day" were not successful.

Rep. William Moore McCulloch (R-OH) noted, about efforts to change the name:

It was the collective judgment of the Committee on the Judiciary that this [naming the day "President's Day"] would be unwise. Certainly, not all Presidents are held in the same high esteem as the Father of our Country. There are many who are not inclined to pay their respects to certain Presidents. Moreover, it is probable that the members of one political party would not relish honoring a President from the other political party whether he was in office, no matter how outstanding history may find his leadership.

To this day, only Washington's birthday remains an official federal holiday.

But what about those sofa sales? And car sales? You can thank retailers for those. Remember that 1968 holiday law? Included in the explanation for the bill was this nugget: "The Monday holiday will stimulate greater industrial and commercial production, sparing business and labor the penalty of midweek shutdowns." The economy was a factor in the decision to push for a Monday holiday (rather than simply Washington's actual birthday) which might explain why a number of business-related organizations including the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Association of Travel Organizations, and the National Retail Federation, helped push the law through. In the years to come, realizing the power of holiday spending, marketers began to use the term Presidents' Day to tout sales over the three-day weekend. Today, we say it without even a second thought, even though no such federal holiday exists (some states, however, do observe an official Presidents' Day).

Since the modern-day version of the holiday is so closely aligned with consumer spending, I thought it would be fun to look at the flip side: government revenue. Here are ten quick facts about tax and our presidents:

1. Our modern-day federal income tax system was created by the Revenue Act of 1913, which was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on October 3, 1913.

2. Presidential compensation is set by statute (it's currently $400,000) and it is subject to tax. As of 2016, the salaries of the Vice President and members of Congress weighed in at $230,700 and $174,000, respectively. The Speaker of the House pulled in $223,500, and the House Majority & Minority Leaders received $193,400.

3. Our modern-day federal estate tax was created by the Revenue Act of 1916, which was signed into law by President Wilson. However, a number of presidents had advocated for the tax, including President Theodore Roosevelt, who declared:

As a matter of personal conviction, and without pretending to discuss the details or formulate the system, I feel that we shall ultimately have to consider the adoption of some such scheme as that of a progressive tax on all fortunes, beyond a certain amount either given in life or devised or bequeathed upon death to any individual — a tax so framed as to put it out of the power of the owner of one of these enormous fortunes to hand on more than a certain amount to any one individual the tax, of course, to be imposed by the National and not the State Government.

4. Social Security numbers were first issued by the Social Security Administration in November 1935. The numbers were created to help administer President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal Social Security program, officially called the Social Security Act. The purpose of the act - coming off of the Great Depression - was to provide benefits to retirees, the unemployed, certain children and the disabled. As now, payments from the program were financed by a payroll tax on wages, half of which was withheld from an employee's check (now 6.2%) and the other half of which was in the form of a contribution from the employer (now 6.2%). That framework has pretty much held steady throughout time except for the Medicare piece (now 1.45% for employers and employees) which was tacked on in the 1960s.

5. While President Trump has declared the recent tax cuts the "largest in history," most historians agree that the largest tax cuts were those made during the Economic Recovery Act of 1981 by President Reagan. They didn't remain in place for too long: many of this 1981 cuts were rolled back in 1986. The result was the Reagan Tax Reform Act, a reform effort that was so dramatic that the Tax Code was renamed the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

6. President Ronald Reagan paid tax in 1981 at an effective rate of 40%, the highest paid by any president from Nixon to Obama.

7. Taxes have long been a policy issue tackled by presidents and presidential candidates. In 1988, at the Republican National Convention, President George H.W. Bush would declare, "Read my lips: No new taxes." After he was forced to raise taxes during his presidency, his words would come back to haunt him in the next election.

8. That infamous "I am not a crook" comment from President Nixon? Contrary to popular belief, it wasn't directed at Watergate. While defending allegations that he had not paid his taxes, Nixon told reporters, "People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I am not a crook." Nixon agreed that he paid "nominal" income taxes in 1970 and 1971 but didn't say much more. Ultimately, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) did not charge Nixon with a crime but did find that he had underpaid hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax.

9. Since the 1970s, most presidents (and recent candidates for president) have chosen to make their tax returns public. You can click through a number of them at the Tax History Project managed by Tax Analysts.

10. As for President Trump's tax returns? According to former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, President Trump's tax returns are "in a locked cabinet in a locked room that nobody’s in. You’ll need a key to the room and the cabinet to get it. We’re in the process of turning that cabinet into a safe." But it's not just for President Trump. According to Koskinen, "We keep all the returns from every president in there."

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