Mailbag: 'I am so very disappointed'

Taxes, guns and football dominated recent emails about our work from PolitiFact readers. Here’s a sampling of emails we received, edited for clarity and length. *** One reader wrote us about the Pants on Fire we gave President Donald Trump for saying that ending the estate tax would "protect millions of small businesses and the American farmer." We found that only 5,460 estates even pay the tax each year, and of those, about 80 represented small businesses or farms. "Yes, the estate tax claim by the president is exaggerated. But as a small business owner, I have spent a lot … >>More stories from National


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