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Will America survive Trump?   America - all of it

Started 12/22/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 69354 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Oct-18

katiek2 said:

I don't think I've ever read about or seen anyone intimidating anyone with firearms at a polling place. Maybe it does happen, I just haven't heard about it.

Until this election.  I do NOT want to say "I told you so".  Believe me, please.  I'd be happy to be wrong.  I'd love it of your election ran perfectly smoothly.

I just don't think it will.

And yeah, I figured it was a stock photo.

Anyway... Speaking of Whitmer...


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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Oct-21

I really do support the proposal that ALL politicians, regardless of party, have to wear the logos of their biggest sponsors at all times.

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From: Di (amina046)

Oct-21

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From: katiek2

Oct-22

“No deals, transactions or other business activities ever materialized and, since 2015, the office has remained inactive,” he said.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Oct-22

Any international businessman would have financial accounts in other countries.

That's not the problem.

  1. He paid more tax in China in one year than he did over a decade in the US.
  2. He has spent an inordinate amount of time criticising China, the Americans who do business there and how the US needs to sever their reliability on them.  It's just hypocrisy, is all.

katiek2

From: katiek2

Oct-22

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Any international businessman would have financial accounts in other countries.

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

He has spent an inordinate amount of time criticising China, the Americans who do business there and how the US needs to sever their reliability on them.  It's just hypocrisy, is all

So, following that line of reasoning, any international businessman that detests the Chinese government, but still does business in China, is hypocritical?  What about any person using Chinese-made products?  Look around your house, is there anything there made in China?  Have you ever said anything critical of the Chinese government.  Doesn't that make you hypocritical too?

As for his taxes, any smart businessman writes off as much of his tax burden as is allowed under our current tax laws.  If, as is purported, he actually only wrote a check for $750, that's just smart business.  If Americans don't like it, they need to change the tax code.

  • Edited October 22, 2020 7:13 am  by  katiek2
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Oct-24

I'm not the President, Katie.

Here, in Australia, if you run for parliament you have to sever all ties to any business holdings in order to ensure no conflict of interest.

katiek2 said:

If Americans don't like it, they need to change the tax code.

Isn't that one of the things Trump promised to do?

katiek2

From: katiek2

Oct-24

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Isn't that one of the things Trump promised to do?

I honestly don't remember.  If he did promise to change the tax code I doubt it would have passed in the Senate or House.  Those people all have too much to lose.  

Here is what he said his plan would do:  The 1st 7 I know have been done.  The repeal of the Obamacare tax on investment income is supported by the Trump administration but as of September 2020, it hasn't happened.  That may be part of what is being litigated right now.  The death tax has been under fire for decades, but not seriously, mostly because Treasury officials were able to convince administration that the tax mostly benefited the very wealthy.  

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