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Wed May 8, 2019, 08:38 AM

Don't think that Trump paying no taxes will deter Trumpers.

No, he told his followers during the campaign that he uses all the tax code to his advantage. "Who doesn't want not to pay taxes??!!!" The crowd roared! No, they foolishly think that's great! Screwing the IRS is great! Too bad they are so stupid that they didn't catch on that that is why the tax rate for the ultra-bracket needs to be sufficiently high, so that after all their losses, they would have to pay at least SOMETHING in taxes, instead of zero to a minute amount.

The tax rate for the ultra wealthy is almost meaningless, because they never PAY that rate. He's said "I love depreciation!" He has also said, "I love recessions! I can buy stuff for cheap."

Even though he has paid little to zero taxes over the years, they felt the need to "reform" the tax code, significantly lowering the rate for the top 1%, which benefits Trump, who is already paying less in taxes than "the little people."

Leona Helmsley: "Only the little people pay taxes." (A maid in her household said she heard Leona say that, altho Helmsley denied she said it.)

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Reply Don't think that Trump paying no taxes will deter Trumpers. (Original post)
Honeycombe8 May 2019 OP
Thomas Hurt May 2019 #1
lagomorph777 May 2019 #2
Dave Starsky May 2019 #3
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #13
StarfishSaver May 2019 #4
Post removed May 2019 #5
Ohiogal May 2019 #6
uponit7771 May 2019 #7
treestar May 2019 #8
Turbineguy May 2019 #9
bearsfootball516 May 2019 #10
nykym May 2019 #11
TheRealNorth May 2019 #12

Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 08:46 AM

1. Trump is correct in that, to the right, gaming the tax code is a sport and virtue.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Wed May 8, 2019, 08:48 AM

2. Amazing that Trump decided to use the defense: "Hey, I committed fraud!"

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Wed May 8, 2019, 08:48 AM

3. They don't seem to get that this makes him a deadbeat.

While, at the same time, it makes them all suckers.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Wed May 8, 2019, 11:21 AM

13. Esp. when the other half of the sport is creating a tax code for that purpose in the 1st place.nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 08:49 AM

4. You're right

To them, it's just further proof of how smart they think he is.

They haven't just drunk the Kool-Aid. They gulped so much of it, they choked and are now showing clear signs of brain damage.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 09:06 AM

6. Then we need to change the tax code!

I know, good luck with that.....

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 09:06 AM

7. K&R, Trumps purpose to to protect his base from the non-wight walkers everything else is negotiable

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 09:08 AM

8. I've had them wag their finger at me saying

that the rich pay the taxes, and that is why we should be grateful to the rich. Though of course they have no shame making inconsistent arguments.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 09:14 AM

9. I like to have a president who's smarter than me.

I don't have that with trump, but his supporters do. To them, not paying taxes is smart. And as long as the government doesn't take over their Medicare, they're happy.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 09:26 AM

10. Oh, it won't.

If everything else hasn't done it yet, it's not like this will.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 09:29 AM

11. Somehow it needs to be explained

to his base in terms they can understand.
Like:
You know that road you drive down everyday with the mega potholes that screw your suspension.
Well tRumps share of taxes would have fixed that.
Upset about plant clousures in your town, well if tRump had paid taxes that industry might have been saved.
and so on.
Explain how his not paying taxes has hurt them personally.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 09:30 AM

12. In Mitt Romney speak

Does 't that make him a "Taker"?

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