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Tue Jan 8, 2019, 04:43 AM

State lawmakers again trying to remove Trump name from park

ALBANY, N.Y. Lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled New York Legislature are making another attempt to have President Donald Trump's name removed from a defunct state park.

Sen. Brad Hoylman, of Manhattan, and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, of Queens, have introduced legislation that would allow the state parks commissioner to give Donald J. Trump State Park a different name.

In 2006, Trump donated undeveloped land straddling the Putnam-Westchester county border north of New York City to the state for a park. The park was one of dozens closed by the state four years later amid a budget crisis.

The park never reopened and isn't included on the state's official state park list.

Read more: http://www.startribune.com/state-lawmakers-again-trying-to-remove-trump-name-from-park/504013432/

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TreasonousBastard Jan 2019 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 05:06 AM

1. Since the place is an overgrown mess and the sign is falling down, it has been suggested...

that it stay just the way it is as the ultimate monument.




He bought the land to build a golf course, but the neighbors stopped him, so he donated the land to the state as a park. No doubt he took a deduction bigger than the 2 million he paid for it.

When the state wouldn't take proper care of it (he donated no money for upkeep) he wanted it back. NY told him to shove it.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 05:10 AM

2. Yes, I recall the story and I also posted about it in the New York Group.

I believe that he claimed a $100 million dollar deduction on his income taxes for the donation.

You are correct that the state should leave it in decrepit condition and they should also post neon signs so that the park attains the attention that it rightfully deserves.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 09:27 AM

3. A $100M deduction for a $2 million property? How

is that even legal? I understand taking deductions for a loss as a business but that's OTT ridiculous and into theft.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 09:51 AM

4. Here is the thread from two years ago that I recalled posting:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/106822918

I also recall that it was discussed on The Rachel Maddow Show and they appraised the land at the higher value for the writeoff. I think that the correct word to describe the situation is fraud.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 01:09 PM

5. Thanks! I'm sorry, yes, fraud is the correct word. nt

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