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Fast Walker 52

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I really don't understand how Trump is even competitive in this race

I know the country is very partisan, and Republicans hate Hillary, and all that, but I've never seen anyone run a worse presidential campaign than Trump. No one even close in my lifetime.

He's basically insulted every demographic possible, even his uneducated base of white males.

What rule or norm hasn't he broken? What cruel, racist, sexist obnoxious thing hasn't he said? He's been incoherent on policy. He's proposed seriously insane things. He knows almost nothing about the job of president and how the government works. He's insulted the military and the leadership, insulted the intelligence community. He doesn't understand nuclear weapons. He got absolutely trounced in the 3 debates. He shows every sign of being a Russian agent. He is petty, child-like, and has no impulse control. His voice and face and hair are grotesque. He's clearly a conman, and a scam artist. He has at least a dozen women accusing him of sexual assault!!!

I mean, WTF????????????????

I'm not saying Dems should be over-confident or anything, and I know the odds of Hillary winning are good. But I still don't get at all why he is even close? What is with ANYONE voting for this guy?

Just because he's supposedly rich? Somehow this rich elitist playboy appeals to working class folks and will be their champion??? They honestly think he's going to "make American great again", somehow without any real plan or without driving us into the ditch? Is it just conservatives have gone insane??? Do this many people really want to blow up the system?

Someone please help me.

Posted by Fast Walker 52 | Tue Nov 1, 2016, 04:00 PM (134 replies)

Olbermann-- Is Donald Trump a Russian Agent?



Posted by Fast Walker 52 | Tue Nov 1, 2016, 02:05 PM (8 replies)

NYT 11/1-- Donald Trump Used Legally Dubious Method to Avoid Paying Taxes

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/01/us/politics/donald-trump-tax.html


But newly obtained documents show that in the early 1990s, as he scrambled to stave off financial ruin, Mr. Trump avoided reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxable income by using a tax avoidance maneuver so legally dubious his own lawyers advised him that the Internal Revenue Service would most likely declare it improper if he were audited.

Thanks to this one maneuver, which was later outlawed by Congress, Mr. Trump potentially escaped paying tens of millions of dollars in federal personal income taxes. It is impossible to know for sure because Mr. Trump has declined to release his tax returns, or even a summary of his returns, breaking a practice followed by every Republican and Democratic presidential candidate for more than four decades.

Tax experts who reviewed the newly obtained documents for The New York Times said Mr. Trump’s tax avoidance maneuver, conjured from ambiguous provisions of highly technical tax court rulings, clearly pushed the edge of the envelope of what tax laws permitted at the time. “Whatever loophole existed was not ‘exploited’ here, but stretched beyond any recognition,” said Steven M. Rosenthal, a senior fellow at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center who helped draft tax legislation in the early 1990s.

Moreover, the tax experts said the maneuver trampled a core tenet of American tax policy by conferring enormous tax benefits on Mr. Trump for losing vast amounts of other people’s money — in this case, money investors and banks had entrusted to him to build a casino empire in Atlantic City.


Some really shady stuff in this piece. And a reminder that we still have not seen Trump's federal tax returns and almost certainly will never see them.
Posted by Fast Walker 52 | Tue Nov 1, 2016, 08:44 AM (4 replies)
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