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Chula Vista 03-15-2017 11:29 AM

The depreciation rules need to be changed. Each year he gets to write off massive amounts for each building he owns (and he owns a LOT of them) simply because the buildings are a year older.

I don't get to do that on my home.

See only the rich get to benefit from it cause it's usually the wealthy people that own those types of buildings.

elphenor 03-15-2017 11:32 AM

You can not have 1% of the population own 60+ % of the wealth and expect an economy that benefits working people

And this is how we got to that point, they're paying less in taxes than middle America, they are getting away with theft

90% marginal rate on anything over 1mil period no exceptions no loopholes

Frownland 03-15-2017 11:36 AM

Pretty sure he has full equity on all those buildings though.

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Originally Posted by Chula Vista (Post 1814295)
(probably was leaked by one of Trump's staff as further deflection)

I've heard this floated around quite a bit but I honestly don't think that's the case tbh. Not every quasi-positive story about Trump is a conspiracy.

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Will Trump apologize to the past President for accusing him of a crime?
Nah, Obama's a grownup, he can handle dumb toddlers.

Chula Vista 03-15-2017 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1814299)
I've heard this floated around quite a bit but I honestly don't think that's the case tbh. Not every quasi-positive story about Trump is a conspiracy.

But then why only the two pages that show his income and what he paid? Kind of convenient that that's all that was leaked. And why from 11 years ago instead of something more recent?

elphenor 03-15-2017 11:41 AM

Trump is not unique in this but he's also not excused

All must go to gulag

Frownland 03-15-2017 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Chula Vista (Post 1814301)
But then why only the two pages that show his income and what he paid? Kind of convenient that that's all that was leaked. And why from 11 years ago instead of something more recent?

Do you have any evidence beyond a conspiratorial mindset and bafflement over how "convenient" this is for Trump? It would have had the same effect if it was released at any other time tbh.

elphenor 03-15-2017 11:56 AM

It's a good thing Chula is here as Ambassador to a leftists Facebook page

Ol’ Qwerty Bastard 03-15-2017 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 1814298)
You can not have 1% of the population own 60+ % of the wealth and expect an economy that benefits working people

And this is how we got to that point, they're paying less in taxes than middle America, they are getting away with theft

90% marginal rate on anything over 1mil period no exceptions no loopholes

https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/...x/60706130.jpg

The Batlord 03-15-2017 12:52 PM

Yeah I'm all for higher taxes on the rich and closing loopholes, but making 100k on the 1mil is kind of ridiculous.

Frownland 03-15-2017 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1814313)
Yeah I'm all for higher taxes on the rich and closing loopholes, but making 100k on the 1mil is kind of ridiculous.

Totally. That 100k could be used to help people who need it, that ****'s way too high.

elphenor 03-15-2017 01:05 PM

Here's what's so funny

Taxes were 90% marginal on 200k up in the US before neoconservatism and we were still the anti-communist poster boys

elphenor 03-15-2017 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1814313)
Yeah I'm all for higher taxes on the rich and closing loopholes, but making 100k on the 1mil is kind of ridiculous.

Just so we're clear that's 90% on anything made over that 1mil
(Aka a marginal rate)
Because anyone making that much just becomes a drain of resources at that point

The Batlord 03-15-2017 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 1814319)
Just so we're clear that's 90% on anything made over that 1mil
(Aka a marginal rate)
Because anyone making that much just becomes a drain of resources at that point

Explain that. Is that not 90% of 1 billion (making 100mil for 1bil)?

elphenor 03-15-2017 01:26 PM

You'd make 1mil taxed at the normal high bracket rate (probably like 38%)

Then anything made over that 1mil 90 cents on the dollar goes to the gov

It's a cut-off that doesn't kill innovation it's actually brilliant

Although by itself it STILL wasn't enough to prevent massive inequality in the 20's because Capitalism be one broken system yo

Chula Vista 03-15-2017 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1814303)
Do you have any evidence beyond a conspiratorial mindset and bafflement over how "convenient" this is for Trump? It would have had the same effect if it was released at any other time tbh.

Just an opinion. As noted, the heat's been turned up lately again on his returns because of the possible Russian connections that may be contained within. Does seem to make for a nice deflection, no?

Psy-Fi 03-15-2017 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Anteater (Post 1814020)
What a time to be alive....the entertainment never ceases.

EXCLUSIVE: Malik Obama says his brother Barack is a 'cuck'

http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/...ssvklbtwe.jpeg

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Life is a constant struggle between cuck and kek.

— Malik Obama

Cuthbert 03-15-2017 05:05 PM

Malik >>>

rostasi 03-15-2017 05:16 PM

Kiekiekiekiekie...

Frownland 03-15-2017 05:19 PM

Malik is a straight up marketing G. Nobody would've known about him if he didn't act as an anti-Obama.

Chula Vista 03-15-2017 06:07 PM

Trump's revised travel ban blocked nationwide just hours before it was going to go into affect.

Just saw a clip from Trump's upcoming rally tonight in totally Red Tennessee and the crowd looked to be pretty damn small compared his campaign rallies.

:tramp:

Frownland 03-15-2017 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Chula Vista (Post 1814391)
Trump's revised travel ban blocked nationwide just hours before it was going to go into affect.

First recuse, now this?

Chula Vista 03-15-2017 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1814392)
First recuse, now this?

Give an older dude a break. Also, you never let me know what you thought about that David Gilmour distortion affect pedal.

bulbasaur 03-15-2017 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Qwertyy (Post 1814129)
i knew it was you, bulb.


Lucem Ferre 03-16-2017 03:23 AM

If Trump doesn't legalize DMT I'm going to organize a women's march.

Goofle 03-16-2017 08:38 AM

Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russia | The Daily Caller

Sorry if this has already been posted, and I tried to find a source like the BBC or another left leaning site. But this is super fun.

Chula Vista 03-16-2017 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Goofle (Post 1814445)
Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russia | The Daily Caller

Sorry if this has already been posted, and I tried to find a source like the BBC or another left leaning site. But this is super fun.

Might as well post a link from The National Enquirer. The Daily Caller is ****e news. They published that story over a week ago and not a single major news outlet has picked it up?

The Trump Dictionary

Obama wiretapped MY phones at Trump Tower.

Definition: Someone, working with some agency, may or may not have run survelience on some member of my campaign staff at some point.

riseagainstrocks 03-16-2017 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goofle (Post 1814445)
Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russia | The Daily Caller

Sorry if this has already been posted, and I tried to find a source like the BBC or another left leaning site. But this is super fun.

http://i64.tinypic.com/15ea4h3.png

Hard to have much faith in a website with such poor copy-editing ('think' and non-possessive Clintons and Podestas). I also loved the use of the term 'super-lobbyist' what with Trump's cadre being all about 'draining the swamp'.

Skimmed the article - the links don't make the strong case the article thinks they do (for instance, the fourth link takes you to a search bar - Podesta, Sberbank, Tony Podesta return no results, I don't know what I should be searching for). And without pointing the reader to exactly what they should be understanding from those links, it's pretty clear the jargon is there to obfuscate things.

We're also forgetting some of the context here. I don't think Tony Podesta was employed by the Clinton campaign. Lobbying on behalf of Russian banks (also, Cyprus and Luxembourg, but it's not as sexy to call those out) probably immediately puts you in a moral grey area, but it's hard to see the straight line from this behavior to excusing Manafort or Flynn's interactions as implied and definite, respectively, representatives of the State.

If there is something in this article I'm not getting, please point it out. Always willing to take a look at something from another perspective.

Isbjørn 03-16-2017 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goofle (Post 1814445)
Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russia | The Daily Caller

Sorry if this has already been posted, and I tried to find a source like the BBC or another left leaning site. But this is super fun.

Why is BBC left leaning? I'm curious.

Goofle 03-16-2017 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Isbjørn (Post 1814487)
Why is BBC left leaning? I'm curious.

It's always been that way. As Frownland pointed out a day or so ago, their reporting can be great. But in terms of editorials and general viewpoints given out on TV/Radio/other platforms, they always tend to lean left - and often quite heavily.

There was a study done: http://www.cps.org.uk/files/reports/...9cb1-303547657

But I would look more into the editorials and general punditry than what the study hints at.

rostasi 03-16-2017 05:24 PM


Chula Vista 03-16-2017 06:05 PM

Brilliant!!!!!!!!!

Looks familiar......

https://bearingdrift.com/wp-content/uploads/trump1.jpg

Chula Vista 03-16-2017 10:49 PM

Irony? Double standard? Hypocrisy? Insanity?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.c3ca7cbe7acc

Yet....

Trump Tower Security Costs: NYC Spending $150K Per Day To Protect Melania And Barron - Midtown Manhattan, NY Patch

elphenor 03-16-2017 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goofle (Post 1814493)
It's always been that way. As Frownland pointed out a day or so ago, their reporting can be great. But in terms of editorials and general viewpoints given out on TV/Radio/other platforms, they always tend to lean left - and often quite heavily.

There was a study done: http://www.cps.org.uk/files/reports/...9cb1-303547657

But I would look more into the editorials and general punditry than what the study hints at.

Relative to your own beliefs again

The only objective marker we can determine for what is center would be to take a medium of policies in western Democracies where by the BBC is indeed centrist to maybe center left

Goofle 03-17-2017 03:24 AM

The centre is the centre. The average body weight in the USA has changed. That doesn't change what a healthy body weight is.

Lisnaholic 03-17-2017 07:37 AM

^ Add on the cost of Trump's constant out-of-town weekends, coupled with his disdain for Camp David, and I'm sure you have the most expensive First Family ever.

(Posted a few days back, in case you missed it: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...lago-taxpayers)

The American people are -and will be for years- paying a lot of tax dollars to suit the life-style whims of a president who has vowed to cut unnecessary government spending, so "Yes" to all of Chula's questions:-

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Irony? Double standard? Hypocrisy? Insanity?

P.S. I didn't click on rostasi's link, but I suspect it should be labelled NSFA :"Not Suitable For Anyone"

elphenor 03-17-2017 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goofle (Post 1814555)
The centre is the centre. The average body weight in the USA has changed. That doesn't change what a healthy body weight is.


This is not how political spectrums work, no

Surely you're aware of the term Overton Window

elphenor 03-17-2017 09:48 AM

I'd say take a polysci/government class but education is for liberal bias snowflakes or something amiright

Chula Vista 03-17-2017 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 1814573)
education is for libtard bias snowflakes who hate Toby Keith but think The Indigo Girls are swell

Fixed. :p:

Chula Vista 03-17-2017 03:37 PM

Trump and Merkel joint press conference today. When asked about the debunked wire-tapping claim, Trump made the comment, while gesturing at Merkel, "At least we have something in common", referring to Snowden hacking Germany.

This was Merkel's response:

http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/as...xlarge-169.jpg

He then goes on to say "All I did was quote a report from a very well esteemed Fox News legal analysist." So don't ask me, ask Fox.

Fox is already scrambling to distance themselves from Napolitano, who also pissed off England in the process, which Shawn Spicer had to apologize for. Trump pretty much denied the apology today too.

Dissing on Germany and England in the same week?

*shakes head*

elphenor 03-17-2017 03:40 PM

Embarrassing the US president quotes Fox News that's all I can say

I'm getting 2nd hand embarrassment like when you catch someone singing badly in public


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