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Old 10-22-2016, 01:35 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, La. USA
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Donald Trump recently said he has spent $100 million dollars of his own money on his campaign. But if Trump wins his campaign investment will be returned back to him by more than 40x.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...0a3_story.html

If Trump wins he will repeal the estate tax (a tax on the wealthiest 0.2% of families) and this will give his family $4 billion extra dollars.
https://www.hillaryclinton.com/brief...ing-americans/

Then Trump will give real estate developers new special tax cuts (and Donald Trump is a real estate developer.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/bu...eaks.html?_r=0

And Trump will also give the richest 0.1% of Americans (like himself) trillions of dollars of tax cuts.
Top 0.1% would be big winner under Donald Trump's tax plan, Wisconsin Hillary Clinton supporter says | PolitiFact Wisconsin
Donald Trump's Tax Plan Would Cost $12 Trillion | CTJReports


But Trumps tax cuts are not evenly distributed to all Americans. The richest 0.1% of Americans get more tax cut money than the bottom 60% of taxpayers combined. And the 80% of Americans making $15,600 - $84,800 a year will get 29% of the tax cuts, and the richest 1% of Americans will get 37% of the tax cuts.

Top 0.1% would be big winner under Donald Trump's tax plan, Wisconsin Hillary Clinton supporter says | PolitiFact Wisconsin
Donald Trump's Tax Plan Would Cost $12 Trillion | CTJReports


Isn't it a conflict of interest for someone to get elected to a political office and then give themselves and their family billions of dollars by the laws they enact?

And when one considers the richest 0.1% of Americans (like Donald Trump) get more tax cuts than the bottom 60% of taxpayers combined, shouldn't this act be at least somewhat illegal?

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Old 10-22-2016, 01:40 PM
 
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Unlike the Clintons who were "flat broke" when they left the White House.

The Wash DC life pays off quite handsomely. For both parties.

Wise up.
 
Old 10-22-2016, 01:46 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, La. USA
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Unlike the Clintons who were "flat broke" when they left the White House.

The Wash DC life pays off quite handsomely. For both parties.

Wise up.
Did Bill Clinton pass laws that directly gave him and his family huge sums of money?

And if so what were those laws?
 
Old 10-22-2016, 02:05 PM
 
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I have no problem with people keeping their own money vis-a-vi tax cuts. In fact, I support tax cuts for everyone!
 
Old 10-22-2016, 02:13 PM
 
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Did Bill Clinton pass laws that directly gave him and his family huge sums of money?

And if so what were those laws?
I don't believe Bill Clinton was allowed to make laws.

How would a Pres Trump pull it off without an agreeable Congress?

Nonetheless, being a DC insider is a jackpot that all taxpayers pay for.

It sucks.
 
Old 10-22-2016, 02:16 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, La. USA
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I have no problem with people keeping their own money vis-a-vi tax cuts. In fact, I support tax cuts for everyone!
Trumps tax cuts are not for everyone (they are for the richest 5% of Americans.)

Donald Trump's Tax Plan Would Cost $12 Trillion | CTJReports

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Old 10-22-2016, 02:19 PM
 
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I have no problem with people keeping their own money vis-a-vi tax cuts. In fact, I support tax cuts for everyone!
And government cuts. Get rid of all the government departments and agency that do nothing but bully one group in favor of another.
 
Old 10-22-2016, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Originally Posted by chad3 View Post
Donald Trump recently said he has spent $100 million dollars of his own money on his campaign. But if Trump wins his campaign investment will be returned back to him by more than 40x.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...0a3_story.html

If Trump wins he will repeal the estate tax (a tax on the wealthiest 0.2% of families) and this will give his family $4 billion extra dollars.
https://www.hillaryclinton.com/brief...ing-americans/

Then Trump will give real estate developers new special tax cuts (and Donald Trump is a real estate developer.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/bu...eaks.html?_r=0

And Trump will also give the richest 0.1% of Americans (like himself) trillions of dollars of tax cuts.
Top 0.1% would be big winner under Donald Trump's tax plan, Wisconsin Hillary Clinton supporter says | PolitiFact Wisconsin
Donald Trump's Tax Plan Would Cost $12 Trillion | CTJReports


But Trumps tax cuts are not evenly distributed to all Americans. The richest 0.1% of Americans get more tax cut money than the bottom 60% of taxpayers combined. And the 80% of Americans making $15,600 - $84,800 a year will get 29% of the tax cuts, and the richest 1% of Americans will get 37% of the tax cuts.

Top 0.1% would be big winner under Donald Trump's tax plan, Wisconsin Hillary Clinton supporter says | PolitiFact Wisconsin
Donald Trump's Tax Plan Would Cost $12 Trillion | CTJReports


Isn't it a conflict of interest for someone to get elected to a political office and then give themselves and their family billions of dollars by the laws they enact?

And when one considers the richest 0.1% of Americans (like Donald Trump) get more tax cuts than the bottom 60% of taxpayers combined, shouldn't this act be at least somewhat illegal?

I guess all of these things could happen if Trump is elected master of the universe, But until then all of these plans are going to have to go through a congress and senate filled with people from both parties that hate him, Very few of these things have any chance of passing.
Presidents have a limited amount of things they can control, they don't make laws or budgets.

Presidents can enforce laws.(Like say Immigration and border control)
They can also somewhat control the military (Like say choosing not to involve our troops in places like Syria).
Trump wants to enforce our immigration laws
Trump seems less interested in involving the US in places like Syria, Libya.



bill

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Old 10-22-2016, 02:25 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, La. USA
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I don't believe Bill Clinton was allowed to make laws.
The president can write a bill and then give it to a person in congress, and then that congress person can put the bill up for a vote. And the president can use his political power to pressure congress to pass the bill.

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How would a Pres Trump pull it off without an agreeable Congress?
Trumps tax cuts are supply side/trickle down tax cuts (and republicans in congress love supply side tax cuts.)

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Nonetheless, being a DC insider is a jackpot that all taxpayers pay for.
Tax payers pay our Washington politicians rather modest salaries. Its the corporations that control our government that make many of our politicians rich.
 
Old 10-22-2016, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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The president can write a bill and then give it to a person in congress, and then that congress person can put the bill up for a vote. And the president can use his political power to pressure congress to pass the bill.
Are liberals right now not running around talking about how little Congress has allowed Obama to do? Do you think Trump will get much more done?


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Trumps tax cuts are supply side/trickle down tax cuts (and republicans in congress love supply side tax cuts.)
Actually if you know a damn thing about taxes than you realize that the 10% tax rate is totally wiped out under Trump's plan, it no longer exists with those people not paying any taxes, is that trickle down?



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Tax payers pay our Washington politicians rather modest salaries. Its the corporations that control our government that make many of our politicians rich.
Yet you guys want to elect someone who has already grown very wealthy by selling access to the government to the wealthy?
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