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The Trump Presidency (take 2)

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22 minutes ago, AF89 said:

I don't particularly think this is any kind of revelation we all know this but it's gotten to the point where if the identity of the shooter or victims isn't something that can be used as a political hammer it isnt going to lead very long on the news. A lot of people even lost interest in the Vegas shooter and his unprecedented record setting body count when it became apparent he wasn't going to be linked to white supremacists or "antifa". If the gun in a massacre isn't on the list of scary guns it gets dropped even further

So, not "fake news" but it's selective as **** and chosen based on its ability to appease viewers' preconceived notions.

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These idiots, tho... I wonder if McCarthy told Mitch that Obama, being president, had the right to have his nomination for SCOTUS heard just like every president for generations has?

 

 

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On 9/6/2018 at 6:09 PM, mdrake34 said:

It’s awesome that all the social media company CEO’s are comic book villains. 

 

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5 hours ago, bdog 29 said:

Everybody in attendance took the question as a joke until the last guy started dropping facts. God bless AOC for helping make this a serious conversation

This argument is so disingenuous it’s maddening.  That the middle class being riddled with taxes while the rich skate free is a LIE.  

Post WWII tax code actually expanded and increased taxes on the middle and lower class.  Since 1986 the effective tax rate (federal) is lower than it was in 1958.  

The 91% tax rate mentioned by liberals is silly.  In 1958, less than 10,000 filers out of 45.8mm total filers fell into the 91% bracket.  That represents .02% of all filers.    

 

First of all, who will get hit by a 70% tax rate at $10MM in earned income?  The vast majority of people who make that much money control how they receive it.  It’s basically lotto winners and professional athletes.  The guy that owns a company and the company makes $10 million won’t take that money as earned income.  He’ll take it as an equity distribution and pay 25% capital gains.  In fact a few scenarios suggest tax revenues would fall as people made an effort to shelter their earnings...just like they did by in 1958...

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5 hours ago, bdog 29 said:

Everybody in attendance took the question as a joke until the last guy started dropping facts. God bless AOC for helping make this a serious conversation

This argument is so disingenuous it’s maddening.  That the middle class being riddled with taxes while the rich skate free is a LIE.  

Post WWII tax code actually expanded and increased taxes on the middle and lower class.  Since 1986 the effective tax rate on the middle and lower (federal income taxes) is lower than it was in 1958.

The 91% tax rate mentioned by liberals is silly.  In 1958, less than 10,000 filers out of 45.8mm total filers fell into the 91% bracket.  That represents .02% of all filers.    

 

First of all, who will get hit by a 70% tax rate at $10MM in earned income?  The vast majority of people who make that much money control how they receive it.  It’s basically lotto winners and professional athletes.  The guy that owns a company and the company makes $10 million won’t take that money as earned income.  He’ll take it as an equity distribution and pay 25% capital gains.  In fact a few scenarios suggest tax revenues would fall as people made an effort to shelter their earnings...just like they did by in 1958...

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Well, I for one am surprised. I thought Black Lives Matter and Antifa were the violent extremists that the US should be worried about.

 

 

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43 minutes ago, JayOzOne said:

These idiots, tho... I wonder if McCarthy told Mitch that Obama, being president, had the right to have his nomination for SCOTUS heard just like every president for generations has?

 

 

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