Wednesday, October 5, 2016

We're going to the Video Tape on last night's VP Debate

Link to this video here.

Mod: There is another video that you can link to by clicking here. Apparently this was the second debate in a row where Trump had a Mike that wasn't working for him.

POLL: Trump calls tax avoidance "smart," most Americans call it "unpatriotic"

Mod: Some interesting info from Reuters. Link here.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says paying no income tax would make him "smart." While nearly half of Americans agree with him, more people think it is "selfish," and "unpatriotic," according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday.

Some 67 percent of Americans said it is "selfish" for a presidential candidate to pay no taxes, while 61 percent said it is "unpatriotic," according to the poll, which allowed respondents to pick more than one adjective to describe paying no taxes.

At the same time, the results showed grudging respect for a candidate who can figure out how to reduce their tax bill. Some 46 percent of Americans, including 35 percent of Democrats and 62 percent of Republicans, thought a presidential candidate who pays no taxes is "smart."

Trump's taxes have become a big campaign issue after the New York Times released a portion of his 1995 tax returns last week and estimated that Trump likely paid no taxes for a number of years. The celebrity real estate developer, who is the first presidential candidate in decades to refuse to release his full tax returns, didn't deny the report. He later said that he had "brilliantly used" U.S. tax rules to his advantage.

During the first presidential debate with his rival Democrat Hillary Clinton last month, Trump responded to Clinton's allegation that he paid no federal taxes by saying that would make him "smart."

“What is he trying to say: that those of us who pay taxes aren’t intelligent?” said poll respondent Yonna McNerney, 41, of Denver.

McNerney, a mother of three who works at a telecommunications company, said it was unacceptable that someone who wanted to be president would not pay taxes. McNerney remains uncommitted in the race, and Trump’s comments about taxes haven’t changed her mind one way or the other.

April St. Aoro, 46, who works for a manufacturing firm near St. Cloud, Minnesota, was more understanding of Trump’s point of view, though she also remains undecided in the race.

“I think all of us are trying to pay as little taxes as possible,” St. Aoro said.

Respondents were slightly less critical when asked to describe a private citizen paying no taxes.

Some 64 percent agreed it was "selfish," while just over half agreed it was "unpatriotic." Some 50 percent, including 37 percent of Democrats and 67 percent of Republicans, agreed that it was "smart."

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online in English in all 50 states. Respondents were asked what they thought of "a private citizen who has found a way to pay no income taxes," and given the choice to agree or disagree to the words "smart," "selfish," and "unpatriotic."

They were then asked the same set of questions about a presidential candidate.

The Sept. 28-Oct. 3 poll included 1,948 American adults, including 893 Democrats and 635 Republicans. It has a credibility interval, a measure of accuracy, of 3 percentage points for the entire sample, 4 percentage points for Democrats only and 5 percentage points for Republicans.


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33 comments:

  1. How can he be a smart businessman with all those bankruptcies? He blames Hillary for his not paying taxes for 20 years. Even you Hillary bashers must find that absurd. Ever hear of the Ways and Means Committee? They study and set the tax law, not random Senators.

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  2. How much have the Clintons paid in taxes?
    How many Americans do the Clintons employ?
    How much do the Clintons pay towards others health care?
    Just wondering.

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    1. Well, that was lame.

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    2. In other words, completely ignore the questions about Trump.

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    3. 7:10 To satisfy your curiosity, here are the answers to your questions:

      In 2015 alone, the Clintons paid 3,624,455 USD in federal income tax:

      https://m.hrc.onl/secretary/10-documents/01-health-financial-records/Clinton_2015_Form_1040_with_Signature_Page.pdf

      Clinton employs for her campaign roughly 10 times more staff members than Trump:
      https://m.hrc.onl/secretary/10-documents/01-health-financial-records/Clinton_2015_Form_1040_with_Signature_Page.pdf

      Although a lifelong public servant with a focus on service, the Clintons are also employers. In their Clinton Foundation, they employ more than 2000 people. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_Foundation

      This dwarfs Mr. Trump's foundation, who has no other employee than himself. It is alleged that Mr. Trump used his foundation money to purchase a painting of himself, fund his campaign, bribe governmental officials and that he does not have proper certifications (and audits) to collect money from others:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_J._Trump_Foundation

      Via a separate entity, the Clinton Health Access Initiative has helped millions of people worldwide to get access to healthcare.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_Foundation#Clinton_Health_Access_Initiative_.28CHAI.29


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    4. 8:54, thank you.
      Facts, clearly presented.

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  3. Apparently Trumpy isn't big on paying his sales taxes either.
    http://bipartisanreport.com/2016/10/04/breaking-trump-floored-by-massive-sales-tax-avoidance-scandal-campaign-goes-silent/

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  4. Clinton will not win, Just like you did not win on the NO on UUT !!!!!

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    1. Well, OK. But Trumpy has a long climb back up the mountain.
      http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/#now

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  5. Here's another one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZOWItkanDs

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  6. Kaine lost the night but won the morning
    https://thinkprogress.org/kaine-lost-the-night-but-won-the-morning-aca40f58d178#.18m7g9mav

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  7. Pence fell for the trap. He was gaslighted.

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  8. 7:10, please answer 8:54!

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    1. I just wanted to know the answers. No response is necessary.

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  9. If the irs doesn't have an issue, why should you! Trump had a $910 million dollar loss. That loss fueled the economy, it's no different than the irs / spending tax payers dollars...

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    1. Failed businesses fuel the economy? Do tell!

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    2. Riddle me this if I lose my ill gotten fortune in real estate schemes,will the rest of the taxpayers bail me out with tax breaks? I think not.And how would me charging the taxpayers for it "fuel the economy"?

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    3. Um the IRS does have an issue. I assume that's why the orange one won't release his taxes.

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    4. The IRS has an issue, otherwise it would not audit Mr. Trump.

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    5. A billionaire who pays no income tax. Yeah, they should watch him.

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  10. 10:53. Is your head in the sand? Majority of businesses that have filed Ch. 13 Ch.11 Ch.7 anytype of reorganization is ...well look them up and learn... jobs create jobs.
    With regulations you chase jobs overseas; thats what Hillary wants. How very Government job creative of her minions. Maybe there all from Russia.

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  11. The tax code needs to be over hauled.
    Just look how thw IRS pulled a "Hillary"; and dudn't break thw law, when they withheld the majoriety of 501-C applications last year. Do the research orir be bias.

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    1. Trump is a tax cheat.

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  12. The Department of Justice and FBI have the appearance of being in Hillary's pocket. Has she made deals with individuals; just like she did with the Debbie W. Schultz. Poor Bernie Sanders. At least he told Hillary he's off the campaign trail with her after she called his supporters; basement dwellers. Hillary said; that's a ok I need to rehearse for a week to prepare my lines for the rematch.

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    1. She kicked Trumpy's dumb butt in the 1st debate. What is Tang Top doing to get ready for this one? Meth?

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  13. Clinton Health Access Initiative vows to give Health Benefits to all ILLEGAL ALIENS in exchange for votes.

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    1. You have to be a citizen to vote. Why is Trumpy BS so lame?

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    2. aliens should have health benefits

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    3. 5:38, you are living in a fantasy.

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  14. Obama and Clinton Illegal Health Benefits.
    You mean like the 800/1,000 ? Middle Eastern New citizens that "accidently" were given that "gift" by Obamas Goverment, because they slipped by? Now they can vote citizens. Is that what you are refering ?

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  15. Okay, someone tell me why the Democratic candidate wore a red tie and the Republican candidate wore a blue tie. I'm thinking the similar thinking advisors thought that might appeal to the other party's fence-sitters.

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  16. Even Hillary's husband Bill said what a mess Obama Care is. He said the working man doesn't stand a chance trying to get ahead and being stuck paying enormous health care fees. Then someone on staff payroll informed the former President he was speaking for the wrong side! Again Hillary and Bill, really ! ! !

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  17. All you Trumpsters who think it's genius and not seditious to not pay taxes should join your vulgar, orange messiah and just stop paying taxes. Show the IRS that you're a genius, too!

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