Shouldn’t that be FDR?
So as the MSM ties itself in knots bemoaning Russian meddling in our elections, some people are ready to accept as gospel whatever is reported in Russian media. Those foolish Ruskies wasted money planting fake stories in American media. All they had to do was run a few stories in Pravda and Izvestia.
DURAK: I don’t really care what you or anybody else pays in taxes, so long as they are paying what they are supposed to be paying. The IRS conducts random audits to make sure of that, and I expect that people in Trump’s income category would be highly subject to audits. I already know Trump is a billionaire and expect that he will be paying commensurate taxes on his EARNINGS, not his accumulated wealth. As a professional tax preparer, I have tremendous appreciation for the conflicting and confusing regulations governing preparation of a tax return. I also expect that someone whose tax return is as complicated as Trump’s might have disagreements with the IRS over proper deductions and accounting, meaning his taxes won’t be closed by April 15th. Sometimes the courts have to adjudicate who is right. I blame Congress for creating a system so repulsively complex.
When people like you (or Obama or Clinton or Sanders) make an issue of what I pay in taxes, then I want to know what YOU are paying. Trump wants to reduce the government take on taxes – his interest is that I pay less. By extension, I would expect that he will pay less, too. And I even expect that you and Obama and Clinton and Bernie will have to cough up less under Trump’s tax regime.
How about a sub?
People have miserably short memories. When Putin started invading Crimea in 2014, the US and EU raised a stink and slapped all sorts of economic sanctions on Russia. Then Russia started shutting off NG flow into Ukraine – and by extension, the EU. Who won that pissing match? HINT: Who controls Crimea today?
In 2012, Germany consumed 88 billion cubic meters of NG. This number is predicted to increase to 95 by 2020. In 2016, Germany imported 49.8 billion cubic meters of NG from Gazprom. That is over 50%. In the long run, maybe the wind turbines and biomass burners will provide adequate electricity for Germany. In the meantime, they’re buying more than half their natural gas from Putin.
Then we leave.
Me, I’m thankful for people like DURAK who have made the effort to determine exactly how much wealth is enough for me. Saves me a lot of worrying and thinking. /s I’d be interested in hearing what his thoughts are on the ridiculous wealth accumulated by the Clintons and Obamas AFTER they spent all that time working for the People for $3.2 million. Isn’t that excessive wealth? And how do avowed socialists like Bernie Sanders justify their multimillion dollar net worth – who knew a congressional salary was so lucrative!
Worms are all over sidewalks after gnarly rainstorms.
Other than re-electing a sitting President, the Democratic Party has demonstrated it is unable to elect anyone with a track record – at least such has been the case in my lifetime. All successful democrat presidential candidates were dark horses with no national footprint: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barrack Obama. Hillary has a track record in national politics, which means she cannot be all things to all Democrats.