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 Post subject: Re: The 45th POTUS - Donald J. Trump
PostPosted: Thu December 07, 2017 4:17 pm 
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It's wild that concealed carry across states is being drafted WHILE a school shooting happens, Republicans are blasting an institution primarily staffed by Republicans as partisan hacks, and are pushing an economic agenda that no one wants except their donors, many of whom seem spooked to death by the money laundering aspect of the Russia investigation, and which is not significantly different from the bill you would pass if your goal was legislative sabotage.

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 Post subject: Re: The 45th POTUS - Donald J. Trump
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I don't really understand why people keep saying "it depends on whether you take the standard deduction or itemized deduction" when they write stories about the tax reform plans and how it would effect American families.

For most American families making less than $125,000 a year, does it ever really make sense to itemize? Why would most families not just take the standard deduction? Private/charter schools or something? What am I missing here?


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run2death wrote:
I don't really understand why people keep saying "it depends on whether you take the standard deduction or itemized deduction" when they write stories about the tax reform plans and how it would effect American families.

For most American families making less than $125,000 a year, does it ever really make sense to itemize? Why would most families not just take the standard deduction? Private/charter schools or something? What am I missing here?


401k/Roth/529 contributions, mortgage interest, daycare, healthcare costs, SALT. But yeah, if Trump wanted real tax reform and not just a trickle down cut, it would be a reworking that simplifies the code not just changes the numbers in the existing rules.


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Bi_3 wrote:
run2death wrote:
I don't really understand why people keep saying "it depends on whether you take the standard deduction or itemized deduction" when they write stories about the tax reform plans and how it would effect American families.

For most American families making less than $125,000 a year, does it ever really make sense to itemize? Why would most families not just take the standard deduction? Private/charter schools or something? What am I missing here?


401k/Roth/529 contributions, mortgage interest, daycare, healthcare costs, SALT. But yeah, if Trump wanted real tax reform and not just a trickle down cut, it would be a reworking that simplifies the code not just changes the numbers in the existing rules.

I have all those things but mortgage interest and I don't even come close to itemizing.


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run2death wrote:
Bi_3 wrote:
run2death wrote:
I don't really understand why people keep saying "it depends on whether you take the standard deduction or itemized deduction" when they write stories about the tax reform plans and how it would effect American families.

For most American families making less than $125,000 a year, does it ever really make sense to itemize? Why would most families not just take the standard deduction? Private/charter schools or something? What am I missing here?


401k/Roth/529 contributions, mortgage interest, daycare, healthcare costs, SALT. But yeah, if Trump wanted real tax reform and not just a trickle down cut, it would be a reworking that simplifies the code not just changes the numbers in the existing rules.

I have all those things but mortgage interest and I don't even come close to itemizing.


You may want to talk to a tax professional then. Just don't count on any relief from the Turnip's reform plan.

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Yeah, I've read the stats, but it seems like a family in the $75,000 to $100,000 bracket would have to live well beyond its means (giant mortgage/private schools) to make itemizing worth while.


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 Post subject: Re: The 45th POTUS - Donald J. Trump
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So I had a short bit of fun last night searching for Trump on the old board. Most mentions of him were actually from his infamous "showdown" with Vince McMahon. But I did find this, helping to answer a question that I've been so curious about:

http://archive.theskyiscrape.com/viewto ... 66#p786466

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Personally, I'd prefer a successful business person run my state...like Tom Golisano. I cringe at the thought of Trump running New York State, or any state for that matter.
The next question is whether 2016 LittleWing would agree with 2006 LittleWing, especially when the major opponent is Hillary Clinton.


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 Post subject: Re: The 45th POTUS - Donald J. Trump
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I think the pussy-grabbing tape would have won LW over.


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https://www.amazon.com/Trump-America-Gr ... geNumber=2

The reviews.

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At this point I welcome Armageddon. And no, I don't care if it stars Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck.

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Seriously though folks, read those Amazon reviews.

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This is actually pretty funny

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I think the pussy-grabbing tape would have won LW over.


LW was the best.


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Exclusive: Previously undisclosed emails show follow-up after Trump Tower meeting

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/12/07/poli ... ssion=true

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Alabama’s Republican candidate for Senate, Roy Moore, says America needs to be a bit more like it was when it had slaves.

This is not a joke or exaggeration. When asked earlier this year when America was last great, Moore acknowledged, according to the Los Angeles Times, that the country had a history of racial tensions. Then he answered the question: “I think it was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery — they cared for one another. … Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”


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