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originally posted by: MrSpad
Trumps plan depends on his audience. One days it is not tax increases for anybody and a few days later it taxes higher for hedge fund runners. Next week it will be catered to whomever he is talking to then.
originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
originally posted by: Xeven
originally posted by: olaru12
Trump can say anything he likes because he knows that he will be gone by Xmas and Jeb will take his place. Sabotaged just like Ron Paul was.
There is no way in hell the GOP will nominate Trump imo. Without the Hispanics and women the Republicans are stuck in the loser class, again, and Trump has already alienated them. Trump could make a 3rd party bid...Ross Perot ring a bell?
Another losing situation for the Republicans, sorry....
Trump is the GOP ONLY way of defeating Hillary in 2016. Well unless they put her in Jail
Theres no way that would happen, they will destroy him before he ever gets that far, the media has been pretty quiet on all his contradictions, and his lies, and background and waffling etc etc......
You can bet when its game time they will utterly decimate him with all of that.......they are saving it for that purpose......
Besides theres much better candidates than Trump, once we see more debates , mark my words youll see his numbers drop drastically
originally posted by: Gh0stwalker
a reply to: Xeven
So being a billionaire, he's going to raise taxes for himself? Right. Keep money out of politics. Especially billionaires...
No longer will hedge fund managers pay less tax than their secretary or janitor!
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: Xeven
Yeah right, Trumps gonna raise taxes on himself and his cronies...
As if politicians never lie their butts off during campaign season...
Talk about sheeple...
originally posted by: The Vagabond
Look when he shows up. 88 he positions to go into the republican primary with Bush but doesn't actually run against him. 2000 he's in the reform party running against the guys who can get to right of GDub- just coincidentally positioned to protect George II from losing the way his father did. 2004 suddenly he is a democrat would not challenge Bush but rather challenge Bush's challengers. He's only even threatened to pretend to be interested in one presidential election that didn't have a Bush in it.
originally posted by: Atlantican
A flat rate 25% to all levels makes sense. To a rich person, who got there by clinging to every penny, it will hurt just as much as those eating mac and cheese every night. Add a flat 10% sales tax on everything sold.
Or a flat 30% tax on everything sold, including necessities. Include it in every price. No surprises.
Any percentage is fair to everyone who loses that much. Don't let anyone tell you different. Tax is unfair either way but hey.
originally posted by: Jana12
I was raised and still live 15-minutes from him and have watched/listened to him being interviewed on the local news station over the past 3 decades, since 1983, a news station that is not aired outside the NYC Metro area, that includes NY/NJ/CT (Tri-State). Trump has a very looong history of saying one thing and doing another. He's full of hot air.
In all fairness, it's true, if he said he was going to create or build something, he built it. But that's because his name was going on it and it contributed to his wealth. But that 'I make good things happen' attitude won't apply to anything where he doesn't stand to gain and benefit tremendously. He just wants the fame and power. He already has the fortune. He's a power-hungry narcissist who thinks it's okay to hurl insults and bark out orders and demands.
I don't believe for a second that he's going to piss off his rich elitist friends... not gonna happen.
If he were elected POTUS he might claim he has raised taxes on the rich and reduced taxes for the poor, and he'll be a master at creating that illusion, but in reality that will not have occurred. Don't let his high-achiever demeanor and go-getter mentality fool you into thinking he's going to make things happen like no other POTUS. Trump does nothing, and I mean nothing where the pay-off isn't great and he doesn't stand to benefit and gain enormously.
FWIW, aside from being pathological liars, narcissists are known for making empty promises... part of the disorder.