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originally posted by: mOjOm
originally posted by: ketsuko
If you are talking about a small business owner, their business and personal income are often not separate things. They may report a personal income that large, but what it translates to for purposes of what they and their family live on can often be as little as $50 or $60K/year.
Well, they're doing it wrong then aren't they.
If you are reporting something larger than what you're actually making because your business is actually making that extra money then my guess is that you should report it that way. Why would anyone report that they make $250,000 if they really only make $50,000 and their business is making the other $200,000???
Hahaha You are speaking to the wind brother. This person does not support a family of three. I'm willing to bet this person doesn't even support themselves or at best supports them self. Oh and before You jump down My throat realize getting subsidized living is not supporting Yourself or another.
“There's no such thing as free education,” says Donald Trump.
The GOP front-runner discussed the rising cost of college at a special Wisconsin town hall moderated by Greta Van Susteren, saying that “the first question I always get is student debt." Trump was asked the question by a doctoral student and Badger State voter, who said that “several other candidates have come out with their plans for lowering or even free education at the public university level.”
“There’s no such thing as free education, because you know that ultimately somebody else is going to be paying for that education. The taxpayers,” replied Trump.
“I can't believe I'm saying this as a politician … I'd love to say free education, but again, if somebody gets free education, all of the people paying, their rates are going to go up,” he explained. “I watch Bernie and … if everything was paid in taxes, they made nothing, you wouldn't be able to pay for it. So it's just words, OK? It's just words.”
originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: ketsuko
If I made 250,000 I'd be fine being taxed 150,000 if it was going towards making things better for everyone. Why? Because 100,000 thousand a year is way more than I need to live happily, well fed, and brand new everything I care about whenever I need it, and could still save up for an early retirement. Really how much do people need?
I'm sorry that some people are so greedy they feel they need excessive wealth, but I have no pity for them because nothing would ever be enough and anyone who feels they need it would happily put everyone else in the gutter to get it.
originally posted by: MyHappyDogShiner
a reply to: matafuchs
No, there isn't any free lunch.
Except if one is born into wealth as Trump was.
I don't understand how someone who was born into what amounts to a "hurdle free or very reduced hurdle" life would be used as an example to work from for those who are not born into wealthy families.
Programs that benefit society are repaid by the people who can afford to contribute after they get an free or affordable education, not by indebting people to a wage slave type existence to pay back loans for education.
Programs that benefit the most people generally operate at a loss, like public transportation, to observe gains later on by making it possible for people to go to work and give back what they have drawn from the system, even if they cannot afford personal transportation.
I have worked all over the country and noticed that in places where there was no public transportation, the poor tend to be much poorer, and it isn't because they are too lazy to work, but they have no way to get to work.
Trump is not a good example.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: AlaskanDad
Funny you bring up the Panama Papers. Since most have come from socialist countries.