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Trump Tax Reporter, David Cay Johnston: I’m Getting Threats

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posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: Martin75

originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: ketsuko

Everyone should pay taxes. Even the "very, very rich".


Which Trump did, 25% to be exact. Did you pay that much?


And that is your business, how?


Oh, so you won't discuss what you think "fair share" should be?

That's convenient because then it means that no matter what percentage someone you don't like for whatever reason is revealed to have paid, you can always claim it's not enough, not a "fair share."
edit on 15-3-2017 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Yep, that's the statement. Now can you show me this proof that right-wingers were threatening David Cay Johnston and his family?



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 11:57 AM
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Trump needs to release his current tax returns, period. Anybody who thinks he's not hiding something is a fool.

Congress, or some form of litigation entity will wind up getting a court order anyway. He needs to get it over with.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: ketsuko

WTH?

lol.

Did you watch the debates at all? During one of them Clinton noted that he "doesn't pay taxes" and his response was
"that makes me smart".

Does that ring any bells?





It means he does what we all do -- avoids as much tax burden as we can.


Do we all find off shore accounts to hide out money from the IRS?

Two Trump Companies Discovered In Cyprus, EU’s Russian Off-Shore Banking Haven


These developments raise troubling foreign relationships between Trump and the Russian oligarch class, between his Cabinet pick and that class, and by both of them with Vladimir Putins top EU ally state.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Alright. You've made your point. Trump shouldn't have to pay taxes because he's special.
Point taken.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: ketsuko

I think you understand I'm talking about after 2005. Like NOW. Currently.

If everything is on the up and up, then WHY won't he release his tax returns like the other decent folks who have run for office?



He's under an IRS audit.

The returns he would release might not be accurate.


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posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:04 PM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
a reply to: theantediluvian

Yep, that's the statement. Now can you show me this proof that right-wingers were threatening David Cay Johnston and his family?


Is David Cay Johnston the "nobody" that President Trump referred to today? I don't think anyone would risk winding up in jail (or worse) over a "nobody".



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: windword

All from questionable "sources".




posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: ketsuko

Alright. You've made your point. Trump shouldn't have to pay taxes because he's special.
Point taken.



As politicized as the IRS has been under this past administration, do you honestly think his returns would have stayed hidden if there wasn't something to make hay out of? Even Romney's got released illegally because there was political hay to be made with them.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: ketsuko

Alright. You've made your point. Trump shouldn't have to pay taxes because he's special.
Point taken.



So much hyperbole.

I simple don't believe someone should pay extra taxes because you don't like them or they're richer than you are.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Oh look! It's the ATS "FAKE NEWS" Jack in Box!



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:18 PM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: MotherMayEye

It's a shame that you use semantics to excuse, to deflect and to defend a known con man, scammer.



I haven't deflected or defended Trump. I just corrected your incorrect statements.
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posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye


So do you, or do you not contend that Trump is an honest businessman?



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: windword

I do not put it past Trump to have many shady and possibly illegal business dealings. But, from what I read on the Trump U fraud claims, i didn't feel particularly outraged or shocked. If it was criminal fraud, I would probably be more disgusted. It was a civil case though.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:29 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye

Back to the point in question in the first place, and in answer to the poster who claimed that Trump's leaked partial 2005 tax return proves that he's an honest businessman, I said, and still contend, "No it doesn't".

There are numerous examples I provided as proof when asked.

Trump University is just one example of Trump's scams and dishonest business practices.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: windword
originally posted by: angeldoll




Trump has responded on Twitter

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account
@realDonaldTrump


Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, "went to his mailbox" and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!


Why not? If Trump and CO are going to leak old tax documents that make him look good, and simultaneously deflect from all the troublesome news dogging the White House, they'd be smart to pick someone educated enough to have a little bit of authority on economics and taxes, and someone that they're sure will leak it the "opposition", so that Trump and CO can play the victim.


David Cay Boyle Johnston is an American investigative journalist and author, a specialist in economics and tax issues, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting.
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Johnston received the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting "for his penetrating and enterprising reporting that exposed loopholes and inequities in the U.S. tax code, which was instrumental in bringing about reforms
en.wikipedia.org...



Double Win/Win for Trump and CO.



After Maddow's epic nationally broadcast fail, I'd question the expertise in economics and taxes which her source claims. I also question her intelligence for bringing it up in a manner leading viewers to believe it was something huge then realizing it showed the opposite of what she thought.

Proves that neither she nor her expert are intelligent enough to really analyze their own taxes, let alone a billionaire's...

Egg meet face in the style of Japanese game shows...



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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a reply to: windword

It does prove it.

MSNBC got suckered in and proved it sideways.




posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

But wait.

Rachel is a Rhodes Scholar.




posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Nope. Donald Trump's 2005 partial tax return does nothing to prove that he's an honest businessman. In fact the evidence is stacked against that meme.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

I agree.

The partial release of Donald Trump's 2005 tax returns does nothing to alieve concerns about Trump's recent financial ties, and how they affect his ability to govern on behalf of the American people's best interest.



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