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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:56 PM

Trump Open to Tax Hike for Richest Americans in Pursuit of Dems

Source: Roll Call

Eager to garner Democratic support for a still-emerging tax overhaul package, President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed a willingness to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

During a meeting with lawmakers from both parties, Trump pledged that he wants lawmakers to craft a bill focused on slashing middle-class tax rates and doing things to create jobs — code for a dramatic corporate tax rate cut.

“The rich will not be gaining at all with this plan. We are looking for the middle class and we are looking for jobs — jobs being the economy," Trump told reporters as the White House meeting began. “So we’re looking at [the] middle class and we’re looking at jobs.

“I think the wealthy will be pretty much where they are, pretty much where they are,” Trump told reporters of tax rates on the wealthiest Americans. “If they have to go higher, they’ll go higher.”

Read more: http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/trump-richest-americans-tax-hike/

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:01 PM

1. Hopefully Democratic legislators

are smart enough to not believe a single word Trump says.

In fact, statistically, you would do better to assume the exact opposite is what he will do.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:01 PM

2. Bull Sh*t, this is what he said earlier for taxes for corporations, someone has to pay

Trump says Harvey and Irma are why we need to cut taxes on corporations

"On Wednesday morning, President Trump asserted that in the wake of two hurricanes that killed at least 80 people, caused many billions of dollars of damage, and displaced tens of thousands, tax cuts are “needed more than ever before. Go Congress, go!”


https://thinkprogress.org/trump-uses-hurricane-devastation-to-sell-massive-corporate-tax-cut-5e59e41d62ce/



Traitor............................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:49 PM

11. Hey, there IS no plan. He pulls this stuff out his (fill in the blank).

He, and his little 'can't govern' gang have no notion how to make policy.
His program thru-out his life is to scream, blame and hold everyone else responsible till he gets his way.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 02:13 AM

12. Well, to be fair,

Trump and his administration are STILL on their Republican described "learning curve". Having no experience in government apparently gives them free rein to fuck things up royally for an indefinite period of time. At least that's what Ryan and the rest of the GOP hierarchy have been telling us for the past 7 months. They're still on the learning curve.

You'd think they might ask a few questions, or actually attempt to learn how the government works and finances itself, but you'd be wrong. I guess those things must be learned through GOP osmosis, so we can expect the "learning curve" to continue for another year or three, perhaps longer.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:11 PM

3. L.I.A.R.

Guaranteed he will raise what the poor pay, raise what the middle class pays and cut taxes hugely for himself using the long discredited but still shouted constantly refrain that cutting taxes on businesses will create jobs and that absolutely does not happen. He will not raise individual rates for millionaires, that would affect him and everyone knows he does everything including illegal stuff to avoid taxes.

His lips were moving, so we know he was 100% lying.

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Response to lark (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 02:22 AM

13. Of course....

there's not one shred of evidence to support the assumption that low corporate taxes produce jobs. That will never discourage them, though. "Trickle down" is still in the GOP's playbook, and that one has been debunked many times. They don't really have anything else but cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy to go to in their playbook, so they keep marching out those hackneyed platitudes every few decades, just to see if they can sucker people into believing in them again.

NO, we haven't forgotten that these stupid attempts of wealth redistribution don't work, and they're insulting our intelligence in thinking we've forgotten them.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:12 PM

4. This tune comes to mind...Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 02:28 AM

14. I absolutely....

love that old song! I was a lad of fifteen at that time, and bored stiff with Elvis (I know that's sacrilege to many) and the whole California beach music scene. This was the cusp of a new sound. a new type of rock and roll, and I was going to ride that wave as far as it took me. This brings back so many fond memories.

Thanks for posting it, BigmanPigman.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:12 PM

5. He means everyone except him will pay more.

He will pay less.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:16 PM

6. It will never happen for real, but if it drives some of the Trumpanzees off the bandwagon,

I'm cool with that...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:19 PM

7. Nothing he says can be depended upon. This is one of the problems with a sociopath like him.

And is, sadly, the reason many voted for him. Another case of people jumping on a bandwagon with no idea who the band is or where they wagon is taking them. In this culture where "disruption" is valued regardless of the need for disruption in any particular case, Trump's volatility and unreliability was seen somehow as a positive.

Meanwhile, he's an impulse-control impaired idiot who may use his great power to lower taxes on the middle class or, instead, to cause them to be killed or doomed to live in a post-apocalyptic hellscape because he can't see why he shouldn't use nuclear weapons on a whim.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:43 PM

8. don't trust the crazy man who promises anything to anyone.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:03 PM

9. Is he trying to bribe his way out of impeachment or imprisonment?

Because no way did he just decide to do this. I assume he will follow through just like he gives charities what he pledges.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:12 PM

10. How does that work,

when he says he wants to cut corp taxes from
35% to 15%..?

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