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They are if I decide they are part of the discussion, the OP is about Bernie' taxes. You brought in

tax irregularities, not me. You posted about yourself going through a candidates taxes looking for irregularities and wanted me to explain them. I'm not a professional tax person, and I don't explain other peoples tax returns. I simply proved to you that there are professionals hired by the media going through our candidates tax returns and finding irregularities. In other words George, they do the work so we don't have to. All we have to do is read about it.

Again, you're very welcome.

George, did you mistake me for Bernie Sanders that you expect me to explain his taxes ?

I'm female and younger.

What's the correlation? It's like this George. Tax returns. The errors you and your friends are looking for in Bernie's and the ones professionals hired by the media found in Beto's. It was a long post so I'm sure you overlooked this in my response.

Before I get the obligatory wahtaboutism or deflection. There are a lot more links to where the errors on Beto's taxes were discovered right away after they were released, by tax professionals employed by the media.

If there were problems with Bernie tax returns the media and others would have been all over it.
The silence speaks volumes. They would have had a blast with a gasp! "socialist" cheating on his taxes. You're welcome.

Would you like me to edit my previous post to include correlation along with he obligatory wahtaboutism or deflection?

Well George, it's like this. Those are not my tax returns, I am not an accountant, an IRS employee

or a tax lawyer, I'm not stupid or presumptuous enough to explain someone else's taxes. I have no interest in anyone's tax returns but my own. I have no malice towards Bernie or any of the candidates on the Democratic side. I have looked at the OPs on his returns but don't give a shit enough to click on the link to look at them.

You know why I don't have any fucks to give about twitter and internet sleuths spotting potential errors on Bernie tax returns? The media hires pros to go over them.

Because if there were errors on Bernie taxes they would have been reported on by the media. Like all these media reports about the errors on Beto's tax returns. I'm only going to post two.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke and his wife appear to have underpaid their taxes in 2013 and 2014 because they improperly claimed the deduction for medical expenses, according to tax returns the former Texas congressman released on Monday.

In those two years, O'Rourke and his wife, Amy, reported a total of $15,718 in medical expense deductions. However, at the time, people under 65 could only take the deduction if their medical expenses exceeded 10 percent of their adjusted gross income, and the O'Rourkes' expenses didn't exceed that threshold.

On their 2013 and 2014 returns, boxes where taxpayers were supposed to have put down 10 percent of their adjusted gross income were left blank. A paid preparer whose name was redacted in the returns prepared the O'Rourkes' taxes in those years.

The Wall Street Journal, which first reported on the issue, noted that the error means that the O'Rourkes appeared to have underpaid their taxes by a total of more than $4,000 in those two years.

Before I get the obligatory wahtaboutism or deflection. There are a lot more links to where the errors on Beto's taxes were discovered right away after they were released, by tax professionals employed by the media.

If there were problems with Bernie tax returns the media and others would have been all over it.
The silence speaks volumes. They would have had a blast with a gasp! "socialist" cheating on his taxes. You're welcome.


O’Rourke may amend past tax returns due to under payment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he'll amend "as appropriate" federal tax returns from 2013 and 2014, when he may have underpaid around $4,000 because of incorrectly deducted medical expenses.

O'Rourke late Monday released 10 years of returns filed by himself and his wife, Amy, through 2017. The ex-congressman promised to release 2018 returns as soon as they're filed.

The incorrectly reported deductions were first reported by The Wall Street Journal, which had a tax professional review O'Rourke's returns. The review spotted that O'Rourke deducted almost $16,000 worth of medical expenses when he should only have deducted 10 percent of income.

A campaign spokesman said Tuesday that "after becoming aware of this error, the accounting firm that prepared the filings was immediately informed and will file an amendment as appropriate."

Medicare for all is a totalitarian system we can't pay for? Yet we can subsidize insurance

companies under the ACA. Other civilized nations can do it so can we. I hear talk about government heath care like that every time it's brought up by Republicans . I don't consider my Medicare that I pay for and my supplemental plan that I chose and purchase from an insurance company, a private insurance company, to be dictatorial. VA is a government healthcare plan and my husband is quite fond of that, his Medicare and his supplemental . Millions are on Medicaid and I doubt you will find one fucking person who considers those 3 government healthcare programs to be centralized, dictatorial and amounting to "complete subservience". A lot of Democrats are on board for Medicare for all and support it. Are they all appalling?

How would it be paid for. NO choice of healthcare coverage. Heard those and more when Obama and the Dems started talking about the ACA , which worked out well till the Republicans found ways to fuck it up.

We know why he voted against the 2007 comprehensive immigration reform bill, I agree with him

100% on his vote and his reasons for doing so. So it's safe to say the asshole King agrees with all Democrats on close boarders?


When the Southern Poverty Law Center published the first version of this report in 2007, we recommended reform or repeal of the H-2 program. Unfortunately, even after the enactment of modest reforms in recent years, guestworker programs today are still inherently abusive and unfair to both U.S. and foreign workers.

In the past several years, the DOL has proposed two sets of regulations to better protect non-agricultural H-2 workers – one related to wage rate guarantees and one more comprehensive set of regulations. These regulations also would better protect the jobs and wages of U.S. workers. Unfortunately for workers, neither set of regulations has gone into effect; employers have filed multiple lawsuits challenging them, and Congress has effectively blocked implementation of the new wage regulations. For workers, then, the abuses continue unabated.

Write him a sternly worded letter. Who knows? He may decide change his answers

to please someone on a small message board. I think it's up to candidates to give their own answers to questions they are asked. The person didn't ask if all Democrats are for open borders. The person asked Bernie why he, Bernie, supported open borders. Bernie doesn't.

Most of us don't need him to explain his complete answer to a question at a political event because we read it in the complete context.

Like brush your teeth before you go to bed, or take a shower playing in the mud. See how context works? Without context it sounds like one is talking to a 4 year old. I don't think 4 year old attend political events and ask question of candidates.

When asked at an Oskaloosa, Iowa, town hall why he supported open borders, the 2020 White House candidate was quick to clarify his stance.

“I’m afraid you may be getting your information wrong," Sanders replied, according to The Washington Post. "I think what we need is comprehensive immigration reform.”

“Oh my god, there’s a lot of poverty in this world, and you’re going to have people from all over the world. And I don’t think that’s something that we can do at this point. Can’t do it,” the Vermont lawmaker continue


I don't watch TH's so I don't know his history. Which is the "hit piece" that made you suddenly

decide he was too biased? The tweet that says
“I appreciate his attempt to do better in the future, but to me this is not mainly about whether Joe Biden has adequate respect for personal space. It’s about women deserving equal respect in the workplace."

Or is the the article you highlighted titled "Joe Biden Isn’t the Answer"? I don't see anything wrong about either. The tweet reads as a well thought out opinion on the current situation. I read the article and it is actually pretty damn good. That is Joe Biden. That's his history and those aren't lies. Joe has always been in the sweet spot of the middle.
Maybe I have a different view of a "hit piece".


It was a period of intense partisan realignment, in response to the upheavals of the 1960s and early ’70s, in which the American left was nervously coalescing around the interests and increased liberties of racial minorities and women, the populations who were forming what would be the most reliable part of its base.

The right, meanwhile, was sucking strength from a backlash against disruptive social movements, growing fat and drunk on the language of piety and family values that would undergird its ultraconservative defense of the old power structures, self-righteously fueling up for the Reagan era. Republicans had, for the foreseeable future, won white men — America’s original citizens, the ones around whom our narratives and priorities are calibrated.

Rather than lean into an energetic defense of the values of liberty, equality, and inclusion that might define their role against the racist and anti-feminist backlash of the era, the Democratic Party appeared anxious to distance itself from being the feminized “mommy party,” and shunt to the side — rather than vigorously advocate for — the priorities of women, especially poor women, and people of color.

The party continued to be represented and led by mostly white men. And while officially Democrats remained on the progressive side, supporting reproductive rights, civil rights, and affirmative action, a contingent of Those Guys, Joe Biden notable among them, made folksy rationalizations for abrogating, rather than expanding and more fiercely protecting, new rights and protections. Those Guys soothed; Those Guys were familiar; Those Guys enjoyed their own power and wanted to reassure everyone that it wasn’t really going to be so dramatically reapportioned.

Me Too Founder Tarana Burke Calls Biden's Response 'Disrespectful And Inexcusable'


Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement, spoke out Friday in support of the women who have come forward to accuse Joe Biden of inappropriate behavior, calling out the former vice president’s joking response to the scandal as “disrespectful and inexcusable.”

In a Twitter thread, Burke argued that the seven women who say they received unwanted physical contact from Biden were right to speak up and that the likely 2020 contender appears be deeply missing the point they are trying to make.

“It’s about bodily autonomy, it’s about power and leadership,” wrote Burke, who first started using the phrase “Me Too” to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of sexual misconduct in 2006.

Burke’s comments came the same day Biden opened up a speech by making light of the news about his unwanted touches. He said of the man who introduced him onstage, “I just want you to know, I had permission” to hug him.


Beto praises 'courage' of Biden accusers, questions whether former VP should enter 2020 race

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke became the latest 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful to weigh in on the allegations of unwanted touching and kissing leveled against former Vice President Joe Biden.

O’Rourke, who currently sits third in the polls alongside Sen. Kamala Harris of California and behind Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, praised the “courage” of the women who have come forward to accuse the former vice president of inappropriate behavior.

“We need to listen to those who are raising their stories who have the courage to come forward to share their experience and also to be part of the conversation about either his candidacy or how he fares as a contender for the nomination if he jumps in,” O’Rourke said Wednesday during an appearance at the National Action Network conference.

O’Rourke added: “I think ultimately that will be a decision for him to make but I’m glad people are willing to and have the courage to step up. They must be heard and must be listened to.”


Well consult your crystal ball again. How I feel about Biden is on record.


Autumn (33,930 posts)

23. The only problem I will have is if Biden doesn't jump in the race.

He and Bernie are a big pluses and both fill a void I don't see the others as yet filling. IMO

Autumn (33,930 posts)

49. That cracked me up. Only Joe.

I want Trump beat and humiliated here and on the world stage. I want him whimpering and crying in the corner of a dirty omelet bar at his shitty golf course.

Star Member Autumn (33,930 posts)

19. Biden has every right to run if he chooses to run. That he is having meetings

with donors shows that he is thinking about it. If he want's it to happen it will, no one else is trying to make it happen.
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