October 31st – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #285

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1,421 Responses to October 31st – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #285

  1. wheatietoo says:

    Hmmm…

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  2. Pam says:

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  3. Pam says:

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  4. Regina says:

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  5. Bert Darrell says:

    Sarah said: “I know that that’s an oversimplification …” Wow, what an understatement!
    I wish she would explain that, for a family of 3, the $12,000 increase in the standard deduction will be offset by the loss of the personal exemption (3 X $4050 – $12,150), and it gets much worse for larger families.

    The question is whether falling into a lower tax bracket is really advantageous.

    For the typical family of 4 lands, if landing in the 25% after being in the 28% bracket the previous year, their taxable income will be $4,200 higher than before (add $4,050 for each additional family member and you are talking “real” figures). The 25% tax on $4,200 will be $1,050). The savings due to being in the 25% bracket means (3%) will be $126 (3% of $4,200). So, they will be out $924 ($1,050 – 126) relative to last year.

    For those who itemize deductions instead of taking the standard deduction, consider that property and state/local taxes will no longer be deductible and the picture is not a happy one either, particularly if you live in high-tax places.

    I heard U.S. Rep Brady saying to Maria Bartiromo that the AVERAGE family will save $4,000 in taxes. Well, that is possibly true … if you include all taxpayers, including those who will be in the 35% tax bracket. Just imagine how rich the AVERAGE homeless pauper will be when Jeff Bezos walks into their room.

    So, is congress lying to the people … again? Noooo, who would dare thinking so? /S

    PDJT is our last hope against the cheaters.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      Do you know if there’s a reliable online calculator where we could plug in our actual figures from 2016 and compare them with all the proposals? I’ve been looking and can’t find one.

      It would certainly help people understand WTH is going on in D.C. with these proposals.

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      • Bert Darrell says:

        NF: not to my knowledge. My calcs are based on what congress is letting us know, which at this time is half truths, smoke and mirrors.

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        • Niagara Frontier says:

          Congress deliberately obfuscates everything. It’s how they avoid accountability. We cannot let them get away with it on tax reform. Too much is at stake.

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    • Bert, the tax brackets are progressive. Only the amount over the last bracket is taxes at the higher rate.

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      • Bert Darrell says:

        Mz Molly Anna:
        That’s precisely while I calculated the tax on the difference, which would fall -in part or as a whole- on the highest bracket for the family I used as an example. My only assumption was that the entire minimal difference (e.g., $4,200) would fall completely into the top bracket.

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  6. Wiggyky says:

    Here is a great summation of what is going on. Don’t sweat the beginning, get to the meat from the latter half of the story.

    Leaks over the weekend also suggest this is about Manafort’s associations with the Podesta Group, and not Trump. Leaks suggest it is about illicit money transfers, aka money laundering, back in 2012 and even in earlier years. Obviously, that has nothing to do with Trump.

    Trump’s position looks good, he looks happy when he talks, and has for many weeks. He is in control. He sees the long game, and knows he is holding all the cards. It appears he has entrapped them all in this scandal called Uranium One. The FBI and the Deep-State. James Comey. Eric Holder. Loretta Lynch. The Clintons. Barrack Obama. The leftist news media. Real collusion, with a real crime.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/10/_the_mother_of_all_scandals.html

    Sounds like Sessions may be actually doing his job, contrary to some. You can’t convict people with some proof, you must have ALL the proof. Some investigations can take years. But who cares, if it isn’t done today then the man is incompetent. Blahhhh.

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  7. Publius2016 says:

    Read this on Reddit:

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  8. Here we go. Tax bill delayed by the house. Will not be released tomorrow.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      I’ve said it many times, I’ll say it again: there will be no tax reform. The two-prong approach — Mueller at one end in his incessant investigation consuming the media, and Congress on the other stymieing Trump so he can claim no legislative victories. Trump can schmooze and charm and cajole and speechify all he wants: they will not deliver. They hate him and want him ruined. It’s war.

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      • RJ says:

        The whole DC situation is a sham. Nothing but slime and sleaze.

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      • Evelyn says:

        Think for a bit about Obamacare, and how that drama played out. Then watch 5 or 10 minutes of this Dick Morris commentary from a week or 2 ago (I know this is about a lot of other issues, but it also covers how Trump single-handedly brought about the death of Obamacare): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjtaKIGzaA4

        God has a plan, and Trump is playing the long game. Make no mistake, there will be tax reform and America and Israel will bloom like proverbial roses. We are undergoing a necessary process where people’s agendas are being forced into the open – people’s real motives are being unmasked, there is nowhere to hide. This is a very busy news day so many may not have noticed that Jeb Hensarling announced that he will not seek reelection. They are dropping like flies.

        This is a necessary process. Let it play out, support our POTUS and each other, and we will see our reward.

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    • GetReal says:

      Or the next day, or the next day… CoC and their cronies have been hard at work. Another GOP FAIL is imminent.

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  9. Bert Darrell says:

    I take the delay as good news. I’ve been saying for a while that the Republicans have been twisting arguments to sell us a loser (more, not less, taxes under the guise of tax reform) with the pretext of avoiding increased deficits when, in fact, they are after more money to reward donors. Just a couple of days ago, PDJT insisted that tax reform MUST give the middle class a break. So, non\w they need more time to figure out new tricks and lies. I say two things: let PDJT write the tax reform law and DRAIN THE SWAMP! We desperately need both.

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      I meant now, not non\w

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    • elleb77 says:

      This tax reform is a joke. We’d end up paying loads more. ENOUGH. STOP THE SPENDING and give everyone a tax cut.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Hope that everyone figures it out before we get “86ed”.
        Again. Those with long memories can remember when
        you used to be able to depreciate commercial buildings,
        take the interest off your taxes from car loans, credit card
        debt.

        “Tax reform” of 1986 screwed the little guy. Per usual.
        Let’s not have a repeat on how the congress critters
        deed the farm back to their buddies, on our backs.

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    • Chickficshun says:

      Actually maybe the delay is due to the terrorist attack? I dont know? I think it shows respect that the horrible tragedy isnt swept aside due to political wrangling on taxes. Which we have everyday. Maybe lettibg a day go by to mourn the victims woukd be best?

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  10. Suncc49 says:

    Yet again the President is going to have to straighten congress out….

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  11. Albertus Magnus says:

    I hope when we get tax reform this year and AG Sessions is shown to have been doing exactly what PDJT wanted him to do that all of the constant trolls who come here day after day, night after night are not only forced to apologize and admit their wrong but also receive the same scorn they help on PDJT and his MAGA Team!

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  12. duchess01 says:

    WHAT’S HAPPENING – 10/30/2017 and 10/31/2017

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog

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  13. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • tazz2293 says:

      We need some type of department that is involved in investigations and indicting those who disobey our laws. Pro Tip: It ain’t Kongress. We used to have two departments that worked hand in hand to perform the above function I described.

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  14. Regina says:

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  15. duchess01 says:

    ATTENTION PATRIOTS! Elections are being held in WA, VA, NJ, NY & UT on Nov 7th! Early voting has started! GET OUT AND VOTE!
    BY IWB · OCTOBER 31, 2017

    http://investmentwatchblog.com/attention-patriots-elections-are-being-held-in-wa-va-nj-ny-ut-on-nov-7th-early-voting-has-started-get-out-and-vote/

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  16. GREENMIRROR says:

    So, does this cloud have an incredible silver lining?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/drawandstrike/status/925097446581170176

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  17. winky says:

    Well this is a scary article…..hope it is fake news. Cannot imagine a world without our president.

    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-2020-election-white-house-manafort-696089

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      Shouldn’t let it bother you until Trump says he’s not running.

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      • winky says:

        Thanks Patrick. With the lies and corruption that we see with the Dems and Rinos…our world will be over as we know it….it will be the end. I have a lump in my throat thinking about it.

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      • Chickficshun says:

        Well it could get some republicans on board. Im pretty sure any republican running would LOVE to inherit a roaring economy. I find it interesting that Rand apaul and Chris Christie would say that unless they were told to hint that to the media.

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        • winky says:

          That has me worried….who would tell them to do that? Christie is his friend…I do not think he would do that

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          • Chickficshun says:

            I think the President would tell them to hint at that. You know Rand Paul did not stand up to applaud whe that dummy Flake gave his speech and Paul was the one guiding him on his Obamacare EO earlier this month. Christie is his guidance on the Opiod war. I cant see them saying this to inflict wounds. Its odd. So maybe he’s letting hint that so these jackass republican start fantisizing about 2020 election. Do you think any republicans will vote for the idiots who obstructed or will they and moderates vote for the person who helped Trump?

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    • tazz2293 says:

      I am saving up to move to somewhere once President Trump leaves office. There won’t be another like him in our lifetimes and I don’t want to be a part of an America without MAGA.

      How bad does that sound? My family has been in America since 1712 and I cannot imagine what America will become once President Trump leaves office

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    • mimbler says:

      Zero facts in that article. Nothing but speculation.

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  18. youme says:

    Do not talk to the police ( or Special Prosecutor ) Just ask George Papadopoulos or Thomas Drake or Scooter Libby

    DePaul Professor: George Papadopoulos Was ‘Zealous And A Bit Simple’

    https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/depaul-professor-george-papadopoulos-was-zealous-and-a-bit-simple/51c0334a-8f92-452a-8158-11fde4450f49?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Web-Share

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    • Nchadwick says:

      I don’t care who you are or what you do — this is a MUST watch video — It has been years since I was MADE to watch it – and in turn, I have sat my children (ages 17-25) down and made to watch as well. It does not matter if you think you will never need the information contained in this video — WATCH IT! You, no doubt, will use and be glad you did at some point in your life.

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      • sobriquet4u says:

        Thanks Nchadwick…great video and I passed it on to my daughter with instructions to have my grandson watch it. It is sad that we have to think this way now days but the law has become so twisted.

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    • elleb77 says:

      Thanks for that video. Very good advise. Would that apply to the FBI?

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      Like, Forrest Gump simple?

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      The article features a professor farkus. Doesn’t seem to be related to wild eyes farkus from obama’s administration, at least not a father or a brother. Uncle, cousin or no relation. I looked it up a bit as that was an unusual name and it turned up twice in relation to Trump Russia conspiracy

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    • mariner says:

      Then watch Part 2.

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  19. Regina says:

    hahahaha

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  20. duchess01 says:

    Here’s a List of Locations for the November 4th Anti-Trump Protests

    Posted by Daisy LutherDate: October 31, 2017

    http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/lilocations-november-4th-anti-trump-protests/

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    • FofBW says:

      Will there be ample bleacher seating? /Sarc

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Those are all cities that have Democrat Mayors, aren’t they.

      That way the little Antifa scumbags will have ‘freedom to destroy’.

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      • duchess01 says:

        Most definitely, wheatie! and – they will do nothing to arrest or refrain them from doing their worst – stand down orders for LEOs – and they will have all the press coverage they want – to make it appear as if they are winning – and/or have a logical complaint – interesting, too – isn’t President Trump going to be out of the country – so he will have no way to thwart their efforts – it will appear he is helpless!

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        • wheatietoo says:

          Oh yeah, the whole thing is for Propaganda.

          The Deep Left wants to be able to show the world their False Narrative of, “people take to the streets to protest Trump”.

          It’s all staged.
          It’s all fake.
          And the leftist media will run with it.

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        • piper567 says:

          So, when these creeps destroy these liberal cities, will the cities ask for assistance to rebuild?
          Whatever happened to all those poor merchants that lost their livelihood in the Hamburg
          riots?
          All of these people are intertwined with one another.
          Pretty sure the common denominator is soros. This anarchy requires a slice of his $8B, a part of which is being used to undermine E Europe.
          I know Trump knows all of this. Yet I sincerely wonder what is going on to arrest the momentum of theses criminals? Anyone have some insight here?
          And if antifa folks are now telling their followers to wear MAGA hats (which they are), how can we retain any control over such a video message?
          we know what the msm will discuss.
          Practical suggestions as to how we can combat this anarchy?

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          • duchess01 says:

            $18B to his ‘Open Society’ foundation, piper! Just because they wear MAGA hats does not mean they care about this country – actions speak louder than words and hats – their hatred will be noticed by all who see what they do – did destroying a city, burning businesses, and robbing them endear them to anyone – NO – we saw them for the thugs they are – we will know them by their fruits – and they have nothing to produce, but hatred –

            What will arrest the momentum of these criminals are charges – LEOs who will do their jobs and not stand down – people who have the courage to expose the LIES and the FAKE scenarios –

            Anyone who must disguise his/her appearance is up to no good – one practical suggestion is to PRAY – God has the power to do what we cannot do, piper – if we trust in Him with all of our hearts – lean not on our own understanding – acknowledge Him in all that we do – He will make our path straight!

            satan has the power to finance this false protest – but, we have the power, through God, to fight it – what did BLM accomplish by trashing a city – did they win the hearts and minds of people – no – and neither will this group – throwing money at a hate-filled endeavor does not make it successful – it is still evil –

            Trust me – God’s Got It!

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            • wheatietoo says:

              And…Trump Supporters don’t wear masks!

              We will probably have to remind the media of this.
              Over and over, until they get it.

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              • duchess01 says:

                Right you are, wheatie! We are proud to show our ‘happy’ faces and ‘don’ our MAGA hats – we are not known for violence – nor do we shut down bridges, destroy statues, and burn down buildings,

                Big Difference!

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      • M. Mueller says:

        Milwaukee has a Democrat Mayor and is a sanctuary city, but Wisconsin is a concealed carry state. You don’t see anyplace in Wisconsin on that list, do you?

        Wonder if any of the cities listed are concealed carry?

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        • wheatietoo says:

          Austin, TX…both CC and Open carry, I think.
          Cleveland, OH…both too, I think.

          I remember that there was Open Carry allowed at the RNC convention last year.
          That was in Cleveland, right?

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    • rsanchez1990 says:

      We need that condensed into a single post. It’s a very interesting idea Stealth Jeff is putting forward there. It adds another level of intrigue to “Javanka” if Kushner was the real brains behind the campaign and Bannon either started getting jealous (to the point where the President had to publicly tell Bannon to settle their differences) or started running disinformation when he learned the truth. It’s believable since Kushner was there from the very beginning, as was Ivanka (which is the main reason why “Javanka” never made sense).

      It would also explain why President Trump on several occasions asked publicly, “where’s Jeff?” Maybe he did it any time the Swamp was close to figuring out what was going on and needed to run cover for Mueller and Sessions?

      We are truly blessed to have President Trump and his team in charge!

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      • Chickficshun says:

        As much as I’d love to believe this, there is nothing I’ve seen to give me any other thought that Mueller is deep state and is out to crucify the president. Now sometimes I do wonder why everyone is so afraid he’ll fire Mueller. Almost like the dems want him too. But I think it’s wishful thinking on my part.
        I sure hope it’s going to be alright. I prayed so hard for him to win and I keep praying for his protection and strength to get thru this.

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        • rsanchez1990 says:

          Whether or not Mueller is working against the President or the Swamp, President Trump is 100% safe.

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        • mariner says:

          “Everyone” pretends to be afraid that Trump will fire Mueller because the Democrats and their lapdog media are shouting that it’s about to happen.

          It’s not about to happen, and while the Democrats are screaming about PDJT they’re also demanding a second “Independent Counsel” to investigate Trump.

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  21. LBB says:

    Last comment I left almost a week ago, was how substantial stories always drop when I go away with no mobile devices. This time takes the cake. Tried to roll through the threads and comments to get the gist of what happened and how the Treepers responded.

    So much to digest, but I still know we will come out on top. It may not be pretty or perfect, but we will be in a better point then pre-PDJT.

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  22. rsanchez1990 says:

    A few weeks ago, Derek Jeter said he would be OK with baseball players kneeling for the national anthem. Now that Jeter is part-owner of the Miami Marlins, a team that can’t afford to alienate any fans with their already low attendance, Jeter is singing a different tune, saying he personally wouldn’t kneel from the anthem (sending a hint hint nudge nudge to his players).

    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/marlins-owner-jeter-on-anthem-kneeling-not-enough-focus-on-reasons-for-protest/

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  23. GREENMIRROR says:

    So I’m running out of popcorn reading Twitter…here’s another one amazing if true.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/GartrellLinda/status/925456572448468993

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  24. wheatietoo says:

    Here it is…

    Some guy ran through Anderson Cooper’s live shot, yelling…”CNN is fake news!”
    Hahahaaaa.

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  25. FOIA did a large doc dump today. gonna go check it out

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  26. elleb77 says:

    Has anyone seen a schedule for Trumps trip?

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  27. GREENMIRROR says:

    George and the pipeline through turkey…

    https://mobile.twitter.com/chiIIum/status/925540268874567680

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  28. LBB says:

    Subtle movement with NK, SK, China ? Interesting headlines about the nuclear site collapse just becoming stories lately. When H bomb launch happened , there were a few articles that stated the secondary tremor as most likely a collapse.

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