I never said that I disliked multi-quoting only that it was a flashback to another poster. The poor will be the first to suffer when the recession hits. But continue being very concerned about how they don't have enough skin in the game.Multiple quotes? I thought you were bothered by that.
No. Here is what I wrote:
Rough guidelines for mortgage holders.. lenders usually get nervous if your mortgage is greater than 42 or 43% of AGI. That would put around 27,000,000 tax filers that - in theory - could qualify for a $750,000 loan.
Read then re-read the bold.
Right. For two reason that are obvious to everyone. The "poor' how you are defining them 1. don't pay Federal taxes and 2. are not buying homes and putting money away for retirement.
No. I am not sure how you are defining 'rich.' Real wealth, yes, I agree there are legal shelters available but there's one thing you are missing that has already pointed out. Top earners pay the bulk of income taxes collected. You may not feel they pay enough - which is a view held by many - but they do pay.
No. You said he doesn't pay Federal taxes. You are wrong again.
His taxes are none of your business. Your taxes are none of my business. If you want to show them to me that will be your decision and yours alone. You can speculate wildly about what they may contain. I reasonable sure you would not know what you were looking at even if you had them. Let's go ahead and assume they are not on a 1040EZ form. Can we at least agree on that?
Too early to tell. I can say that the Mueller investigation and the Dem's obsession with the overturn of the 2016 election is not helping. USMCA anyone? Bi-partisan support and nothing but cricket from the House. Except the singular focus on ginning up any excuse to impeach.
Name one abuse. I am sure you can point to many.
Sure. If not the "Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Bribe Extortion Treason" it will be something else. You reference a tweet from somebody telegraphing what could be next. The "Impeachment Committee" will not stop until they have found a crime to impeach POTUS for. It's what they do.
Don't let the facts get in the way when you are this determined. POTUS donates his salary. By your way of thinking we should pursue Obama enriching himself by accepting his. Then of course there is this:
How Barack Obama Has Made $20 Million Since Arriving In Washington
Including $10.8 million during both terms as POTUS. Does this bother you at all?
Also this is common knowledge:
Trump tumbles down the Forbes 400 as his net worth has taken a major hit since he launched his presidential run
October 2018 CNBC. Many other sources reporting the same.
- President Donald Trump’s net worth has declined by more than $1 billion since the year he launched his presidential campaign at the foot of Trump Tower’s escalator, Forbes reported Tuesday.
- The president’s net worth stands at $3.1 billion, down from $4.5 billion in 2015, Forbes said. As a result, Trump has tumbled down the Forbes 400 list, the latest edition of which will be published in full Wednesday.
- Trump was the 248th wealthiest person in America on Forbes’ 2017 list.
You do realize that we know how much Obama made in office because he was transparent about his taxes, right? You tell me, which of Obama's income items were sketchy. The article even admits that he was making $450K by 2015. I have no issues with Trump making money from royalties of the prior books that he 'wrote'. But he should've put all his assets in a blind trust, instead GOP groups line his pockets by visiting his properties in DC and abroad even when it is ridiculous (Pence in Ireland). He tried to award himself a govt contract to host the G7! That was so nuts even the GOP senators had to put a stop to it. The salary donation is good PR, but he will recoup all that 10- fold or more once out of office, which makes his personal enrichment schemes while in office even more damning.
There is something deeply ironic about a president attacking Hunter Biden for enriching himself off of Joe Biden's time as VP while simultaneously plugging his failson's book to his twitter followers and buying up bulk copies for his political donors. Or having Ivanka get trademarks approved in China while he is negotiating a trade deal with China.
I take Trump's net worth with a large grain of salt. They are all just estimates. He may not even be a billionaire. Trump can all prove us wrong by being transparent. But he chooses not to be and there was no legal reason that he had to prior to becoming president.
Abuses of power:
Employing his children in the WH.
Overruling his own admin so his children can get security clearances they couldn't get on merit.
Using official state events to openly campaign for president.
Staying at resorts that he owns and billing the govt.
Not responding to any subpoena from the House of Representatives and instructing others not to as well.
Threatening whistleblowers who have legally come forward.
Withholding aid to Ukraine until they publicly announce an investigation of his political rivals.