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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/30/2017 07:51 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/30/2017 07:51 AM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM
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President Trump’s Weekly Address...This Week on Puerto Rico & Taxes

Washington, DC...My Fellow Americans, All American hearts are united with the people of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands who have faced terrible devastation in the wake of two catastrophic hurricanes. We are working night and day in cooperation with territorial and local authorities to assist those in need, to help save and sustain lives, and to begin the long recovery and rebuilding effort. Our commitment to those affected is this: We are with you, we will stay with you, and we will come back stronger than ever. We are sending tremendous amounts of supplies, tremendous amounts of food and water, and we are sending great people to help. I know that it’s been devastating. I know your police force and everything else has been absolutely hurt, but we’re sending people to help, and it’s getting better on a daily basis.




This week, I traveled to Indiana to announce historic tax reform for the American people. It is based on four key ideas.

First, we will cut taxes on all Working American Families. People will pay a lot less money. Single individuals will not be taxed on the first $12,000 of income earned. And a married couple will pay zero taxes on their first $24,000 of income. After that, taxable income will be subject to just three tax rates—12%, 25% and 35%, it use to be 7%. We will also expand the child tax credit, eliminate the credit’s marriage penalty, and provide a new $500 tax credit for elder-care and other adult dependents. This is the real and lasting tax relief that everyday Americans badly need and truly deserve. This is what working Americans have been after.

Second, our framework will make the tax code simple, fair, and easy to understand. Under our plan, the vast majority of families will be able to file their taxes on a single sheet of paper.

As part of simplification, we are also getting rid of taxes that threaten to put family businesses and American farmers out of business. Julie Ellingson is a 4th generation cattle rancher in Bismarck, North Dakota. Julie and her family’s legacy of hard work should not be taken away when she dies —we will eliminate the Death Tax and keep her American Dream alive. Most importantly, her family will long remember, and they’ll be working hard for many, many years on their farm.

Third, we are going to restore America’s competitive edge so that American businesses and workers can win again. We will cut the corporate rate below the average of our foreign competitors—and we will reduce the top marginal income tax rate on small and mid-sized businesses to the lowest in more than 80 years. It’s so important because our companies are leaving our shores and when they leave, they let go of the workers. And then they make their product and they send it back into our country. We don’t tax them, we don’t do anything. Those days are over. We now have a competitive tax where our companies won’t be leaving. Believe me, it won’t be happening like it has, it’s going to be a big difference.

Finally, our framework encourages corporations to bring back trillions of dollars in wealth parked overseas, and stops punishing companies for keeping their headquarters in the United States. That’s actually what’s happening. Companies that stay in our country are being punished by our tax code. This will switch our current offshoring model—a tax system that drives jobs to other countries—to a new American Model. Under this plan, we want our companies to hire and grow in America, to raise wages for American workers, and to help rebuild American cities and towns.

This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to pass tax reform and to restore our jobs, our wealth, and our great American Dreams. We will be able to dream again and those dreams will be met.

Now it is time—finally-- for Congress to deliver. The problem we have is the democrats don’t want to cut your taxes, they want to actually raise your taxes, and raise them very substantially. We can’t afford to do that as a country, that’s why our jobs are leaving, that’s why you don’ t have enough left in your pay check. We want to cut taxes and it’s going to be the biggest tax cut in the history of our Country.

Thank you. God Bless You. And, God Bless America.

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Posted on: 2017-09-30 08:08:23   By: Anonymous
 
So Trump learns that Puerto Rico is a US territory and is gonna screw over a bunch of people with their taxes, got it.

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    Posted on: 2017-09-30 08:38:29   By: Anonymous
     
    No, no. Read it carefully. The rich are getting a windfall. No more estate tax. No 39 % tax rate anymore. No change in carried interest rules that let Wall Street treat salaries as capital gains. Instant expensing of toys your private business buys like fancy cars and airplanes. Ability to treat your salary as business income if you are wealthy enough to incorporate yourself. This is a windfall for lawyers, doctors, consultants & lobbyists.

    But you are right that taxes will actually go up for many middle class people who live in high tax states where it will no longer be possible to deduct state and local property and income taxes. Hint: CA is such a state.

    And if you are young, you are definitely screwed in the long term because these tax cuts for the wealthy will explode the deficit in a way even Democrats couldn't dream of. As more money is needed to pay interest on the debt, Congress will have no choice except to cut Social Security and Medicare, road repair and other services. Or, if the Democrats are in charge by then, they'll just raise your taxes to much higher levels than they are now. My advice if you are less than 50 years old is to save as much money as you can now because IMO you will get little or nothing from Social Security and Medicare when you retire.

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      Trump is a crooked liar
      Posted on: 2017-09-30 20:41:11   By: Anonymous
       

      The POTUS will eventually go to jail. There's no way around it. He's the 'crooked' one, not Hillary. He's the 'liar,' not Red...

      Ice water runs in his veins, not blood. 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      Posted on: 2017-10-01 10:53:38   By: Anonymous
       
      Thanks, Donald for taking the right attitude. California has become a socialist dictatorship dominated by the SF Bay Area and Greaer LA. We need to make changes here or establish the Jefferson 51st state.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-30 10:47:26   By: Anonymous
     
    Donald J Trump: what an absolutely pathetic excuse for a human being...but the etiology of the pathology still resides with the Americans (and I say that loosely) who elected him. Loyalty and patriotism have come to represent a foolish idolatry of ignorance, resentment, and meanness. Take America Back Again. #TABA

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Posted on: 2017-09-30 08:24:52   By: Anonymous
 
Puerto Ricans are US citizens and can move to any state they want to in the US. If Trump, his administration and the Republican Congress don't quickly restore the island to livability and unburden the massive debt that prevents PR from maintaining its infrastructure, then Puerto Ricans will move to the mainland. Many have nothing of value left in PR, so why would they stay and wait 6 months just to have electricity again. That is up to 3.5 million US citizens instantly qualified to vote in whichever state they move to. FL? TX?

I think we can be certain they will be voting Democratic in nearly every case since Trump and this Congress have shown then nothing but disrespect and neglect. Even if only 1 million leave PR for good, that's a lot of new Democratic votes.

Let's start a fund to resettle them in OH, MI and WI where they will definitely do some good.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-30 08:29:45   By: Anonymous
     
    It was Democratic policies that got PR into the financial mess it's in

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-09-30 08:47:13   By: Anonymous
       
      Nope. It was pretty bipartisan. It is Republicans that are now refusing to help solve the underlying debt problem.

      http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/05/puerto-ricos-debt-crisis-what-you-need-to-know.html

      Seeds were planted in 1976 when Ford was President. Read the story and learn something.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-09-30 12:57:19   By: Anonymous
         
        PRs were forced into US citizenship so they could be drafted to fight for the red wite and blue. Do your home work.
        Mr. Trump you SUCK

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2017-09-30 17:53:32   By: Anonymous
           
          Not according to this:

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rican_citizenship

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-09-30 08:47:39   By: Anonymous
       
      Cant have discussion her without a Trumtard making another claim thats so untrue
      When he is out of office with you please go with him?
      Start packing your bags now it won't be long

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-09-30 09:54:13   By: Anonymous
         
        Sad :)

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-09-30 08:47:39   By: Anonymous
       
      Cant have discussion here without a Trumtard making another claim thats so untrue
      When he is out of office with you please go with him?
      Start packing your bags now it won't be long

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-30 09:28:21   By: Anonymous
 
Your going to send the people of PR to Ohio, or Michigan! That is like sending Hawaiians to Alaska! I guess to an ignorant Lib the climates are similar! You must have gone to a public school!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-30 10:11:02   By: Anonymous
     
    or none at all.

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      tRump gains 757 $Million Over 10 Years
      Posted on: 2017-09-30 10:38:52   By: Anonymous
       
      So Ly'n Donnie he wouldn't gain from his tax Cut for those who don't need them.
      He lied- again, as usual.
      He stands to gain 757 $Million from his tax plan.

      Puerto Rico shows this administration racist side , tRump and his father were slum lords, with their racism towards the poor in NYC mostly Blacks and Puerto Ricans, the were sued and lost time and time again. daddy tRump was a KKK rally goer. When you grow up in a racist home, you adopt the illness of racism.

      last week an interdepartmental meeting was held between 5 fed agencies to coordinate the PR hurricane response.
      All departments had information reports and plans, when the White House was asked to report, they had none. Nothing. There were gasps when this was overheard.

      This is the most inept unprepared, racist administration in history.

      The failure list grows daily.

      Are you tired of winning yet?

      Time to force resignation of tRump and pense.

      For a crime board of the Russian election hacking and influence watch-

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xze1DtXUQeU

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-30 10:55:57   By: Anonymous
     
    People move where there is an opportunity -- Somalis moved to Minneapolis, Nigerians to New York City, Syrians to Michigan.

    Puertorriquenos don't currently have a voting delegate in Congress (because they are a territory), but if they move to Ohio, instantly they have a vote that counts. Score 1 for unanticipated effects of American imperialism.

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      Wrong Crosscheck Will Deny Their Vote
      Posted on: 2017-09-30 11:06:10   By: Anonymous
       
      The Crosscheck states - 28 in number will deny latino named voters , so don't worry if you like the denial of legal voters schemes - how Ly'n Donnie got "elected".

      [Reply ]

        Re: Wrong Crosscheck Will Deny Their Vote
        Posted on: 2017-09-30 11:30:29   By: Anonymous
         
        Trump is out working on his golf game. The worst leader of all time bar none.

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          Re: Wrong Crosscheck Will Deny Their Vote
          Posted on: 2017-09-30 12:44:12   By: Anonymous
           
          Obama was the best. Trump the worst

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-09-30 16:24:53   By: Anonymous
       
      Good points.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-30 16:23:24   By: Anonymous
     
    Right. You probably think blacks would never move to northern states because, you know, they're from Africa and adapted to the southern heat and stuff like that. Are you astonished to see blacks in Detroit and Milwaukee? Are you astonished to see lots of Puerto Ricans in NYC? Do you get out much? Watch tv? Read a newspaper or a history book?

    I think you should worry less about my schooling and more about your own. And yes, I went to public schools all the way through college. Did well, too.

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      Posted on: 2017-09-30 16:26:41   By: Anonymous
       
      Trump is a joke, sad time is the USA

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        Trump is a joke. So SAD!


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          Posted on: 2017-10-01 09:13:02   By: Anonymous
           
          Nothing like a big fat tax break for the rich . Take health care away for the poor. Thanks GOP

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2017-10-01 15:00:17   By: Anonymous
           
          Blank poster is such a FAGGIT

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Write Your Congress Persons
Posted on: 2017-10-01 10:01:43   By: Anonymous
 
People. We can't let this tax plan go into affect. It is going to hit the middle class the hardest:
"After that, taxable income will be subject to just three tax rates—12%, 25% and 35%, it use to be 7%."
Everyone now gets a personal deductible and then the tax rate STARTS at 7%. Trump proposes we get a personal deductible and the tax rate STARTS at 12%.
I don't know about the majority of you, but I'm retired and thus on a fixed income. An increase of 5% (7 to 12) or possibly 18% (7 to 25) is going to really hurt.
WRITE YOUR CONGRESS PERSONS THAT THIS TAX PLAN MUST BE STOPPED. The Middle Class and Retired should not be put in the position of making up the difference in reductions for the wealthy and corporations (which BTW are experiencing record profits).
THREATEN YOUR CONGRESS PERSONS WITH REPLACEMENT COME 2018 IF THEY VOTE FOR THIS.


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    Re: cook Your Congress Persons
    Posted on: 2017-10-01 15:52:43   By: Anonymous
     
    Gloop.

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      trump is in the toilet and being flushed as we speak...


      [Reply ]

        Re: cook Your Congress Persons
        Posted on: 2017-10-01 19:16:14   By: Anonymous
         
        You're a fag

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          Re: Help!!!
          Posted on: 2017-10-01 19:53:58   By: Anonymous
           
          Help, the sky is falling!!! If only Hillary......................or, if only Obama..........................or, if only Bill Clinton, everything would be perfect. So much talent, so few elections. Coloring books and warm milk for everyone.

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            Re: Help!!!
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            old trump wants some puerto rican chocha!


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            Re: Help!!!
            Posted on: 2017-10-03 21:25:25   By: Anonymous
             
            Can I have my warm milk with chocolate....?

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