Sunday, October 2, 2016

NYT: We Have Three Pages of a 1995 Tax Return

    The NY Times was sent copies of three pages of Donald and Marla Trump's 1995 tax return and has made a journalistic leap by employing "experts" to extrapolate what the numbers mean and concludes Mr. Trump may have paid no income tax over 18 years.
     It's voodoo journalism as the volumes of documents filed that year and every year isn't seen.
     We all pay taxes...sales, property, sin, and many others, even though in a given year, business losses or other factors could result in no income taxes paid.
      When you read the Times account and if you have some level of business or tax knowledge, you realize what a hit piece this is as it will be reported as fact and then people will be asked to react to it creating a news  cycle lasting for days.
       A poll out this week shows 52% don't care  about his tax returns but it's an issue that will be used over the next five weeks and the fact the Times has what they call an exclusive will keep the waters roiled.
        http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-taxes.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

We all pay taxes? Not donnie...

Anonymous said...

It is kind of funny. The people who want to defeat Trump have all the advantages. Controlling the media being the biggest.

But as you said, 52% don't care about his taxes. And just as important, people have seen Harry Reid brag about lying about Romney's taxes and take credit for defeating him. Of course the real reason Romney lost is he did not have Trump's fight in him. Instead of "if you say so Monica", we got "no, you're wrong LESTER" That is just the type of thing Trump has done to earn all his followers.

NY21inMD said...

Donald Trump has no concern for the taxpayers and citizens of this country. He is in it for himself. There is nothing in his life story to suggest that he is anything but a self-centered braggart. And his deepest contempt is for the fools who blindly support him.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

Did you mention that Trump wanted her to appear nude in.

He was at one point on the phone trying to make a contract deal for her - she said no ... he must have needed a lot of cash back then, too.

Trump Tries to Ink Deal for Maples Nude Spread.

Anonymous said...

and this differs from hillary how....

Anonymous said...

Well Dan, I've always been more interested in American women than imported cabooses. What's the matter with posing for Playboy?