As readers of my words will note, I am not a fan of Trump for president. Wasn’t from the beginning and ain’t now. I have said it might be time to have a president who understands business which isn’t but might sound like an endorsement. I’ve also said I believe it should be mandatory for anyone sucking down my tax dollars as an elected official to first serve in the military. That, alone, would eliminate about 80% of today’s politicians.
So, after reiterating those qualifications, let it also be said that I am wholly against corruption in government, business, the military and in people’s personal lives. Therefore, I am not in favor of lengthy terms in any or all government positions. Remember, initially, serving in government was a patriotic duty, it was not a lifelong career to enrich those “serving” the citizens in positions of responsibility.
This brings us to our current federal government, the citizens and others within the country. Just a few rapid examples of corruption are: Lois Lerner, John Konsinen and the IRS; Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch and the DOJ; James Comey and the FBI; Hillary Clinton and Benghazi, Email gate and the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Of course there can be no greater corruption than Obama, his pen and his phone.
We have a rather ugly election rapidly approaching. Name calling, finger pointing, dirt digging and mud slinging are commonplace in politics now, but this round goes even further. It involves beatings, burnings and destruction. Not only is the mainstream media instrumental in the political malfeasance and civil unrest, they are complicit. If there were any justice, jails and prisons would not be holding marijuana dealers and video producers, they would be filled with “journalists” and politicians.
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All this brings me back to talking about Donald J. Trump and his tax returns. Recently, it was revealed by the New York Times that Trump declared a capital loss of nearly $916 million in 1995. Trump is a capable businessman with stellar CPAs and tax attorneys in his employ. The Trump financial staff was able to use the tax code which is so convoluted that even the IRS auditors cannot follow and understand it. Much, if not all, of his income over the following eighteen or so years offset the loss. We now learn why he is in constant audit. He literally “turned the tables” on the IRS (tax tables that is). He embarrassed them!
This article calls to question where the corruption really is. The New York Times could have only gotten the tax records from the IRS. I doubt that Trump offered them. That leads to the internal workings of the IRS once again. Were the records leaked by a lowly clerk or gushed forth by the top brass to place Trump in a less than favorable light? Were they reviewed by Valerie and company before release?
Meanwhile, the IRS, FBI, DOJ, NSA and every other government alphabet agency all refuse to conduct a serious investigation of the email fiasco or the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The foundation alone might bring about a plethora of indictments.
Political news is no longer written or broadcast. There is no “news” coming to you and me. Virtually every outlet is now somehow involved in spreading opinion. Left, right and those claiming neutrality all offer a bias. The White House commands what is spun to us, the peasants, the proles, the governed. It is not just this White House. It has been going on for as long as I am aware. When Republicans control the government, the news is filtered to look less than rosy. When the Democrats are in charge the spin revolves happily left. What is portrayed as I watch, read or listen to the “news” appears to be about the dangerous and extreme right wing or the benevolent and caring moderates.
At this point, we only have two choices. Please research information beyond that which is cast at you and choose wisely.
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