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(The Smoking Gun)   Not only is Donald Trump a cheapskate, but the largest donation doled out by his charitable foundation was to his son's foundation   (thesmokinggun.com) divider line 55
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2012-01-17 03:32:48 PM  
The greatest trick the devil ever played was getting people to think Donald Trump was important.
 
2012-01-17 04:18:26 PM  

Outrageous Muff: The greatest trick the devil ever played was getting people to think Donald Trump was important.


And like that...

3.bp.blogspot.com

he's fired.
 
2012-01-17 04:18:34 PM  
Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it. (George Sand)
 
2012-01-17 04:40:39 PM  
Wait, somebody is surprised Trump is a douchebag?
 
2012-01-17 04:42:39 PM  
He's going to need a war chest to take the presidency if voters pick the wrong GOP candidate. He said so himself, and I've never known the guy to spout off nonsense.
 
2012-01-17 04:42:42 PM  
Thats how the rich stay rich. Making people think they gave to a charity.
 
2012-01-17 04:42:45 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

You mad?
 
2012-01-17 04:43:33 PM  

groppet: Thats how the rich stay rich. Making people think they gave to a charity.

 
2012-01-17 04:43:53 PM  
I want to bang his daughter.
 
2012-01-17 04:44:09 PM  
no matter how many times it's played each december, 'a christmas carol' is forever lost on some.
 
2012-01-17 04:45:15 PM  
That is pretty slick, suck it middle class Americans!!! haha you have to pay all these taxes and can never utilize such tactics to mitigate them. oh crap I just remembered I am middle class too... oh well just so long as it makes libs mad it is worth it.
 
2012-01-17 04:49:27 PM  
I want to see the original charitable contribution receipt...
 
2012-01-17 04:49:32 PM  
Headso: That is pretty slick, suck it middle class Americans!!! haha you have to pay all these taxes and can never utilize such tactics to mitigate them. oh crap I just remembered I am middle class too... oh well just so long as it makes libs mad it is worth it.

That "WHOOSH!!"-ing sound is of that of the people your post ridicules not getting the point.
 
2012-01-17 04:50:34 PM  
Comic Book Guy: Outrageous Muff: The greatest trick the devil ever played was getting people to think Donald Trump was important.

And like that...

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x417]

he's fired.


Goddamn you have a sexy name!!
 
2012-01-17 04:51:18 PM  

ComicBookGuy: Headso: That is pretty slick, suck it middle class Americans!!! haha you have to pay all these taxes and can never utilize such tactics to mitigate them. oh crap I just remembered I am middle class too... oh well just so long as it makes libs mad it is worth it.

That "WHOOSH!!"-ing sound is of that of the people your post ridicules not getting the point.


I often try to mitigate 10s of thousands of dollars in taxes by donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity.

/It makes me feel good.
 
2012-01-17 04:53:00 PM  
Does this actually offend people? People lie all the time to make themselves look more philanthropic. This is no surprise. The man lives to make money. He ain't gonna give it up so easily. Not every rich person is automatically charitable.
 
2012-01-17 04:54:08 PM  
I don't believe this d-bag has a net worth as high as he claims.
 
2012-01-17 04:54:14 PM  

groppet: Thats how the rich stay rich. Making people think they gave to a charity.


wut

That's their secret? You'll need to explain this one. That makes no sense.
 
2012-01-17 04:54:52 PM  

iron_city_ap: I want to bang his daughter.


Hey, that's my WIFE you're talking about!

/Purple. Why, what color are the trees in *your* world?
 
2012-01-17 04:57:36 PM  
You don't get rich by giving your money away folks...
 
2012-01-17 04:57:52 PM  
But he has a great relationship with the blacks.
 
2012-01-17 04:59:12 PM  

ComicBookGuy: Comic Book Guy: Outrageous Muff: The greatest trick the devil ever played was getting people to think Donald Trump was important.

And like that...

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x417]

he's fired.

Goddamn you have a sexy name!!


My god. In stereo. So which one of you is the Mirror Universe Comic Book Guy?
 
2012-01-17 05:00:37 PM  
mmmm, cheesecake.

img4.sunset.com
 
2012-01-17 05:01:11 PM  
Everyone who is surprised by this should stand up immediately.
 
2012-01-17 05:01:54 PM  

Headso: That is pretty slick, suck it middle class Americans!!! haha you have to pay all these taxes and can never utilize such tactics to mitigate them. oh crap I just remembered I am middle class too... oh well just so long as it makes libs mad it is worth it.


My teabagger uncle actually said that about recent WI GOP legislation (the collective bargaining stuff). Both his parents were unionized public employees, and his brother was a private-sector unionized employee. How it is that he's now walking around spouting off nonsense about how union employees and public workers are the scourge of the country is beyond any of us. Propaganda is an amazing thing.
 
2012-01-17 05:03:03 PM  
Why is "start a foundation" on the accountant checklist for rich clients? I'm not even talking about the famous ones who do it for PR.
 
2012-01-17 05:04:39 PM  
Can't wait for the Hitler Downfall parody on this stunning piece of news.
 
2012-01-17 05:05:17 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Headso: That is pretty slick, suck it middle class Americans!!! haha you have to pay all these taxes and can never utilize such tactics to mitigate them. oh crap I just remembered I am middle class too... oh well just so long as it makes libs mad it is worth it.

My teabagger uncle actually said that about recent WI GOP legislation (the collective bargaining stuff). Both his parents were unionized public employees, and his brother was a private-sector unionized employee. How it is that he's now walking around spouting off nonsense about how union employees and public workers are the scourge of the country is beyond any of us. Propaganda is an amazing thing.


Maybe he has some good anecdotal experience.
 
2012-01-17 05:10:35 PM  

DubyaHater: Not every rich person is automatically charitable.


This guy does Link (new window)
 
2012-01-17 05:14:15 PM  
And Rmoney already stole his "I like firing people" thunder, so he's got nothing.

NOTHING!

Good day, sir.

I SAID GOOD DAY!
 
2012-01-17 05:17:39 PM  
He gave over a million dollars! Who are we to tell or criticize who or how much he gives his money too?!
 
2012-01-17 05:17:43 PM  
I'm no fan of the Trump, but this article really doesn't say much of anything about his charitable giving, other than a small amount has gone to his private foundation. We don't (and won't) know what he gave, if anything, directly to other charitable entities.
Foundations are established for a variety of reasons. Private foundations pay a 2% excise tax to the IRS annually, plus required distributions to operating organizations (those that actually "do" something).

None of this would preclude possum-head (or whatever the hell that thing is) from simply writing a check to another charity. Higher percent of AGI plus no excise tax are pretty good reasons for the ultra wealthy to donate directly (which would not be reflected on his foundation's 990).
This article is just fluff and hot air intended to piss off folks who don't work in finance/tax related jobs.
 
2012-01-17 05:20:56 PM  
Trump is a cocksucker. Worthless as shiat.
 
2012-01-17 05:21:36 PM  
You Liberals are jealous of a truly successful man who is living the American dream.

A classy American dream filled with respectable class. From the classy choices to the classy outcomes, you can not deny that this man is pure 24 karat class in an ocean of platinum class that ebbs and flows from a gigantic (and classy) diamond moon in a universe of visible class but mostly dark-class (which is even more classy than regular class).

Some people see their class as half empty. You, friends, have no class.

No class.
 
2012-01-17 05:30:01 PM  

President Trump: You Liberals are jealous of a truly successful man who is living the American dream.

A classy American dream filled with respectable class. From the classy choices to the classy outcomes, you can not deny that this man is pure 24 karat class in an ocean of platinum class that ebbs and flows from a gigantic (and classy) diamond moon in a universe of visible class but mostly dark-class (which is even more classy than regular class).

Some people see their class as half empty. You, friends, have no class.

No class.


I love this username/post combo.
 
2012-01-17 05:31:56 PM  
He did not give anything to the Hair Club for Men.
 
2012-01-17 05:51:13 PM  

tricycleracer: Why is "start a foundation" on the accountant checklist for rich clients? I'm not even talking about the famous ones who do it for PR.


Because then you can start buying things and "donating" them to the foundation.
I know several wealthy people who are collectors. They all have a "museum" that is "officially" the owner of their collections. When they buy something they fancy, they donate it to their "museum" and get a tax deduction.
Of course they are in control of that "museum" and will later sell the item and keep the money if they want. The IRS doesn't really do much enforcing with 501(c)3 corporations.

A private "foundation" is also a good way to give an appearance of being generous, yet still retain control of the money. Oh, did I mention the "donations" are tax deductible? Your foundation can then pay for all sorts of stuff for you claiming it as a legitimate expense.

I know a guy who "gives millions" away to charity (so he says), turns out most every penny goes to a foundation he started that he benefits from in some way. Example: foundations that benefit the local police. He can get away with almost anything now a days because of the amount of money he has thrown at the police. Via his foundations of course.
 
2012-01-17 05:56:27 PM  

President Trump:

No class.


What are you, one of the Cosby kids?

You Liberals are jealous of a truly successful man who is living the American dream.



Only if you define "successful" as having the ability to take a $650 million inherited fortune, and losing half of it since the inheritance while still remaining one of the wealthiest people in the country. Donald Trump and the word "class" do not every belong in the same conversational context. He defines the term, "white trash with money".

If he actually had to work for a living, he'd be qualified to sell shoes at Wal-Mart.
 
2012-01-17 05:56:51 PM  
dontbuymadeinchina.com
 
2012-01-17 06:09:21 PM  

KrispyKritter: no matter how many times it's played each december, 'a christmas carol' is forever lost on some.


Every Christmas Eve, Donald Trump is visited by the Ghosts. But all they do nowadays is give him a swift kick in the dick and leave, rather than wasting their time.
 
2012-01-17 06:14:59 PM  

iron_city_ap: I want to bang his daughter.


I want to bang her face.
 
2012-01-17 06:31:39 PM  
Oh, we should definitely elect him to higher offal, I mean office.
 
2012-01-17 06:42:38 PM  
President Trump

You Liberals are jealous of a truly successful man who is living the American dream.

A classy American dream filled with respectable class. From the classy choices to the classy outcomes, you can not deny that this man is pure 24 karat class in an ocean of platinum class that ebbs and flows from a gigantic (and classy) diamond moon in a universe of visible class but mostly dark-class (which is even more classy than regular class).

Some people see their class as half empty. You, friends, have no class.

No class
.

-10/10. Not even believable, plus your toupee have to have been blown sideways. Or you got bad meth.
 
2012-01-17 06:45:03 PM  
FTA:
The charity's third-largest donation--$100,000--went to the Eric Trump Foundation, which is run by the billionaire's 28-year-old son Eric.

Eric Trump Foundation (new window)

Weak volley in the class war, Subz.
 
2012-01-17 06:59:08 PM  

KrispyKritter: no matter how many times it's played each december, 'a christmas carol' is forever lost on some.


I know what you mean. It was literally just days after Christmas and some FB friends who are way on the right-wing side (TP level derpishness) were spouting some hate mongering stuff about not helping the needy and those without health insurance. Just days after Christmas. They're also very christian-y religious too. So I asked them to offer some Christian charity. Nope, wouldn't be prudent, apparently.
 
2012-01-17 07:17:10 PM  

dericwater: KrispyKritter: no matter how many times it's played each december, 'a christmas carol' is forever lost on some.

I know what you mean. It was literally just days after Christmas and some FB friends who are way on the right-wing side (TP level derpishness) were spouting some hate mongering stuff about not helping the needy and those without health insurance. Just days after Christmas. They're also very christian-y religious too. So I asked them to offer some Christian charity. Nope, wouldn't be prudent, apparently.


I used to work for this guy who belonged to some Christian church that preached that the Earth was Satan's realm and poor people deserved to be exploited because they were poor. He was absolutely nuts about Donald Trump. He quoted Trump's books chapter and verse. I'm damn sure he knew those books better than he knew his Bible.

One of the reasons I stopped working for him was because he discovered that this woman at the corner convenience store was Jewish and he felt it was his duty as a Christian to harass her whenever possible.
 
2012-01-17 07:20:18 PM  
If Donald Trump is elected president I will kill myself. Suicide note will be posted on Fark.
 
2012-01-17 07:21:38 PM  
Charitable foundation. (noun) The place where rich families send their half-wit scions or mistresses to work out their lives in a cushy sinecure.

Meanwhile, not a single effective thing is done for the poor, sick or needy by these modern day convents.
 
2012-01-17 08:00:22 PM  

President Trump: You Liberals are jealous of a truly successful man who is living the American dream.

A classy American dream filled with respectable class. From the classy choices to the classy outcomes, you can not deny that this man is pure 24 karat class in an ocean of platinum class that ebbs and flows from a gigantic (and classy) diamond moon in a universe of visible class but mostly dark-class (which is even more classy than regular class).

Some people see their class as half empty. You, friends, have no class.

No class.


Class for ass! Class for ass!
 
2012-01-17 08:03:56 PM  
Doesn't Warren "I care about poor people, really I do" Buffet do the same basic thing? Like, he socks away a big chunk of his contributions to his kids' charities, and then sends a bunch to Bill and Melinda under the stipulation that his contributions will cease the MOMENT he can no longer write it off.
 
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