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(NBC DFW)   Naturally, Trump's tax cut screws over the children of servicemembers killed in action   (nbcdfw.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
I mean mine are 9 and 11

NEVER FORGET
 
4 days ago  
But she's hopeful if enough families like her's speak up, a change will be made to accommodate families who've already paid the ultimate sacrifice.

She's still going to vote Republican, of course, because zOMG socialism, but she's hopeful they'll make a change.
 
4 days ago  
america is truly great again
 
4 days ago  
Naturally, Trump's tax cut screws over the children of servicemembers killed in action

That's some kinda diabolically mean-spirited targeting, but to be fair, this administration has had a lot of practice at doing just that.
 
4 days ago  
But, but bone spurs.
 
4 days ago  

koder: But she's hopeful if enough families like her's speak up, a change will be made to accommodate families who've already paid the ultimate sacrifice.

She's still going to vote Republican, of course, because zOMG socialism, but she's hopeful they'll make a change.


Because she has brain damage from breathing in lead dust for too many years at the range.
 
4 days ago  

Badmoodman: Naturally, Trump's tax cut screws over the children of servicemembers killed in action

That's some kinda diabolically mean-spirited targeting, but to be fair, this administration has had a lot of practice at doing just that.


Some of those Gold Star Families received benefits while Obama was president. Why WOULDN'T Trump actively try to screw them over?
 
4 days ago  
It sounds like they are winning to me.  I'm sure it's somehow the democratic congresscritters that caused it because they wouldn't compromise.
 
4 days ago  

fusillade762: I mean mine are 9 and 11

NEVER FORGET


Is that why the fake tag is in play? Did I miss something? Is this satire? Actually an Onion article?
 
4 days ago  
Can some nerd CPA explain how a 9 or 11 (never forget) dependent child could have separate income filings from their parent?
 
4 days ago  
You're talking about the party that wants to raid military housing funds to pay for a Trump vanity project on the southern border.

The law is working as intended.
 
4 days ago  
"Were they wealthy?  Then screw them."
 
4 days ago  
It sounds like an oversight that could be fixed with a quick bi-partisan adjustment to the law, rather than 45 specifically going after families of servicemembers killed in action. Of course, he doesn't get the benefit of the doubt in this regard.
 
4 days ago  
 
4 days ago  
why? because billionaires need that money to create jobs
 
4 days ago  
You do know that the President doesn't set the tax code?
Tone down your hate, you are blind and lost.
 
4 days ago  
"When we started claiming those benefits, I actually found out that my minor children, because of the way they get their benefits, actually have to file as individuals through the IRS," said Welch.
Usually, Welch says they owed about $200 each. But under this year's new tax code, the family was surprised to see the total due at nearly $1,100 for each of her boys.


Sorry, but IMHO, those kids shouldn't have to pay a dime for their portion.
 
4 days ago  

Boloxor the Insipid: You do know that the President doesn't set the tax code?
Tone down your hate, you are blind and lost.


It's interesting you're saying that you never hated anything before in your life.
 
4 days ago  

Bruscar: fusillade762: I mean mine are 9 and 11

NEVER FORGET

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4 days ago  

Boloxor the Insipid: You do know that the President doesn't set the tax code?
Tone down your hate, you are blind and lost.


You are indeed insipid. Also a pendant, and wrong.
 
4 days ago  
It's sad how these people see direct confirmation every single day that Trump hates them and everything else yet they still worship him.
 
4 days ago  

Badmoodman: Naturally, Trump's tax cut screws over the children of servicemembers killed in action

That's some kinda diabolically mean-spirited targeting, but to be fair, this administration has had a lot of practice at doing just that.


Republicans seem perversely interested in cutting veteran benefits and make life horrible for servicemembers as possible. I think it's to see how far they can go before anybody stops supporting them. So far they're doing great. I've seen my father post memes about how if you want a socialist government, just look at the VA.
 
4 days ago  

Badmoodman: Naturally, Trump's tax cut screws over the children of servicemembers killed in action

That's some kinda diabolically mean-spirited targeting, but to be fair, this administration has had a lot of practice at doing just that.


Ryan and McConnell wrote the tax bill. Don't let those assholes off the hook for this.

And this asshole. He was Chair of Ways and Means:
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4 days ago  

koder: But she's hopeful if enough families like her's speak up, a change will be made to accommodate families who've already paid the ultimate sacrifice.

She's still going to vote Republican, of course, because zOMG socialism, but she's hopeful they'll make a change.


Her's.  Lol.
 
4 days ago  
But you keep voting republican, service members. Just keep voting for them.

farkin' idiots.
 
4 days ago  
You know what?  I'm not upset.  You'd have voted for him.
 
4 days ago  
God that's just evil.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
And Goldman Sachs cut worker income by 20% because they only made $8.8 billion last month.

Capitalism for the 99% is broken.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

Boloxor the Insipid: You do know that the President doesn't set the tax code?
Tone down your hate, you are blind and lost.


Actually that's EXACTLY what he does. You're lying or really dumb.
 
4 days ago  
Republicans don't give a f*ck about children, veterans, or their families.
But guess what? Military families will still suck Trump's cock.
 
4 days ago  
Someone get back to me when they lock them up in cages at the border.

Maybe then I'll give a shiat.
 
DVD
4 days ago  

jmr61: Boloxor the Insipid: You do know that the President doesn't set the tax code?
Tone down your hate, you are blind and lost.

Actually that's EXACTLY what he does. You're lying or really dumb.


Upthread, McConnell and Ryan were mentioned as contributing to this tax code, so I suppose clarifying how Trump (via evil minions), Ryan and McConnell each had a hand in this pot, would be helpful.
 
4 days ago  

vrax: "When we started claiming those benefits, I actually found out that my minor children, because of the way they get their benefits, actually have to file as individuals through the IRS," said Welch.
Usually, Welch says they owed about $200 each. But under this year's new tax code, the family was surprised to see the total due at nearly $1,100 for each of her boys.

Sorry, but IMHO, those kids shouldn't have to pay a dime for their portion.


I 100% agree
 
4 days ago  
Sounds like things are just getting worse. I would say it's high time we give a tax cut to the .1%, that should fix things nicely
 
4 days ago  
... wait, literal "widows and orphans" benefits from the government are designed to force non-orphan beneficiaries to register as if they were emancipated adults for financial purposes?  Like... minor children, who would have been 2 and less than one year old respectively when they first entered the program, and who have a permanent guardian?

God damn, every time I think I have the full measure of the fundamental level at which the government's pants-on-head incompetence starts someone peels back another layer.

DVD: Upthread, McConnell and Ryan were mentioned as contributing to this tax code, so I suppose clarifying how Trump (via evil minions), Ryan and McConnell each had a hand in this pot, would be helpful.


... bills involving revenue generation (e.g. most tax code shiat) literally originate from the executive branch, as in the office of the president is the actual physical group of people who compile and sign off on every detail, both typically and in this specific case.

I'm too lazy to find an animated GIF, so imagine a star with a rainbow going "swish" over a sarcastic "the more you know" slogan here.
 
4 days ago  
I'm not sure what benefits her and the kids were receiving, but it was pretty much SOP that you took out a 200k life insurance policy when I served in the '90s, regardless if you had kids.
 
4 days ago  
I would like to see this explained by something other than an anecdote where one person filed and owed more and her secondhand account of what her CPA told her.

I mean I totally believe the trump administration is capable of this, just would like a bit more in the way of backstopping that this is how it has to be done before I jump on the outrage bandwagon.
 
4 days ago  

tpmchris: I'm not sure what benefits her and the kids were receiving, but it was pretty much SOP that you took out a 200k life insurance policy when I served in the '90s, regardless if you had kids.


It was $400K when I served in the mid-2000s.
 
4 days ago  

olorin604: I would like to see this explained by something other than an anecdote where one person filed and owed more and her secondhand account of what her CPA told her.

I mean I totally believe the trump administration is capable of this, just would like a bit more in the way of backstopping that this is how it has to be done before I jump on the outrage bandwagon.


Given that the kids have to file individually it's really really easy to tell where the extra tax burden landed
 
4 days ago  

tpmchris: I'm not sure what benefits her and the kids were receiving, but it was pretty much SOP that you took out a 200k life insurance policy when I served in the '90s, regardless if you had kids.


And that has what to do with this article about the Trump/McConnell tax hike on the surviving kin of service members who are killed while serving?
 
4 days ago  
I just submitted my taxes today. I paid somewhere between $3,000 - $4,000 more in taxes due to the tax law. This accounts for the changes in the withholding change to goose my paychecks to make it "appear" like I got a tax cut. This is farked, and it is pure political retribution through the use of the tax code. There were no hearings, it was written in secret, and then rammed through Congress as fast as possible before anyone could react.
 
4 days ago  

Harry_Seldon: I just submitted my taxes today. I paid somewhere between $3,000 - $4,000 more in taxes due to the tax law. This accounts for the changes in the withholding change to goose my paychecks to make it "appear" like I got a tax cut. This is farked, and it is pure political retribution through the use of the tax code. There were no hearings, it was written in secret, and then rammed through Congress as fast as possible before anyone could react.


Have you not seen Republicans in action before or something
 
4 days ago  
Trump probably thinks that "Why should these kids get special treatment just because of their parents. The kids need to learn to do it by themselves, just like I did!"
 
4 days ago  

IAmRight: tpmchris: I'm not sure what benefits her and the kids were receiving, but it was pretty much SOP that you took out a 200k life insurance policy when I served in the '90s, regardless if you had kids.

It was $400K when I served in the mid-2000s.


Yeah, SGLI was right around 400k last time it applied to me.
 
4 days ago  

IlGreven: And not just the tax cut, either...

ICE deports husband of fallen US soldier, leaves their daughter in the US without her parents.


Ho. Lee. Sh*t. We really are the baddies. I am disgusted.
 
4 days ago  

qorkfiend: olorin604: I would like to see this explained by something other than an anecdote where one person filed and owed more and her secondhand account of what her CPA told her.

I mean I totally believe the trump administration is capable of this, just would like a bit more in the way of backstopping that this is how it has to be done before I jump on the outrage bandwagon.

Given that the kids have to file individually it's really really easy to tell where the extra tax burden landed


Right but the article does not do any of the investigative work to let us know that these kids do in fact have to file that way. We have a secondhand account of a cpa saying this is how it needs to be done in this widow's case. So it remains an anecdotal example.
 
4 days ago  

skozlaw: tpmchris: I'm not sure what benefits her and the kids were receiving, but it was pretty much SOP that you took out a 200k life insurance policy when I served in the '90s, regardless if you had kids.

And that has what to do with this article about the Trump/McConnell tax hike on the surviving kin of service members who are killed while serving?


Nothing. I would like to know what benefits she was receiving. Like I said, the basically force you to care life insurance. Without knowing all the details it sounds like he was carrying enough to support his family for at least 10 years.

This is no different than a police officer, fireman, or the local cook at a breakfast joint.
 
4 days ago  

olorin604: qorkfiend: olorin604: I would like to see this explained by something other than an anecdote where one person filed and owed more and her secondhand account of what her CPA told her.

I mean I totally believe the trump administration is capable of this, just would like a bit more in the way of backstopping that this is how it has to be done before I jump on the outrage bandwagon.

Given that the kids have to file individually it's really really easy to tell where the extra tax burden landed

Right but the article does not do any of the investigative work to let us know that these kids do in fact have to file that way. We have a secondhand account of a cpa saying this is how it needs to be done in this widow's case. So it remains an anecdotal example.


Right. I'm sure the CPA is doing all that just for fun.
 
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