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(Media Matters)   "Fox News demonized people for supposedly not paying their fair share of taxes for years -- and then Trump came along"   (mediamatters.org) divider line
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2020-10-01 12:50:50 PM  
Those are poor people not paying their taxes, completely different, those guys are lazy mooches working 12-16 hours a day six days a week.

When job creators (PBOT) don't pay their taxes it's good for the economy, therefore everybody.  Their money is working 24/7.
 
2020-10-01 1:07:35 PM  
He just wants free stuff.

Sounds he needs more skin in the game.
 
2020-10-01 2:02:03 PM  
Cult.
 
2020-10-01 3:04:50 PM  
It would be totally wrong for an incoming Democratic admin to weaponise the IRS by hiring an army of accountants to rebuild the IRS and investigate tax fraud in all those who've been defending Trump.

And then move on to all the judges that McC has shoved through.

All on the basis that these are people who believe that only smucks pay taxes.

But that would be totally wrong of course
 
2020-10-01 5:28:53 PM  

EvilEgg: Those are poor people not paying their taxes, completely different, those guys are lazy mooches working 12-16 hours a day six days a week.

When job creators (PBOT) don't pay their taxes it's good for the economy, therefore everybody.  Their money is working 24/7.


Yeah, they've actually been consistently with that messaging.
 
2020-10-01 5:29:25 PM  
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2020-10-01 5:31:03 PM  
Republicans, the GOP, conservatives, white supremacists, scumbags, etc....

Whatever name you want to call them, one things remains true: they have an ideology of nothing beyond hypocrisy and hate.
 
2020-10-01 5:32:17 PM  
Just the black people and Mexicans, submitter.

They've made that very clear. Not at all subtle. Ever.
 
2020-10-01 5:32:31 PM  
1996 - 2016: Government spending is out of control!
2017 - now:  Of course the government should pay for Trump's golfing excursions!
 
2020-10-01 5:32:33 PM  
Fox News will pretzel logic anything and everything in order to support the party.

It is their raison d'etre.

Their one true purpose in life.

See: Deficits mattering under Dem leadership and then not under GOP leadership.
 
2020-10-01 5:33:24 PM  
If Republicans didn't have double standards, they wouldn't have any standards at all.
 
2020-10-01 5:33:29 PM  

Uncle Pooky: Republicans, the GOP, conservatives, white supremacists, scumbags, etc....

Whatever name you want to call them, one things remains true: they have an ideology of nothing beyond hypocrisy and hate.


Well, that's not true - they also have an entitlement complex and greed...
 
2020-10-01 5:33:45 PM  
Sure it's one of thousands of things conservatives said they believed and then abandoned when it was convenient but surely we should listen seriously to them when they tell us why these new beliefs are very real and very serious.
 
2020-10-01 5:33:49 PM  
Republicans HATED Russia -- and then Trump came along
Republicans HATED deficits -- and then Trump came along
Republicans HATED when the President had sex scandals -- and then Trump came along
Republicans HATED people who publicly respected military service -- and then Trump came along

ad nauseam

/cult is as cult does
 
2020-10-01 5:34:25 PM  
I remember the feces-throwing wanker brandishing certain European countries not contributing enough to the NATO budget. The NYT scoop clearly left an uplifting mark around these shores. In these times you have to enjoy a good selfpwn while it lasts.
 
2020-10-01 5:34:33 PM  
*publicly disrespected, dammit
 
2020-10-01 5:37:22 PM  
Pssst. Those people they were shaming for not paying "their fair share" were poor people. Fox News' monied interests were complaining that the tax burden wasn't skewed more against poor people.

Did these goobers forget how they spun Mitt Romney's 14% tax rate as him paying more than you, in raw dollars...? Even though any reasonable math-person would tell you that 14% of several million dollars, is not the same as 30% of several tens of thousands of dollars?
 
2020-10-01 5:38:04 PM  
When all is said and done, people will realize just how much tRump had in common with Al Capone - the stealing, the tax fraud, the syphilis...
 
2020-10-01 5:38:49 PM  
Taxes are old news.  What the people want and need to know about right now are recipes for hearty fall soups.
 
2020-10-01 5:38:50 PM  
But they deserve it, because they're creating jobs! No skin in the game, what are you talking about? They take risks, damnit! They deserve all their money because they take such risks with it! Risks you couldn't believe!

Why, if things go incredibly poorly for them, they might merely be so rich they never have to work and can do almost anything they want and their great-grandkids will still not have to work, instead of being so rich they never have to work and can do anything whatsoever they want and their great-great-great-great grandkids will still not have to work. They might lose thousands of times your lifetime income and be left with merely dozens of times your lifetime income in assets. Now that's real risk, like you couldn't possibly appreciate!
 
2020-10-01 5:39:46 PM  
Yeah, I remember all the ranting about "skin in the game" while arguing the poor should pay higher taxes
 
2020-10-01 5:41:30 PM  

fragMasterFlash: 1996 - 2016: Government spending is out of control!
2017 - now:  Of course the government should pay for Trump's golfing excursions!


Sorry to ackshaywaallly:

Before Reagan:  Govt spending is out of control!
1981-1992:  Deficit schmeficit, Debt is good. STAR WARS, BABY!
1993-2000:  Govt spending is out of control!!
2001-2008:  Wars and bailouts, baby! Here's a refund check! Spend for Freedom!
2009-2016: Govt spending is out of control!!!  And black!!!
2017-present:  Millions on golf and wasted via corruption? Look over there, it's a Stock Market!
 
rxs
2020-10-01 5:42:05 PM  
On Sunday I told several people that the tax story wasn't going to get lost in the news cycle like every other horrible thing Trump has done. But here I am on Thursday going "oh yeah, I totally forgot about that story."

I really hate this timeline . . . oh look it's almost 5 o'clock, got to go start punishing my liver again.
 
2020-10-01 5:48:46 PM  
Don't worry.  Their highly-developed brains can hold two contradicting ideas, no problem.
 
2020-10-01 5:49:24 PM  

lordjupiter: fragMasterFlash: 1996 - 2016: Government spending is out of control!
2017 - now:  Of course the government should pay for Trump's golfing excursions!

Sorry to ackshaywaallly:

Before Reagan:  Govt spending is out of control!
1981-1992:  Deficit schmeficit, Debt is good. STAR WARS, BABY!
1993-2000:  Govt spending is out of control!!
2001-2008:  Wars and bailouts, baby! Here's a refund check! Spend for Freedom!
2009-2016: Govt spending is out of control!!!  And black!!!
2017-present:  Millions on golf and wasted via corruption? Look over there, it's a Stock Market!


Apologies, seems like I should have made this a little more clear...

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2020-10-01 5:59:10 PM  
fragMasterFlash:
Before Reagan:  Govt spending is out of control!
1981-1992:  Deficit schmeficit, Debt is good. STAR WARS, BABY!
1993-2000:  Govt spending is out of control!!
2001-2008:  Wars and bailouts, baby! Here's a refund check! Spend for Freedom!
2009-2016: Govt spending is out of control!!!  And black!!!
2017-present:  Millions on golf and wasted via corruption? Look over there, it's a Stock Market!


If President Obama can fark up the global economy in 2008 and fail utterly to respond adequately to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Fox "News" can go back in time to shill their stupid talking points.
 
2020-10-01 5:59:41 PM  

lordjupiter: fragMasterFlash: 1996 - 2016: Government spending is out of control!
2017 - now:  Of course the government should pay for Trump's golfing excursions!

Sorry to ackshaywaallly:

Before Reagan:  Govt spending is out of control!
1981-1992:  Deficit schmeficit, Debt is good. STAR WARS, BABY!
1993-2000:  Govt spending is out of control!!
2001-2008:  Wars and bailouts, baby! Here's a refund check! Spend for Freedom!
2009-2016: Govt spending is out of control!!!  And black!!!
2017-present:  Millions on golf and wasted via corruption? Look over there, it's a Stock Market!


Hey, not QUITE present! Republicans have already started making concerned noises about the deficit on the off chance that Trump can't steal a second election.

Y'know, the same Republicans that okayed more massive tax-cuts for the rich and trillions upon trillions of dollars being used to pump up Wall Street's numbers while regular Americans suffered.
 
2020-10-01 5:59:45 PM  

sourballs: When all is said and done, people will realize just how much tRump had in common with Al Capone - the stealing, the tax fraud, the syphilis...


...the empty vault...
 
2020-10-01 6:02:12 PM  
You can't claim to support the military if you don't actually support it.
 
2020-10-01 6:07:02 PM  

EvilEgg: Those are poor people not paying their taxes


Taxes, it should be said, they don't owe.
 
2020-10-01 6:08:59 PM  

quatchi: Fox News will pretzel logic anything and everything in order to support the party.


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Approve
 
2020-10-01 6:10:59 PM  

Catlenfell: You can't claim to support the military if you don't actually support it.


Hey now, I have a magnet that says; "Support our Troops" and that's enough!
 
2020-10-01 6:20:12 PM  

clkeagle: He just wants free stuff.

Sounds he needs more skin in the game.


Anybody got Buffalo Bill on speed dial?
 
2020-10-01 6:21:08 PM  

phrawgh: [Fark user image image 590x236]


Lets go through the immigrant camps.
 
2020-10-01 6:28:02 PM  
So has anyone done the numbers on what the US would look like if everyone paid $750 in taxes?

I mean, that's the "smart" thing to do. Everyone should be "smart", so everyone should be paying $750. Otherwise, you're just free-loading off everyone else.

So if we have 350m (-200k) people all paying $750 annually, what does the US budget look like? What services can it afford?

All of them, right? That's what makes it so smrt?
 
2020-10-01 6:40:25 PM  
Fox News demonized people for supposedly not paying their fair share of taxes for years

Ohhh did they now?
 
2020-10-01 7:02:35 PM  
But what about all the welfare queens buying lobsters with food stamps!!!

They should be lying on their taxes and eating Big Macs instead!
 
2020-10-01 7:03:29 PM  
Yeah that's not a FAIL, that's a feature
 
2020-10-01 7:08:38 PM  

fragMasterFlash: lordjupiter: fragMasterFlash: 1996 - 2016: Government spending is out of control!
2017 - now:  Of course the government should pay for Trump's golfing excursions!

Sorry to ackshaywaallly:

Before Reagan:  Govt spending is out of control!
1981-1992:  Deficit schmeficit, Debt is good. STAR WARS, BABY!
1993-2000:  Govt spending is out of control!!
2001-2008:  Wars and bailouts, baby! Here's a refund check! Spend for Freedom!
2009-2016: Govt spending is out of control!!!  And black!!!
2017-present:  Millions on golf and wasted via corruption? Look over there, it's a Stock Market!

Apologies, seems like I should have made this a little more clear...

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I get the point, but the hypocrisy did extend back much farther.  Hell even the Contract With America was based on it just a few years prior to Fox News.  And if we really want to get froggy we can tap the conservative opposition to FDR's programs while blowing huge wads of cash on missiles during the cold war.
 
2020-10-01 7:20:45 PM  

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212,580.
 
2020-10-01 8:52:30 PM  

phrawgh: [Fark user image image 590x236]


I wish he had only 66 days in office before everyone deserted him after the senate passed a death sentence on him.

It's amazing how many of the Emperors, especially those with short reigns (looking at you Elagabalus), share many qualities with our embarrassment.
 
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