"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face" - Victor Hugo
...a rate of less than 4% However, the Trumps paid an additional $31 million in the “alternative minimum tax,” or AMT. Trump has previously called for the elimination of this tax.
2 pages of his 1040 are nothing and tell us only what he wanted to be told which is he actually paid something in 2005. It doesn't tell us how he made that $$ he claims he earned nor the sources of his income and loans. He's obviously trying to get ahold of the narrative here as he selectively leaks his returns to try and turn this shitstorm to get the bloodhounds off his trail. He's only fooling the gullible people that elected him and some of them are starting to wonder what it is he's so desperate to hide from scrutiny.
Yeah, this is unfortunately my sense of it. Still, something is going to happen, I think we all feel it. Trump's gang is spending probably most of their time strategizing how to stay one stop ahead of the avalanche that is one step behind it and ready to crush them.
He's been way too corrupt his whole life to stay in the WH. Plus, he made a fatal error thinking putting Mike Pence as his backstop somehow was a good idea. He made a deal with the devil ( the religious right) for their support he had to take "Penny pincher" Pence the phony Christian or lose the election up front. The problem is to the average American Mike is as clean as the driven snow a blank slate. For Donald he's now a mortal danger as he is for us as well. Pence will do all the same crazy shit Ryan wants except be pals with Putin and that's the sticking pt. for Donnie. Pence is free of the Russian taint on Don and his team he's late to the Don's gang. So, the far right has him warming up in the bullpen right this moment and Don knows it and is pissed! The Don's days as Pres. are numbered as Rachel closes in. Don just hasn't had enough time to consolidate the power to be able to take her out. She should be wary however since the first people Putin killed off were the journalists and the Indie media in Russia.
What I see in terms of suppression are a lot of attacks in comment sections by the Trumpistas on websites like the Washington Post and Politico, trying to really gaslight people who express contempt for Trump. It is intimidating. However I've also seen a lot of fighting back and in fact suppressing the gaslight-er himself as it's usually a male at least according to the alleged username and picture - who knows who it really is though. Thinking through Maddow's show last night - it wasn't about the tax returns. She got a huge crowd by letting it be known that she had D.T.'s returns. What the power of the show was, was Rachel giving out her brutal summary for 20 minutes before she even got to the returns. That's where she did her damage to D.T.
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