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What the lying media isnít telling you about the Trump/GOP tax cuts
The National Sentinel ^ | 4/15/19 | Jon Dougherty

Posted on 04/15/2019 3:15:09 PM PDT by SleeperCatcher

Monday is “tax day,” as many of you know, and it’s the perfect opportunity to remind readers just how dishonest the so-called “mainstream media really is.

If you read anything much about tax season before today, it was probably negative: More Americans paying more in taxes, not less; fewer Americans getting tax refunds; the bulk of cuts have gone to ‘wealthy corporations’ instead; etc.

But as usual, the Left-wing Trump hate media is being so disingenuous about the tax cut and reform law passed by the president and Republicans that even The New York Times has had to admit it’s gone too far.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenationalsentinel.com ...


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1 posted on 04/15/2019 3:15:09 PM PDT by SleeperCatcher
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To: SleeperCatcher

Taxes as a % of AGI are lower for lower and middle income people, and withholding is apparently now more in line with the expected tax bill. If the legacy media were fair they would acknowledge that fact. Instead, they exploit the (stupid) tendency of many people to regard their tax refunds as some kind of present from the government, and not as the government returning their money. They tell the people that PDJT isn’t giving them the bonus they are used to, and they don’t mention the extra $20-425/wk they have been getting for the last year.

Another example of fake news.


2 posted on 04/15/2019 3:25:53 PM PDT by beef (Caution: Potential Sarcasm - Process Accordingly)
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To: SleeperCatcher

Wish I could say otherwise but I received no tax cut in 2018. My withholding didn’t change and it didn’t show up on my tax return either. Oh well.


3 posted on 04/15/2019 3:26:08 PM PDT by FR33DOM4ME
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To: FR33DOM4ME

I did pretty well. The “between the lines” deduction for pass-through income was very helpful.


4 posted on 04/15/2019 3:32:49 PM PDT by beef (Caution: Potential Sarcasm - Process Accordingly)
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To: SleeperCatcher; All

PDJT will Tweet about this, I’m sure, if he hasn’t already.

People have been conditioned to prefer letting Mother Government use their cash as an interest-free LOAN, versus THEM having control over every ONE of their hard-earned dollars.

Starve The Beast! Keep your money!

If you’re just an Average Joe, two kids, a wife, a house, an everyday job, it’s really not that hard to figure out what you’ll owe and how much your deductions should be from your paycheck each week!

My best year ever? We owed The State $50 and The Feds owed us $200! (That was within the parameters shown above.) I’m living proof that it can be done, and that was in a year when we earned a total of $100K!)

Small VICTORY, I know - when you add in Sales Taxes, License Tag Fees, Gasoline Taxes and every OTHER sneaky little thing the State and Feds do to screw ya! However, I’ll TAKE the small VICTORY!

Again? Starve The Beast!


5 posted on 04/15/2019 3:35:39 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin ( "Why can't you be more like Lloyd Braun?")
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To: SleeperCatcher

I made the same gross in 2017 and 2018. Due to withholding cut, I took home 300 per month more. I believed the fake news that I would face the truth when I filed. So I had my taxes done late.

2017 I owed 8,000 more. 2018 I get a 246 refund.

(12*300) = 3,600 + 8,246 = 11,846 Trump tax benefit.


6 posted on 04/15/2019 3:36:50 PM PDT by spintreebob
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To: beef

See my Post #5. Are you doing all you can? You’re probably in a higher income bracket than the rest of us Armchair Quarterbacks, LOL!


7 posted on 04/15/2019 3:36:56 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin ( "Why can't you be more like Lloyd Braun?")
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To: SleeperCatcher

I made more money this year, and my total fed taxes were LOWER. That’s all I need to see. Not just lower withholding, but the new section 199A deduction really helped.


8 posted on 04/15/2019 3:37:28 PM PDT by eastexsteve
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To: SleeperCatcher

Even Hi & Lois was pushing this on Sunday. “They promised my return could fit on a postcard. Well, it doesn’t and I’m paying more!” That strip has gone very left since the kids took over.


9 posted on 04/15/2019 3:39:01 PM PDT by Rastus
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“(12*300) = 3,600 + 8,246 = 11,846 Trump tax benefit.”

THAT deserves a WA-HOOOO!!

And a YUGE reminder that PDJT really DOES love us ‘Deplorable’s and Americans of every stripe! He wants us ALL to be successful. MAGA! :)

Has ANY President done this for you...ever? Not for me!


10 posted on 04/15/2019 3:43:07 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin ( "Why can't you be more like Lloyd Braun?")
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To: Rastus

‘Freeloader’ Garfield was still happy - he got Lasagna on Sunday.

*SNORT*


11 posted on 04/15/2019 3:44:33 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin ( "Why can't you be more like Lloyd Braun?")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

$6000 better this year than last.Thank You President Trump!!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 04/15/2019 3:55:14 PM PDT by sportscaster ("LET'S ROLL")
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*APPLAUSE*


13 posted on 04/15/2019 4:17:48 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin ( "Why can't you be more like Lloyd Braun?")
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To: beef

QBIDS is going to be BIGLY for any self-employed.


14 posted on 04/15/2019 4:18:16 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: FR33DOM4ME

Wish I could say otherwise but I received no tax cut in 2018. My withholding didn’t change and it didn’t show up on my tax return either. Oh well.
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So, did the 2018 bottom line PERCENTAGE of your adjusted gross income (line 7 of your 1040) that was tax (line 15) go UP compared to your 2017 PERCENTAGE? Or did it go DOWN or STAY THE SAME?

Many folks conflate the amount they overpaid in tax withholding (I.e, tax refund) with the amount of taxes they end up paying for the year.


15 posted on 04/15/2019 4:44:00 PM PDT by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% ¬ó PERMANENTLY)
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To: SleeperCatcher

Rush had a segment on this today. The Dems are hurting. Heh heh.


16 posted on 04/15/2019 5:03:23 PM PDT by upchuck (Home schooled kids are educated, not indoctrinated.)
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To: SleeperCatcher

The media has people believing that the difference in refund is indicative of whether their taxes have gone up or not. Big fake news.

Let’s assume the withholding changed from year to year. Assume the income was $10,000 for two consecutive years. Yr(1) w/h $4000; yr(2) w/h $3000. Actual tax: Yr(1) $3000; Yr(2) $2500. Refund: Yr(1) $1000, Yr(2)$500. Actual money taxpayer kept: Yr(1) $7000, Yr(2) $7500. Refund was less, taxpayer ends up with more. Bless the media for faking the public on the measurement that tells the truth. My own preference is for me to owe the government a rather small amount on April 15th. Then there is no fakery. The lie is that a refund from IRS is “free money.”


17 posted on 04/15/2019 5:32:29 PM PDT by NorthStarOkie
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Got a call from a liberal friend last night. He said he had owed almost $8,000 to the IRS last tax year. He did his taxes this past weekend and, a little more income and basically the same deductions, his tax bill came to just over $500. He’s rethinking his opposition to Trump. I hope this is a “thing” across America.


18 posted on 04/15/2019 6:03:39 PM PDT by Hootowl
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I own a business. I paid about 3 grand less than last year and I made about the same. I do the math on everything and came out ahead. I don’t have the time to explain it but I’m happy. I thought it would be much, much, more.


19 posted on 04/15/2019 6:06:18 PM PDT by lucky american (Progressives are attac Iking our rights and y'all will sit there and take it.)
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I own a business and my husband owns a business plus works a job- nothing different from last year ...unfortunately we owed FIVE THOUSAND more than last year (last year got a couple hundred back). The wipeout of the personal exemptions (basically $20,000 gone) and no longer being able to take unreimbursed employee expenses literally killed us. Our CPA said the majority of his middle class clients did worse this year. Middle class hit hard, upper class ($215,000+) hit hard but not as hard as those around $85,000-$200,000. It was not a pleasant day :(


20 posted on 04/15/2019 6:43:47 PM PDT by terart
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