IRS Proposals Clear Way for Trump Tax Cut for Insurance Brokers

By | August 9, 2018

  • August 9, 2018 at 12:44 pm
    Gork says:
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    • August 9, 2018 at 2:21 pm
      Perplexed says:
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      Gork, businesses employ people and if they can get a break then I make more money. That means the homeless can ALSO have a better chance of getting a job and making enough to sustain themselves. When will you people learn that handouts are NOT the way to help people? I know a bit about homelessness having a young grandson so doped up on marijuana that he couldn’t function. We helped him with food, gift cards to fast food places, bought him water to be sure he was okay. He did NOT want to change his lifestyle until we figured out that we were supporting his meaningless life. When we stopped all that support and making sure he was comfortable he turned his life around. It’s so hard to watch, but the rewards of letting him suffer consequences have been great. He now has a job and is proud of each little step forward. Someone has to give them individual help though. Just handing money out at the traffic light or taking them food and water isn’t really making a difference in their lives.
      Until

      • August 9, 2018 at 2:32 pm
        CTC says:
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        AMEN!

      • August 10, 2018 at 9:29 am
        oldpplbdumb says:
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        You had me until “doped up on marijuana.” If your grandson had those symptoms while smoking weed, he certainly had other problems, since most people can function just fine on the devils lettuce!

        • August 11, 2018 at 6:56 am
          PolarBeaRepeal says:
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          No, most people cannot function just fine when stoned on pot. Only stoners believe what you claimed. The other problems you mention may have been primary, or may have been a result of often being stoned.

          • August 13, 2018 at 9:53 am
            oldpplbdumb says:
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            I never smoked past trying it in college but thanks for making random assumptions. Really makes it easier to disregard the rest of the things you claim as fact!

          • August 13, 2018 at 1:35 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            What are my ‘random assumptions’? Your post is an assumption, not a tandem random assumption about my alleged random assumptions.

          • August 15, 2018 at 7:16 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Further, I don’t believe you are telling the truth about your marijuana use. How can you prove on a comment board that you didn’t use it? My assumption is perfectly reasonable; i.e. if you use it illegally, and enjoy it, you’d support it being legalized, and if you don’t, you won’t. But, stoners seem to lose and lack common sense the longer they use pot.

            Further, your screen name is an empty, vile ASSUMPTION about aging.

        • August 12, 2018 at 10:54 pm
          Gork says:
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          He’s lucky he was only “doped up” on marijuana – if he was hooked on the legal drugs pushed by those same big corporations getting tax breaks he’d probably be dead.

          “Perplexed” – in your attempt to explain how your grandson would not turn out to be a cloned insurance suit? It wasn’t your fault grandpa, it happens to the best of us.

          And he’s lucky he’s in your affluent family – if he were in a poor family he might have joined the “all volunteer” army to escape —

          • August 13, 2018 at 10:52 am
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            Gork, so your solution is to get the federal government to create a social welfare state? And I quote, “Step around the homeless and hold your head up when you walk past them, saluting when the military parade rolls by…The lowest rates since 1930? Congratulations – you’re really making America great again aren’t you? It’s not just Trump, you’re all complicit…” Care to extrapolate on what exactly we are complicit to? You are seemingly insinuating that the tax breaks are taking away from money that could otherwise go to the homeless? Like in Portland and San Francisco? Tell me, how is that working out?

          • August 14, 2018 at 7:07 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            What does that have to do with tax cuts?

    • August 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm
      Craig Cornell says:
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      Hey Gork: Think of it this way: Trump gave you more money to give directly to that homeless person. So have at it and enjoy the direct human connection that benefits you both when you help that person yourself!

      Thanks, President Trump!

  • August 9, 2018 at 1:50 pm
    FFA says:
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    Great News for us small guys. Glad the govt is going to let me keep what I earn. Now, if the guy would just shut his mouth and do his job with out all the yappin.

    • August 9, 2018 at 4:32 pm
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      If he did not do the yappin he would not have been elected.

      • August 10, 2018 at 9:05 am
        Fair Playing Field says:
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        Yeah, but now he’s got the job. I’m with FFA. Just shut it for a bit and keep things rolling. I think it would help his approval rating and I’ll bet his handlers would like to see a more low-key President Trump for a while. Plenty of time before the next election.

      • August 10, 2018 at 10:44 am
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        True that. He has the job, now just do it.

    • August 16, 2018 at 2:48 pm
      Agent says:
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      FFA, your governor sure seems to like our President. He should win in a breeze.

  • August 10, 2018 at 3:07 pm
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    Corporate welfare – did all these companies get drug tested first?

    • August 10, 2018 at 4:14 pm
      bob says:
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      Tax reductions are not corporate welfare. The lunacy to compare letting someone keep what they earn, to giving someone money (welfare) shows how totally clueless you are about the economy and how it works. A tax cut is not corporate welfare.

      • August 16, 2018 at 2:45 pm
        Agent says:
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        Bob, all of America is seeing the great benefits of the tax cuts and regulatory reform. The left turns a blind eye and prefers to “resist”. How stupid is that?

    • August 11, 2018 at 7:02 am
      PolarBeaRepeal says:
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      Who owns corporations? Stockholders benefit, and thus can use their increased income via wages AND investments to buy more goods and services with $ that would otherwise have been [partly] wasted by the Federal Govt. Do you think the Fed spends wisely? More wisely than you? If so, you must be a follower of Buhnie Sanduhs and Alexandria Pinnochiortez.

      • August 12, 2018 at 10:47 pm
        Gork says:
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        Please explain how the “Fed spends”.

        50% of Americans own no stock. Blue collar workers have lost wages over the last 10 years and are still losing wages today (look it up, it’s a fact, not a talking point). And, corporations are buying back a trillion dollars worth of stock with their “tax breaks”, thanks to the Mob President and his minions.

        You’re very wrong.

        • August 13, 2018 at 9:38 am
          PolarBeaRepeal says:
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          Corporations which have lower overhead can hire more workers, some at higher wages to attract them from competing companies. This cycle causes increased wage levels and increased GDP, which benefits ALL WHO CHOOSE TO WORK.

          State your source of “blue collar workers losing wages over the past 10 years” (paraphrased). State WHY your source chose 10 years rather than 9 or 11 or …

          The 50% level of investment by US citizens you quote/ claim is misleading, and probably contrived by a Fake News source to attack capitalism. State your source!

        • August 13, 2018 at 9:41 am
          PolarBeaRepeal says:
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          I forgot; please state WHY corporations are “buying back a trillion $ of stock with their tax breaks” and YOUR source of that misleading stat. It’s very misleading when you omit the REASONS for doing such retrenching of capital.

          • August 13, 2018 at 1:38 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            I’m still waiting for a reply to my question.

          • August 13, 2018 at 4:43 pm
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            LOL asking why management buys back stocks when they are flush with cash

          • August 14, 2018 at 7:11 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            LOL Avoids the specific question about stock buyback reasons and spews nonsense about flush with cash, which has no bearing as to WHY they SPEND the cash instead of keeping it or buying machinery and other capital goods to produce more products.

        • August 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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          “Corporations which have lower overhead can hire more workers…” i can jump out of an airplane, but i’m not going to. just because corporations can do something is doesn’t prove they will actually do it

          • August 13, 2018 at 1:37 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Psst; look at the recent US DOL and BLS jobs reports.

        • August 14, 2018 at 2:08 pm
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          Blue collar wages are declining because we allow cheaper labor to come into the country. Limit the supply of low wage workers and wages for those individuals will rise.

  • August 13, 2018 at 10:15 am
    James says:
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    “Blue collar workers have lost wages over the last 10 years and are still losing wages today (look it up, it’s a fact, not a talking point). And, corporations are buying back a trillion dollars worth of stock with their “tax breaks”

    Assuming what you said is true, corporations have been buying back stock hand-over-fist for quite some time. This includes under President Obama, which coincidentally also includes 80% of the time frame where you said workers were losing wages (last 10 years). I am not a special pleader for President Trump, but if you are going to put the “workers losing wages” on Trump, then you have to put even more blame on Obama. But who knows, maybe you don’t like Obama, either, but from the sound of things you do.

    • August 13, 2018 at 4:33 pm
      Ivan del Jesus says:
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      the Great Recession occurred in 2008 when your guy George W left office

      the DJIA went all way down to 7000 under George W. Google it up

      I don’t any CEO’s are going to be investing in Plant and Equipment in the near future due to the uncertainty of the Trade Wars.

      • August 14, 2018 at 2:02 pm
        Underwriter says:
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        Every recession and stock decline is the president’s fault apparently. What a silly argument.

      • August 14, 2018 at 7:13 pm
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        When the ‘trade wars’ end in several US ‘victories’, investments in capital goods (P&E) will increase sharply. In a hurry for something good that takes time?

        • August 16, 2018 at 2:41 pm
          Agent says:
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          Polar, saw the negotiators between Mexico and the US emerging from their trade meetings today. Something tells me we will see free, but fair come out of it. Staying tuned for the details.

  • August 13, 2018 at 10:17 am
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    Liberal ignorance of basic economics NEVER ceases to amaze me.

    Hey liberals- don’t like what “corporations” do, start your own!

    Make America great again, one corporation at a time.

    • August 13, 2018 at 4:49 pm
      Ivan del Jesus says:
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      the Great Liberal and Socialist Minds in Amerika:

      1. Warren Buffet, worth 30 Bill
      2. Bezos The Richest Man in Planet Earth
      3. Bill Gates
      4. George Soros

      On Warren Buffet, Bezos and Gates, Amerika can look at the Corporate Reports and find out exactly how much they made last year. How many billions in taxes they paid up to the last penny.

      Donald Trump’s taxes are not public. For all intents and purpose most of the corporation may be in the red since there is no public information. Just remember he was the one that brought the Taj Mahal to bankruptcy. How wan a Casino go Bankrupt?

      • August 14, 2018 at 7:16 pm
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        Your partial list of large wealth persons isn’t significant because it omits many others who have significant impacts on the economy. You can speculate all you want about Trump’s businesses and tax returns. You’ll get detailed (tax return) info on none of them.



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