Saturday, September 17, 2016

Trump, the Hypocrite and Phony...

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Using political connections to get sweet deals for himself and his real estate businesses is a Trump legacy. We'd call that pay to play in light of Trump's self admission that he donates to politicians of both parties so when he needs them they are there for him.

The way Donald J. Trump tells it, his first solo project as a real estate developer, the conversion of a faded railroad hotel on 42nd Street into the sleek, 30-story Grand Hyatt, was a triumph from the very beginning.

The hotel, Mr. Trump bragged in “Trump: The Art of the Deal,” his 1987 best seller, “was a hit from the first day. Gross operating profits now exceed $30 million a year.”

But that book, and numerous interviews over the years, make little mention of a crucial factor in getting the hotel built: an extraordinary 40-year tax break that has cost New York City $360 million to date in forgiven, or uncollected, taxes, with four years still to run, on a property that cost only $120 million to build in 1980.

The project set the pattern for Mr. Trump’s New York career: He used his father’s, and, later, his own, extensive political connections, and relied on a huge amount of assistance from the government and taxpayers in the form of tax breaks, grants and incentives to benefit the 15 buildings at the core of his Manhattan real estate empire.

Since then, Mr. Trump has reaped at least $885 million in tax breaks, grants and other subsidies for luxury apartments, hotels and office buildings in New York, according to city tax, housing and finance records. The subsidies helped him lower his own costs and sell apartments at higher prices because of their reduced taxes.


The following just out from THE HILL:

After several weeks of positive news cycles and polling gains brought about by a more disciplined campaign, Donald Trump has committed a series of stumbles in recent days that experts see as a return to “bad Trump.” 

GOP strategists are urging Trump to get back on track before the first presidential debate in nine days, while Democrats are exhaling after a week of panic brought on by Hillary Clinton's own setbacks.

Trump has seemed to slip back into his primary-election style, stirring up controversy and lashing out at critics as he rode a wave of quickly improving poll numbers. Read The Rest Below the Fold.

Ayup. Trump continuing to repeatedly prove himself to be the phony that he is.


  1. It is by far better than the lying BS tRump and his supporters put out there. Why? Because it is the truth. Obviously you can't handle the truth.

    Buh Bye.


  2. Hillary is sinking so fast the left is relegated to picking any nit possible.
    Their candidate is so bad you never see any of these lefty blogs talk about a HRC success, all they can do is try to denigrate Trump.

    1. 1. Advocate for women and children. For nearly a quarter-century on the national forefront as First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State, Hillary has worked toward reform on women’s reproductive rights, establishing the importance of family values, and improving after-school programs.

      2. Equal-pay proponent. As both an advocate and legislator, she is a stalwart on women’s rights to equal pay, and she remains so as a presidential candidate.

      3. Women’s safety. Clinton’s role in creating the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women underscores her advocacy for gender equality. She has also made the cause a significant Clinton Foundation priority.

      4. 9/11 redevelopment. In the aftermath of September 11th, she worked closely with her senior Senate counterpart from New York, Sen. Charles Schumer, on securing $21.4 billion in funding for the World Trade Center redevelopment.

      5. Middle East ceasefire. In November 2012, Secretary of State Clinton brokered a ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas.

      6. Iranian Nuclear Deal. As Secretary of State, she not only recognized the imperative of placating Iran’s nuclear ambitions, but also took proactive steps to begin negotiating a viable deal.

      7. Free-trade agreements. Secretary Clinton played a role in numerous U.S.-led bilateral trade agreements—most notably, efforts on the TPP and a deal brokered between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

      8. Minimum wage. Both Clinton’s presidential platform and legislative record clearly identify her support for raising the federal minimum wage.

      9. Climate Change. Alongside many of her Democratic counterparts, Clinton has championed the fight against climate change, both domestically and on a global scale.

      10. Human Rights. Hillary’s career has been marked by advocacy for human rights. In her concern as First Lady and Secretary of State especially, Clinton worked to ensure proper labor and sociopolitical protections around the world.

      11. Gun control. Her legislative record and decades of advocacy for highlight her views, which are in step with a majority of Americans.

      Now Rutherford, provide a list for all as to the accomplishment your FRAUD candidate has accomplished for the folks of this ALREADY great nation.


      Come back when you actually have something of significance to add Rutherford.

    2. Impressive list. Here's Donald's-
      1. Comb hair.
      Donald, I understand: the quintessential used car salesman. It is his loyal following which defies
      logical definition.

  3. Let's not forget, Trump has had great success using the bankruptcy system to protect his money. He defaults on his debts. We wants to bring that experience to the US debt...the most secure and respected investment in the world.

    I bet he can crash th US and the world economy faster than Bush. In his eyes, that will make him number one? G

  4. Whoops, the We should be He. We (at least me) don't want him to bring that experience to all of us.

  5. I see that Rusty has not gotten any smarter since the last time we heard from him. Well, no surprise there. Dumb is as Trump does.

  6. Rutherford, by choosing to hang tight with the dimmies has severely impaired his ability to learn and grow.

    He no doubt makes tRump proud.

  7. It should be comical to observe you folks in mid Jan.2017 when the jig is up and Donald J. Trump is sworn in as President.
    You lefties have one of the worst presidential candidates in the history of presidential candidates and everyday she's sinking farther into the quicksand.
    Lester, rather then listing her unicorn and rainbow list perhaps you could list her successes....wait I'll do it.


  8. Nothing more need be said. Rutherford, by his words of evasion and deflection has proved his ignorance and that he's got nothing but BS.

    Buh Bye Rutherford.


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