Saturday, July 20, 2024

Trump No Tax on Tips Slogan

 


DONALD TRIMP

On The CAMPAIGN TRAIL

"NO TAX on TIPS" !!!



One of the more novel proposals in Donald Trump’s economic plan sprang from a conversation between the Republican presidential candidate and a server at a restaurant in Nevada. The waitress complained that tax officials were “after [her] all the time on tips, tips, tips”, Trump told a rapturous audience at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee on Thursday night. “I said, ‘Let me just ask you a question, would you be happy if you had no tax on tips?’ She said, ‘What a great idea,” Trump continued. “No tax on tips!” the crowd chanted back at the former president. The idea, first floated in a campaign speech last month, has become a go-to slogan for Republican campaigners, in a bid to win the support of workers in the service industry. Here is a look at how it would work and who could benefit. 


How would it work? 

Eliminating federal taxes on gratuities would “significantly reduce tax liability” for 6mn workers who earn tips — including restaurant servers, baristas, taxi drivers, bartenders and hair stylists, said Andrew Lautz of the Bipartisan Policy Center. Across the US tips can range in amount from a dollar or two for a cup of coffee to a 15-20 per cent — or higher — gratuity for sit-down meals. Tipped workers reported earning an average of $6,000 in gratuities apiece in 2018, the last year for which Internal Revenue Service data is available. Employees receiving $20 or more a month in tips are required to report those to their employers and tax authorities. Those tips are subject to both federal payroll and income taxes under the current tax code. Only Congress could eliminate one or both of those taxes, and Trump has not provided details of how his plan would work. 








One bill introduced by Republican lawmakers proposes to exempt tips from only federal income tax. Employers would still be required to withhold payroll taxes on them, and they would still be subject to any applicable state taxes. How would it help workers? Minimum wage laws allow tipped workers to be paid as little as $2.13 an hour with the expectation that tips will bring their total earnings up to at least the threshold of $7.25 for other workers. Eliminating taxes on tips would presumably leave more cash in their pockets, essentially allowing tipped workers to take a tax deduction equal to the amount of their tipped income. Workers’ advocates say service staff have struggled to make ends meet since 2020, when many lost their jobs during Covid lockdowns. Workers were in short supply when restaurants and bars reopened in 2021, prompting large raises, signing bonuses and other perks. Conditions largely remained the same however, frustrating workers, according to Ben Reynolds, a union organiser with independent labour union Restaurant Workers United, which represents employees in four states.


Wage growth for leisure and hospitality jobs peaked last year at a 12-month moving average of 7.2 per cent in January 2023, above the average of 6.3 per cent for workers overall. Tax policy experts point out that exempting tip income would not help the majority of low-wage workers, although it would present opportunities for people to game the system by asking to be paid in tips instead of with a traditional salary. Out of the lowest paid quartile of wage earners in the US — those earning less than $17.66 hourly — only 5 per cent receive tips, according to an analysis by Yale University’s Budget Lab. “Working in a grocery store you make the same total compensation [as a server], but all of their income is subject to taxation because they don’t receive tips,” said Lautz at the Bipartisan Policy Center. “There’s a fairness concern there.” 



What would it cost? Cutting taxes on gratuities would have a “relatively small impact on the big picture” because tipped workers were a small portion of the US tax base, said Erica York, senior economist at the Tax Foundation, a right-leaning think-tank. Yale’s Budget Lab estimates that tipped workers comprise just 2.5 per cent of the US labour force. An estimate by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget found that it would reduce federal revenues by a minimum of $150bn-$250bn over 10 years — although that figure could rise if more workers start getting paid in tips. The proposal would still add to the government’s projected $22tn deficit over the next decade, York warned. It also comes ahead of a legislative battle over the expiration of Trump’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that could result in new reductions that further reduce federal revenues. 


What are the political considerations? Tipped workers are a crucial voting bloc in Nevada, one of seven swing states that will decide the presidential election, and reducing taxes has long been at the core of Republicans’ economic pitch to voters. But the idea has also gained some bipartisan traction. Nevada’s senators, Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto, are the first Democrats to support the proposal. They said in a statement that it would provide economic relief to the states’ middle-class families. US President Joe Biden previously suggested eliminating the lower minimum hourly wage for tipped workers, forcing employers to pay them full wages in addition to the tips they receive. Workers would probably welcome the tax cut, but some might have preferred other reforms to the industry such as consistent shift scheduling, said Reynolds of Restaurant Workers United.

While it may not win over every restaurant worker concerned about making ends meet, the Republican proposal has become a catchy marketing tool. Trump’s campaign has asked supporters to appeal to service workers by writing a message beside the tip line on their receipts until election day: “vote for Trump for no tax on tips!” 











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Trump Talks About attempt on His Life

 

"NO TAX on TIPS"

NO WARS & Other THINGS




DONALD TRUMP

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION




MILWAUKEE (Reuters) -Donald Trump described on Thursday how he narrowly survived an attempt on his life, telling a rapt audience at the Republican National Convention in his first speech since the attack that he was only there "by the grace of Almighty God."

"I heard a loud whizzing sound and felt something hit me really, really hard on my right ear," he said during a 14-minute account, a thick bandage still covering his ear. "I said to myself, 'Wow, what was that? It can only be a bullet."

When he told the Milwaukee crowd that he was "not supposed to be here," the delegates chanted back, "Yes you are!" With photos of a bloodied Trump showing on screens behind him, Trump praised the Secret Service agents that rushed to his side and paid tribute to the volunteer firefighter who was killed, Corey Comperatore, kissing his fire helmet. 

The former president struck an unusually conciliatory tone during the speech's opening moments, when he formally accepted the Republican presidential nomination for the Nov. 5 election.

"I am running to be president for all of America, not half of America, because there is no victory in winning for half of America," he said, in a marked shift in tenor for the typically bellicose former president.

But he swiftly pivoted to well-worn attacks on the Biden administration, which he said was "destroying" the country. He claimed without evidence that his criminal indictments were part of a Democratic conspiracy, predicted President Joe Biden, his Democratic rival, would usher in "World War Three," and described what he called an "invasion" of migrants over the southern border. 

In the meandering remarks that followed - at 90-plus minutes the longest convention speech in history - Trump abandoned the message of unity he had promised to embrace in favor of his usual mixture of bombast and grievance, repeating his false claim that Democrats stole the 2020 election. 

Trump asserted, as he has throughout his political career, that only he was capable of saving the country from certain doom.

"I could stop wars with a telephone call," he said.

The speech capped a four-day event during which he was greeted with adulation by a party now entirely in his thrall. 

The convention's primetime program of speakers reflected the nominee's background as a reality television star: mixed martial arts executive Dana White, musician Kid Rock and pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, who fired up the crowd by tearing his top in half to reveal a sleeveless red Trump campaign shirt. 

Trump's entrance was befitting of a pro wrestler - a screen lifted slowly to reveal him standing in front of massive lights arranged to spell out his last name, before a projected image of the White House appeared behind him.

In a statement, Biden campaign chair Jen O'Malley Dillon said Trump had presented only problems, not solutions.

"It was Donald Trump who destroyed our economy, ripped away rights, and failed middle class families," she said. "Now he pursues the presidency with an even more extreme vision for where he wants to take this country."

BIDEN 'SOUL SEARCHING' ABOUT HIS CAMPAIGN'S FUTURE

Biden was meanwhile "soul searching" about whether to drop out of the race, one source said, after senior party figures, congressional allies and major donors warned him he could not win following a halting debate performance on June 27.

Biden, 81, was isolating at his Delaware home after contracting COVID-19. His doctor said he was experiencing mild symptoms.

Trump devoted much of his speech to attacking migrants, a theme that has always animated his presidential campaigns. 

"They're coming from prisons, they're coming from jails, they're coming from mental institutions and insane asylums," he said, before citing by name several Americans who were murdered by suspects in the country illegally.

There is no evidence foreign governments are intentionally sending such people to the U.S. Academic studies show that immigrants do not commit crime at a higher rate than native-born Americans. 

The speech broke Trump's own 2016 record for the longest delivered by a nominee, according to the American Presidency Project at the University of California in Santa Barbara. His 2020 convention address, delivered at the White House, was the third longest ever.

After Trump concluded, his family and that of his running mate, Senator J.D. Vance, walked onto the stage as balloons dropped from the ceiling. His wife Melania Trump, who is rarely seen on the campaign trail, joined him on Thursday for the first time this week.

Vance, at 39 half Trump's age, is widely seen as the ideological heir to Trump's Make America Great Movement.

"J.D., you're gonna be doing this for a long time," Trump said. "Enjoy the ride."

TRUMP TIGHTENS HIS GRASP ON THE PARTY

Some of the eclectic group of speakers - including conservative commentator Tucker Carlson, who received a huge ovation, and Trump's son Eric - employed divisive language in denouncing the Biden administration.

The head pro at Trump's Florida golf club, John Nieporte, praised Trump's skills on the course and claimed the former president had won 21 club championships. 

"Joe Biden? Zero," he said, evoking the surreal moment from the presidential debate when Trump and Biden argued over which of the two candidates had a better golf game.

With his grip on the Republican Party never tighter, Trump will be in a much stronger position than in his 2017-2021 term to follow through on his agenda if he wins the election.

Biden has faced increasing pressure from heavyweights in his party to cede his position at the top of the ticket. Former House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is among those who have told him he cannot win in November, according to a White House source familiar with the matter.

After weeks of insisting that he will remain in the race, Biden is now taking calls to step aside seriously, and multiple Democratic officials think an exit is a matter of time, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Democratic leaders in the House and Senate - Hakeem Jeffries and Chuck Schumer - have told Biden directly that he will not only lose the White House but also endanger their effort to win back the House, according to reports in multiple news outlets.

Senator Jon Tester, who faces a challenging reelection battle in Montana this year, on Thursday became the 21st congressional Democrat and the second senator to publicly call on Biden to drop out. 








Thursday, July 18, 2024

Trump Shot Eyewitness Account Assassination

 



DONALD TRUMP SHOT

DONALD TRUMP GRABS His EAR

AFTER BULLET GRAZED His RIGHT EAR






EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT of TRUMP ATTACK

Of ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT on DONALD TRUMP


Monday, July 15, 2024

Trump Picks JD Vance VicePresident VP VP

 




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As VICE PRESIDENTIAL Running Mate

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Complete Videos Trump Shooting Assassination Attempt Donald

 




DONALD TRUMP Holds Up a DEFIANT FIST

And Lets His SUPPORTERS KNOW that He is OK

Donald Trump says, "I was shot in my Ear. The Bullet pierced My Skin.
I immediately knew that I was Shot"




TRUMP SHOT



ASSASSINATION Attempt on DONALD TRUMP

 in PENNSYLVANI

At TRUMP PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN RALLY





DONALD TRUMP is SHOT at POLITICAL RALLY

PENNSYLVANIA


ASSASSINATION Attempt on Former PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

At TRUMP RALLY in PEENSYLVANIA




TRUMP RALLY

BUTLER - PENNSYLVANIA



DONALD TRUMP is SHOT at in PENNSYLVANIA



The MOMMENT The SHOOTER was SHOT



The MOMENT TRUMP SHOOTER Was SHOT

by SECRET SERVICE AGENT

"SHOT & KILLED"








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Donald Trump Pumps his Fist in Defiance

After being SHOT in His Right EAR

The Shooter had an AR-15 RIFLE




JULY 13, 2024

BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA




ASSASSINATION attempt on DONALD TRUMP Unsuccessful

The SHOOTER was SHOT & KILLED by Law Enforcement







Donald Trump has described in graphic detail the moment he was shot through the ear in his first comments following an attempt on his life at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday.

“I was shot with a bullet that pierced the upper part of my right ear. I knew immediately that something was wrong in that I heard a whizzing sound, shots, and immediately felt the bullet ripping through the skin,” the former president said in a post on Truth Social.

“Much bleeding took place, so I realized then what was happening,” he added.

Trump thanked the Secret Service and law enforcement for their response to the shooting and offered condolences to the family of a rally-goer who was killed.



ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT of Former President DONALD TRUMP

FAILS !!!!


DONALD TRUMP Signals That he is OK

After GUNMAN SHOOTS Him in The EAR

Mere MILLIMETERS from HIS BRAIN


“It is incredible that such an act can take place in our Country. Nothing is known at this time about the shooter, who is now dead,” he said in the post.

Secret Service agents killed the suspected shooter, who was outside the rally when the shots were fired, according to law enforcement officials. A spectator was killed, and two others have been critically injured.

The shooting is being considered an assassination attempt, law enforcement said.

Soon after Trump began speaking, popping sounds were heard and the former president dropped behind his podium. Then a bloodied Trump was rushed from the stage by Secret Service agents to his waiting motorcade.

President Joe Biden spoke briefly from a police station in Delaware following the attack.

“Look, there’s no place in America for this kind of violence. It’s sick. It’s sick. It’s one of the reasons why we have to unite this country. We cannot allow for this to be happening,” the president said, adding that he planned to speak to Trump.

“We cannot be like this. We cannot condone this. And so I want to thank the Secret Service and all the agencies, including the state agencies, that have engaged in making sure that the people who and we have more detail to come relative to other injury, other people may be injured in the audience.” 





A man says that he saw a man climb up the building with a Gun, and
that he told Law Enforcement Officials who did NOTHING !!!



Donald Trump's statement after being Shot - July 13, 2024

Butler, Pennsylvania


"I want to thank The United States Secret Service, and all of Law Enforcement, for their rapid response on the shooting that just took place in Butler, Pennsylvania. Most importantly, I want to extend my condolences to the family of the person at the Rally who was killed, and also to the family of another person that was badly injured. It is incredible that such an act can take place in our Country. Nothing is known at this time about the shooter, who is now dead. I was shot with a bullet that pierced the upper part of my right ear. I knew immediately that something was wrong in that I heard a whizzing sound, shots, and immediately felt the bullet ripping through the skin. Much bleeding took place, so I realized then what was happening. GOD BLESS AMERICA!"

















 



WOW ???





Image of Bullet

It appears that New York Times photographer Doug Mills
captured a Bullet passing by Donald Trump's head.







Photo of BULLET PASSING DONALD TRUMP'S Head

photo by photographer Doug Mills


Sunday, July 14, 2024

Picture of Bullet Passing Donald Trumps Head

 



WOW ???





Image of Bullet

It appears that New York Times photographer Doug Mills
captured a Bullet passing by Donald Trump's head.







Photo of BULLET PASSING DONALD TRUMP'S Head

photo by photographer Doug Mills


Saturday, July 13, 2024

Trump Knew He Was Shot Ear in the

 "I immediately Knew I was Shot"

Donald Trump




Donald Trump Pumps his Fist in Defiance

After being SHOT in His Right EAR

The Shooter had an AR-15 RIFLE




JULY 13, 2024

BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA




ASSASSINATION attempt on DONALD TRUMP Unsuccessful

The SHOOTER was SHOT & KILLED by Law Enforcement







Donald Trump has described in graphic detail the moment he was shot through the ear in his first comments following an attempt on his life at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday.

“I was shot with a bullet that pierced the upper part of my right ear. I knew immediately that something was wrong in that I heard a whizzing sound, shots, and immediately felt the bullet ripping through the skin,” the former president said in a post on Truth Social.

“Much bleeding took place, so I realized then what was happening,” he added.

Trump thanked the Secret Service and law enforcement for their response to the shooting and offered condolences to the family of a rally-goer who was killed.



ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT of Former President DONALD TRUMP

FAILS !!!!


DONALD TRUMP Signals That he is OK

After GUNMAN SHOOTS Him in The EAR

Mere MILLIMETERS from HIS BRAIN


“It is incredible that such an act can take place in our Country. Nothing is known at this time about the shooter, who is now dead,” he said in the post.

Secret Service agents killed the suspected shooter, who was outside the rally when the shots were fired, according to law enforcement officials. A spectator was killed, and two others have been critically injured.

The shooting is being considered an assassination attempt, law enforcement said.

Soon after Trump began speaking, popping sounds were heard and the former president dropped behind his podium. Then a bloodied Trump was rushed from the stage by Secret Service agents to his waiting motorcade.

President Joe Biden spoke briefly from a police station in Delaware following the attack.

“Look, there’s no place in America for this kind of violence. It’s sick. It’s sick. It’s one of the reasons why we have to unite this country. We cannot allow for this to be happening,” the president said, adding that he planned to speak to Trump.

“We cannot be like this. We cannot condone this. And so I want to thank the Secret Service and all the agencies, including the state agencies, that have engaged in making sure that the people who and we have more detail to come relative to other injury, other people may be injured in the audience.” 





A man says that he saw a man climb up the building with a Gun, and
that he told Law Enforcement Officials who did NOTHING !!!



Donald Trump's statement after being Shot - July 13, 2024

Butler, Pennsylvania


"I want to thank The United States Secret Service, and all of Law Enforcement, for their rapid response on the shooting that just took place in Butler, Pennsylvania. Most importantly, I want to extend my condolences to the family of the person at the Rally who was killed, and also to the family of another person that was badly injured. It is incredible that such an act can take place in our Country. Nothing is known at this time about the shooter, who is now dead. I was shot with a bullet that pierced the upper part of my right ear. I knew immediately that something was wrong in that I heard a whizzing sound, shots, and immediately felt the bullet ripping through the skin. Much bleeding took place, so I realized then what was happening. GOD BLESS AMERICA!"


















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DONALD TRUMP Holds Up a DEFIANT FIST

And Lets His SUPPORTERS KNOW that He is OK

Donald Trump says, "I was shot in my Ear. The Bullet pierced My Skin.
I immediately knew that I was Shot"




TRUMP SHOT



ASSASSINATION Attempt on DONALD TRUMP

 in PENNSYLVANI

At TRUMP PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN RALLY





DONALD TRUMP is SHOT at POLITICAL RALLY

PENNSYLVANIA


ASSASSINATION Attempt on Former PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

At TRUMP RALLY in PEENSYLVANIA




TRUMP RALLY

BUTLER - PENNSYLVANIA



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KEEF’S FAVORITE SHEPHERD’S PIE

Yes Keef, as in Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, the World’s Greatest Rock-N-Roll Band ever! But you know that. This is the way Keith likes his Shepherds Pie, his SHEPHERD'S PIE Recipe can be found in THE BADASS COOKBOOK ... And it's printed here. Enjoy!


INGREDIENTS:

3 pounds Potatoes, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon Butter
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 large Onions, chopped
2 pounds Ground Beef
2 large Carrots, grated
2 – 12 oz. cans Beef Broth
5 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon Cornstarch

1.  Put potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring the water to the boil. Lower to a simmer and cook the potatoes until tender, about 8 minutes.

2.  Drain potatoes once cooked.

3. Put cooked, drained potatoes in a large mixing bowl with the butter and season with salt and black pepper. Mash potatoes with a potato - masher or whip with an electric mixer. If using a
hand potato-masher, mash potatoes with masher, then mix with a wooden spoon until nicely whipped.

4. Heat a large frying-pan. Add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add ground-beef, cook over medium heat for 4 minutes. Add onions, continue cooking for minutes on high heat. Lower heat to low flame and cook 4 minutes more.

5. Add carrots and beef broth to pan. Mix cornstarch with water and add to pan. Cook over low flame for 8 minutes.

6.  Add peas to pan, cook for 1 minute.

7. Pour Beef Mixture into a glass or ceramic baking dish. Evenly top beef with the mashed potatoes.

8. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12 minutes, then place under the boiler until potatoes get nicely browned. Take care not to burn the potatoes once they are under the broiler.

9.  Let cool slightly for 3 minutes and serve.



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