Death and Taxes

“For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.” – John 3:20

I hate giving Donald J. Trump any oxygen but this releasing his tax return thing continues to fascinate me. I have never seen anyone fight so hard to keep something such a secret. Nixon was the first to release his tax returns, reluctantly, because the press had caught wind of some questionable deductions. Ford released a summary which included a decade’s worth of personal tax information. Carter, Reagan, Bush #1, Clinton, Bush #2, and Obama all released their federal tax returns, each year, without any fuss, muss, or excuses. And then there was T-Rump.

Just to remind you of what we have heard from the former guy since the idea of being President wormed its way into that vacant space between his ears.

2014- “If I decide to run for office, I’ll produce my tax returns, absolutely. And I would love to do that.”  

2015- “I would certainly show tax returns if it was necessary.”  

2016- “I have very big returns, as you know, and I have everything all approved and very beautiful and we’ll be working that over in the next period of time, Chuck. Absolutely.”

2017- “I don’t mind releasing. I’m under a routine audit, and it will be released. As soon as the audit’s finished, it will be released.”

2018- “Maybe I’ll release them after I’m finished because I’m very proud of them actually. I did a good job.”

2019- “I paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was entitled, like everyone else, to depreciation & tax credits. I am extremely under leveraged — I have very little debt compared to the value of assets.”

2020- “It’s a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History.”

The reality is no one fights this hard, for this long, and spends this much money (if he is paying them) on attorney’s fees if they weren’t hiding something. The reality is we all know he is and honestly at this point I could care less except, EXCEPT, if what he is hiding puts his wide, white, fat ass in prison or puts a bounty on his head from the Russian Mafia. If those scenarios played out, and I think both of them could, then I would be very interested.

What we do know, without seeing his taxes, is that he has been playing and living on the shady side his entire adult life. And because he is a psychopath without a conscience or moral compass he has the ability to live his life without a care in the world. At least that is what he projects.

The long and short about Donald J. Trump is he is a mentally ill, old dude whose time is running out. He won’t live forever, none of us will, but I would sure enjoy watching him suffer from the consequences of his actions today rather than just reading about it in the history books later. 

About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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8 Responses to Death and Taxes

  1. Reblogged this on SherrieMiranda1 and commented:
    Because this irks me too, I am reblogging this post.
    Sherrie

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    • Nan,
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  2. Nan says:

    I would sure enjoy watching him suffer from the consequences of his actions today rather than just reading about it in the history books later.

    Awomen to that!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. maryplumbago says:

    The most amazing thing to me about the whole trump thing, is that there are actually people who think he is wonderful and most of those people are professed Christians….

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sad, but true …
      Sherrie Miranda’s “Crimes & Impunity in New Orleans” follows the dramatic story of naive, sheltered Shelly going to “The Big Easy” to prepare for El Salvador, but has no idea she will encounter sexism and witness racism as well as illegal activities by government agents.
      https://www.amzn.com/dp/B08KMHNNDK
      Author, Sherrie Miranda’s husband made the trailer for “Crimes & Impunity in New Orleans.” He wrote the music too.

      Review: Shelly’s journey in “the city that care forgot.”
      Sherrie Miranda’s new novel “Crimes and Impunity in New Orleans” puts the reader into a whirlwind of political protests, abusive police, sexist attitudes towards women, and “good old boys” racism in 1980’s New Orleans. Miranda’s second novel follows Shelly, the young northerner, as she quickly finds out that she “isn’t in Kansas anymore” while encountering a slew of picturesque, colorful characters. Reading her book makes you wonder if justice and respect for blacks, immigrants, and women can be reality in America.

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