Guns don't kill people.
that why Clinton lost to Obama!
They sure were stupid for believing Bush. But then the country was emotionally vulnerable and Darth Cheney took full advantage.
Let's say some media outlet keeps drumming the idea that "He's not an American, he's not one of us and we need to take our country back"! Will this kind of rhetoric steer someone who's unstable or slow witted to act in a dangerous manner?
Technically, the part that is underlined is correct in that they would "otherwise" be in the same position financially. But there is no income to them by just holding onto stock options without exercising them. And based on a 35% tax rate, the exercise of the options and the ability to have no limit on the tax benefit from their donation for 2005 ONLY would give them a cool $1,000,000. Not to mention the fact that they would STILL get a refund of $300,000 - $400,000 on their donation in any other year.
So, other than the cool million or so that they netted, there is no financial impact to them.
Once again, lies about not benefiting financially from Halliburton. Whether they donated the money or not, they are benefiting in a big way from either a tax standpoint or from an income standpoint. Not to mention the fact that it must be nice to have over $2,000,000 sitting around so you can write a check in December in order to get a refund of pretty much all of it a couple of months later.
So, to bring this all back and to summarize, we have this:
By exploiting a law that was meant for people to donate to Katrina relief, Cheney was able to net a $2,000,000 tax refund.
At least half, if not more if this refund was solely due to their exploiting of this law.
In order to do this, they had to write a personal check for over $2,000,000 at the end of 2005.
None of the donations were to any Katrina relief organizations.
The donations were from income related to Halliburton, which Cheney supposedly had no financial ties to.
In any other year, they still would have received a few hundred thousand in tax refunds from this "non-financial tie" to Halliburton, if they donated the proceeds to charity.
In each of the prior three years, their donations were never more than 4%-5% of their 2005 totals, the only year that this law applies to.
Once again, they flat out lie in their press release by obscuring the million or so that they personally benefited from thi
Obama sure did inspire a lot of right wing, confederate flag waving, gun nuts to go out and kill people. Well, maybe it was the talking heads on the Right that kept chanting "I want my country back" that inspired all these right wing shooters.
The last time I checked the President was not supposed to go to war except as a last resort. The thousands of American kids who died in Iraq had trusted Bush, and the end result was they died or were mutilated.
I'd tell him that if George Bush Sr. pulled out of Barbara the night George Jr. was concieved then the Iraq War never would have happened and his son would be alive today.
I would think that by the time he gets the nomination he will have learned not to speak first and think later. He should be learning by now that that methodology won't work in politics.
Joe, why did you go off your meds?
Yep. You can bet that if Halliburton stood to LOSE billions instead of MAKE billions, Old Richard Cheney would have passed on the whole Iraq War thing.
You're talking the "NRA Dream".
Trump loses the Latino vote and the Women's vote all in the same week. I wonder who's vote he's going to lose next week.
Why did you get some thumbs down? You simply asked a valid question.
You gotta love it.
Tell him the truth. It was so corporations could profit. Defense contractors, oil companies etc.
The truth shall set him free.
Strengthening campaign finance laws need to be a top priority if we are to save this Democracy.
It's over for Trump.