The LuLac Edition #3275, August 12th, 2016
After much condemnation Trump stuck to his story. He didn’t take it back even fter Hugh Hewitt threw him the following life rafts.
In an interview Trump did with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday morning, in which Hewitt attempted multiple times to get Trump to say he was being metaphorical or hyperbolic, Trump repeatedly refused -- and insisted he really meant Obama was a founder of ISIS.
Hewitt prodded Trump, suggesting the GOP nominee meant that Obama "created the vacuum, he lost the peace," and was not to be taken literally. But Trump objected.
"No, I meant he's the founder of ISIS. I do. He was the most valuable player. I give him the most valuable player award. I give her, too, by the way, Hillary Clinton," Trump said.
Hewitt tried again, saying: "But he's not sympathetic to them. He hates them. He's trying to kill them."
"I don't care," Trump replied. "He was the founder. His, the way he got out of Iraq was that that was the founding of ISIS, okay?"
What does this say about a guy who won’t accept help when it is being honored? It’s not as if he didn’t know there was a fire storm!
And people thin k he’ll listen to advisors if elected?
Hillary Clinton released 37 years of taxes today. CNN Money reported that The Clinton couple pulled in $10.6 million in 2015, much less than the nearly $28 million they made the year before.
Their tax return showed that they paid $3.24 million in federal income taxes.
That means their effective tax rate -- a measure of their income tax burden -- was 30.6% based on their adjusted gross income. That's on par with their 32% effective rate in 2014.
The campaign reported the Clintons' effective tax rate as 34%, which includes the more than $300,000 the couple paid in self-employment taxes, which are payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare. Experts often don't include them when calculating federal income tax burdens.
By any measure, though, Hillary Clinton and her husband have satisfied the Buffett Rule that she’d like to impose if elected. Under that rule, anyone with adjusted gross income over $1 million would have to pay a minimum of 30% of their income in taxes.
So…………………when will Trump release his taxes? If I were in the Obama administration, I’d tell the IRS to hurry up with that audit.
But that’s just me!