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Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

The majority of Americans care. That's who cares.

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Posted by Zen on 04/28/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Reader: Impeach him this month, or May at the latest

[citation needed]

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Posted by Mike Pettit on 04/28/2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

I hope the guy paid nothing. That way everybody gets what they want. The social justice warriors can complain about him not paying his fair share, while the anti-tax folks can get lathered up about the sorry state of our income tax laws.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 04/27/2017 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

The return he should or was shown when he was running showed 0 taxes paid. Yes its legal yes those low income folk that pay nothing is legal as well. Point is the hypocrisy of letters like this as well as the rhetoric from the right.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 04/27/2017 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

It's not "did he pay taxes" it's what they reveal about his conflicts of interest and potential monetary gain from his unique position to influence legislation and EOs that will directly benefit him.
The party that has railed about transparency and accountability for years now seems to see nothing wrong with their candidate who refuses to live up to that stance.
We heard GOP talking heads rant on and on about all the Obama vacations, yet nothing with the extravagant amount spent by Trump for his numerous weekend getaways to his for-profit resort.
Trump is not going to "fix the country" for anyone not holding giant financial portfolios. If you think he gives one ounce of thought toward the plight or life of middle/poor America, you are sadly mistaken.
He has DECADES of history of his corrupt ways including not paying contractors, hiring foreign workers (because he can pay them less than he would have to pay Americans) and various other shady things.
I applaud you for your faith, but I also wish you would take a moment to ask yourself if you would be just as supportive of the EXACT SAME actions and lack of transparency by any other person in that office.
(and let me guess, there will be a "Hillary!" "Obummer!" reply...)

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Posted by Sheri Powers on 04/27/2017 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

People here are making a lot of assumptions that Trump doesn't pay taxes, like any successful business person he pays what he is legally obligated to. If you don't like it, change the laws. Rachael Maddow tried to make sensationalist news by revealing one year of his taxes returns that ended up showing he did indeed pay his fair share at a higher tax rate than most in his income bracket. Maybe the people here don't do their own taxes or even pay taxes because you would know if you did that there is no real information that would be revealed in a tax return. The financial statements that Trump has disclosed reveals a much broader and more pertinent scope of information. Trump supporters are obviously the Winners, and because of them everyone will end up benefiting from a new approach in our federal government that will finally be for the people, not the career politicians. People need to quit forming opinions based on 10-second news clips on the evening news and start listening to the facts, you will be amazed.

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Posted by marjies on 04/27/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

One other thing Jack if those folks that are not paying taxes to finance a war are selfish and anti American. Where does guys like Trump fit in? Hes got millions and is not paying so in your mind does that make our President anti American?

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 04/27/2017 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

Hear is my take. For years we have heard about the low income folk not paying taxes. They get all those services for nothing. Remember? Horrible people taking advantage of the Government and the honest taxpayer. Yet here is a very wealthy person doing the same thing only with millions and while running for the highest office in this land called it smart to do exactly the same only 20 times larger. Dont you think its just a bit of a double standard not to hold him accountable?

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 04/27/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

the grabber in chief is a con artist scammer and always has been. he will screw over anybody and everybody to make a buck. he has been sued for this countless times... he just settled a $25 million dollar scam for his fake university. he has a long history of screwing the little guys on his big projects then sicking his big law firms on them so he can pay them less than they agreed on. why anyone would trust this scumbag is beyond me. show me the tax returns and then we can judge why he is giving so many tax breaks to the rich and greedy. if he and much of his family doesn't end up in prison our system is badly broken.

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Posted by happyfew on 04/27/2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

We care Jack. We have a liar in chief , a twit who twitters , and you say "fix my country" , he is destroying it bit by bit. Looks like we are headed for another useless unneeded war. About to give his family and cabinet members a $9billion dollar tax break just on the death tax alone. All he has done is promote family interests/businesses since he's been in. Jack you are a Trump supporter = LOSER !!

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 04/27/2017 at 4:26 AM

Re: “Reader: Lamborn should have a town hall for childish liberals, then another for the adults

Helen - Shame on you for your comment: Most of these people were females filled with emotion and estrogen rather than facts. I agreed with you that there sould be civil discourse on issues that concern us all but you have negated your point with you ignorance. Please be quite and let the adults discuss - just as you suggested.

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Posted by Laurie Vandenberg on 04/24/2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Reader: Lamborn should have a town hall for childish liberals, then another for the adults

Town Halls are a rare opportunity for ALL constituents to dialogue with Lamborn outside of his conservative bubble and without having to pay to attend one his fundraising events (his usual outreach to voters). Helen should stick with his facebook page if she's not interested in the democratic process or hearing other viewpoints.

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Posted by Sheila Anderson on 04/24/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Reader: Lamborn should have a town hall for childish liberals, then another for the adults

Just another deplorable with an uneducated opinion!! Get over yourself!!

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Posted by Shari Gardner-Pichon on 04/22/2017 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Reader: Lamborn should have a town hall for childish liberals, then another for the adults

If you do not like Lamborn, register as a Republican because your best chance to unseat him will be during the primary.

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Posted by Herm Inator on 04/22/2017 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Reader: Lamborn should have a town hall for childish liberals, then another for the adults

Helen,
Believe it or not, we didn't start out this way, frustrated and angry. We were brought here. All we have wanted is to be heard. Not even for Mr. Lamborn to agree, just to listen. For months we have tried to be heard. Trips to his office, phone calls, letters, only to be rudely dismissed by his staff. To be told, they don't care about our views, that he doesn't represent us. But the thing is, he DOES represent us. It is like Washington has forgotten we exist. The President goes on Twitter and makes fun of Democrats. We get it, Republicans won, but we are still entitled to a voice. A simple voice. After months of ignoring us, Mr Lamborn finally holds a town hall. I took off work because he choose 1 hour in the middle of a work day. He choose a tiny venue so I didn't even get in. Someone interested in listening to us would have made better choices. He just wanted to be able to say he held a townhall because we have been asking for one for months. If you just want to listen to him, as many have pointed out, you have ample opportunity. Maybe you shouldn't have taken one of the very,very few seats. Because I wanted to be heard. The women I knew that were in that room are some of the most educated and knowledgeable about politics I have ever meet. They live and breathe it. They know every single law that is voted on and how Mr. Lamborn voted. Do you? Because if you are paying attention you might be disturbed too. Every vote only serves to put money in the pockets of corporations. He is voting to let coal companies dump their waste in our waterways. He was willing to vote to take healthcare away from 24 millon people to give the rich a huge tax cut. We ARE paying attention and we don't like what we see. We are going to stand up for what we believe in. And if they continue to ignore us, jeer at us, demean us, we will get louder and more unruly until we feel heard. It is not what I would choose. I choose civil conversation. But I can't get that. Would you just shut up and go home? When you are literally fighting for your son's life as one woman In the room was? I'm guessing you might start yelling too. Please try to find a little compassion in your heart. We all just want to feel heard. That is reasonable. To represent us, they need to hear our voice. If Mr. Lamborn did his job, and listened to his constituents, we could all just go home and resume our lives. That would be our preference obviously. No one wants to be an activist.

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Posted by Teri Christman on 04/22/2017 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Reader: The Academy Chapel is a beloved national monument, you crazies

The church is a building that has become a symbol for the Air Force Academy kind of like the empire state building is a symbol for New York City. I personally would hate to see anything happen to it not because it's a church but because I always thought of it as being interesting. As far as the Garden of the Gods is concerned, I would hate to see anything happen to it as well. To be honest these discussions regarding what is meaningful from a religious stand point are pointless and only add to the void that exists between us. I would like to think that we all could find something more productive to do with our time then to argue about such trivial issues.

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Posted by Albe Johnson on 04/21/2017 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Reader: Lamborn should have a town hall for childish liberals, then another for the adults

Don't let these progressives get to you. They have proven they are bullies and why they should not get power to shut up their enemies. If this happens it will be Hell on Earth once again.

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Posted by Don McCullen on 04/21/2017 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Reader: The Academy Chapel is a beloved national monument, you crazies

The chapel does not symbolize any religion. It is a symbol of hard work, determination, beauty and freedom. My grandfather was the lead engineer on the chapel. My grandfather was not Air Force he was Army. He did not attend church on a regular bases but he was an amazing man. He has been gone now for over 18 years. When the fires were on the Academy no one said a word to grandma about them being so close to the chapel. She's in her 90s and she saw a news report a picture of the chapel with the fire behind it. She looked at me and said "not the chapel, that's all I have left of your grandfather" with tears running down her face. She is right. Just leave this symbol of hope and joy alone and use the money for something else instead of destroying something all native Coloradans know as a part of home.

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Posted by Amanda D'Innocenzo on 04/21/2017 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Reader: The Academy Chapel is a beloved national monument, you crazies

When one pokes the folks who think this is a Christian nation with a stick they just go ahead and fess up. Amusing.

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Posted by Gopher on 04/21/2017 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Reader: The Academy Chapel is a beloved national monument, you crazies

not prohibit but keep the freaks away from politics and the state!!! now the bill orielly is gone... who of you freaks is going to keep up the fight on "the war on x-mas"... bwahahahahahahaha

church membership is going down... thank mother nature.

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Posted by happyfew on 04/21/2017 at 3:45 PM

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