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On April 17, 2017, liberal New York Times columnist, Alan Rappeport, wrote an article entitled,Trump’s Unreleased Taxes Threaten Yet Another Campaign Promise. The following is a critique of portions of that article where I illustrate how liberals are so consumed with hatred for Donald Trump, his family, his administration, and his supporters that their hate takes precedence over everything else in their universe.

Mr. Rappeport writes that President Trump’s promise to enact a sweeping overhaul of the tax code is in serious jeopardy nearly 100 days into his tenure, and his refusal to release his tax returns is emerging as a central hurdle to another faltering campaign promise.

The president’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, has indicated that Mr. Trump has no intentions of releasing his tax returns to the public. While I am certainly aware that it has been custom and practice for presidents to make their tax returns available to the public, it is not a constitutional requirement that presidents or presidential candidates do so. This is something that liberals cannot seem to comprehend. Moreover, since they cannot seem to distinguish between an actual requirement and something that is done out of courtesy, I have my doubts that any liberal is capable of reviewing a tax return and understanding it.

Because the president is not releasing his tax returns, Democrats are uniting around a pledge not to cooperate on any rewriting of the tax code unless they know specifically how that revision would benefit the president and his family.
Senate Minority Leader, Chucky Schumer, has pointed out that the president has significant conflicts of interest on issues such as taxation of the real estate industry and the elimination of the estate tax. It’s in his own self-interest, says Schumer.

According to Rappeport, more than 100,000 of Trump’s critics took to the streets over the weekend before the deadline to file tax returns and pay taxes, demanding that the president’s tax returns be released. The protesters say that tax legislation could be a plot by Donald Trump to get even richer.

Ezra Levin, a member of the Tax March executive committee, whatever that is, has questioned…”When they talk about tax reform, are they talking about cutting Donald Trump’s taxes by millions of dollars a year?”

Mr. Rappeport, in his article, states that lawmakers to want to pass an overhaul of the tax code that unwittingly enriches the commander and chief and his progeny.

This article informs me that Democrats will be against any sort of tax reform/tax cutting that would benefit the president and his family. It does not matter how much the new tax reform policies might help everyday Americans such as you and me, including middle-class Democrats. It’s obvious that in the eye of liberals, hate takes precedence over anything that might be good for this country or for individual Americans.

The above illustrates overwhelming, beyond the pale hate by liberals/Democrats/progressives or whatever they want to call themselves toward Donald Trump, his family, his administration, and his supporters. Rappeport indicates that Republicans are arguing that Democrats are putting politics ahead of an opportunity to fix a broken tax system. I think that Republicans should shout from the highest mountains that Democrats are so full of hate for anyone who does not toe their line that they are willing to deep-six the needs of the American people because of their deranged, sick hatred.

I want meaningful tax reform, particularly in the area of capital gains taxes. I would also like to see the corporate tax rate cut so that the nation’s businesses can expand and create more jobs. Again, liberals say that they will fight any tax reform measure that would benefit Donald Trump. Their hate takes precedence over everything else.

Well, I don’t care if Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Chucky Schumer, Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Kennedy’s, etc. benefit from tax reform, I just want to benefit from tax reform, and I want the American people, those who pay taxes, to benefit from tax reform.

Because of the seething hate that’s in their hearts for Donald Trump, his family, his administration, and his supporters, liberals will cut off their noses to spite their faces. Just when I think liberals cannot get any more dangerous, they do.



On Thursday, March 26, Indiana Governor, Mike Pence, signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law. Following the signing, many politicians, celebrities, and journalists were outraged, saying the law was a license to discriminate against gay people. Liberal rag, Daily Kos calls it a hate law and Indiana’s new right to discriminate law.
According to weeklystandard.com, the first RFRA was a 1997 federal law that signed into law by Democrat President Bill Clinton. It unanimously passed the House of Representative where it was sponsored by then Congressman Chuck Schumer. Then it sailed through the Senate on a 97-3 vote. The law re-established a balancing test for courts to apply in religious liberty cases. The law allows a person’s free exercise of religion to be “substantially burdened” by a law only if the law furthers a “compelling governmental interest” in the “least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.”

If there is already a federal law in place, then why would any state see the need to pass its own RFRA? According weeklystandard.com, in a 1997 Supreme Court case (City of Boerne v. Flores), the court held that federal RFRA was generally inapplicable against state and local laws. Since then, a number of states have enacted their own RFRA statutes. When Senator Schumer was asked to comment on Indiana now passing RFRA, the Senator declined.

It certainly doesn’t appear that Indiana’s RFRA grants a license to discriminate. In fact, twenty-eight other states have enacted their own RFRAs. These states, including Indiana, have never prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation at public accommodations.

As a free market capitalist, I do believe that a private business owner or owners do have the right to refuse to do business with anyone on any basis. I can just hear a liberal asking me the following, “So, you believe it’s okay to discriminate?” My answer to that liberal would be no, it is definitely not okay to discriminate. I should have that right, though.

I’ve used this example many times and I’m going to use it again. I have a cake-baking business located in the Birmingham, Alabama area. I’m an Alabama Crimson Tide fan and will not bake Auburn cakes. Is that a smart business plan? Absolutely not and I will probably go out of business soon. But ultimately, I should have that right. I’ll give you another example. I own a restaurant. Do I have the right to refuse to seat Blacks? Yes, I have that right. Is that a smart business strategy? No, and I will probably go out of business if my restaurant’s not burned to the ground first. I should have that right, though.

I’ve always said this, “Just because you have a right to do it, doesn’t make it right to do it.” This is something the tolerant left doesn’t seem to understand. They can’t seem to make the distinction. Aren’t they supposed to be so smart? They do have the academic elites in their corner. I tried to explain this to a liberal friend one time. The discussion accelerated to the point that I did raise my voice. Actually, I think she did understand, but just wanted to be whiny like a lot of liberals.

Why are liberals making such a big deal out of Indiana’s RFRA law? Like I’ve said many times, liberals don’t care about facts and while they can read words on a page or on a screen, they are incapable of understanding what they read (at least that’s been my experience). Since they don’t care about facts, they’re not going to take the time to research anything. If they can twist something a conservative does to make that conservative look like a racist, a bigot, a homophobe, or a hater of any kind, they’re going to jump on it.