Sunday, December 24, 2017

'A Walking Advertisement for the Danger of Nepotism'

Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post: She's a walking advertisement for the danger of nepotism, an exemplar of class privilege and a perfect representative for Republican know-nothingism. She was supposed to be the brains of the family and the moral ballast; instead, she's a self-righteous enabler. We're speaking of Ivanka Trump, as you might have divined. She was out talking nonsense again on Thursday: "I'm really looking forward to doing a lot of traveling in April when people realize the effect that this has ... The vast majority will be [doing their taxes] on a single postcard." Thunk. There's no postcard. That was a prop. And the filing for the first year under the new tax code will be in 2019.


Trump leads the charmed life of one who will be able to take advantage of the reduction in the top marginal rate from 39.6 percent to 37 percent. She'll have the best lawyers and accountants to make certain her income is run through a pass-through, thereby reducing the amount counted as income by 20 percent. ...

If Trump cared to do her homework, she wouldn't say objectively false things. She wouldn't treat the pittance that Republicans gave to poor families as a grand accomplishment. Then again, perhaps she has learned at her father's knee to be a flim-flam artist, a con woman and an entitled child of wealth who looks out for herself and only herself. Those who thought that she'd bring smarts, empathy and reason to the White House sure missed the mark.


and while all that may be true, she's still, according to her dad, a fine piece of a**.

#1 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-12-24 07:50 PM

animals and their treasure.

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-24 08:57 PM

Remember when folks were worried about too many members of the Bush family in national politics? Oh, for those days. At least W and Jeb knew to ask for help when they didn't know something. The Trump mouth-breathers are convinced they know all there is to know.

In about 15 months, when (1) The Dotard is being blitzed by a Dem House and/or Senate, (2) Jared's investment in 666 Fifth Avenue is being lost to his lender, (3) Scion Hotels are struggling to find a second small-time investor in a small town for a second hotel and (4) Ivanka's brand name is fully synonymous with used toilet tissue the Trumps will not be so smart...

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2017-12-26 08:12 AM

And 80% of Rs are just fine with all of that. It's what they voted for.

#4 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-12-26 08:56 AM

In about 15 months, when.....

Been hearing this nonsense since Trump took office. Remember, people like you swore he would't last out the year, that the stock market was gonna crash, that we were gonna be in five or ten wars, and that the country would be back in recession? Now it's gonna take another 15 months? Excuse me if I put little to no faith in your chimpanzee-like ability to forsee things.

#5 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-12-26 11:23 AM

In other words, nothing will change from what everyone has been living for decades. Thanks for the long-winded article telling us that we still owe taxes and our deficit isn't going to decrease. Truly groundbreaking stuff by the Washington Post.

#6 | Posted by humtake at 2017-12-26 11:51 AM

Remember $6 trillion dollars ago when Republicans say the Iraq War would pay for itself?

Good times.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-26 01:57 PM

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