Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

According to a report at military website Task & Purpose, President Donald Trump's tax plan upped the tax on survivor benefits given to the widows and children of soldiers killed in the line of duty -- creating even more hardship for Gold Star families suffering from the loss of a parent. Using the story of a military widow who saw her tax burden triple over the last two years, the report details how those in need -- particularly families that have suffered the loss of a loved one in service to the country -- have suffered even more while the top one percent have benefitted under the GOP's tax plan.



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The report states the family receives "monthly compensation in the form of survivor benefits -- one allotment through the Department of Defense is taxable, and another through the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is not taxed."

According to Theresa Jones who shared her tax returns for the past two years, the portion she pays back to the government has jumped astronomically.

"For the past several years she's had to pay roughly $1,150 in taxes on her sons' benefits. This year, it was $5,400," the reports states, with Jones stating, "My kids are owing the government back money, that the government gave them, because their dad died, and my kids have to pay it back."

They know what they signed up for.

~ The Bloated Child Rapist ~

#1 | Posted by Reinheitsgebot at 2019-04-23 04:33 PM | Reply

This is crazy.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-04-24 12:58 PM | Reply

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