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Dr. Terry Allen deserves apology
I agree with Mike Curtis’ letter regarding Dr. Terry Allen and the TGI’s poor and most misinformed story ever written (Sept. 22). You people need to get your information correct and accurate before you publish, excuse me, bullish! I have been seeing Dr. Allen since he was in Kalaheo and was happy when he returned to Kauai.
There has never been any wrong-doing on this man’s part, he is an upstanding citizen of Kauai. TGI, you got the proof, bring it, otherwise, I believe an apology is needed right away, and make it front-line news, you folks made a grave and serious mistake.
Your story was one-sided.
Paul E. DeRocle, Lihue
Trump taxing families
I was looking into Kauai’s affordable housing problem that has been discussed recently in The Garden Island.
I was using this website to calculate taxes: bit.ly/2IptOSr
Imagine my surprise to discover that under Trump’s tax cut plan, a family of four making $60,000 will have to pay just over $200 more in taxes under Trump’s plan then they did in 2018. A family of four making $30,000 will have to pay about $500 more. (The more kids you have, the more your taxes will increase in 2018 over what you paid in 2017).
Not to worry though. If that family makes $100,000 their tax burden will drop by about $1,000.
If you go to this web site make sure you use the “Advance” option so you can change the number of exemptions.
John Zwiebel, Kalaheo
Zweibel – the forensic accountant on Kauai who thinks he knows more than every Accounting Association, the United States Senate and the millions of people whose taxes have been lowered significantly because of the tax cuts! By every measure the average family of 4 will see a more than a $2,000 increase in the money they keep each year!! Common knowledge, and accepted by even the delirious, destructive, and disingenuous liberal idiots on the left in Congress and the Senate. Wasn’t it Pelosi who said “yeah, the average person will get their over $2,000 dollars in savings, but that is just crumbs”? Anyone with an opened mind who has watched the Democrats and Progressives operate over the past few years with their fake accusations, obstruction agenda, riots, preventing free speech, blocking freeways and traffic, CALLING FOR TAX INCREASES, destroyed businesses, over turned cars and other little baby “tempy-tantrums” who can even identify with them on the slightest of levels, is a sub human.
Typical Oswald, BIG claims, BIG accusations, No Sources, No Sources, No Sources, and No Sources!
So, Pete, you’re calling Nancy Pelosi a liar? I’d agree with that on many of her pronouncements, but not her statement on taxes.
Pelosi, Jan. 11: “In terms of the bonus that corporate America received versus the crumbs that they are giving to workers to kind of put the schmooze on is so pathetic.”
To take this out of context by removing the analogy is the same thing as a lie. Those that lied are white trash trump, closeted pence, and their minions such as oswald!
Zwiebel’s letter is wrong. I submitted a letter today. Here is a portion of my letter:
“Zwiebel cited an incomplete website that does not include the child tax credit, while Zwiebel used the word “kids.” His website listed exemptions, which is not the same thing.
Another site that includes children is: calcxml.com/calculators/trump-tax-reform-calculator.
The actual 2018 Federal income tax liability for a family of four with two children and income of $30k or $60k is zero in both cases. ”
It’s too bad the left resorts to falsehoods so often these days.
So disingenuous to use “falehoods” in defense of the work of white trash trump, who outright lies or produces inaccuracies from a flawed memory or understanding each and every single day,
Around half of what most politicians say is political B.S. That is, they don’t mean it or don’t believe it themselves. Trump is very different. His problem often is too much transparency. We know too much about what he is actually thinking.
Trump exaggerates and misrepresents, which is not good. However, I would take his exaggerations any day over the B.S. from the average politician.
B.S. and exaggerations are one thing, but outright deception like we see in this letter and so often from the Left now is far worse.
Is this the latest rationalization going around? Is it actually your’s or another product of FOX and Friends? I’m sure glad I don’t have to defend or rationalize someone who lies every day (Actually, I would never do such a thing)!
And yeah, all that Left deception these days, like how the Left wouldn’t release 100,000 documents of Kavanaugh’s time as Chief of Staff in the White House ahead of confirmation hearings…………..Oh, wait a minute………….I may have mixed that up!
But then the Left leaves out of the trump tax hype, the elimination of the $4000 personal exemption and the elimination of various tax breaks that helped the middle class…….Oh, wait a minute………….I may have mixed that up!
And then the Left won’t tell you that to pay for the tax cuts, they plan to drastically cut Medicaid and insurance subsidies, making private insurance unaffordable for many people not eligible for Medicaid…….Oh, wait a minute………….I may have mixed that up!
I could go on and on about “deception” now that you’ve mentioned it.
A family of four with 2 children and $60,000 income pays nothing in federal income tax. This letter stated otherwise, making it a clear falsehood.
It is had to say they were screwed by the Trump tax reform when they now pay nothing in federal income taxes. They are not “paying for the tax cuts.” They are paying nothing. No one has to “pay for the tax cuts” because tax revenues are still rising after the tax cuts because the economy is growing faster.
You are just stating left wing talking points here. More documents were released on Kavanaugh than any prior nominee.
Trump has shown unusual integrity for a politician because he is doing (or trying to do) what he said he would do when he was on the campaign trail. There is no doubt that it is this integrity that bothers the Left far more than any of his “it’s the greatest” exaggerations.
You actually paired the word “integrity” with white trash trump? WOW! You saw what he did 5 days after Dr. Ford testified that the “their laughter” was the worst part? This trump mocked her for a laugh in front of one of his hillbilly crowds! Now, he’s sunk from inappropriate buffoon to a real creep! His right wing defenders are also getting creepier by the day too! You’d think Leitender Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels had joined The Walking Dead (pale males Hatch, Grassley, and Graham) and was calling all the shots! eeeeeew! creepy!
It seems likely that Ford had “recovered memories” that were “recovered” with the help of a therapist. These “memories” may real to her, but they are obviously false because everyone else whom she remembered was present has denied it. This process of “recovering” memories is similar to hypnosis. A good therapist can get the results they are looking for.
We need to have perjury investigations and maybe put a few people in prison. Otherwise, liars will be found for every nominee and the confirmation process is ruined. We have penalties for perjury in order to preserve our legal processes.
Just remembering how republicans will believe Hillary Clinton ran a child sex ring out of the basement of a pizza joint that didn’t have a basement but won’t believe a sexual assault victim that passed a polygraph!
Just remembering how republicans, including Sen. Collins, insisted Sen. Franken resign over an allegation not even taken under oath!
Just remembering how lousy you guys really are!
Leftists lies to make a power grab for the mid-term elections. Once you see 2,3,4k more dollars in your tax returns they know they’re screwed.
But don’t worry Kauai the politicians here will find ways to raise state taxes and rob you of your own money
Zeibel,a Fools Fool! Liar Liar pants on Fire!
Great comments Mark, Knowit and rk! But don’t forget to include little Petey in that description rk? The grease on the liberal ugly wheel that just keeps on turning, no matter what the truth is. Reminds me of a Philippines illegal immigrant I once knew who couldn’t cut it in the real world, so why not attack it from afar! It’s what one gets if they suffer from a complete lack of common sense with a tendency to view evil as good? Hmm..what do you get? A “little in every way” liberal with a chip on it’s shoulder? By the way, our great President just concluded a deal with Canada which will shift billions of dollars back to America EVERY YEAR! The deal he struck with Mexico already paid for the wall 1,000 times over! We Americans are getting sooo… tired of winning with this President!
Oswald, please tell us which part is your most admired: Is it how he was unfaithful with a prostitute while his current wife was giving birth? Were you once like him? Is it the way he overtly demeans women? Especially other candidates that are female or female news reporters. I’m guessing this is the big thrill and it may be from women getting the best of you. Is it the racial disdain he directs at blacks and hispanics at home and abroad? Are you feeling a little surrounded by the color brown? Do you agree that “They’re taking over?” Do you most like how the trump fortune gets huge dividends from each and every golf weekend (should just say “every” weekend)? Does it remind you of your own business corruption? Do you long for the type of resources that let you offer your contractors less than they spent on materials or “We’ll see you in Court!” Do you just admire people who get away with doing the wrong thing?
This just in: Mexico has agreed to pay for the walls that are closing in on trump!
Enjoy each moment……..it won’t last!
When talking about the Trump Tax bill do not lose sight of the THOUSANDS if not MILLIONS of dollars being “saved” by big corporations and people who have more money than can be imagined. And all that comes right of the average guys pockets and services the govt cannot afford to give to those in need.
And you know what is coming next? The Republicans down the road will be able to say out of the other side of their mouth, hopefully after we wake up from this national nightmare called Trump, that we cannot afford to fund Social Security as exists now, or medicare.
Much like how Bush allowed big banks to go unregulated and then left Obama to bail us out and then the Republicans set on a strategy to obstruct Obama on so many things.
It seems without Pres Trump a family of 4 on Kauai wouldn’t be making $60K a year.
I see Pres Trump not as a politician but as a ruthless good business man something America has needed for a long time.
Allowing our economic system to allow US CORPORATIONS to fire our citizens and take those jobs to China and have us by $535 Billion a year in Chinese goods while China buys only $35 Billion of our goods, probably made by illegal Chinese aliens in our country makes Pres. Trump a financial hero reversing this Trade Deficit, and why so many tourists are feeding the Kauai economy. Thank you Pres Trump.
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