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Noprah
Topic Started: Jan 12 2018, 12:46 PM (146 Views)
jon-nyc
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Cheers
Just coining this. Itís the Democratic equivalent of Never Trump.

(Not trying to rehash the last thread, just getting this out there)
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Aqua Letifer
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ZOOOOOM!
I like it. It's woody.
I cite irreconcilable differences.
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Mikhailoh
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If you want trouble, find yourself a redhead
I like the idea of Oprah running more than I like the idea of a permanent political class.
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I am so adjective that I verb nouns!
Mikhailoh
Jan 12 2018, 12:58 PM
I like the idea of Oprah running more than I like the idea of a permanent political class.
The only advantage with Oprah is that she has no children to establish another dynasty.
The dogma lives loudly within me.
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Copper
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If she balances the budget I would vote for her.

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Larry
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Mmmmmmm, pie!
If she runs I'll be attending all her rallies..

Everyone gets a car, you know...
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Improviso
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HOLY CARP!!!
Larry
Jan 12 2018, 02:08 PM
Everyone gets a car, you know...
Yea... she could singlehandedly balance the deficit. What a gal.

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Oprah car winners hit with hefty tax
Like any prize, the value is counted as income; winners must pay up to $7,000 or forfeit the car.
September 22, 2004: 7:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Leave it to Uncle Sam to spoil the party.

When Oprah Winfrey gave away 276 cars last week to the audience of her show, images of people laughing, jumping, crying -- some hysterically -- filled the airwaves and the give-away became stuff of legend. Late night talk show hosts and newspaper columnists are still talking about it.

But now some of those eager prize-winners have a choice: Fork over $7,000 or give up the car.

According to a spokeswomen for Harpo Productions Inc., Oprah's company, the recipients must pay a tax on the winnings, just like any prize.

For a brand new Pontiac G-Six, the model given away on the show, the sticker price is $28,500. The $28,500 would need to be claimed as income so, depending on the individuals tax bracket, the tax could be as high as $7,000. And that was after Pontiac agreed to pay most of the local charges, including state sales tax and licensing fees.

The Harpo Spokeswomen said winners had three choices. They could keep the car and pay the tax, sell the car and pay the tax with the profits or forfeit the car.


Yea..yea... I know. The revenue is just under $2mil. But if EVERYBODY gets a car this time, that would generate $2.2 trillion in income taxes.

We could build a BIG A$$ wall with $2.2 trillion and tell EVERYBODY Mexico paid for it. :whome:
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Horace
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HOLY CARP!!!
Come on now. The tax thing is a favorite target; it's actually indicative of what Oprah knew about the practicalities vs what she knew about how it would look. But I suspect she intended to just give cars. I mean she can afford it. It's not like that's such a strain. She wouldn't have wanted her recipients to deal with that.

They can always sell the car and keep the rest after they pay taxes. Maybe it was brilliant. They'd have to figure out how to sell a car, and then pay taxes.

Oprah for President!
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Horace
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HOLY CARP!!!
Thinking about it just now, wow, I mean, giving a car to everybody in your audience?

That's sort of scary.

Ok maybe I'm a Noprah now too.
As a good person, I implore you to do as I, a good person, do. Be good. Do NOT be bad. If you see bad, end bad. End it in yourself, and end it in others. By any means necessary, the good must conquer the bad. Good people know this. Do you know this? Are you good?
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Copper
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Horace
Jan 12 2018, 02:39 PM
I mean she can afford it.

Just for the record, it cost her nothing.

The car company paid for the cars.

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George K
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Copper
Jan 12 2018, 03:08 PM
The car company paid for the cars.

OPM.

It's the American Way.
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Davis
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I wonder how many candidates the dems will put on the debate circuit this next election. What happens in the debates is destiny, if anyone thinks they can call it they ought to be newscasters.
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Axtremus
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HOLY CARP!!!
George K
Jan 12 2018, 03:13 PM
Copper
Jan 12 2018, 03:08 PM
The car company paid for the cars.

OPM.

It's the American Way.
Like using Mexican money for border wall?
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George K
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Axtremus
Jan 12 2018, 05:13 PM
George K
Jan 12 2018, 03:13 PM
Copper
Jan 12 2018, 03:08 PM
The car company paid for the cars.

OPM.

It's the American Way.
Like using Mexican money for border wall?
Nah.

Cash for Clunkers.
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