President Trump: mid-term

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November_SSN
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Re: President Trump: mid-term

Post by November_SSN » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:38 pm

I'm not from the USA, but if I was a citizen there in 2016, there'd be quite a decent chance that my left wing self would have voted for Trump, which is terrible in his own right, but far more benign than Clinton, which would have already plunged us into WW3.
That doesn't mean that Trump is good though... Especially when we're discussing kleptocracy. Because strangely enough, in 2017, a financial law reform made it very convenient for Russians to stash money in the USA through purchases of real estate and companies, allowing them to enjoy extremely low taxes compared to what they'd have to pay in Russia, which is already not that much compared to other countries.

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Re: President Trump: mid-term

Post by Byron Angel » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:37 pm

November_SSN wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:38 pm
I'm not from the USA, but if I was a citizen there in 2016, there'd be quite a decent chance that my left wing self would have voted for Trump, which is terrible in his own right, but far more benign than Clinton, which would have already plunged us into WW3.
That doesn't mean that Trump is good though... Especially when we're discussing kleptocracy. Because strangely enough, in 2017, a financial law reform made it very convenient for Russians to stash money in the USA through purchases of real estate and companies, allowing them to enjoy extremely low taxes compared to what they'd have to pay in Russia, which is already not that much compared to other countries.

Hi November_SSN,
We'll see what Trump does (deeds not words). The situation in the USA (IMO) is complicated and dangerous on multiple levels - more delicate than brain surgery in the dark IMO. I think you are probably correct re Mrs Clinton. I have been following her "career" since her time as "first lady and co-president") - an extremely unpleasant and untrustworthy woman ..... and I am being exceedingly polite in my description

International financial, investment and taxation agreements are highly complicated creatures which move along at a glacial pace in often unpredictable directions (crooks and politicians at the wheel). I do not pretend to be familiar with MCAA. The last such extravaganza I was briefed on was FATCA and I've already forgotten most of that. However, the following might add some texture; it seems that the program is a multi-step process subject to second-step negotiations between each pair of signator nations.

https://www.bdo.com/insights/tax/transf ... ted-states

Let us all keep our fingers crossed.

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Re: President Trump: mid-term

Post by November_SSN » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:57 pm

Brain surgery in the dark is quite an appropriate comparison ; especially since Trump's words and actions do not correlate with each other at all. And that's not just words compared to actions, but words compared to other words and actions compared to other actions as well! There's no way to guess what will happen next with him, and I'm not yet sure whether this is better than knowing for sure what will happen, only to see that it's terrible.

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