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The Democrats passed 160 Bills in the House that just sit in the Senate because of McConnell and his Republican's and you want to blame the Democrats for doing nothing ?

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@mickstuder wrote:

 

 

Republican-led changes to the tax law have left some truckers feeling especially pinched.

 

 

 

But a number of truck drivers, in interviews with NBC News, said that same tax bill is hurting their wallets. Before the new tax law went into effect, truckers were able to deduct daily expenses like food and lodging from their taxable income. Now, many have lost that ability, thanks to the bill's elimination of a category of deductions that allowed employees of a company to deduct work expenses that the company did not reimburse.

 

 


Trucker's need to work SMARTER rather than harder - This area of the tax code had been open to wide abuse because they weren't paying taxes or withholding on the amount in excess to any employers reimbursement.  Take away the abuse and have the employees know when they are getting a fair deal from their employer. 

 

If they are an EMPLOYEE of a Company, they should be paid for their daily expenses like food and lodging at a reasonable rate; as a stipend or reimbursed at an agreed upon rate between them and their employer. 

 

If they own their own truck and contract out their services, including the rig,  then they are a small business person and fill out Sch. C (Profit and Loss from Business) and deduct the allowable part of their traveling and living expenses while on business.

 

2018 SCHEDULE C - See line 24a and 24b

Page C-8 & C-9

Deductible business meal expenses. This includes expenses for meals while traveling away from home for business. Your deductible business meal expenses are a percentage of your actual business meal expenses or standard meal allowance. See Amount of deduction, later, for the percentage that applies to your actual meal expenses or standard meal allowance. In most cases, the percentage is 50%.

 

. . . . . In most cases, you can deduct only 50% of your business meal expenses, including meals incurred while away from home on business. However, for individuals subject to the Department of Transportation (DOT) hours of service limits, that percentage is increased to 80% for business meals consumed during, or incident to, any period of duty for which those limits are in effect.

 

This incudes, among others, Interstate truck operators who are under DOT regulation.

 

The way it is suppose to be done from the "business side" -

A business can fully deduct meals and incidentals furnished or reimbursed to an employee if you properly treat the expense as wages subject to withholding. You also can fully deduct meals and incidentals provided to a nonemployee to the extent the expenses are includible in the gross income of that person and reported on Form 1099-MISC.

 

Lodging is done basically the same way but without the % reduction - the employer can reimburse or provide a (taxable) stipend OR if they are a self-employed trucker, they can take the deduction for lodging according to SCH. C

 

In fact,as an employee, they possibly could also have other things which the employer may pay for or a portion of, too, like their cellphone - depending upon how the employer structures their usage of such a communication / recording / locator devices.

 

Time to work as a SMARTER employee, rather than HARDER - get paid for what you are due.  Time to pay the piper in taxes and FICA - which I might add, the later, will help them out in the long run with a higher SS check.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@mickstuder wrote:

@john258 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

@CriticalThinking wrote:

Mick can upload articles like this every day of the week, but it won't change a thing with Trump voters. They will never hold Trump accountable or responsible. They will instead blame Obama, Hillary, or Nancy Pelosi.


One Difference Between - Mick & Nancy Pelosi - at least I upload and display the lack-luster performance of Trump and the GOP Controlled Senate so the Public Can See 

 

All Pelosi Talks About is Winning Elections and how many Meaningless Pieces of Legislation the House has passed knowing all along - Not One of them has any chance of being debated in the Senate

 

The Irony is Pelosi uses the exact same Excuse for the Reason Why Impeachment is Useless

 

But YES to the Trump Cult - None of this Matters

 

But Also to the Pelosi Cult - it matters just as little

 

Now Isn't That Profound!

 

 


Why don't you explain to us how the house can not pass meaningless legislation with the Senate controlled by the far right Reb. who block everything they do pass. Your statement makes no sense.

To end this nightmare you have to get Trump out, and every one in Congress with an R behind their name. After that you rebuild the parties. Right now lets get Trump and the Reb. out. Do not forget what Michael Cohen told us. If Trump looses an election there is a good chance he will not leave office, and we have seen his early shots at making that  true.


Its Pretty Simple Actually

 

Be Consistent - Pass the Meaningless Legislation - Send it to the Senate and let them answer to the Voters about why the did not pass any of it

 

Be Consistent - Impeach Trump in the House and after the Public hears During the Impeachment Hearings all about all the Crimes & the Treachery Trump is Guilty of - then Make Every Single US Senator Go On the Record as being in Favor of Leaving a Criminal in the Whitehouse and see if the Voters Concur - I'm betting they won't - apparently you have less faith in Americans they I do

 

One Note - McConnell gets to simply ignore the House Passed Legislation so No Republican Senator has any Voting Record on it - Impeachment Conviction Trial in the Senate is Mandatory - McConnell cannot ignore it

 

The other Honest thing to do would be to once again

 

Be Consistent - If your belief is the Senate will not Convict either because you lack the skills to successfuly Prosecute Trump or you think regardless - the Senate will not Convict & will take a chance with the Voters

 

Be Consistent - Stop sending meaningless Legislation to the Senate for the same reasons

 

If you cannot understand the two Scenarios - well I guess thats why you've taken the position you have

 

Explain This

 

Pelosi said recently - Trump Should Be In Prison - She Wants Trump to be in Prison after he leaves office

 

Thats Peculiar Because - Pelosi thinks Trump is a Criminal and Belongs in Jail not because of the Crimes he may commit in the Future - but because of the Crimes she already knows he's guilty of from the past

 

However she is willing to let Trump a person she beleives should be in Prison serve in the Whitehouse as our President from this day forward and until the Voters - Vote Him out or he runs out the Clock after his second term - a period of time that could last another 5.5 years

 

Does that sound Logical - it sounds to me like Pelosi is willing to Allow a Criminal President to serve for as long as the Voters Allow & she is unwilling to try to do anything about it

 

Thats Un-American - It's Pathetic - It's Cowardice & it's not honoring the Oath Pelosi Swore to the American People

 

 

 


They are doing just what you said and you go after them for doing it. They have sent a number of good bills over to the Senate and McConnell will not bring them up. Now why do you go after the House Dems for doing what you want them to do. Under the Reb. the Senate will not convict Trump of anything right now. They are tied in with him. They will take a chance with the voters as they start with 30%, and with the help of what you are doing that could get them a victory in the electoral college. When the speaker says Trump should be in jail that means for that to happen he will not be impeached since he is only removed from office. I do not agree with her as I would open the impeachment inquiry if it will carry more weight in forcing people to testify. The main thing you miss is that Trump now controls most of the Fed. govt as a Dictator and can stop most things. The time has long passed when what you push would have worked, and that is the fault of the people not going after the far right a long time ago. We need to pull together and fight Trump and stop the infighting since that will make sure he wins.

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@john258 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

@CriticalThinking wrote:

Mick can upload articles like this every day of the week, but it won't change a thing with Trump voters. They will never hold Trump accountable or responsible. They will instead blame Obama, Hillary, or Nancy Pelosi.


One Difference Between - Mick & Nancy Pelosi - at least I upload and display the lack-luster performance of Trump and the GOP Controlled Senate so the Public Can See 

 

All Pelosi Talks About is Winning Elections and how many Meaningless Pieces of Legislation the House has passed knowing all along - Not One of them has any chance of being debated in the Senate

 

The Irony is Pelosi uses the exact same Excuse for the Reason Why Impeachment is Useless

 

But YES to the Trump Cult - None of this Matters

 

But Also to the Pelosi Cult - it matters just as little

 

Now Isn't That Profound!

 

 


Why don't you explain to us how the house can not pass meaningless legislation with the Senate controlled by the far right Reb. who block everything they do pass. Your statement makes no sense.

To end this nightmare you have to get Trump out, and every one in Congress with an R behind their name. After that you rebuild the parties. Right now lets get Trump and the Reb. out. Do not forget what Michael Cohen told us. If Trump looses an election there is a good chance he will not leave office, and we have seen his early shots at making that  true.


Its Pretty Simple Actually

 

Be Consistent - Pass the Meaningless Legislation - Send it to the Senate and let them answer to the Voters about why the did not pass any of it

 

Be Consistent - Impeach Trump in the House and after the Public hears During the Impeachment Hearings all about all the Crimes & the Treachery Trump is Guilty of - then Make Every Single US Senator Go On the Record as being in Favor of Leaving a Criminal in the Whitehouse and see if the Voters Concur - I'm betting they won't - apparently you have less faith in Americans they I do

 

One Note - McConnell gets to simply ignore the House Passed Legislation so No Republican Senator has any Voting Record on it - Impeachment Conviction Trial in the Senate is Mandatory - McConnell cannot ignore it

 

The other Honest thing to do would be to once again

 

Be Consistent - If your belief is the Senate will not Convict either because you lack the skills to successfuly Prosecute Trump or you think regardless - the Senate will not Convict & will take a chance with the Voters

 

Be Consistent - Stop sending meaningless Legislation to the Senate for the same reasons

 

If you cannot understand the two Scenarios - well I guess thats why you've taken the position you have

 

Explain This

 

Pelosi said recently - Trump Should Be In Prison - She Wants Trump to be in Prison after he leaves office

 

Thats Peculiar Because - Pelosi thinks Trump is a Criminal and Belongs in Jail not because of the Crimes he may commit in the Future - but because of the Crimes she already knows he's guilty of from the past

 

However she is willing to let Trump a person she beleives should be in Prison serve in the Whitehouse as our President from this day forward and until the Voters - Vote Him out or he runs out the Clock after his second term - a period of time that could last another 5.5 years

 

Does that sound Logical - it sounds to me like Pelosi is willing to Allow a Criminal President to serve for as long as the Voters Allow & she is unwilling to try to do anything about it

 

Thats Un-American - It's Pathetic - It's Cowardice & it's not honoring the Oath Pelosi Swore to the American People

 

 

 

( " China if You're Listening - Get Trumps Tax Returns " )

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@mickstuder wrote:

@CriticalThinking wrote:

Mick can upload articles like this every day of the week, but it won't change a thing with Trump voters. They will never hold Trump accountable or responsible. They will instead blame Obama, Hillary, or Nancy Pelosi.


One Difference Between - Mick & Nancy Pelosi - at least I upload and display the lack-luster performance of Trump and the GOP Controlled Senate so the Public Can See 

 

All Pelosi Talks About is Winning Elections and how many Meaningless Pieces of Legislation the House has passed knowing all along - Not One of them has any chance of being debated in the Senate

 

The Irony is Pelosi uses the exact same Excuse for the Reason Why Impeachment is Useless

 

But YES to the Trump Cult - None of this Matters

 

But Also to the Pelosi Cult - it matters just as little

 

Now Isn't That Profound!

 

 


Why don't you explain to us how the house can not pass meaningless legislation with the Senate controlled by the far right Reb. who block everything they do pass. Your statement makes no sense.

To end this nightmare you have to get Trump out, and every one in Congress with an R behind their name. After that you rebuild the parties. Right now lets get Trump and the Reb. out. Do not forget what Michael Cohen told us. If Trump looses an election there is a good chance he will not leave office, and we have seen his early shots at making that  true.

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@CriticalThinking wrote:

Mick can upload articles like this every day of the week, but it won't change a thing with Trump voters. They will never hold Trump accountable or responsible. They will instead blame Obama, Hillary, or Nancy Pelosi.


One Difference Between - Mick & Nancy Pelosi - at least I upload and display the lack-luster performance of Trump and the GOP Controlled Senate so the Public Can See 

 

All Pelosi Talks About is Winning Elections and how many Meaningless Pieces of Legislation the House has passed knowing all along - Not One of them has any chance of being debated in the Senate

 

The Irony is Pelosi uses the exact same Excuse for the Reason Why Impeachment is Useless

 

But YES to the Trump Cult - None of this Matters

 

But Also to the Pelosi Cult - it matters just as little

 

Now Isn't That Profound!

 

 

( " China if You're Listening - Get Trumps Tax Returns " )

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Mick can upload articles like this every day of the week, but it won't change a thing with Trump voters. They will never hold Trump accountable or responsible. They will instead blame Obama, Hillary, or Nancy Pelosi.

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@mandm84 wrote:

Looks like the Keystone State was Bamboozled.


There are 3.4 Million Truckers in the USA

 

There are another 5 Million Workers in Support Roles

 

Democrats Are Doing a Horrendous Job not only on Educating the American People about the Crimes Trump Committed as outlined clearly in the Mueller Report

 

But the Democrats in Congress led by Incumbents like Pelosi & Schumer

 

Can't Even Do A Decent Job on Educating the Public on the Actual Results of all Trumps Empty & Failed Promises

 

Too Old - Too Weak - Too Self-absorbed

 

This information about the Big Cuts to Truckers Income has never been Reported by any Democrat - they are too busy getting re-elected to care about Lowly Truckers & most every other American Worker getting Grifted by Trump & the Congress

 

 

 

 

 

 

( " China if You're Listening - Get Trumps Tax Returns " )

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Looks like the Keystone State was Bamboozled.

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Trump promised to put 'American truckers first.' Drivers say he hasn't delivered.

 

Republican-led changes to the tax law have left some truckers feeling especially pinched.

 

Trump pitched his economic agenda as a win for truckers, but so far, some drivers say they haven't seen proof that the president is with them for the long haul.

 

"America first means putting American truckers first," the president said at an October 2017 event in Pennsylvania, where he touted the Republican tax bill ahead of its passage. Earlier that year, he climbed into the cab of a big rig on the White House lawn and sounded the horn.

 

But a number of truck drivers, in interviews with NBC News, said that same tax bill is hurting their wallets. Before the new tax law went into effect, truckers were able to deduct daily expenses like food and lodging from their taxable income. Now, many have lost that ability, thanks to the bill's elimination of a category of deductions that allowed employees of a company to deduct work expenses that the company did not reimburse.

 

“I've seen an $8,000 increase in my taxes this year,” trucker Richard Robinson said in a recent interview with NBC News. "I have a young family at home and we didn't meet the threshold to pay anything with our earning income credits and all. And with our per diem, they took the per diem out. The government says we can't have per diem anymore. That made an $8,000 difference in my taxes.”

 

ANOTHER TRUMP LIE DIRECTLY TO THE VOTERS WHO ELECTED HIM

 

 

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Source - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-promised-put-american-truckers-first-drivers-say...

 

 

( " China if You're Listening - Get Trumps Tax Returns " )

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