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bruce MN

Re: Trump Wants to Permanently End Payroll Taxes

It’s become a finely honed skill with Dennison. Say something crazy, let the press and his critics point out what he said and then say he’s going to “put a stop to that!”.


bruce MN

?... for you KNAPPer

Are you planning to give the  crew the day or part of it off on Nov. 3?

Getting to be kind of a trendy move.  Large companies trying to be “first on the block” announcing their intentions to do so.


Re: Trump Wants to Permanently End Payroll Taxes

@r3020 wrote:

A much bigger threat to those programs is to protect cheap south american and chinese labor. The way to protect those programs is to protect the American worker.

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Re: ?... for you KNAPPer

I'll approve leave requests for anyone who wants it, if necessary, which I would do in any election - this one is no different. I plan to vote early, which starts Oct. 18.

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Re: Trump Wants to Permanently End Payroll Taxes

And we can all agree they need a tariff.

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What's True

Various news accounts have shown factories in China producing "Trump 2020" items and quoted factory officials as stating they had seen a surge in orders for such items in the first half of 2018 (prior to the implementation of announced U.S. tariffs).

What's False

Whether any of the "Trump 2020" items manufactured in China were ordered by, or produced on behalf of, the Trump re-election campaign itself is unknown.




None of the Chinese factory owners and managers quoted in the July 2018 news reports either affirmed or denied that the Trump campaign itself had been responsible for the significant increase in orders in recent months, and none of them identified anyone else as being a major customer, so we do not know who was behind orders for the many thousands of “Trump 2020” flags produced in China in the first half of 2018.

A Trump campaign spokesperson firmly rejected any speculation or allegations linking the campaign to the merchandise. In a statement sent to us by the Trump 2020 campaign, Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer of the Donald J. Trump for President committee, wrote:

We have made it clear all along that all of our merchandise is 100% made in the USA. Any vendor who claims to have a relationship with us otherwise is lying or violating our protected trademark rights. This applies to all of the recent news about Made in China products for the 2020 campaign.

We searched Federal Election Commission records on spending by three Trump-related political committees since 2017 and found no evidence of flags, banners, or other campaign merchandise being ordered from entities based in China. If such orders had been placed, it is possible that they may have been recorded as disbursements to third parties or subcontractors, but we found no evidence that this had taken place.


It’s clear that Trump 2020 merchandise is being produced in Chinese factories, and it’s reasonable to conclude that the future implementation of tariffs on Chinese imports has prompted something of a surge in orders, as recounted by several local factory officials.

The volume of the orders (90,000 banners between March and July, at just one factory) is not inconsistent with the activities of a major U.S. presidential election campaign, and it is therefore reasonable to question the identity of the customer(s) behind such orders. However, we’ve so far found no concrete evidence documenting who is responsible for these orders: merchandisers, the Trump campaign itself, Republican partisans, foreign entities, or some combination thereof.