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Wed Aug 3, 2016, 03:44 PM

Trump just said he's going to get rid of the Johnson amendment

"The Johnson Amendment refers to a change in the U.S. tax code made in 1954 which prohibited tax-exempt organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates."


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Amendment

This guy is nuts!

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Reply Trump just said he's going to get rid of the Johnson amendment (Original post)
NWCorona Aug 2016 OP
Native Aug 2016 #1
NWCorona Aug 2016 #3
Native Aug 2016 #5
BobbyDrake Aug 2016 #2
Native Aug 2016 #6
Wellstone ruled Aug 2016 #4

Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 03:55 PM

1. He's been saying this for quite some time.

In his mind, that's how he "got" the Evangelicals: "We've got the NRA, lovely people, and we've got the Evangelicals, the religion, and we've got the Justices (the people who will vote for him because they want to over turn Roe V Wade)." He's so proud of all of this support. It's disgusting.

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Response to Native (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 04:38 PM

3. Thanks! I didn't know he's been saying that but it makes sense now

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 04:46 PM

5. That's how he "got the evangelics!" in his pocket.

It's always the same story. They told him they had a problem, and he couldn't believe that they weren't allowed to speak their minds (he obviously knew nothing about the whole exempt status, church/state thing), and after looking into it, he realized he could fix it for them. Now he claims to have their vote. Same with the people he refers to as "the justices." These are the people who probably don't like him, but are going to vote for Trump because they want to overturn Roe V Wade ("they'll have to vote for me whether they like it or not", and finally, he has the NRA "lovely people." He's so fucking proud of being the candidate the NRA has backed at the earliest time in a campaign.

And it drives me nuts the way he vacillates between calling the one group either the evangelicals, the evangelics, or "the religion." WTF?

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 03:57 PM

2. Red meat for evangelical churches. Although lax enforcement already killed it.

 

There were several pastors who used the pulpit to stump for Shrub that suffered zero consequences.

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Response to BobbyDrake (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 04:47 PM

6. The Catholic Church was notorious for doing that.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 04:40 PM

4. Was there not a

 

piece of this that gave all Churches Tax Exemptions form income?

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