[Post Millennial] Trump's Political Action Committees (PACs) have raised an incredible $82M in the first half of the year 2021. This puts his total political war chest at just over $102M, which is a new record.
Trump in Mar. 2021 had previously reached out to his supporters, telling them "no more money for RINOs", and it appears they have taken his suggestion to donate directly to his PACs to heart.
According to Axios, the money came from an even more impressive 3.2M individual contributions made during the period from Jan. 1 and Jun. 30 2021. This works out to an average contribution of just over $25.
Trump's major PACs are "Save America" and "Make America Great Again", along with that used to be his campaign fund, which was legally made into a PAC.
Perhaps even more astonishing is the fact that Trump raised all this money while being shut out of major social media. Twitter famously even banned an account that was not his for merely quoting him.
[AlAhram] An Illinois tax agency has ruled that former President Donald Trump ...His ancestors didn't own any slaves... is due a $1 million refund on the 2011 tax bill for his downtown reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown ...home of Al Capone, the Chicago Black Sox, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel... skyscraper, but local officials are trying to block the refund.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that at issue is the Cook County Board of Review's estimation of the value of the the Trump International Hotel & Tower's rooms and retail space. In June, the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board voted 5-0 to reduce the assessment on the building's commercial property.
The vote means that Trump is owed $1.03 million, money that would come out of the property taxes due the city of Chicago, the Chicago Public Schools and several other government agencies. The Cook County State's Attorney is disputing the refund and has filed a lawsuit with the Illinois Appellate Court in the hopes of blocking it.
The dispute is the latest chapter in a long-running legal battle over Trump's tax bills that started more than 12 years ago and has led to more than $14 million in tax breaks for Trump. It also involves not only a former president who is at the middle of a host of legal battles but a Chicago alderman whose own legal troubles had been making headlines in Chicago for months.
Alderman Edward M. Burke, whose former law firm, Klafter & Burke, won the tax breaks for Trump, has been indicted on federal charges that he blocked businesses from getting city permits unless they hired the firm. He has pleaded not guilty "Wudn't me." and is awaiting trial.
The dispute over the tax bills on the high-rise building has it's own long history. Originally, the state agency rejected Trump's argument that the vacant stores had no value because he could not find any tenants to lease them. But a staff member later wrote a report that Trump was entitled to the refund.
The agency delayed acting on the case until Trump was out of office and in June voted to reduce the assessment on the building's commercial property.
The MSM is about to spew forth a thousand stories about tiny tots being forced out into driving snowstorms while being pursued by carloads of white supremacists. This is red meat for AOC, who sees Pelosi rather than the Republicans as the Main Enemy.
Evictions are only part of it. A friend who is renting a two bedroom townhouse, in a pleasant but not exclusive neighbourhood, was informed last month that her rent was being increased $700/month. She’s been looking around, but says there are very few apartments available to rent in the area, and all are similarly priced.
About 40 years ago, we moved to a new house, but couldn't sell our old town house right away. We rented it out for about 3 years to a succession of tenants, each one worse than the previous one. When we finally formally evicted the last tenant, the sheriff's deputy who accompanied me said he was considering buying a rental property and would I recommend it. I told him that I would burn the place to the ground rather than rent again.
In New York at the time, it was very difficult to actually evict someone, even if they didn't pay rent. Of course, I still had to pay taxes and other fees even if the tenant didn't pay rent.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
08/02/2021 14:47 Comments ||
I saw plenty of evictions around me during the whole pandemic.
[NYPOST] Mayoral candidate Eric Adams ...retired New York City police captain, member of the New York State Senate, first Black Brooklyn borough president, law and order Dem after a brief fling with the Publicans. The New York Times isn't fond of him, suspecting he may not actually be black... — who says he’s running against the far-left socialist "movement" led by Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez Dem Congressgirl from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details. She was the inventor of the Green New Deal, though she doesn't talk about it much anymore... in New York — will actually face off against a socialist foe in the general election.Queens public-school teacher Cathy Rojas, a daughter of Colombian immigrants colonists, has now officially qualified to run for mayor under the far-left "Party for Socialism and Liberation" banner.
Rojas gathered more than 3,750 valid signatures through independent petitioning to run in Nov. 2’s general election, said a Board of Election rep.
As The Post previously exclusively reported, Adams — the city’s all-but-certain next mayor — told donors at a Queens fundraiser last week, "I’m no longer running against candidates.
"I’m running against a movement. All across the country, the DSA [Democratic Socialists of America] socialists are mobilizing to stop Eric Adams.
"They realize that if I’m successful, we’re going to start the process of regaining control of our cities," Adams said, according to a video of his speech.
The remarks sparked cheers and applause from attendees, mostly pro-capitalist business leaders, real-estate types and other Adams supporters.
Rojas linked to The Post story on Adams’ remarks on her Twitter feed, adding in a statement, "That’s right, @ericadamsfornyc. The socialist movement is bigger than 1 candidate. The majority of youth agree w/ socialism & that’s what establishment politicians are afraid of."
[NYPOST] Deep-pocketed donors with ties to New York’s real-estate industry are still putting their money behind embattled three-term Gov. Andrew Sonny Cuomo ...Dem dynastic governor of Noo Yawk, the son and heir of the late Mario Cuoma and formerly married to a Kennedy. Acclaimed for his leadership during the COVID epidemic, he managed the nation's highest corpse count while successfully hiding the returns and writing a book praising himself. Among the nation's horniest politicians, he has about a dozen allegations of sexual harrassment and groping against him. Noo Yawk's politix being what they are, he is still hanging tough, waiting to ride it out.... , campaign records reveal.
Developers, landlords, building lenders and other industry associates pumped nearly $500,000 into Cuomo’s re-election coffers over the past six months.
That’s more than 20 percent of the $2.3 million raised by Cuomo for the first half of 2021.
Many of the contributions poured in right before the campaign fundraising deadline.
Housing activists blasted the donations, noting that an important state law expires next June 15 that gives luxury developers’ projects generous tax abatements for charging non-market or "affordable" rents for up to 30 percent of their new apartments.
Proof of how distorted New York's real estate market is. When people who make their livings off the trade in properties lose track of who is helping or hurting property rights, you got a big problem...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/02/2021 9:01 Comments ||
New York, like California has many people fleeing from these states. So NY real-estate may be throwing good money after bad money.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.