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Letters Trump tax article, headline show Post’s bias


Property tax headline

inflammatory

The bold, large-font headline, “Trump qualifies for 4% tax discount” (Tuesday) on the Local & Business section of the Post confirms Donald Trump’s accusations that the press is “crooked and biased.”

I am not a supporter of Trump. I voted for Hillary Clinton, but I am upset that The Post would run this headline and article because it is inflammatory and gives a totally wrong impression about paying property tax earlier than later.

Anyone can “qualify” for this tax discount by simply paying in November instead of April. I “qualified” for the tax discount and just paid my property tax. The word “qualifies” in the headline on Donald Trump was misleading and indicated that somehow he got a special discount.

Another example is the sentence, “The president-elect coughed up a combined $190,667.73 for three pieces of real estate…” Why would you use the words “coughed up”? (Prejudicial for sure.)

A more appropriate article could have indicated, happily, that President-elect Trump is a responsible taxpayer for Palm Beach County. This article does not “qualify” as “quality” reporting that I expect from The Post.

KAY JONES, LAKE CLARKE SHORES

Why is Trump

opposed to recount?

For months, President-elect Donald Trump has been telling the public that the election is rigged. Now he is telling us that millions of people voted illegally.

I assume that the future leader of the Free World is armed with indisputable facts to back up his statements and not just empty rants. If he believes that his statements are true, why would Trump be opposed to Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein conducting a recount to make sure the vote is legal?

My best guess is that in the early months of the campaign many polls indicated that Trump was falling behind, so he felt the process was rigged against him. In reality, the election may have been rigged, but was rigged in his favor!

ERNIE WEINBERG, BOYNTON BEACH

Gannon should tweet

about her own taxes

I want to know the dollar amount Anne Gannon paid in taxes on any and all properties she owns in Palm Beach County. With her “the county needs to know” attitude, it is only fair that she tweets about her taxes and whether she paid them on time (“Trump pays property taxes in time for discount, tax collector tweets,” palmbeachpost.com, Monday).

If President-elect Donald Trump is fair game, so is she, especially since she is the tax collector for Palm Beach County.

In fact, why doesn’t she tweet out everyone’s taxes when they’re paid? What was her real intention? She has lost my vote and probably every Trump supporter’s in Palm Beach County. There was no “need to know.”

GAYLE PRIGNANO, PAHOKEE

Leave Trump son

out of the spotlight

It is beyond my belief that many in the media, including Rosie O’Donnell, are promoting the possibility that Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron, may be autistic. So what? Why doesn’t the press exploit the fact that a 10-year-old “person of interest” in the news is left-handed or has brown eyes or some other issue that this young person has no control over?

How can the behavior of a 10-year-old hold precedence over the condition of the world today?

HARRY WINKLER, WEST PALM BEACH


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