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Deadbeat Donald

Another day, another revelation about Donald Trump. The news today is that Trump, who promises he will protect American jobs, has been doing his best to destroy American jobs by not paying his bills. USA Today did some top-notch investigative reporting and found an extensive pattern of Trump skipping out on his bills.

Like on one project alone, building the Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, at least 253 subcontractors weren’t paid in full or on time. Just one of them was a glass company he cheated out of $1.5 million. In all, Trump has been sued 3,500 times for not honoring his contracts. He was even sued because he didn’t pay the lawyers who were defending him in suits from people who Trump didn’t pay. He didn’t pay bartenders at his resorts, waiters, even real estate brokers who bought and sold his properties. The list goes on and on.

Trump says that he “doesn’t settle” and he often forced people who were suing him to take him to court, because lawsuits are expensive and often cost more in legal fees than the money they were owed. Trump used every legal trick in the book to weasel out of paying his bills, up to and including declaring bankruptcy.

But in the end, Trump often settled, but every settlement included a clause preventing the people he cheated from discussing it. That’s why you haven’t heard about this until now.

Many of these small businesses he didn’t pay went out of business, destroying jobs. For example, Trump refused to pay a bill for $83,000 to a family-owned cabinetry business for building cabinets in a Trump resort, even though the contractor had approved the work. The business fought Trump to get their money, but were told by their lawyer that it would cost more to sue Trump than what they were owed, so they gave up. Then the business found that they couldn’t get other work, as Trump had blackballed them. His business, which was founded by his grandfather in the 40’s, died.

The bottom line is, Trump consistently cheats the people he does business with, and is completely dishonest.

My question is, did he ever hire Joe the plumber?



  1. Hassan wrote:

    And there is no good news on the other side of aisle either.

    Hillary is under criminal investigation:

    Hillary did send/receive classified information despite claiming not to:

    And last (for now) but not least, an unqualified person got into government intelligence advisory board because he donated money to Clinton Foundation:

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 4:52 am | Permalink
  2. Ravilyn Sanders wrote:


    Delete your account.

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 5:08 am | Permalink
  3. zyvlyn wrote:

    Hey guys, hey guys! But Hillary had those emails! You may not have heard about it, but yeah, Hillary did some stuff with her emails! C’mon, guys, why are we talking about a silly, inconsequential thing like Trump not paying people for their work when we could be talking about Hillary’ EMALES!!?!1?1oneoneone

    Seriously, how desperate can you get?

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 5:30 am | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    Not to mention, Benghazi!

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 5:35 am | Permalink
  5. ebdoug wrote:

    Trump is going to get people jobs, that is what he is running on. He just isn’t going to pay them which is what we call Slavery. They do the work, then the big surprise, no pay.

    Hillary: “Trump is promising you jobs, he isn’t promising to pay you.”

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 5:57 am | Permalink
  6. Hassan wrote:

    @RAVILYN SANDERS, I have contacted Hillary to help delete my account, emails etc, she is expert.

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:59 am | Permalink
  7. Hassan wrote:

    A nation will not succeed, until and unless the laws and rules not applied to rich and powerful as to common people. Even now common people have so low threshold for rich and powerful and they themselves know that they cannot do those things. The bankers and wall street criminals are still out there. The war criminals are still out there. And people who object to corrupt politicians are ridiculed because that politician has “D” or “R” in front of them, depends who you talk to.

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:04 am | Permalink
  8. Hassan wrote:

    Jill Stein on Hillary:

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:19 am | Permalink
  9. Hassan wrote:

    ZYVLYN, Hillary is going to win election in landslide, I am not worried much about Trump as President, he should go to jail for his crimes, I could care less. So my focus is on Hillary and her corruption.

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:21 am | Permalink
  10. zyvlyn wrote:

    And if some paragon of saintly virtue were running against Clinton, I may be persuaded to vote for them. But, as it turns out, there isn’t one of those this year.

    Will I defend every decision Clinton has made in her life? No. But I will vote for her because at the end of the day, I believe she will be a good president.

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11:03 am | Permalink
  11. Iron Knee wrote:

    Hassan, why are you talking about Clinton in a post about Trump? We have a choice now, Trump or Clinton, and if you are only about bashing Clinton, then you are indistinguishable from a Trump supporter.

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2:29 pm | Permalink
  12. Hassan wrote:

    Iron Knee, I do not live in paradigm dictated by democrats or republicans (or by anyone), I can bash Trump and Clinton at same time, or anyone else who is corrupt. Since Trump is easy target and you have constant criticism against him, (which does not make much sense as he is not going to win, we should be worried about the one who is going to win), I try to balance it out with Hilary bashing. And we do have other choices, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, or none of above.

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 3:14 pm | Permalink
  13. Hassan wrote:

    ZYVLYN, do I agree with every decision/policy of Bernie? Not at all, in fact I disagree with him on 80-90% of issues. But unless it becomes apparent that his positions/policies are dictated by corruption/personal interest, then I will take him over someone I agree more (Hillary).

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm | Permalink
  14. ebdoug wrote:

    I showed a non computer owner Politfact and how much Trump lies (Pants on Fire) over Hillary. The person was totally unconvinced. Since Trump is now a Registered Republican instead of a Registered Democrat, that is who you vote for.

    I tried very hard to acquaint this person with Gary Johnson.

    Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 5:48 am | Permalink