by Frank Holmes, reporter
While news reports say the polls forecast a Biden landslide, uncomfortable facts are beginning to show Donald Trump may be headed for another four years in the White House. One of those came in the form of an endorsement the GOP never expected to get.
“VOTE For TRUMP,” rapper 50 Cent told his 26.2 million followers on Instagram this week.
What led the rapper to throw his support behind a president the media constantly describe as a “racist”? Joe Biden’s tax plan.
The rapper tweeted an image showing what people will pay under the tax hike Joe Biden has promised to enact as president.
People in California and New York City would be hardest hit, paying 62% of their income in taxes.
“WHAT THE F—K!” 50 Cent said. “VOTE For TRUMP.”
The numbers come from a Tax Foundation study showing what Joe Biden’s tax plan would mean for people in deep-blue areas: For every dollar somebody makes, he’d only get to keep 38 cents.
Tax rates would be 60% in New Jersey and 58% in New York state, as well.
That could cut into the lifestyle of the East Coast rap sensation, who had an estimated net worth of $110 million in 2012.
50 Cent thinks every American should have the chance to Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
The Queens native added that if the plan passes, “IM OUT, F–K NEW YORK.”
That would make him just another of the 1.4 million New Yorkers who have left the state since 2010 over high taxes and crime rates, helping big-spending NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio chew a $9 billion hole into the Big Apple’s budget.
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, took leaving his hometown in stride. “The KNICKS never win anyway,” he said.
For him, it comes down to being able to keep the money that he earns. “I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people,” he said. “62% are you out of ya f—king mind?”
On Tuesday, he doubled down on his endorsement of the Republican incumbent, and he again cited Joe Biden’s tax-and-spend policies.
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“Yeah, I don’t want to be 20 Cent,” he joked on Twitter. “62% is a very, very, bad idea. I don’t like it!”
— 50cent (@50cent) October 20, 2020
The Democratic presidential nominee’s tax plan won’t hike taxes Just a Lil Bit. All in all, Joe Biden would raise taxes by a whopping $3.4 trillion.
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Kamala Harris promised at the vice presidential debate that “on day one, Joe Biden will repeal that tax code”—President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which gave the average family a $2,000 tax cut, according to Mike Pence. “He’ll get rid of it” and raise taxes.
The Harris-Biden administration’s economic policies would cost the average American household $6,500 a year, according to a recent study.
That’s too much for 50 Cent, whose grandmother raised him in poverty in New York City, before his rap career cemented him as one of the leading hip-hop artists of all time.
But even those credentials won’t help him now that he’s endorsed President Trump.
Talk show host Rush Limbaugh joked that it’s “gotta be a shock also to 50 Cent to learn that he ain’t black now.”
He referred to a disastrous video call when Joe Biden told Charlamagne tha God, “If you’ve got a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or for Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Still, 50 Cent makes it clear that when it comes to voting for Donald Trump, he’s In Da Club—and he’s not alone.
The Democratic Party is “losing the African-American vote in certain places,” Limbaugh said. And that could spell the end of the Biden campaign.
Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bedard wrote that “a Democrat needs 90%+ and a high turnout among blacks.”
Polls show that Donald Trump has doubled his support among young black voters, to 21 percent (from 10 percent four years ago) and he’s winning 35 percent of young Hispanic voters, compared to 22 percent in 2016.
The numbers have the Biden campaign so riled that they asked former President Barack Obama to address a car rally in Philadelphia this week. But it’s not clear he can deliver as many voters to Biden as 50 Cent can to Trump.
“Obama is not good at this. His endorsements don’t carry a lot of weight,” Rush Limbaugh said. “They don’t help. Ask Hillary.”
Frank Holmes is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”