Re: Prince Harry is dating Meghan Markle V
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2016, 08:39:58 am »
Ok, I’ve got a little nugget this morning in my inbox. Apparently, MM is planning to use this trip as a business expense and “job search” for her upcoming taxes with the IRS. She wants to include travel, LODGING, and all food, clothing, show tix and so on. I guess she’s already authorized/penned an interview/article on her blog with a chef in London to make it all legit.
Now. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, illegal about this, other than the very dodgy lodging aspect. But, it does indicate pretty loudly that she’s a Capitalist at heart; a true American from a profit-margin point of view anyway. And from a US business stance, I fully understand it. It makes perfect sense if you are focused on your business and personal aspirations.
Has it ever occurred to anyone that Harry may not be the big fish she’s looking for? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Harry is a great way to promote herself but in the long view, if she is wanting to be a strong figure on the world and entertainment stage and be the leonine force that she believes she is and also associate with and garner very serious money, he is not the perfect avenue. Her legitimate expectations if she leverages this association enough are far beyond anything resembling the restrictive and subservient role in the BRF.
This is a woman who’s goal, stated by herself, is to be POTUS, not the wife of one.
wait Yooper – she is claiming lodging – so she is not staying at Nott Cott?
she is claiming food – so Harry is not feeding her?
and she is claiming theater tickets – so Harry did not pay for her ??
This is freaking hysterical – she is something else – Harry is a *fool*.
Yes I See your point – the BRF is not big enough to contain Meaghan – the world is her oyster
Reply #7 on: December 15, 2016, 08:58:22 am
^She’d have to produce hotel/lodging receipts but even one night at an airport hotel is tax deductible. And, other than the media, do we have any photographic evidence for the IRS that she’s in that cottage? No, we don’t. Receipts from hotels are easy enough to get without actually staying in one. She could even claim a deduction for decorating that Christmas tree as “int’l interior design study”. I kid you not.
She can claim every meal she eats if she gets the receipt. She could be eating, say, at the restaurant that is featured on her blog thetig.com and have her company pick up the check OR say that she was there to try the food and that’s deductible. Harry wouldn’t have to put up a dime unless he gives her cash. It’s quite the dance that most Americans in business use. It’s very common and not unexpected but the email I received did have a good, long laugh at the whole premise.
This is one shrewd cookie. I don’t blame her for it, but let’s make sure we look at what her ultimate goal truly is.
A woman in love, deeply in love, would not be thinking about the IRS to the point where they’re sending email receipts to their staff for record-keeping! I mean, come on.
Reply #8 on: December 15, 2016, 09:02:33 am »
I am back to this whole thing is a farce- you are right – woman in love spending few days with her BF is not sending receipts to her accountant for her tax records – geez – she is one money conscious lady
Reply #12 on: December 15, 2016, 09:28:12 am »
^Well, let’s look at the facts here with MM and her ambitions. "Love" and money go hand in hand in her world. People marry in H’Wood for self-enhancement all the time. It’s in their DNA. Did she not, perhaps, have relationships with people who could further her career? Even if that wasn’t her intent and let’s give her the benefit of the doubt (which I really don’t), her marriage furthered her career. Of that, there is no doubt. And as soon as her career took off? She took off.
Watch and learn, Harry. Egad men are stupid.
^^^You’re also correct, Fly, regarding her image of herself being eclipsed by the BRF and Harry. I don’t know how she’ll take to that one. And that’s what would happen. Her ability to shine and sell herself would drop to zero. It has to be all about the RF, not Meagain. Not ever again. That’s simply not how it works in that institution.
Reply #17 on: December 15, 2016, 10:06:40 am »
^I agree, the overall picture should be evident to Meagain and the fact that she’s still using this relationship to further her career and that she’s apparently keeping this trip as a business one (on paper anyway) shows a very keen eye but it’s also revealing about what the big picture is for her. She’s still in “what’s in it for me and how can I get this/that?” mode. That doesn’t fit with the Firm’s Business Model.
But, it’s easy to fool yourself and many have come in with great expectations only to have them dashed to the point of diminished capacity and physical ailments. The BRF are not nice people when it comes to their own agenda. Nobody else takes precedence and somebody born and raised in the US is not going to understand that fully because it’s still always in their minds that their goals come first. It’s a polar opposite.