Do you still care about Donald Trump's tax returns? | The Tylt
Donald Trump will be the first president in 40 years not to disclose his federal income tax returns. Political watchdogs say tax returns would show who Trump owes money to and any charitable contributions. Trump supporters say his F.E.C. filing shows more than enough and voters don't really care. He won the election, get over it. What do you think?
Do you still care about Donald Trump's tax returns?
The New York Times leaked a portion of Donald Trump's 1995 tax return, but we still only have 3 pages of illegally obtained records. The forms indicated Trump possibly didn't pay taxes for nearly two decades. Do we need more?
Donald J. Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years, records obtained by The New York Times show.
Americans had a mechanism to force Trump to reveal his taxes or pay devastating consequences, it was called the election—and Trump won. It's time to move on. We have bigger fish to fry and the only people who really care about Trump's taxes are journalists.
“No, I don’t think they care at all. I don’t think they care at all. I think you care. I think you care.”
And considering Trump's vast business empire that he's not completely divesting from, concerns over conflicts of interest, and a "fake news" scandal—should the media really be focusing on Trump's tax returns when the president already released his F.E.C. filing to the public?
But like many things Trump says, the claim that most Americans don't care about his taxes is demonstrably false. Multiple polls, from respected organizations like CBS and Quinnipiac, show a clear majority of Americans still want to see the receipts.
Trump promised he'd reveal his taxes once his IRS audit was over (although the IRS says "nothing prevents individuals from sharing their own tax information"). He owes it to the American people to be transparent. Or else it's just another broken promise.
For conservatives, America is at a tipping point and obsessing over Trump's taxes is moot. It's not a constitutional requirement to release your tax returns and Trump has abided by all the rules. He's trying to divest from a business worth billions; spending additional time trying to release taxes just takes up valuable mental bandwidth.
No one cares. We’re at a very crucial point for world history. OK, let’s say he hasn’t paid taxes. No one cares. It’s not a constitutional requirement to be in government.
Taxes? TAXES?! North Korea is talking about building an ICBM that could reach the West Coat and you're talking about taxes?!
Trump says reports that he has deep financial ties to Russia and Putin could have possible financial leverage over him are totally phony. Fake news.
... but you know what would clear that up? Releasing your tax returns.
Here are perspectives from people who care about Donald Trump's taxes.
If your answer to "Why shouldn't Trump release his taxes?" is "Because he doesn't have to", you are doing transparency and democracy wrong.— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) January 11, 2017
Here are perspectives from people who don't care about Donald Trump's taxes.
It seems like the only thing the mainstream media cares about is Trump's taxes. They wouldn't dare mention all the corrupt Clinton dealings.— Usa Potus News (@UsaPotusNews) October 7, 2016
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"Only ones who care about my tax returns are the reporters."— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) January 11, 2017
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