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Plans for Nationwide Anti-Trump Tax Day Protests Gain Momentum


#21

Yes, tax the rich and NO loopholes for corporations!


#22

All of you are sadly uninformed on the reality of our Presidents CHOICE to not make his tax returns public.
This is the actual law:

Individual income tax returns — including those of public figures — are private information, protected by law from unauthorized disclosure. Indeed, the Internal Revenue Service is barred from releasing any taxpayer information whatsoever, except to authorized agencies and individuals.

_Like all other citizens, U.S. presidents enjoy this protection of their privacy. Since the early 1970s, however, most presidents have chosen to release their returns publicly. _

Just because presidents have been releasing tax returns since the 1970's, DOES NOT MEAN President Trump is not free to exercise his legal choice to NOT MAKE THEM Public.
No amount of protest will change the fact that he has the right to chose not to; as will every president that follows. You all should be grateful you have the right to chose this useless platform to protest something irrelevant!! It is about time the liberals respect the choices of others; as they want their own choices respected!!


#23

Instead of marching on April 15th, people who are opposed to this government should simply not pay their taxes that day. If the IRS were inundated with tax-extensions and no money, it would send a very strong message, non?


#24

You are certainly allowed to care and have your opinion, but the legal reality is President Trump does not have to produce his tax returns to the public. Just because presidents have volunteered their returns since the 1970's does NOT set a legal precedent! It really does not matter how many liberals disagree or dislike this fact. Mr Trump is legally entitled to make his own CHOICE as to whether he wants his returns made public. No amount of protesting will change this fact just because all of you dislike it!!!
How sad liberals think their choices are the only ones that matter!!


#25

The bottom line is that presidents aren't required by law to show their tax returns to the public. I think concerns about protests are minimal. They will be kept under control, and everyone will punch back in at work on Monday, April 17.


#26

Only narrowly-defined economic justice today. The last I heard, there are only seven jobs for every ten jobless people who still have the means to pursue one (home address, phone, etc.). How would you defined "economic justice" for the jobless poor, and many of those who can't work (health, etc.)?


#27

Yes. Time for a patriot inside the IRS to step up and leak those tax returns now that the Republican scum house has blocked an effort for their release.


#28

Former presidents released their tax returns because they had nothing to hide, Trump obviously does. I believe Congress qualifies as authorized agencies and individuals.


#29

Sounds like you have the market cornered on ignorance. This man has everything to lose, as he should, by concealing those documents. The public's right to know trumps all else in the pursuit of the truth.


#30

Perhaps not supporting the war machine with your tax dollars is more to the point.


#31

What exactly is it that anti Trump persons are complaining about? He is doing what he said he would in the campaign. He is placing the most intelligent and experienced persons into cabinet positions. He is (just by being there) showing that our out of control socialist leaning former government is fading. I say give this man a chance. He is obviously vary successful in his business dealings. Now we have a winner in the white house making deals on our behalf. I think it is far passed time to shake the dead wood out of the tree of government.

Tax documents? Ridiculous idea. Get a life.


#32

Ms Fulton is obviously unaware that there is absolutely no provision in law for forcing the President, or any candidate for President, to release tax returns or medical records, or any other private information. The Constitution spells out the eligibility requirements for the office. Any evaluation of his tax returns or other private information cannot be used as an extra "test" for eligibility to hold the office. The same is true for his business holdings. There is nothing in the Constitution that even implies that the President cannot have ongoing business interests while he or she is in office. So all your protesting and petitions are just a waste of time and energy. He doesn't want to release his records (I don't blame him). No one can force him to release the records. You're not going to get his tax returns.