Nancy Pelosi Is Super Excited To Force Presidents To Release Their Tax Returns

This is purely over Trump Derangement Syndrome, as he refused to release his tax returns, which are pretty much no one else’s business and not required by the Constitution

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced legislation on Friday that would require the president and vice president and candidates for the presidency and vice presidency to release their tax returns.

The bill, however, would not require members of Congress or candidates for Congress to release their tax returns.

The provision is part of H.R. 1—the “For the People Act”—which Pelosi introduced Friday.

A summary of the bill says that it includes a section titled “Presidential Tax Transparency.” This section, says the summary: “Requires sitting presidents and vice presidents, as well as candidates for the presidency and vice presidency, to release their tax returns.”

In 2017, when members of Congress were calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, Roll Call asked all 535 members of the House and Senateto release theirs. As Roll Call reported at the time, 6 members did release their tax returns as requested by the publication. Another 6 had already released theirs elsewhere. Another 45 members, Roll Call reported, had previously and partially released their tax returns. But 473 members had not released their tax returns and did not respond to Roll Call’s request that they do so.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi was one of the members, Roll Call reported, who had not released her tax returns.

Of course, if it manages to pass the House, it won’t pass the Senate, as there are plenty of poison pills that will cause Republicans to vote against it. Further, let’s say it did pass the Senate: Trump won’t sign it. Further, let’s say he did sign it or Congress was able to override the veto: the Supreme Court would kill it, as the Constitution is pretty darned specific as to the qualifications to be President, and you can’t just expand on that on a whim.

““It’s not a right to privacy that the President has,” Pelosi said. “He’s the president of the United States. There is a question about a Russian connection, politically, personally, financially, to the president; there’s concerns about recent actions by the Chinese government in relation to the Trump Organization.”

“There’s plenty reasons why we need this key to open the door to the information we need to connect the dots,” Pelosi said. “And if they have nothing to fear, then what are they afraid of.”

So, lots of Russia Russia Russia and wanting to go on a fishing expedition, demanding Trump give them his private documents using an old canard, forgetting that it’s up to the nutty Dems to prove that Trump did something wrong, not for Trump to prove that he didn’t.

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16 Responses to “Nancy Pelosi Is Super Excited To Force Presidents To Release Their Tax Returns”

  1. Jethro says:

    See, for example: U.S. Code › Title 26 › Subtitle F › Chapter 61 › Subchapter B › § 6103

    (f)Disclosure to Committees of Congress
    (1)Committee on Ways and Means, Committee on Finance, and Joint Committee on Taxation
    (2)Chief of Staff of Joint Committee on Taxation

    and several other Congressional committees. The requests are made through the Treasury Sec, so tRump would oppose them, leading to a court battle. Also, the President can request individual tax returns, and of course, unprincipled moron that he is, he would leak them. He would make that threat to Speaker Pelosi et al, if the House committees requests his returns (that he promised to provide once the “audit” was completed – another promise to the American people, broken).

    • dachs_dude says:

      Although you need an income to qualify to file taxes, once you are audited this process can take a while with lots of documentation, etc. This can take a while to clear up, and in the meanwhile, you can’t release tax returns under audit as they are subject to change.
      His last release tax forms show that he/his companies paid millions in taxes.

      It’s just another Democrat strategy to bog an “R” president down with lawsuits, etc., so he/she can’t effectively lead.

      While other “R” presidents may have taken the bait, Trump ignores these, and doesn’t let them affect what he’s doing. This of course infuriates the Press and the Democrats, (redundant I know), to no end.

      One day you’ll have a job or own your own business and you’ll see what hassles and taxes are. Meanwhile, isn’t there some daytime TV that you’re missing?

      • Jethro says:


        I suspect I pay more federal taxes in a year than you “earn”. And my taxes are paying for your welfare subsidies.

        If the Dems want his tax returns, they can get them – and it’s all perfectly legal. What’s Individual-1 hiding? Millions from Russia? Tax scams? Paying a low tax rate?

        • dachs_dude says:

          I suspect that you’re lying through your teeth as you’d have to “earn” nearly $1million in income to pay in taxes what I actually make.

          If the Dems can get his tax returns, what’s stopping them? Fear that they’ll show, as in his last released tax data that he paid millions in taxes? Fear that THEY will be forced to produce THEIR taxes as well?

          You really don’t think things out to well, do you?

          • LiljeffyatemypuppyLr says:

            One does not need to think things out in nignorant angry little negro world…

          • Jethro says:


            The Dems have only been running the House for a few days. They’ll make the request, tRump will refuse (through the hapless Mnuchin) and it will end up in court. What is tRump hiding?

            You really don’t think things out to (sic) well, do you?

  2. Professor Hale says:

    I’m willing to give Nan a pass this time. It’s been a long time since we had a President who actually EARNED an income other than from bribery, corruption, public office, and other enrichment that politicians get. She is probably just stunned that some people actually do earn a taxable income from legitimate business.

    • Jethro says:

      LOL. Individual-1 derives his income from bribery, corruption and now, public office.

      • Kye says:

        Jethro. your constant hate speech about Trump and your fictitious charges of bribery, corruption and malfeasance don’t help you to make a point and rather paint you as unhinged and unable to carry on a sane conversation. Just throwing out accusations because you don’t like someone is not a rational argument, Jethro. And accusing a person of multiple felonies without evidence is malicious and un American.

        What is it about leftists that causes them to accuse everybody else of all kinds of mythic traits and acts without evidence, witnesses or corroboration of any kind and what makes them want to destroy people’s rights and privacy because they don’t like their political position on border security?

        • david7134 says:

          Agree, Jeff is one of the more repulsive commenters, nothing that he says is worth the time and effort to even rebut.

          But I am with you on liberal accusations. It seems like they accuse others of the bad behavior and crimes they are committing. Hillary did this constantly during the election. In fact, I thought she was throwing out this junk to keep others from observing her own bad behavior.

        • Jethro says:


          Sometimes the truth, when critical of one you support, must sound like hate-speech.

          • david7134 says:

            I don’t think you are aware of your hate, Trump has nothing to do with it. In adfition, you are an extreme racist, again, likely with little self awareness.

  3. Kye says:

    If you believe that the unsupported accusations and innuendos you just spew are “the truth” then there is no hope in rational dialogue with you.

    If you want to discuss the pros and cons of a border wall I’m all in for a reasonable debate. But if the fact I’m for a wall instantly makes me a white supremacist and racist then we have no honest starting point. If you want to talk about some gun laws that would be Constitutional and reduce criminals having guns I’m all in, but if you think I’m some toothless hick clinging to my gun and Bible because I am a second amendment supporter then again, we have no common ground.

    In fact, Jethro it is difficult if not impossible to have an intelligent conversation with anyone who looks down on you, is condescending or believes because you disagree you’re stupid, poor and uneducated. And that’s the way you come off. Now if you’re just a troll then I guess it doesn’t matter but if you actually come to compare ideas you can’t keep calling everybody liars, stupid and evil. That’s not the way to change minds or hearts.

    • Professor hale says:

      This is why, as a matter of policy, I don’t respond to Jeff. It’s pointless. He is just another internet monkey flinging poop.

    • Jethro says:


      I understand your frustration. Imagine my frustration reading the lies and disinformation spread by right-wing media in general and commenters here.

      My apologies for making you feel bad, but a bit of advice for debating on the internet – develop a bit of tough hide. I’m called commie, hater, troll, idiot, dumbass, racial slurs – it’s constantly pointed out to me that all liberals are idiots, communists, murderers, snowflakes, naïve etc.

      It’s my belief that Donald Trump could become an existential threat to the US. Disrupting is one thing, destroying is another.

      Will walls, fences, more security personnel, dealing with those unlawfully present now, help the US. Probably. We should have that broader debate. But the administration’s (and their supporters’) drumbeat of evil, drug-smuggling, murdering, terrorist gang-member Mexicans (and others) invading America is not a valuable approach, in my opinion. Trump’s promise to his most ardent supporters was to “Build a Wall!”, a beautiful, tall, concrete wall – that only he could build. Perhaps his followers knew this was just campaign BS, perhaps not.

      Tonight I suspect Trump will declare a national emergency at the border, move defense funds and personnel to build a Wall, declare victory (to save face) and sign the bills from Congress, re-opening the gov’t. I may be wrong.

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