Democrats Still Trying To Get Trump’s Tax Returns, This Time In Legislation

One has to wonder if Trump is refusing to release his tax records for the same reason it seemed Obama refused to release his long form birth certificate for a long time: he’s simply trolling his opposition, driving them nuts. A big difference is that Obama was driving right leaners who were mostly fringe wonkers. Trump is driving the leadership of the Democratic Party nuts


House Democrats pushed legislation during a hearing Thursday that would require presidents and presidential candidates to release tax returns in order to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

“We have been called, we have been chosen to lead at this time in our history …” Democratic Georgia Rep. John Lewis said in opening remarks at the hearing. “We will review whether a president, vice president or any candidate for these offices should be required by law to make their tax returns available to the public. In other words, we will ask the question: Does the public need to know that a person holding the highest office in our country obeys the tax laws?”

Lewis is the chair of the oversight subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, which held the hearing — its first on the subject of presidential tax returns.

The presidential tax return legislation House Democrats want is part of a 571-page election reform bill, the “For the People Act,” also known as House Resolution 1.

The Constitution of the United States has several specific requirements to be President: tax returns is not one of them. Not that Democrats care about the Constitution.

Republican Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup pointed out that the president and vice president are audited by the IRS every year.

And, as others point out, you can bet Mueller has the returns. Democrats simply want them because they’re unhinged and just can’t take that Trump beat Hillary. The bill itself has zero chance of becoming law. It will most likely make it out of the Dem controlled House, and it will die in the Senate, never making it out of committee. Unless Mitch McConnell wants to make an example of Dem priorities. Then it would die on the Senate floor.

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11 Responses to “Democrats Still Trying To Get Trump’s Tax Returns, This Time In Legislation”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The US Code allows Congress to access tax returns. The House will get a look at Trump’s tax returns.

    • Dana says:

      But the law does not allow the Congress to publish those returns; those are confidential. Watch Congressman Schiff-for-brains try to get them leaked.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        The committee chairman can distribute to the full committee. Good luck keeping it private.

        If there was nothing for trump to worry about or be embarrassed by, we would have already seen the returns.

    • Kye says:

      I guess since the leftover Obama communists in the Deep State DoJ and FBI along with their operative Mueller haven’t been able to find a crime to pin on the man it must be time to release the other Banana republic Stazi from the IRS. Commies aren’t happy unless they’re persecuting someone. The illicit pawns of the left have had a criminal but have been unable in the course of two years and hundreds of investigators to find a crime they can pin on him. The corruption of the left is unreal. The Democrat party has been completely taken over by the resentful, the childish and the stupid all overseen by communist-Americans, the newest hyphenated group. They have nothing but hate and murder in them.

    • formwiz says:

      The Wascally Wabbit buys the kabuki.

      A lot of Demos’ returns couldn’t stand the scrutiny Trump’s has gotten. If they pass a bill, it dies in the Senate.

      And they say to the rubes like Jeffery that they tried.

      Like Mule Ears and his legendary report.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Random sentence generator,

        You’re nutz if you think tRump’s tax returns are clean. If they were, he would have released them.

  2. Dana says:

    You can bet your bottom ruble that Donald Trump’s tax returns have been subjected to close scrutiny — though not necessarily an audit — every year, because of his income level; this would have been standard procedure long before he became a presidential candidate.

    And it’s not like he sat down at a desk and pencil whipped them every year; he had professional accountants doing his taxes, like every other billionaire and multi-millionaire. There won’t be anything illegal in his returns, because those accountants are not going to risk their licenses over that.

    It’s always possible that there’s a mistake or two in his tax returns, and perhaps someone could have a different judgement on the validity of a deduction, but at least thus far, over many years, The Infernal Revenue Service hasn’t had a problem with them.

  3. StillAlive says:

    Trump birthered Obama. Obama weaponized the IRS. proven.

    You can bet the IRS peeps were pouring over Trumps records. Nothing Found.

    The Democrats are just trying to make Trump look guilty of something. Anything.

    End of Story. The democrats hate trump because he led the birther movement against Obama which I still do not believe his certificate of live birth was real. Why would they block out the ID number when releaseing it unless it belonged to someone else.

    Secondly I don’t know about you guys but my birth certificate is crumpled, bent, frayed, faded and simply worn out. His looked as pristine as a new borne babes ass.

    but thats the deep state for you. The next Heir to the throne is AOC, because by the time she is 35 the left will own TEXAS, GEORGIA and Arizona. Game over man. Game over.

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