‘Quit Hiding’: More Dem Candidates Release Tax Returns As Trump Continues to Keep His Private

Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris
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This week, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) joined the handful of other Democratic presidential candidates who released their tax returns as part of their 2020 campaign and a push to pressure President Donald Trump to release his.

Klobuchar released her 2018 taxes on Monday, a move she’s taken every year for the past 13 years. She told ABC News that Trump needs to follow suit and “quit hiding from the American people.”

“I figure he must be coming to release his taxes,” Klobuchar said of Trump campaigning in her home state of Minnesota on tax day. “I released 12 years of taxes and I look forward to seeing his.”

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Harris released a whopping 15 years of tax returns on Sunday — a return for each year she’s served in public office. Out of the five candidates who have made their returns public — Senators Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee — Harris reported the highest income for 2018 of $1.89 million at a 39 percent tax rate.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) promised he would release ten years worth of tax returns by Monday. Other candidates have indicated they will make their’s public sometime in their campaign.

Trump is the first president in decades who hasn’t made his tax returns public, and Democrats are itching to see what could be hiding in years of personal and business finances.

This month, Democrats in the House Ways and Means Committee requested six years of the president’s tax returns from the IRS. Trump and his team are continuing to fight the notion that his returns should be made public, claiming that the taxes are still under audit by the IRS.

An IRS audit does not prevent an individual from releasing their tax returns.

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I tend to agree with Sara Sanders. Ain’t no one in Congress smart enough to evaluate and assess his returns. 🤔 And beside, it’s his decision to keep them private. The IRS is there to do precisely what the Congress should do if they were to get them. Evaluate whether… Read more »

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Ain’t no law requiring the release of tax returns by anyone. An individual’s tax returns do not depict how an individual will conduct his/her official duties as an elected politician; nor, do the tax returns reveal an individual’s net worth which is REALLY what the Socialists are wanting to know… Read more »

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Just because you’ve chosen to make your private public, how exactly does that qualify you to tell others what to do? You cannot, you authoritarian posers. It’s like choosing to go without lower-body coverings in public (butt-naked literally). Explain how this gives you authority over saying whether others do so.… Read more »

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One article I read somewhere about Kamala’s tax returns was that she included various sexual aides as a “professional equipment” deduction. Also, a 1099-misc from Willie Brown to her for “services rendered”. Satire? I’m not inclined to think so given her history of prone employment.

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Hmm. I though she WAS the sexual “aide” to the married Brown.

When have I ever satirized? Besides, given the date I thought it perfectly on topic, although the “payment in kind” arrangements might be hard for the IRS.

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