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Friday, November 10, 2017

Rustling Up votes for the GOP tax plan, Trump reportedly assured Senate Democrats that he would not personally benefit from the proposal. In fact, he insisted, his accountant told him he will be a "big loser" if the House Republican tax bill passes. "The deal is so bad for rich people, I had to throw in the estate tax just to give them something," the president said.

There's good reason to doubt Trump's veracity. But because, unlike every other president of the modern era, he refuses to make his tax returns public, we can't be sure. If Mr. Trump wants to prove that he is promoting tax reform despite, not because of, his own financial interest, there is an easy way to do so: He can finally release his tax returns.




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Trump's comments underscore a reason every major-party presidential candidate since Richard Nixon has released his or her tax returns. The public should know what conflicts of interest the president has, particularly when questions of taxing and spending are on the table. The president says GOP tax reform is not about enriching himself. A Congress with a modicum of self-respect would answer: Great to hear. Now show us.


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I've already spoken to Trumplickers that have taken his -------- claim of the tax bill being "bad for him" as gospel.

How do you know? I ask them.

Because he said so.

'Nuff said.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-10 07:30 AM | Reply

Drain the swamp!

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-11-10 08:07 AM | Reply

Isn't this the exact same thread we had a couple of days ago?

#3 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-10 08:52 AM | Reply

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