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Monday, July 08, 2019

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a measure that would give key members of Congress the ability to request President Donald Trump's state tax returns.

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- saying Congress just wants the president's returns for political sport.

True statement.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-08 12:26 PM | Reply


@#2 ... True statement. ...

The truth of the statement will depend upon how the investigation is conducted, something that cannot be judged beforehand.

There appears to be enough evidence to support looking at Pres Trump's tax returns. The huge Deutsche Bank cloud, in and of itself, is probably enough reason to start an investigation.



#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-08 01:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"True statement."

there are laws and norms to be upheld. calling that sport is pretty childish.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-08 01:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#3 ... calling that sport is pretty childish. ...

He was probably thinking back to the "investigations" that Rep Nunes had conducted.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-08 01:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Ao, the law is retroactive back for over 20 years. That will never stand.

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-07-08 01:40 PM | Reply

LAMP

"investigations" that Rep Nunes had conducted."

Ah yes, I love that story.

I remember it well. The solitary specter of Congressman Nunes, running through dark alleys, casting furtive glances as he ducked in and out of dark doorway ~ until finally, FINALLY a light suddenly appeared to guide him and he was quickly ushered into a secret room to receive a brown paper package containing explosive information that was going to save Donald Trump's ass.

Then the next day, all hell broke loose. Nunes was no Paul Revere. He's was just another inept conspirator in one of Trump's grandiose schemes to cheat the American people.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-08 03:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#5 ... the law is retroactive back for over 20 years. That will never stand. ...

Retroactive laws have held up...

Ex post facto law
en.wikipedia.org

Get the popcorn ready to watch the series of court challenges, though.


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-08 03:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

That will never stand.

#5 | Posted by Sniper

Or so you hope.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-08 05:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

there are laws and norms to be upheld. calling that sport is pretty childish.
#3 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

What law are you citing? What norms? Dems digging and searching for gold?

When they don't find anything criminal, they'll turn water into whine, and leak hay for the cud chewers to guffaw.

The only mission Dems are on is to humiliate. It's entirely political.

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-08 06:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"...one of Trump's grandiose schemes to cheat the American people."
#6 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

Name the scheme, who profited, how much, and show the deposit slips.

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-08 06:17 PM | Reply

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#9 | POSTED BY SHERP

You better hurry up and figure out an excuse to get Trump off the hook!

Quick! What's Hillary doing!?!

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-08 06:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Uh oh! Comrades Snippy, Sheeple (and his multiple personalities) are getting real nerrrrrrvvvvvoooooouuuuussss! LMAO!

#12 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-08 06:33 PM | Reply

- an excuse to get Trump off the hook

What hook is that? Can you even describe exactly what House Dem's are looking for?

Be specific.

#13 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-08 06:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That will never stand.

#5 | Posted by comrade Snippy

Looks like Snippy is already crapping himself.

Some get the Depends STAT!

#14 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-08 07:15 PM | Reply

- saying Congress just wants the president's returns for political sport.
True statement.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-08 12:26 PM

It wouldn't have to be a "true statement" or a "false statements" or even an issue if Donald Trump, like all the candidates (and some non-candidates, like Howard Schultz of Starbux going back decades) before him, disclosed his federal tax returns. He is so proud to declare himself a "self-made multi-billionaire" with an undisclosed "genius IQ" in 0.01% of all the people that ever lived, yet he keeps forgetting or is very reluctant to provide the proof to people who don't mind being bamboozled by mere proclamations.

It should be made a requirement by the next session of Congress, as well as at least some medical records, like Trumpistas demanded of Hillary in 2016. It would also be "the honorable thing" to do, but "honor" and "Trump" in the same sentence is an oxymoron ("honor" being the "oxy" and Trump being a "moron") and may lead any post to spontaneously self-combust.

And why threaten Wharton School of Business with a lawsuit if they disclose Trump's education score records, instead of proudly displaying straight A's, after demanding that Obama disclosed his Harvard records?

In a land of the blind and "poorly educated" that's called "being conned and lovin' it."

#15 | Posted by CutiePie at 2019-07-08 08:40 PM | Reply

- It should be made a requirement

But it's not a requirement; it's entirely voluntary and become a traditional norm.

Trump decides not to participate in norms, and House dems go ape ----, demanding, suing, subpoenaing, spending every waking minute pursuing his taxes.

Trump is playing keep away for a reason, and it's going to cost dems plenty when they finally unwrap that nothing burger.

#16 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-08 09:14 PM | Reply

#16 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Well, goooooolly, Bernie wanted Trump to release his tax returns, and you support Bernie, riiiiiight?

He's hiding something or he'd have released them 3 years ago.

#17 | Posted by americanunity at 2019-07-08 09:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#17 Trump's the kind of guy that if you want something from him? You can't have it for free.

You want his taxes? nope. come get them. What's he hiding? Wouldn't you like to see. hahaha.

Dems are finally going to get it right before the election. And I mean, Get It good. They're being set up.

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-08 09:28 PM | Reply

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Will you finally admit that your Bernie support was a scam? That you hoped it would hurt Clinton and lead to Trump's election?

It's time. You'll feel better if you just tell the truth that's been obvious to the rest of us for so long.

#19 | Posted by americanunity at 2019-07-08 09:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#19

The man, being a pig, will admit nothing.

#20 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-08 09:49 PM | Reply

#19

I'll be honest it wasn't obvious during the 2018 primary and for a while after. Then again I was a Bernie fan as well so I might have been willingly blind. Over the past year though it does seem Sheep has trouble finding anything good about any Candidate other than Trump.

#18

Former behavior does not make that seem the most likely outcome however I wouldn't rule it out. That said your tone, "hahaha", of glee over the possibility that there is some surprise waiting to "Get" the democrats makes you sound like a 40 year old "school girl" in a -----.

#21 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-07-08 09:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Shep is down to just denying reality exists. He's playing for the folks who just don't know.

The thing is that he has a winning strategy.

#22 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-08 10:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

- denying reality exists

The reality Bruce, is that Dem's haven't explained exactly what they're looking for. The fact is they don't even know. They, and you, ASSUME there's something criminal hiding in his tax returns. And they are going to examine it forensically hoping and praying something falls out of it. They can't tell you what, exactly; they JUST KNOW there's something there on a hunch.

Is that how our system of justice works, Bruce? Is that how you WANT it to work?

Show me the man, and I'll find a crime somewhere, somehow? Is that what you support? I sure don't.

#23 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-08 10:47 PM | Reply

Politically, there is no real reason to demand his tax returns at this point.

Before he got elected? Absolutely. Now? What's the point?

It reminds me a bit of wanting to scour Obama's college transcripts, his love for Frank Marshall, Bill Ayers, Rev Wright, etc. That all of this was kept under the rug, oftentimes by a suppine MSM was infuriating in 2008, but by 2012 Obama had an established track record as POTUS and that was FAR more important than anything in his personal past. I'm all for transparency and if Trump's tax returns end up being made public you won't see any complaint from me unless it's done illegally. But seriously, as an incumbent, by the time the General rolls around the public has more than enough information to determine whether or not he deserves a second term.

#24 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-08 11:01 PM | Reply

I think that he should have released them 3 years ago, so he can't argue that it isn't fair now.

If he has something to hide, we need to see it.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-08 11:08 PM | Reply

I think we're going to see them, right before the election.

Trump is playing keep away.

#26 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-08 11:11 PM | Reply

"I think that he should have released them 3 years ago"

When did he stop lying about his 2014 and 2015 taxes being under audit?

#27 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-08 11:24 PM | Reply

#27

That is still his position, but what does that have to do with the quoted post, DNC Dan?

#28 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-08 11:33 PM | Reply

I think that he should have released them 3 years ago, so he can't argue that it isn't fair now.

If he has something to hide, we need to see it.

#25 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

I come down in the middle of that. I'm all for transparency, especially when it pertains to POTUS candidates, even incumbents. But even incumbents are owed at least some privacy regarding their personal lives. The most recent example that springs to mind was when Romney's donation to a anti-woke non-profit was illegally leaked to Pro Publica and was published. It's reminiscent of demands back in the '50's that private donations to the NAACP be made public.

#29 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-08 11:43 PM | Reply

I think that he should have released them 3 years ago, so he can't argue that it isn't fair now.

If he has something to hide, we need to see it.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter

3 years ago Trump said he'd release them once his audit was over. That he couldn't release them because he was under audit, which isn't based on any IRS policy. ago.

#30 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-08 11:46 PM | Reply

- I'm all for transparency, especially when it pertains to POTUS candidates

I am too, but it needs to be a requirement, not a tradition.

#31 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-08 11:53 PM | Reply

"That is still his position"

It's --------, if for no other reason than the 2014 returns are out of statute, as are the 2015 returns, if they were filed by the April 15th deadline.

"what does that have to do with the quoted post,"

One's about a tax return, and the other's about tax returns.

#32 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-08 11:54 PM | Reply

- I'm all for transparency, especially when it pertains to POTUS candidates

I am too, but it needs to be a requirement, not a tradition.

#31 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Agreed. The only caveat I would offer is that the requirement complies with Constitutional privacy protections. Tax returns show donations to charity groups - Please see my NAACP example.

#33 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-09 12:05 AM | Reply

"Tax returns show donations to charity groups"

No they don't; they show the total donated for monetary donations.

The only named groups for donations are recipients of non-cash, like clothing, furniture, or goods.

#34 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-09 12:14 AM | Reply

"Please see my NAACP example."

You may be conflating stories:
www.nytimes.com
www.cnn.com
en.wikipedia.org

#35 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-09 12:20 AM | Reply

"Tax returns show donations to charity groups"

No they don't; they show the total donated for monetary donations.

The only named groups for donations are recipients of non-cash, like clothing, furniture, or goods.

#34 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

OK. My recollection (far from perfect) was that Romney disclosed a donation to a non-profit that was opposed to gay marriage and that his donation was exposed, illegally, by the IRS.

Again, my recollection is that is was similar to Eich's support of Prop 8 being illegally leaked to the media which resulted in his firing.

#36 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-09 12:23 AM | Reply

"Romney disclosed a donation to a non-profit that was opposed to gay marriage and that his donation was exposed, illegally, by the IRS."

That specific info wouldn't be on Romney's return.

#37 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-09 12:24 AM | Reply

You may be conflating stories:
www.nytimes.com
www.cnn.com
en.wikipedia.org

#35 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

Perhaps.

Thanks for the links. This is a complex issue - I'll click your links shortly....

#38 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-09 12:25 AM | Reply

That specific info wouldn't be on Romney's return.

#37 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

You may have just saved me a fair amount of reading.

What you seem to be suggesting is that it wasn't Romney's personal information that was (illegally?) leaked, but it was the list of a given non-profit donors that was illegally leaked.

#39 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-09 12:27 AM | Reply

"My recollection (far from perfect) was that Romney disclosed a donation to a non-profit that was opposed to gay marriage and that his donation was exposed, illegally, by the IRS."

That was Fox News' claim. More likely, the info was gleaned from required public filings by the non-profits.

#40 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-09 12:28 AM | Reply

"Romney disclosed a donation to a non-profit"

It was Romney's PAC. Again, the info was probably gleaned from other required federal filings, but it's doubtful it was by the IRS, and virtually impossible that info would be on the actual tax return. The line on Schedule A just asks for total amount of cash/checks you donated.

#41 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-09 12:33 AM | Reply

"The reality Bruce, is that Dem's haven't explained exactly what they're looking for."

Just a hunch: They're looking for his tax returns.

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-09 12:36 AM | Reply

"My recollection (far from perfect) was that Romney disclosed a donation to a non-profit that was opposed to gay marriage and that his donation was exposed, illegally, by the IRS."

That was Fox News' claim. More likely, the info was gleaned from required public filings by the non-profits.

#40 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

You seem a bit uncertain. Regardless, at this point I am far more uncertain than you and my only point is that, even POTUS, should be afforded a degree of privacy that is consistent with tax law disclosure.

Personally, I would very much like to have Trump's tax returns made public simply due to transparency.

#43 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-09 12:46 AM | Reply

But even incumbents are owed at least some privacy regarding their personal lives.

#29 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-08 11:43 PM

Sorry JeffJ, but this issue is NOT about his (or anyone else's) personal life, even as important as that issue also is, in and of itself, for example as subject to blackmail, just like "financial life." which I think we saw the glimpse of in Stormy Daniels, etc, as well as Hillary's husband Bill and the allegations of rape(s) that, ironically, Trump brought during campaign of 2016.

The thing is, the tax returns were important, for example when NYT published the expose about Donald not being a "self-made billionaire" or that he lost more money than anyone in the country during the years when he boasted of being an excellent businessman and negotiator - that may have made some people (who aren't ewntirely brainwashed or just super-partisan and who either didn't know these during election or decided to ignore this because most people who gave their votes to Trump just voted "against Hillary" or those people who may not have paid attention to campaigns because they weren't eligible to vote then, but will be this time) question his business acumen, history and decision-making - much of that info came from his tax returns.

The fact is that had The Candidate Trump been forced to file his tax return we most likely wouldn't have The Candidate Trump and someone else from the GOP would face Hillary in "the finals". So the issue is just as important now as it was then, and as it will be in the future.

SheepleSchism wants to reduce the issue to the "political" side, not the factual one - Oh, this is just a "keep away" game (another version of stupid "3D chess" meme) and the political genius of Trump is just messing with you - this "explanation" is just as stupid as the "under IRS audit" one, but I guess that one they can't even attempt to use anymore with a half-crooked face.

"People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook" and may possibly be subject to blackmail or be working for foreign government or just in his own interest instead of theirs - and past tax returns, as we already have seen, could shed bright light on that now, just as it would then, provided Trump would run if it were a requirement.

Some people also might have been interested to know about his associations and dealings with the mob and with Jeffrey Epstein, and the affairs with Stormy and others which he went to great length to hide just like his tax returns (unless he just "wanted to spare" Melania like Bill Clinton was hiding Monica and others to "spare" Hillary) so those kind of things, if true, should not be just covered under "personal life" - transparency IS just as important now as it was then.

Don't dismiss the value of financial and private life information obtained currently (or in the relevant future) jsut because people didn't get to have it before 2016 election.

#44 | Posted by CutiePie at 2019-07-09 12:50 AM | Reply

Just a hunch: They're looking for his tax returns.

#42 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Why? any specific reason? witch hunt maybe?

#45 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-09 12:54 AM | Reply

I am all for transparency
I am too, but it needs to be a requirement, not a tradition.

That's a trope. GOP could have kneecapped Candidate Trump in by making it a requirement for party candidates. For some reason Dems don't seem to need it, but it could be done in a day or two, and I don't think anyone in the party would have objected.

#46 | Posted by CutiePie at 2019-07-09 12:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"You seem a bit uncertain."

I'm not. It didn't come from Romney's tax return, and the IRS didn't leak anything.

What's your response to the fact his 2014 taxes can't still be under audit, since the return is now out of statute?

#47 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-09 12:55 AM | Reply

"People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook"
#44 | POSTED BY CUTIEPIE

Any evidence to support a warrant?

#48 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-09 12:55 AM | Reply

- by making it a requirement for party candidates

It's not already? What's the fuss about again?

#49 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-09 12:57 AM | Reply

"Why? any specific reason?"

Cui bono.

#50 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-09 12:57 AM | Reply

Cui bono.
#50 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

You have evidence if a crime, or just want to see if you can find one somewhere in there?

#51 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-09 12:59 AM | Reply

If there was a financial crime, financial records is the appropriate place to look for evidence thereof.

#52 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-09 01:02 AM | Reply

#52 So you're fishing for crime. check.

#53 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-09 01:04 AM | Reply

What's your response to the fact his 2014 taxes can't still be under audit, since the return is now out of statute?

#47 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

If it's no longer under audit then the whole - it's under audit therefore it can't be disclosed - excuse is moot.

#54 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-09 01:05 AM | Reply

Is that why Presidents make their tax returns available, so people can go fishing for crime?

#55 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-09 01:05 AM | Reply

- Is that why Presidents make their tax returns available

Please cite the requirement that Trump is compelled to comply to.

#56 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-09 01:06 AM | Reply

I generally favor disclosure and I certainly favor transparency.

Having said that I think this is something we need to be very careful with.

#57 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-09 01:08 AM | Reply

Gotta go to work. It's an all nighter for me.

Be careful peeps, there are Snoofy's out there you know.

#58 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-09 01:08 AM | Reply

"Please cite the requirement that Trump is compelled to comply to."

There is none, and you know it, so I'm not sure what purpose you think your question serves.

What purpose does your question serve?

#59 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-09 01:10 AM | Reply

The only mission Dems are on is to humiliate. It's entirely political.

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism

GFY schitt heap.

It's hardly political.

And your questions in that post are so far beyond intentionally obtuse there's no explanation other than you're a first class idiot or a paid schitt poster.

#60 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-09 01:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

JPW

"intentionally obtuse."

LOL - like he has any other option.

#61 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-09 03:10 AM | Reply

What purpose does your question serve?
#59 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

To point out that Dems are on a fishing expedition. This isn't "oversight", nor are they requesting specific evidence.

House Dems want to pour through searching for anything they can find, and when they don't find a crime,

They'll dribble out any malicious tidbits they can can manufacture to try and humiliate Trump. It's entirely political.

#62 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-09 04:19 AM | Reply

It's hardly political.
#60 | POSTED BY JPW

Then what is it, exactly? Please provide the details of precisely what House Dems are investigating.

Nobody seems to know anything except that, "Trump has certainly committed crimes. LOTS OF CRIMES!!" lol

They just can't seem to name any. hahaha

#63 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-09 04:23 AM | Reply

What would Trump's return look like?

Like most Americans, my return is most likely small compared to his.

How many pages?

Now, as a self employed soccer referee, I have receipts...but I don't have to send them with it.

Does Congress want a copy of the return or everything related to it?

I can't imagine Trump's using a shoe box like mine. He probably would have boxes.

The only way to verify whats on it is to have what supports it. Will Congress demand the audits too. What about everyone that Trump paid or paid him? Will they want their returns, too?

I guess NY will hand over all their returns, too?

Oh, Clinton served NY. 20 years back will cover their return.

#64 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-07-09 08:59 AM | Reply

Members of Congress from NY can have their returns provided.

Pelosi wants AOC's return to make sure she claimed all her bar tips.

#65 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-07-09 09:10 AM | Reply

Then what is it, exactly?

Disingenuous question.

Just like the likely disingenuous response whereby anything short of a signed in blood agreement between Trump and Putin isn't enough to warrant criticism or concern.

#66 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-09 09:18 AM | Reply

This law appears more a way to get AOC out of the way than get Trump.

#67 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-07-09 09:26 AM | Reply

"Oh, Clinton served NY. 20 years back will cover their return."

The Clintons released almost 40 years of their tax returns as a result of running for office:

The Clinton campaign made public eight years of returns -- covering 2007 to 2014, essentially filling in the public record since she ran for president unsuccessfully eight years ago. As a result of the earlier campaign and her husband's political career, the couple's returns back to 1977 are now public.

www.politico.com

#68 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-09 09:29 AM | Reply

17 Trump's the kind of guy that if you want something from him? You can't have it for free.

You want his taxes? nope. come get them. What's he hiding? Wouldn't you like to see. hahaha.

Dems are finally going to get it right before the election. And I mean, Get It good. They're being set up.

#18 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2019-07-08 09:28 PM | FLAG:

Let me guess... Mark Your Words!!!

Ha ha?Ok you are just a frickin joke now.

You are kidding right?

This is the President. YOUR President.

And you know he has committed crimes. We have documented evidence of Trumps crimes. And you don't care to see how he got to be Your President? Who is funding him? Where did millions of dollars to fund this guy come from? Did he just pay his taxes like you and me? Well like me anyway. Or is he somehow special? Because he can hire lawyers and cheat and get away with it and you can't?

Congress now needs to see those tax returns to

A) make sure the IRS is doing what Congress pays them to do.

B) we the People need to know that our President is not a Crook. And this President is not only a Crook but a proud one and he (and you too apparently) thinks no one can do anything to about that.

Congress will win this battle. And dear Gawd I hope the taxes come out just before the elections. You know there is bad stuff in there. And guess what. There will be no Hillary Rodham Clinton this time for you to cry your alligator tears about.

#69 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-09 10:41 AM | Reply

Tax returns show donations to charity groups - Please see my NAACP example.

#33 | Posted by JeffJ

If Trump's tax returns showed individual charity donations, we'd see 'donations' to the Trump Foundation that are then divvied out to Eric Trump's FL golf tournament, paintings of The Donald, $150,000 flagpoles for Mar A Lago, and fake Time Magazine covers featuring The Donald.

#70 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-09 11:09 AM | Reply

Congress can audit a return better than IRS?

If anything, Congress probably has the same accountants Trump uses.

If audits take years, these Congresscritters will need to hope to finish by 2024.

#71 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-07-09 11:10 AM | Reply

2 senators and 8 house reps are accountants.

Seems we have a problem.

#72 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-07-09 11:11 AM | Reply

That title is the epitome of shortsightedness caused by partisan hate. It will be fun to watch the Dems squirm when the Reps do the same thing to their POTUS. Of course, they will whine and cry and claim they are being treated differently. Just remember this legislation in the future, we will see this again.

#73 | Posted by humtake at 2019-07-09 12:08 PM | Reply

Of course, they will whine and cry and claim they are being treated differently. Just remember this legislation in the future, we will see this again.

#73 | Posted by humtake

Well...first of all, name a Dem POTUS who has been so unwilling to show their taxes.

Second, of course the GOP will do that. They're a bunch of pathetic man children who play by recess rules.

Because they're disgusting jackasses.

#74 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-09 01:07 PM | Reply

"It will be fun to watch the Dems squirm when the Reps do the same thing to their POTUS.
#73 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE"

No, it won't. Dems provide this information willingly. (And ------- did too, until King Donald.)

#75 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2019-07-09 06:16 PM | Reply

That title is the epitome of shortsightedness caused by partisan hate. It will be fun to watch the Dems squirm when the Reps do the same thing to their POTUS.
#73 | Posted by humtake

Why would we squirm? We dont elect lifelong con men with decades of financial schemes to hide.

If we did, I'd welcome you exposing their crimes. But so far, youre the only party dumb and depraved enough to elect a blatant criminal.

#76 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-09 06:23 PM | Reply

Congress can audit a return better than IRS?

Hard to say.

Is the IRS actually auditing them? Then they can compare notes and see!

I have no evidence of that occurring and neither does Congress.

Which is why Congress is asking for them. To make sure the IRS is doing it's job.

Why, you ask, does Congress need to make sure that the IRS is doing it's job?

Because THAT, my friend and comrade, is the job of Congress.

You are welcome.

One is happy to be of service.

#77 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-09 08:02 PM | Reply

Just remember this legislation in the future, we will see this again.

#73 | Posted by humtake

You must be talking to the GOP. This will not negatively affect Dem candidates... ever.

And you know that. I know that, you know that, everybody knows that!

A lot of People know that!

#78 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-09 08:11 PM | Reply

#78 Donner

I've heard many people say, and I didn't say this, but a lot of people say this...Trump is actually Putin's bastard brother. And a very stable one. Some would even say a genius. So they say...

/end hyperbole

For the record, ---- Trump. Time will expose this con for who is and the GOP will be exposed as complicit. Turtle and the rest are already tangled in a web of their own lies. Let the GOP rot from the inside out. Time for a new party to take their place and for all the racist, bigoted, lying sacks of ---- to be discarded. I see the next generation of Dems bringing new life to their party...but the GOP is terminal. A new party needs to rise and expel them.

#79 | Posted by gavaster at 2019-07-09 11:56 PM | Reply

I've heard many people say, and I didn't say this, but a lot of people say this...Trump is actually Putin's bastard brother. And a very stable one. Some would even say a genius. So they say...

LOL

#80 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-10 12:05 AM | Reply

"If audits take years..."

They don't. The IRS asks for very specific proof, and the taxpayer and/or preparer provides it.

You might want to sit down before you read the rest of this, but...Trump is lying about his 2014 taxes still being under audit.

And BTW...the only way one can get audited year after year, is if one does something fishy year after year.

#81 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-10 03:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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