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Donald Trump Will Release His Tax Returns, Just After He Runs Out Of Reasons Not To

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posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:15 AM
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Why do we care how much someone made, why do we care how much he paid in taxes?

We speak of rights to privacy, from bathrooms to bedrooms. But this weird fascination with how much people make?

I guess it's okay to pry into wallets, but stay out of my womb/bathroom/bedroom!




posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Because sometimes what is in our taxes shows our character more truthfully than "just believing" what someone says about themselves.

- AB



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: AboveBoard
I'm thinking the issue is more that he didn't pay any taxes due to hiding his assets and clever tricks. Or maybe he even got a refund.

Also, I think his finances are probably not as stellar as he claims. That's just me though.


He may have a low effective tax rate but unless there was something illegal it would make him no different than many others.

Also, the returns would not show the 'state of his finances'.



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:29 AM
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I don't understand the purpose of releasing tax returns. If they were doing something wrong that could be found in the returns, the IRS would have audited them.

I don't care how much they make or how much they donate to charity. His money, his business.



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:30 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Not to dismiss him BUUUUUT



Yet Mr. Trump, the champion of the common man (*eyeroll*), says that the public isn't interested in his tax returns.


LOL, like the public isn't interested in seeing Hillarys speeches to the lobbyist sponsoring her campaign or about her email scandal.

I'm more interested in Hillarys speeches that she won't release as introvert stated the IRS cleared his returns.



The man is clearly hiding something here. This is a standard that should NOT be disregarded and I'm saying it now,


Maybe he is hiding his payments to hillary who is clearly also hiding something. I look forward to your thread about things she is hiding.

Anyone who puts any faith in either candidate in this election may not be seeing clearly. Invest in Vaseline in 2016 .


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posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:33 AM
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originally posted by: AboveBoard
a reply to: DBCowboy

Because sometimes what is in our taxes shows our character more truthfully than "just believing" what someone says about themselves.

- AB


So privacy rights aren't really "rights".

They're just "suggestions".




posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:35 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: AboveBoard
a reply to: DBCowboy

Because sometimes what is in our taxes shows our character more truthfully than "just believing" what someone says about themselves.

- AB


So privacy rights aren't really "rights".

They're just "suggestions".



Now you are getting it and investigation is not investigation its inquiry and the FBI doesn't just investigate criminal activity they inquire to make sure errors aren't made.



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: swanne

He may have the wealth to be the 1% but he's so obviously not in the club. And they don't want him in either.



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:38 AM
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a reply to: interupt42

Should we know how many times a week all the candidates masturbate?

That might indicate character as well!



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:41 AM
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He's already his party's nominee.

Nothing to really gain either way here.

Chances are, he didn't file before April 15th, but instead got extensions (and companies got extensions, etc.).
If that is the case, then that work may still be being done by accountants and firms.

Not to mention, there's a difference between the man, personal holdings, and business holdings, so the numbers can be played up or down by either side.

For example, if I had 30 million as personal wealth, my personal return wouldn't show it if I also had 30 companies that totalled 300 million in assets. Not to mention offshore accounts, etc. (which nearly anyone with a lot of money does, etc.).

So the whole endeavor is really pointless, for ANY candidate, as it's really not going to show you everything anyhow, so useless information. The ONLY thing it can do is be manipulated to harm you.



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

Every nominee since president Nixon has. Nixon was on a second term and being audited too but he released them. Turned out he owed a ton in back taxes resulting in his halving his wealth to pay the debt.
Perhaps that is what the Don fears too.



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:47 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: interupt42

Should we know how many times a week all the candidates masturbate?

That might indicate character as well!


LOL absolutely it will , but only if its the OTHER political parties candidate.

BTW I have a friend that says he is ok with releasing masturbation frequency as longs as its just for the candidates and not the people.



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

You would need his business records to know about bankruptcies. They don't show on a tax return. He probably isn't paying his share. He probably has some shifty accountant bringing his tax debt to less than 1% of his income. He may well be several million in the hole to the IRS.
Even proof of lies and deceit won't change the minds of his followers. They follow blindly and will regret at their leisure later on. Z



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:51 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Because he is running to be a PUBLIC servant. Not a private one. Presidents have released their tax returns for the last 50 years, and suddenly because Trump doesn't want to do it its an invasion of privacy... Sheesh.



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:51 AM
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This is the other side of "Obama, release your birth certificate".

Of course, most of those who cried about that, now give Donald a pass, because of, you know, his privacy.

I couldn't care less if Donald releases his taxes. I have my opinion of his honesty and integrity... things I look for in a candidate. Whether or not he releases them isn't going to change his followers' minds, or anyone else's. After all, he's now flipped on his "Muslim Ban" policy, and will probably flip on many of the outrageous things he promised during the primaries, but none of that will change anyone's mind...



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:53 AM
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originally posted by: interupt42
a reply to: Krazysh0t
LOL, like the public isn't interested in seeing Hillarys speeches to the lobbyist sponsoring her campaign or about her email scandal.

I'm more interested in Hillarys speeches that she won't release as introvert stated the IRS cleared his returns.


Well make a thread about it. This thread isn't about Hillary or her speeches.


Maybe he is hiding his payments to hillary who is clearly also hiding something. I look forward to your thread about things she is hiding.

Anyone who puts any faith in either candidate in this election may not be seeing clearly. Invest in Vaseline in 2016 .


Trust me. I don't have faith in either candidate. I just know that Trump is the worst Presidential candidate we've ever had and makes Hillary look tame by comparison.



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:55 AM
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posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: Vector99

Tax returns only show income for a year just like yours does. You don't claim your net worth on a tax return you report income. He's not making billions per year. It shows income and how much he paid in taxes on that income.
Now it could reveal that he doesn't pay all that he should. Nixon was almost half a million in the hole to the IRS in 73 when he released his tax returns during the Watergate hearings. He had only paid 0.8% over a three year period. Something like $6000 on income totalling almost $800,000.00



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

It shows honesty.



posted on May, 12 2016 @ 09:01 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: UnBreakable
Ok. I'm far from being a tax expert. I just thought that people could guage his true worth if he released a few years of taxes.


No, all it shows was income from the preceding year.

Example: You could own 1,000,000 shares of a high growth, no dividend stock, which goes from $50 a share on January 1st, 2015 and closes at $200 a share on December 31st, 2015. The valuation of that holding went from $50 million to $200 million but unless you sold it you are not obligated to pay taxes on the increase. You also received a salary that year of $250,000. Your return would show the $250,000 but not that your net worth as of December 31st was $200,250,000.





I see, thanks. I don't own stock, just funds in my 401k which I never touch.




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