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Friendly Reminder: Donald Trump Still Hasn’t Released His Tax Returns

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posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:31 PM
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originally posted by: notmyrealname
So why don't you release yours?


Me? I'm not running for president.

And neither, I assume, are you. Unless that's you, Donald?




posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:31 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

Clinton's tax returns:




posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:31 PM
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a reply to: notmyrealname

The subject here is not Clinton.



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:32 PM
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So we would be better off with Hillary then?



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:32 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

Why should he he's got something to hide



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:32 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

Nah, I'm not even a Don fan; however I would vote in a healthy woodchuck over Hillary.



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:32 PM
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originally posted by: caterpillage
So we would be better off with Hillary then?


Again, the subject here is not Clinton.

And why are you asking me that?



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:32 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

If anyone cares, here's my $0.02 on the ideas put forward in the Washington Post Lucidity linked to in the original post.

1. He has Russian ties. Totally possible, but difficult to prove without access to business records that, as far as I know, he doesn't need to make public.

2. He is being audited. Again, possible, but we just have his word on this one. The IRS doesn't release information about whether or not private citizens are being audited.

3. He did not pay any taxes. He probably doesn't pay much. I thought this was an unfair argument against Romney back in 2012, and I think it would be an unfair argument to use against Trump. I don't pay any more in taxes than I have to, and I don't know anyone who chooses to pay extra tax. Trump is an individual who can afford to employ accountants to assure that he doesn't pay a penny more in tax than he absolutely has to. I'd be shocked if he paid even ~15% of his income in taxes, but I'd also be surprised if his tax returns revealed anything illegal.

4. He has mob ties. He probably does. He's been involved in developing real estate, running hotels, and operating casinos in New York and Atlantic City for what, 35 years? Is anyone really going to argue that he hasn't, in that time, in those places, done business with a laundry company or restaurant supplier or security contractor that happened to have mob ties? I'm sure he has had connections to mob-related contractors and suppliers somewhere along the line - just like I'm sure almost every other hotel and casino in New York and Atlantic City has - but I don't know how that would show up in his private tax returns.

5. He donates no — or very little — money to charity. This seems quite likely. David Fahrenthold's reporting mentioned in the article is probably just the tip of the iceberg.

6. He is not as rich as he says. Also probably true. In May of this year, Fortune magazine estimated his fortune at $3.9 billion, slightly more than 1/3 of Trump's claim of $10 billion. Again, this is almost impossible to prove without access to his tax returns and business documents. Which he doesn't have to provide. And which we're probably never going to get.



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:33 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

I seriously could not care less. In fact, I think this tax-release business is just a distraction.

My gut wants to shame you for questioning the honesty of Trump just like people who questioned Obama's honesty with his birth certificate were shamed.

I kind of hope Trump has someone create a bunch of BS tax forms, releases them as if they are authentic, and then refuses to permit the IRS to authenticate them or release the versions they actually have on file.

And I hope all questions would be mocked relentlessly by complicit media.

i really think that would be fitting.



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:37 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye

Shame me? Thanks for the laugh.

It's okay for Trump to go after Obama's birth certificate in a hugely austentatious way, find nothing, and shrug it off later, but it's not okay for people to be able to vet someone they're putting in charge of trillions of dollars worth of spending and debt? Okay.



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:40 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity
You want a serious answer? To one whole bunch of people it just doesn't' matter. They will find some way to justify it or excuse it or whatever.
Anyway, he SHOULD be tax exempt. That's right, he should not have to pay ANY taxes because in the United States, churches pay no taxes and if nothing else he is the long awaited messiah of his followers dreams. He, and only He Can Make America Great Again.... Serious enough for you ?



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:41 PM
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originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: MotherMayEye

Shame me? Thanks for the laugh.

It's okay for Trump to go after Obama's birth certificate in a hugely austentatious way, find nothing, and shrug it off later, but it's not okay for people to be able to vet someone they're putting in charge of trillions of dollars worth of spending and debt? Okay.



Trump covered for Obama when he suddenly took up the issue of demanding his long form birth certificate. I know firsthand as a blogger who uncovered the truth about that short form.

Trump distracted from the truth I gleaned from my open records requests with the Hawaii Department of Health, in late 2010 & early 2011.

As much as i hate Tump for that, I'd still like to see Obots taste their own medicine.



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:47 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

I personally am not willing to let it go.

He should release them.

Reason number 7336484 not to vote for Trump.



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:48 PM
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originally posted by: seentoomuch
Or, he's shrewd and is holding back his tax info to give them rope. When he does release them later on in the campaign it will make them look like fools. Typical Trump, if your adversary wants something don't give it to them until it's to your advantage.

STM


Simple. A long rope and then the prolonged squeal of protest as the noose tightens.



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:54 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

Messiah or anti-Christ?

I'd be willing to bet a good chunk of money on which of those the vast majority of the world would pick.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 12:00 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

8 years in and we don't have Obama's real birth certificate.

Besides, we all know it's 'no big deal' (props to Hillary).



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Trump putting out fraudulent tax returns and forcing his opponents to accept them -- despite very legitimate doubt -- would be so deliciously sweet.

I would love it.

In fact, i think it would have a more powerful effect than simply releasing his actual returns.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 12:22 AM
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Because they weren't marked "tax returns" at the time.

Eh...at this point, what does it matter?



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 12:26 AM
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originally posted by: MotherMayEye
I know firsthand as a blogger who uncovered the truth about that short form.


The truth of course being that it is a perfectly valid birth certificate, however some people refuse to accept the facts!

Remember, no real expert has ever even examined Obama's birth certificate, only "internet experts"!

So where are Trumps short and long form BC's, what is he hiding?



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 12:27 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
8 years in and we don't have Obama's real birth certificate.


Wrong again, we have Obama's birth certificates, but where are Trumps?



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