It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Presidental Candidates & Tax Returns

page: 2
11
<< 1    3 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Sep, 20 2019 @ 07:43 AM
link   

originally posted by: JustJohnny
a reply to: scrounger

Want to make a gentlemen’s bet???


Obviously just for bragging rights..


For sure every democrat who makes it close to the final round will release their tax returns..


Because if they did not it would hurt them with their base.



However, trump FOR SURE will still be keeping his a secret and he will pay no price for it..


Because for conservatives they would rather elect a dumpster fire, than realize they are constantly played for yokels.


How are tax returns a secret. It's information legally requested and given to the IRS. It's not a secret. It would only be a secret if he did not file with the IRS. At that point it would be a secret to the IRS. My neighbor's tax return is not a secret to me. He's not keeping it from me. I'm not entitled to see it.

And what is the point anyway of seeing someone else's tax returns. The one that did leak was immediately showcased on a far left leaning TV show for a political hit job. It certainly wasn't to praise him for the millions in taxes he paid. Madow never said it was honorable that he paid all those taxes.




posted on Sep, 20 2019 @ 07:44 AM
link   

originally posted by: conspiracy nut
Here's a better question if they all did would Trump release his? I highly doubt it and his supporters would defend his decision.

Not a Trump supporter per se , yet why would anyone present their tax returns to anyone else ?
I damn sure won't . And am not an owner of a business.
And I damn sure hope you would not either.




posted on Sep, 20 2019 @ 08:22 AM
link   

originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: conspiracy nut
Here's a better question if they all did would Trump release his? I highly doubt it and his supporters would defend his decision.

Not a Trump supporter per se , yet why would anyone present their tax returns to anyone else ?
I damn sure won't . And am not an owner of a business.
And I damn sure hope you would not either.



I said the same thing about Obama's college transcripts and birth certificate. If the people wanted to see them he would not have won. I didn't vote for him but it had nothing to do with that documentation. It was actual policies I didn't like.

My point is no mater what his tax records say it won't impact anything. People voted for him on policies. They don't care if he went bankrupt, paid no taxes, paid a lot....they do not care.



posted on Sep, 20 2019 @ 10:56 AM
link   

originally posted by: JustJohnny

originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
None of the Democratic 2020 presidential candidates have submitted five years’ worth of their tax returns to the state of California.
If that law would have not been shot down, none of them would have been on the ballot. Actually, nobody would be on the ballot.

How the media missed this is odd but, what is more odd; none of the Democrat candidates are being attacked for not submitting five years of tax returns. They only do that for one candidate.

They are also not attacking any other candidate but one for filing for bankruptcy. Marianne Williamson did, lost a home because of it yet silence. It was on Wiki but looks like they deleted the paragraph about her financial problems and losing a home in foreclosure.

One would think that of all the reporters out there, at least one would point out the hypocrisy of wanting tax returns for only a single candidate and wanting to shame that one candidate for bankruptcy while everyone else gets a pass. Guess not.





They all will be releasing their tax returns..

It is too easy of an attack line against trump if they all do, and he still refuses..


Well except for the one page of one year that “was leaked” by trump to make himself look better..


It will be too easy for conservatives to use that against them if they don’t, and the left actually cares if their politicians are blatantly corrupt..


So where not releasing his tax returns helps trump with his supporters, because they don’t want to know how dirty he is.

Not releasing their tax returns will hurt the democrats, because they actually want to know who they are electing.


Wanna bet on that prediction that all or even say 5 of the candidates release 5 years of Tax returns like they want DJT to do? If you are wrong you don't come back to ATS for say 6 months? Then if you accept, what would you suggest if I am the one wrong?


edit on 20-9-2019 by Justoneman because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 20 2019 @ 11:49 AM
link   

originally posted by: Stupidsecrets

I said the same thing about Obama's college transcripts and birth certificate. If the people wanted to see them he would not have won. I didn't vote for him but it had nothing to do with that documentation. It was actual policies I didn't like.

My point is no mater what his tax records say it won't impact anything. People voted for him on policies. They don't care if he went bankrupt, paid no taxes, paid a lot....they do not care.


No, anyone who wanted to see Obama's personal documents was a racist. And anyone who wants to see Trump's personal documents is a racist.

I just can't believe that in this day and age we still have these racist Taxers blatantly exposing their racism outside of their Klan meetings. It makes me want to go vandalize a statue or something, but it's a nice day outside so I think I'll just cut my grass instead.



posted on Sep, 20 2019 @ 12:23 PM
link   
If there was anything incriminating of Trump's tax returns, you can bet that some IRS public sector union stooge would have leaked them by now.



posted on Sep, 20 2019 @ 05:17 PM
link   

originally posted by: conspiracy nut
a reply to: scrounger

Every president since Jimmy Carter released their taxes but Trump is "special"

Trump is the only president that has had a personal life outside of politics. He has made and lost more money than most of us will ever see. Professional politicians have ways of making it look like they're just above middle class when it comes to reported income but they live millionaire lifestyles. Ever wonder how folks like the Clintons, Obamas and a lot of senators do that? They cheat, that's how. They hide all of their money in non-profit organizations like the Clinton Foundation.

The point is, professional politicians know how to hid their money and don't pay the taxes for the income they live off of.



posted on Sep, 21 2019 @ 04:32 AM
link   
a reply to: LogicalGraphitti

If he has nothing to hide then what is he worried about? Would be nice if he would release them out if his own volition but no he even went to court and won to make sure he doesn't have to. How convenient *church lady voice*



posted on Sep, 21 2019 @ 04:42 AM
link   
a reply to: scrounger

A) Did I say they were required by law???

No..


I said that not releasing them will hurt any democrats who do not, so they all will. While trump not releasing his only helps him with his supporters, because they do not want to know..


None of that claimed they were required by law.

B) none of trumps supporters care... I would bet ANYTHING tHat if one of the dems refuses.. that dem will not win the nomination .


c) I don’t care about trumps tax returns..


He has been garbage to me since I looked up Juanita Broadrick’s accusations after trump announced he would be taking her to the second debate..


I personally find those who push fake rape allegations disgusting.

How much he has cheated on his taxes is nothing compared to that imho.



posted on Sep, 21 2019 @ 04:46 AM
link   
a reply to: JIMC5499

Maybe, but there are plenty of super sleazy and shady things that the tax returns might reveal that would not be technically illegal..

Thus the IRS person would not be able to use whistleblower protections..


The fact they never got leaked does kinda poop on the whole “irs is in a vast conspiracy to discredit republicans “ narrative..

If the irs is in the pocket of “leftists”, they why did his tax returns never leak?



posted on Sep, 21 2019 @ 04:51 AM
link   
a reply to: Stupidsecrets

Awesome...


It is just funny no republican felt that way before trump.. lol

Releasing tax returns has been a transparency tradition for quite a while, then trump decides, “I ain’t doing it..”


In the last 40 years only only one other president has not released his tax returns.

“Only Republican Gerald Ford, who lost to Democrat Jimmy Carter in 1976, did not release returns (he released summary tax data), the archive shows. FactCheck.org also found Ford to be the one exception.”




Do his supporters care at all he is breaking from tradition in a way that is OBVIOUSLY SHADY??


Not a bit..


The republican base has been so propagandized they ONLY care about who “pisses off the left more.”


No republican is offering any fixes to any societal ills besides the wall, that is fairly a new idea, for America atleast..


Trickle down economics is not new , and is something America has been doing for decades.
edit on 21-9-2019 by JustJohnny because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 21 2019 @ 05:01 AM
link   
a reply to: VictorVonDoom

Obama released his tax returns..


And pretending the first black president is really a secret Muslim plant born in Kenya, to an American mother , which I think makes his place of birth irrelevant anyway..


Is obviously racist..


Literally “go back to Africa “ racist..



PS I am SURE trump will be remembered fondly by history for leading the birthed movement (sarcasm needs a font..)



posted on Sep, 21 2019 @ 09:41 AM
link   
a reply to: Stupidsecrets


Dumb question here, but what do they do in other countries?

Is it normalrare for candidates to release their tax returns?



posted on Sep, 21 2019 @ 11:23 AM
link   
a reply to: JustJohnny

New York is going after eight years of the presidents tax returns in the case of the payments to Stephanie Clifford and Karen McDougal where he is an unindicted co-conspirator and individual #1 in the Michael Cohen case.
Trump has countersued to withhold them from them too. He works very hard to keep this information secret doesn't he?
They try over here, he sues, they try over there he sues, He apparently works just to cover his legal fees.
It must be emotionally exhausting.



posted on Sep, 21 2019 @ 03:41 PM
link   

originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: JustJohnny

New York is going after eight years of the presidents tax returns in the case of the payments to Stephanie Clifford and Karen McDougal where he is an unindicted co-conspirator and individual #1 in the Michael Cohen case.
Trump has countersued to withhold them from them too. He works very hard to keep this information secret doesn't he?
They try over here, he sues, they try over there he sues, He apparently works just to cover his legal fees.
It must be emotionally exhausting.

multi-dimensional chess, my dear!



posted on Sep, 21 2019 @ 04:04 PM
link   

originally posted by: LogicalGraphitti

originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: JustJohnny

New York is going after eight years of the presidents tax returns in the case of the payments to Stephanie Clifford and Karen McDougal where he is an unindicted co-conspirator and individual #1 in the Michael Cohen case.
Trump has countersued to withhold them from them too. He works very hard to keep this information secret doesn't he?
They try over here, he sues, they try over there he sues, He apparently works just to cover his legal fees.
It must be emotionally exhausting.

multi-dimensional chess, my dear!


Let's be honest here Trump doesn't play checkers let alone chess.

Trump does the presidency exactly like he does business. He goes straight down the middle, and smacks his opponent between the eyes. It's what got him the presidency in The first place. he promised to shoot straight and not to play games.ma

In decades of recorded business history can you show me a single example of him playing a multi tiered game? Just one example?

Trump moto might as well be to simple or go home. It's why his casinos fell flat but his golf courses didn't. He plays one move at a time in order.



posted on Sep, 21 2019 @ 04:50 PM
link   

originally posted by: AaarghZombies

originally posted by: LogicalGraphitti

originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: JustJohnny

New York is going after eight years of the presidents tax returns in the case of the payments to Stephanie Clifford and Karen McDougal where he is an unindicted co-conspirator and individual #1 in the Michael Cohen case.
Trump has countersued to withhold them from them too. He works very hard to keep this information secret doesn't he?
They try over here, he sues, they try over there he sues, He apparently works just to cover his legal fees.
It must be emotionally exhausting.

multi-dimensional chess, my dear!


Let's be honest here Trump doesn't play checkers let alone chess.

Trump does the presidency exactly like he does business. He goes straight down the middle, and smacks his opponent between the eyes. It's what got him the presidency in The first place. he promised to shoot straight and not to play games.ma

In decades of recorded business history can you show me a single example of him playing a multi tiered game? Just one example?

Trump moto might as well be to simple or go home. It's why his casinos fell flat but his golf courses didn't. He plays one move at a time in order.

It's a joke Aaargh... don't take it literally. You'll run into people around here saying he plays 3-d chess meaning he's always a few steps ahead. Of course that's ridiculous. He actually plays 6-d chess.



posted on Sep, 21 2019 @ 06:00 PM
link   
Wow
I love all the responses to my post that revolve around IRRELIVANT issues

one... its tradition...
SO what?
traditions is NOT LAW...

two.. other have..
again so what?
a lot are taking public funds and party contributions as primary funding
are you demanding trump do that ?


Three... if he has nothing to hide why not release it... must be hiding something
hmmm... cant seem to find that very mentality being used when there is laws about "stop and frisk" or dui checkpoints.

FOUR.. the ONLY PEOPLE DEMANDING IT are his opponents...
people who if he released it WOULD NOT VOTE FOR HIM and WOULD USE IT AGAINST HIM.


but the biggest TWO things ignored is one basic fact.

TAX RETURNS ARE PRIVATE BY FEDERAL LAW UNLESS COURT ORDERED OR VOLUNTARILY RELEASED
that is THE LAW.....

THE BIGGEST IS THE CONSTITUTION SETS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PRESIDENT .
there is no wording for TRADITION or OTHERS DO IT or others demand it.

to sum it up

the law states clearly you CANNOT DEMAND or FORCE him (outside of the courts, tell me hows that going for you) to release it.

THE CONSTITUTION does not require ANYONE to release them

but most important...
THE VOTERS WHO ELECTED HIM DONT CARE.

so unless you want to reduce your chances of beating him next election even further GET OFF THIS DEAD HORSE.

If you want to INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF LOOSING... keep up the anti trump by any means plank.

SCROUNGER



posted on Sep, 21 2019 @ 09:25 PM
link   
a reply to: Justoneman

I will absolutely bet that the final 5 democrats all release their tax returns, assuming it doesn’t end up in a 4 or 3 way race before the tax returns are relevant..

In the last 40 years, Gerald Ford and trump are the only 2 major party nominees who did not release them and ford lost.

In that time Trump is the only one who ever didn’t release them and won..


So yea, I think the Vegas spread would be ridiculously in my favor.



posted on Sep, 21 2019 @ 09:31 PM
link   
a reply to: scrounger


1) No one EVER claimed it was required by law, but that is conservatism 101 right, pick a position no one actually supports and debate that instead of the actual topic..

2) trump and ford are the only 2 NOMINEES, who have not released their tax returns, and only trump has won when not releasing them..


That is an established transparency issue that a candidate should pay a price for.


Trump won’t, because his followers don’t want to know how dirty he is.. they have all went head first hook line and sinker. So if he is just some slimy old corrupt billionaire who only cares about himself. Then that is all the conservative base traded their dignity for.



new topics

top topics



 
11
<< 1    3 >>

log in

join