U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-14-2019, 05:34 PM
 
11,504 posts, read 3,143,850 times
Reputation: 3920

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by r small View Post
The returns are likely to expose Trump's claim that he's a big philanthropist as a lie (along with many other lies). I will wager that the returns will show that Trump has donated virtually nothing to charity. Any takers?
Do you think that the above wold dissuade anyone planning to vote for him to not vote for him?

I don't.....and I would never vote for him.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-14-2019, 05:35 PM
 
8,667 posts, read 2,704,142 times
Reputation: 5317
Quote:
Originally Posted by whogo View Post
Yes, just because someone is in public office does not justify legally forcing them to divulge private papers.
We the people have a right to know what we're dealing with. Once you're in public office a lot of your privacy goes out the window. Other presidents have released their tax returns. Trump should do the same.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2019, 05:37 PM
 
8,667 posts, read 2,704,142 times
Reputation: 5317
Quote:
Originally Posted by prospectheightsresident View Post
I concur. It is unreasonable. The police just can't go and demand that you or I hand over our tax returns or any other legal documents. No, they need more than that to justify a warrant/subpoena be issued by a court of law. Congress, as a branch of government, is no different. They need a smoking gun so to speak before they can get their hands on POTUS' returns.
Actually they don't. There is a law that covers this.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2019, 05:39 PM
 
8,667 posts, read 2,704,142 times
Reputation: 5317
Quote:
Originally Posted by whogo View Post
Our government already has Trumpís returns. They are already auditing them I believe. What more does the government need?
Congress wants them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2019, 05:41 PM
 
11,504 posts, read 3,143,850 times
Reputation: 3920
Quote:
Originally Posted by whogo View Post
There is stuff to hide. Politically embarrassing stuff I am sure. Does not justify violating Trumpís constitutional rights to obtain.

Probably controversial large deductions for Viagra pills.

All previous Presidents were career politicians. A neutral party would understand the significance of that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2019, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Houston
22,395 posts, read 11,530,756 times
Reputation: 9010
Quote:
Originally Posted by trobesmom View Post
We the people have a right to know what we're dealing with. Once you're in public office a lot of your privacy goes out the window. Other presidents have released their tax returns. Trump should do the same.
No President has been forced to reveal his tax returns. Did FDR put his out in public? Or JFK?

As someone has already stated don’t vote for him if it bothers you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2019, 05:42 PM
 
8,667 posts, read 2,704,142 times
Reputation: 5317
Quote:
Originally Posted by rantiquity View Post
If there was a problem with Trumps past federal tax returns over the past 10 years I am sure the IRS would have found out by now.


Only if an alleged crime has been committed can a tax return be released to authorities.

No crime here... so no reason for Trump release his tax return if he doesn't want to. The democrats are doing nothing but playing partisan politics.
We don't know what the IRS has found out. And Congress has a legal right to ask for them. Period.

As for partisan politics, that is a game Trump plays every day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2019, 05:46 PM
 
8,667 posts, read 2,704,142 times
Reputation: 5317
Quote:
Originally Posted by r small View Post
The returns are likely to expose Trump's claim that he's a big philanthropist as a lie (along with many other lies). I will wager that the returns will show that Trump has donated virtually nothing to charity. Any takers?
Yep. Since he had to dissolve his "charitable foundation" because of fraud, I would imagine he would have a hard time convincing anyone he is a philanthropist.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2019, 05:47 PM
 
8,667 posts, read 2,704,142 times
Reputation: 5317
Quote:
Originally Posted by whogo View Post
Yes but the fact there is politically damaging stuff on his returns does not justify violating his constitutional rights.

Of course there is stuff on his returns he doesnít want people to see.
Congress has a right to see them. Period.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2019, 05:47 PM
 
6,939 posts, read 2,475,526 times
Reputation: 3504
Quote:
Originally Posted by AZ Manager View Post
Who cares how long ago it was passed; abortion was outlawed in the 1800s but thanks to the Constitution and the right to privacy, the same exact 4th amendment, those laws we're struck down.

Your assumptions of what I would like couldn't be further from the truth. Radical leftists like you and the quote below showing your true colors, tolerance my ass.

You wonder why Trump is president? You guys have run us moderate Democrats off. You will hand Trump another term because we refuse to show up; we will not support the hatred you radicals spew.
I have little tolerance for rabid keyboard legal experts, most of whom never attended a college class, let alone graduated from a reputable law school. If you think that I’m a radical leftist, by comparison you’re so far to the right you’d fall off the stage. There’s no hatred in what I said. If you are not part of the pack of extreme libertarians and Neo-Confederates who infest this forum and want to undo 150 to 200 years of American History, you certainly fooled me.

Last edited by Bureaucat; 04-14-2019 at 06:02 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top